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Continuous Supervisory Leader Development

As described in the Cornerstone Program requirements, Coast Guard is responsible for providing and ensuring employee compliance with the annual 12-hour self-development and 12-hour “leader as teacher” requirements below.

Audience :

All Coast Guard supervisors at all levels beyond their first year

Required :

  • Minimum 12 hours of annual development from internal or external providers  including  performance management, and any of 6 additional competencies.
These may include online, reading, classroom, or other learning activities

Continuous learning is essential to keeping pace with changing and increasing demands.  A learning orientation is not only a vital quality in a leader, it is also what the Department expects our leaders to be willing to invest in executing mission excellence.

These may include serving as a presenter in a leadership program, coaching or mentoring outside of supervisory duties, writing an article, or other activity that develops other leaders

Many supervisors “give-back” in many ways and never think about the valuable role they play in leader development – at DHS we want to recognize that significant effort and encourage more of it.

Coast Guard Implementation:

It is highly encouraged that all supervisors take advantage of e-Learning opportunities available 24/7 through Skillsoft courses, books and videos via the CG Portal to meet their annual continuous learning requirements. To assist in this initiative a group of DHS approved courses have already been preloaded into your Skillsoft "My Plan" in a folder titled "DHS Cornerstone."  Skillsoft provides training resources and on-the-job support tools that enhance business and technical skills.  Additionally, all supervisors will be encouraged to look for ways they can give back; in some instances that may already be occurring and if so, please continue to serve and maintain records of your service.

See list of available SkillSoft and Books 24x7 resources to fulfill the Continuous Supervisory Leader Development 12-hour developing self requirement under Cornerstone HERE!

Cornerstone LMS Self-report Job-Aid (See how to use LMS to get credit for your training! The course number is 502801/DHS Continuous Supervisory Leader Development)


To access Skillsoft visit the CG Portal click here

-then click on the Skillport Sign-On;

-once you are on the site click on "My Plan"

-and then "DHS Cornerstone" to view DHS approved courses.

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For immediate questions or concerns please email your request HERE.

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