2014 Professional Development Information

Delaware Wing Squadron Leadership School Graduates

12 July 2014

Delaware Wing Corporate Learning Course Graduates

8 March 2014



MEMORANDUM FOR ALL DEWG PERSONNEL

FROM: Director Professional Development

SUBJECT:  Squadron Leadership School

Delaware Wing held a SLS on 22 Nov, Congratulations to 1st Lt Gage Seidle, SM Tim Friswell and SM Michael Schafer for successfully completing the course. And thank you to the instructors, Lt Col Richard Senato, Major Peter Bailey, Capt David Hardy, 1st Avanti Borucki, 1st Lt Henry Coghlan, 2d Lt McClanahan.


FROM: Director Professional Development

SUBJECT:  Corporate Learning Center

Delaware Wing will hold a Corporate Learning Center course on Sep 19 and 20, 2014 at Wing Headquarters (subject to change).  Parking will be at the Damon's Restaurant.

Classes will being on Friday 1830 hour on 19 Sep and finish at 1800 hrs 20 Sep.

For those requiring CLC, email your CAPF 17 signed by your unit commander to Lighter.Kevin@dewg.CAP.gov NLT 15 Sep.


MEMORANDUM FOR ALL MER PERSONNEL

FROM: Director, MERSC

SUBJECT: Region Staff College 2014

The 2014 MER Region Staff College (MERSC) will be held at the North Carolina Justice Academy in Salemburg, NC beginning 6 September  through 13 September 2014.  The cost of the course will be $295, payable by credit card on the website or by sending a check to secure your slot. The course fee includes all course materials, meals, the dining out, and overnight accommodations. Payment of the registration fee and a completed CAPF 17 is required to complete the registration process.

A blank CAPF 17 is available on the MERSC website (rsc.ncwgcap.gov) or at www.capmembers.com. Send your completed CAPF 17 to the MERSC Admin Officer, Lt Col Lucy Davis at ldavis@ncwgcap.org. The completed CAPF 17 must be approved by your unit commander prior to submission to MERSC.

For more information following the link below to the National CAP University web page.


http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/MERSC_Announcement_06Mar2014_DB91F956C8EB9.pdf



Earn the Brig General Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager Award to Complete Level 3. This requirement is effective 31 March 2013. This award recognizes successful completion of the Yeager test portion of the Aerospace Education Program for Senior Members (AEPSM). The test may be completed online and the member’s record will automatically be updated reflecting completion of the AEPSM. If the online process is not used, the wing/region director of aerospace education certifies completion of the AEPSM on a CAP Form 127, Monthly Certification Report, and forwards it to NHQ/DPR.  The Yeager test is based on the Aerospace: Journey of Flight 2nd edition which can be found on eservices under "AE Download and Resources". The Yeager test can be found on the Learning Management System (LMS) in eServices.

 

The “ACTIV2E” leadership model provides guidance and techniques to assist Civil Air Patrol leaders with their efforts to effectively develop, coach, empower and lead their organizations, staffs and teams to higher levels of performance.  The ACTIV2E leadership model can assist in providing you with the same leadership skills and techniques used by effective aviation leaders throughout history.  ACTIV2E leadership provides those in leadership positions with the basic tools to effectively communicate ideas and motivate followers to handle the dynamic challenges and accomplish the ongoing missions faced in today’s Civil Air Patrol. This can be found on the CAP University webpage at http://www.capmembers.com/cap_university/active-leadership/ (you may have to copy and paste this link).

 

Wing Conference Professional Development Seminar: I will be presenting a 55 minute Professional Development seminar at the wing conference this Saturday.  This is a basic “How do I succeed as an Senior Member Officer In CAP”. This presentation was development by a former Wing Commander in Wyoming Wing and with all “Best Practices” I am not going to re-invent the wheel. It will be at 1330 (I know right after lunch) and I would like to see you there. This would be a goof presentation for new senior members even if they went though it themselves.

 

QUESTION?????: How many Professional Development Officers have access to the Membership System on the National webpage?  This is where you upload professional development information and it does rapidly decrease the turnaround time for awards.  I am just learning how to use this system also but if you have questions please let me know and I will try to answer them for you.


CADET CPPT INSTRUCTIONS (UPDATE) 

*(12 February 2014) (National Headquarters Release)

OVERVIEW  The new Cadet Protection Policy Training (CPPT) course on the Learning Management System (LMS) has been a huge success but some members still have questions about what is required and how completions are entered in the LMS.

CPPT for Cadets should be completed via the LMS. CAP Form 11s are no longer required.


ACCESSING THE COURSE / PROCEDURES

Cadets can access the CPPT course by signing into eServices and clicking on the Learning Management System (LMS) tab under CAP Utilities. Once in the LMS, choose “Cadet Protection Program Training (Cadets).”

(NOTE: Senior members will not see the Cadets CPPT course in the LMS, this is restricted to cadets)


Cadets are required to review the material on the LMS and take a short quiz. After the cadet passes the quiz, the senior member completes the conversation with the cadet using the material located on eServices under “Cadet Protection.” The material includes 2 case studies. There are Student and Instructor guides at the bottom of the Cadet Protection page in eServices.


SENIOR INPUTS AND VALIDATIONS

The following duty positions have permissions to enter the summary conversation completion for Cadet Protection for Cadets in the LMS:

- Commander
- Deputy Commander
- Deputy Commander for Cadets
- Deputy Commander for Seniors
- Director of Cadet Programs
- Director of Personnel
- Director of Professional Development
- Personnel Officer
- Professional Development Officer
- Vice Commander


To enter the summary conversation use the following procedures: Log into eServices and click on the Learning Management System (LMS) tab under CAP Utilities. Once in the LMS, choose, “Mentor Input/Skills Eval” and follow these steps:


Step 1: Course Select: Cadet Protection Program Training (Cadets).
Step 2: Select/Click on: Senior Leadership summary conversation entry. (You must click on the title).
Step 3: Select date lesson completed.
Step 4: Enter the CAPID of the cadet, and then click on the search button (magnifying glass) to call up the cadet. (Note: you will not be able to validate a lesson unless the member has started the course in the LMS.

NOTE: You can access a Mentor Input Guide by going to the following link: Mentor Input Guide. (The mentor guide was original written for the Level 1 Orientation course. All procedures are the same.)

    When the cadet has completed all the required lessons and the summary conversation has been completed, an e-mail will be automatically generated and sent to the commander in “Commander’s Corner” with instructions on how to validate completion of the course in the "LMS Approvals" link. For the cadet to be awarded their CPPT credit, the unit commander must validate completion, signifying that the cadet has completed the course to the commander’s satisfaction.

 

LEVEL 1 UPDATE

*(12 February 2014)  (National Headquarters Release)The new Level I has been a huge success but some members still have questions about what is required and how completions are entered in the Learning Management System (LMS). The new Level 1 is designed to provide the new member with a relevant, yet thorough introduction to Civil Air Patrol. It is also designed to encourage new member inclusion into the squadron through a series of structured experiences. In this way, new members feel more included in the unit from the beginning.
NOTE: Level 1 should be completed via the LMS. CAPP Form 11s are no longer required.

ACCESSING THE COURSE

New members access the new Level I by signing into eServices and clicking on the Learning Management System (LMS) tab under CAP Utilities. Once in the LMS, choose “Level I Orientation.” The pamphlets themselves (CAPP 50-4, Vol 1 and 2) can also be accessed at http://capmembers.com/forms_publications__regulations/pamphlets-1702/.


COMMANDER/PDO COURSE INPUTS AND VALIDATIONS


Commanders and PDOs use the LMS to enter the in-residence lesson component completions for members completing the new Level I. Commanders and PDOs use the following procedures to enter completion of the in-residence portions. Log into eServices and click on the Learning Management System (LMS) tab under CAP Utilities. Once in the LMS, choose, “Mentor Input/Skills Eval” and follow these steps:


Step 1: Course Select: Level I Orientation.

Step 2: Select the specific lesson to validate from the drop down menu. (Note: you may select multiple entries by following the

             instructions above the clock.)

Step 3: Select date lesson completed.

Step 4: Enter the CAPID of the new member, and then click on the search button (magnifying glass) to call up the member. (Note: you

            will not be able to validate a lesson unless the member has started the course in the LMS.)

NOTE: You can access a Mentor Input Guide by going to the following link: Mentor Input Guide.

When the new member has completed all the required lessons and the online-course evaluation, an e-mail will be automatically generated and sent to the commander in “Commander’s Corner” with instructions on how to validate completion of the course. For the member to receive course credit and be awarded their level 1 award, the unit commander must validate completion, signifying that the new member has completed the course to the commander’s satisfaction. Once the commander has validated completion online, the new member will receive credit for Level I and may begin further training.


RESPONSIBILITIES

The following Duty Positions have been given permission to enter evaluations for the mentor input/skills evaluations:

- Commander
- Vice Commander
- Deputy Commander
- Deputy Commander for Seniors
- Director of Professional Development
- Professional Development Officer
- DCS


The Professional Development Officer (PDO) has the responsibility of guiding the member through their Level I training by assisting them with problems they encounter online. PDOs must also work with the new members at the unit to complete the required and optional in-residence content as outlined in CAP Pamphlet 50-4, Volume 1. It is important to remember that both the online and in-residence portions of the lessons are required for new members to complete Level I. Below are the in-residence/skills evaluations that are outlined in CAPP 50-4, Vol 1.


- Block 1 Lesson 1: How We Got Here
- Block 1 Lesson 2: CAP Core Values (Required)
- Block 1 Lesson 3: CPPT (Required)
- Block 1 Lesson 4: EO & Nondiscrimination
- Block 1 Lesson 5: Our Heritage (Required)
- Block 1 Lesson 6: Who We are Today

- Block 2 Lesson 7: Introduction to Safety (Required)
- Block 2 Lesson 8: CAP Customs & Courtesies (Required)
- Block 2 Lesson 9: CAP Uniform (Required)
- Block 2 Lesson 10: CAP Grade
- Block 2 Lesson 11: Organization Structure & Chain of Command

- Block 3 Lesson 12: Expectations (Required)
- Block 3 Lesson 13: What’s Next
- Block 3 Lesson 14: New Member Plan of Action (Required)
- Block 3 Lesson 15: Selection of Specialty Track (Required)


To complete the Level 1 requirements, the new member must pass all 12 quizzes and the mentor must enter the nine (9) required in-residence/skills evaluation portion for the new member in “Learning Management System” in eservices. It would be beneficial to the new member to complete all the in-residence portions but only those shown as “Required” must be completed for Level 1 credit. If you would like detailed instructions on how to enter the mentor inputs you can go the following site: Mentor Input guide.





(27 Dec 13)Professional Development Officers! Coming 1 Janaury 2014 a Professional Development Officer Newsletter. This newsletter will outline changes to the national Programs and upcoming Delaware Wing courses.  It will also list the Goals for the Wing Professional Development program.  You, your assistant and your Commander will recieve this via e-mail. Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think. Col Ray Harris, harris.raymond@dewg.cap.gov.

 

(27 Dec 13)NEW Change 1 to CAPR 50-17 (CAP SENIOR MEMBER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM) is to be effective 1 January 2014.  The revision outlines changes to the Level I orientation program as well as the composition and delivery method of new senior member information to reflect its on-line only distribution. It also deletes reference to Specialty Track 218, Plans and Programs.

  

(25 Dec 13)CAPP 211, Operations Officer Specialty Track Study Guide, is updated and ready for Use! CAPP 211 will prepare members for the responsibilities of a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Operations Officer (DO). The contents of this pamphlet apply to all levels, including squadron, group, wing & region Operations Officers. This new version of CAPP 211 can be found on the "Forms, Publications and Regulations" web page on capmembers.com.

 

DELAWARE WING TO CONDUCT CORPORATE LEARNING COURSE BEGINNING OF 2014, register here.

 

(22 Dec 13)*The Delaware Wing will conduct a Corporate Learning Course (CLC) 7 & 8 March 2014.  A Director has stepped forward and is in the beginning phases of course development.  The course will be held at New Castle County Airport/DEWG Wing Headquarters.

 

The CLC is designed to explain how a wing operates in each of CAP’s major mission elements and how mission support functions support these mission elements. Armed with this knowledge, senior members can learn how they and their respective organizations can best support the wing and fulfill the corporate role of CAP. This is also a requirement for the completion of Level III of the Senior Member Professional Development Program.

 

Once a date is announced, CAPF 17 will be accepted.  For more information or you wish to instruct contact Col. Ray Harris, Director of Professional Development at harris.raymond@dewg.cap.gov .

 

CAP NCO corps’ numbers, role to expand through restructuring
 
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol’s noncommissioned officer corps is poised to become a larger and far more significant and dynamic facet of the all-volunteer organization’s operations and missions. Under a plan approved and signed by Air Force Manpower and Reserve Affairs Assistant Secretary Daniel Ginsberg, CAP’s NCO program is being restructured to align with the U.S. Air Force’s structure for NCOs.
 
Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr, CAP’s national commander, himself a retired Air Force master sergeant, said he looks forward to the NCOs’ expanded role in bolstering the organization’s capabilities and mission readiness. “NCOs are the backbone of the military services,” Carr said. “They will fulfill just as valuable a role throughout CAP.”
 
Until now, only former active-duty NCOs were allowed to join CAP’s NCO corps, and then only at the ranks they held in the military. No upgrade training was available for promotion within the NCO ranks. Under the restructured program, though, that will change. The newly approved corps structure will mirror the Air Force NCO force structure, with an established process to promote and develop NCOs.
 
In addition, NCOs will be eligible for any CAP position, including pilots, at all organizational levels – squadron, group, wing, region or national – except for those reserved for officers, such as unit commander.   - MORE TO FOLLOW



Squadron Leadership School

Delaware Wing will hold a SLS on 13 
Jun 2015 at Wing Hq.  Complete CAPF 17, have it signed by your commander and forward to me.  Requirements for attendance and credit: Completion of Level 1 and enrollment in one or more specialty tracks. 



Middle East Region Staff College

Middle East Region Staff College will be held 31  May - 6 June at the Edgewood Arsensal in Maryland.  Applicants must have taken SLS and CLC, apply online, and submit a CAPF 17, approved by your commander to Capt Bill Manley.





Corporate Learning Course

Delaware Wing will hold a CLC on 29 Aug 2015 at Wilmington University, Dover 3282 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901. Complete CAPF17, have it signed by your commander and forward to Col William 'Ziggy' Bernfeld. Requirements for attendance and credit:  SLS and safety current.

Note: If you take either SLS or CLC without completing requirements, you will not get credit until you meet the requirements.  This is not automatic, as I will have to be notified the requirements are completed and then advise National.

NER Region Staff College

o apply, submit CAPF 17, Application for Senior Member Activities through channels. Directions where to send your completed CAPF 17 are in your confirmation email.

Dates:  Oct 17 – 24, 2015
Location: Kish Airman Leadership Schoolat Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst (JBMDL)

Registration Information:

Tuition is $125 which includes training, books and materials, an arrival icebreaker, Halfway Night, and Dining Out.

Online Staff Registration and Student Registration are now available.

 

Application Deadline: 1 October 2015


Earn the Brig General Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager Award to Complete Level 3. This requirement is effective 31 March 2013. This award recognizes successful completion of the Yeager test portion of the Aerospace Education Program for Senior Members (AEPSM). The test may be completed online and the member’s record will automatically be updated reflecting completion of the AEPSM. If the online process is not used, the wing/region director of aerospace education certifies completion of the AEPSM on a CAP Form 127, Monthly Certification Report, and forwards it to NHQ/DPR.  The Yeager test is based on the Aerospace: Journey of Flight 2nd edition which can be found on eservices under "AE Download and Resources". The Yeager test can be found on the Learning Management System (LMS) in eServices.


The “ACTIV2E” leadership model provides guidance and techniques to assist Civil Air Patrol leaders with their efforts to effectively develop, coach, empower and lead their organizations, staffs and teams to higher levels of performance.  The ACTIV2E leadership model can assist in providing you with the same leadership skills and techniques used by effective aviation leaders throughout history.  ACTIV2E leadership provides those in leadership positions with the basic tools to effectively communicate ideas and motivate followers to handle the dynamic challenges and accomplish the ongoing missions faced in today’s Civil Air Patrol. This can be found on the CAP University webpage at http://www.capmembers.com/cap_university/active-leadership/ (you may have to copy and paste this link).

The “ACTIV2E” leadership model provides guidance and techniques to assist Civil Air Patrol leaders with their efforts to effectively develop, coach, empower and lead their organizations, staffs and teams to higher levels of performance.  The ACTIV2E leadership model can assist in providing you with the same leadership skills and techniques used by effective aviation leaders throughout history.  ACTIV2E leadership provides those in leadership positions with the basic tools to effectively communicate ideas and motivate followers to handle the dynamic challenges and accomplish the ongoing missions faced in today’s Civil Air Patrol. This can be found on the CAP University webpage at http://www.capmembers.com/cap_university/active-leadership/ (you may have to copy and paste this link).





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