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Fundamentals of DHS Leadership


As described in the Cornerstone Program requirements, Coast Guard must ensure that all first-time DHS supervisors including those who are new to federal supervision, regardless of organizational level, complete 40 hours of development under the Fundamentals program. The Fundamentals of DHS Leadership experience must be completed within 11 months after EOD into the supervisory position. At least 32 hours of this development will be completed in a classroom setting; the remainder may be fulfilled through online products.


  • All first-time federal supervisors


18 Knowledge Areas and detailed learning objectives, such as

  • Leadership Roles and Responsibilities
  • How to get things done in a fluid/dynamic environment
  • Building and Sustaining Your Team
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and a Culture of Respect
  • Managing Conflict
  • Workforce management -- EEO, hiring process, performance management, mentoring, labor relations, workplace flexibilities, workplace safety, etc.

Coast Guard Implementation:

Supervisors of Civilians, Tier I (40-hr online course) and Supervisors of Civilians, Tier II (32-hr resident course) are two courses the Coast Guard has designed to meet this requirement. The online course is NOW available via the CG Portal and LMS. The resident course will be taught as a road show at various Coast Guard locations and is scheduled for deployment the 4th Quarter FY13; dates and times will be released via ALCOAST message traffic and will also posted on the CG-12C web site.  To ensure compliance all civilians hired as a "Code 2" supervisor and all military personnel assigned to a supervisory billet will be expected to complete these courses as part of their General Mandated Training (GMT) requirements. 


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