Professional Development

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Director of Professional Development: Lt Col Thomas L. Brown
Email DPD@pawg.cap.gov

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) in Pennsylvania offers classroom, on-line and traditional correspondence study options just for you. You can choose from a wide variety of CAP and Air Force-developed courses. Pennsylvania Wing schedules regular professional development training throughout the Wing, including:

  • Squadron Leadership School (SLS) ~4-6 per year in each Group,
  • Corporate Learning Course (CLC) - 2 per year (1 East PA and 1 West PA), Managed by Wing PD
  • Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) course is managed by Cadet Programs but included on Wing PD Schedule
  • Unit Commanders Course (UCC) - 2 per year (1 East PA  and 1 West PA)  managed by wing PD 

RSC and NSC are listed below as information becomes available. Additional online distance education opportunities are available to CAP members through the Air University. CAP is a partner is this Air Force program.

 
Schedules for a variety of PD courses across the Wing are listed below.
 

Pennsylvania Wing

See Below

 

Regional Staff College

Link: http://www.capmembers.com/cap_university/course_schedules/region_staff_colleges_rsc.cfm

 

 

 National Staff College

Link: http://www.capmembers.com/cap_university/course_schedules/national-staff-college-nsc/

 

Other Resources:

 

National Course Calendar

 

PA Wing Calendar -  http://www.pawg.cap.gov/calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Squadron Leadership Schools (SLS) - Required for Level 2 - Davis Award

- Basic Training for ALL Senior Members

 

On average, the PA Wing holds six (6) annual SLS during the year - each hosted by a Group.

 

For most current info click: http://www.capmembers.com/cap_university/course_schedules/squadron_leadership_schools_sls.cfm

 

WING/REGION

DATES

LOCATION

CONTACT

- Pennsylvania
Group 1
- Southwest

9-10 Sep 2017

TBD

1st Lt Naor Wallach - P

naor.wallach@verizon.net

Lt Col Joseph Milano - A

jmilano@cap602.org

- Pennsylvania
Group 2
- Southcentral

28-29 Jan 2017

Ft Indiantown Gap

Maj Elizabeth H. Marx - P

emarz@comcast.net
 

- Pennsylvania
Group 3
- Southeast

6-7 May 2017

TBD

Lt Col Rita M. League - P

rmleague@earthlink.net

- Pennsylvania
Group 4
- Northeast

21-22 Oct 2017

Allentown

 Lt Col Patricia J. Devlin - P

pjdevlin@comcast.net

Capt Michael R. Quashne - A

mquashne@lvcap805.org

- Pennsylvania
Group 5
- Northcentral

4-5 Feb 2017

20-21 May

Jimmy Stewart

Williamsport

Maj Aaron J. LaMantia - P

alamantia@pawg.cap.gov
 

- Pennsylvania
Group 6
- Northwest

21-22 Jan 2017

Meadville

Lt Margaret Matson - P

pmatsoncap@gmail.com

Lt Col Thomas L. Brown - A

tlbrowncap@gmail.com

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Corporate Learning Course (CLC) - Required for Level 3 - Loening Award

At present, the PA Wing plans to hold two annual CLC course during the calendar year, 1 in East PA and 1 in West PA.  Contact:  Lt Col Thomas L. Brown   dpd@pawg.cap.gov

 

For most current info click:

http://www.capmembers.com/cap_university/course_schedules/corporate_learning_course_clc.cfm

 

WING/REGION

DATES

LOCATION

CONTACT

NER-PA-001
CLC West

1-2 Apr 2017

Clarion, PA

Lt Col Thomas L. Brown

dpd@pawg.cap.gov

CLC East

 21-22 Oct 2017

Allentown, PA

Lt Col Thomas L. Brown

dpd@pawg.cap.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Unit Commander's Course (UCC) – Recommended for Unit Commanders

The UCC discusses the traits and skills new unit and group commanders will need to develop to effectively lead and manage their units.  Topics include command responsibility and accountability, recruiting and retention, safety, how to work with families, management, leadership, communication, and elements of successful units and leaders.  The course lasts 16 classroom hours in total and is administered at the wing level. Contact:  Lt Col Thomas L. Brown  dpd@pawg.cap.gov

 

For most current info click:

http://www.capmembers.com/cap_university/course_schedules/unit_commanders_course_ucc.cfm

 

WING-REGION

DATES

LOCATION

CONTACT

 

NER-PA-001

29-30 Jul 2017

Clarion, PA

Lt Col Thomas L. Brown dpd@pawg.cap.gov

 

NER-PA-001

21-22 Oct 2017

Allentown, PA

Lt Col Thomas L. Brown

dpd@pawg.cap.gov

 

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RSC – Region Staff College – Required for the Level 4 - Garber Award

 

For most current RSC schedules, follow this link:

 http://www.capmembers.com/cap_university/course_schedules/region_staff_colleges_rsc.cfm

 

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NSC – National Staff College - Required for Level 5 - Gill Robb Wilson Award 

NSC - 21-28 May 2017
Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, AL,
CAP's National Headquarters

 

For more information:

http://www.capmembers.com/cap_university/course_schedules/national-staff-college-nsc/

 

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Pennsylvania Wing Policy for Online SLS, UCC and CLC:

If you have a situation that precludes attending an in-class, face-to-face PD course (SLS, CLC, UCC, etc), i.e., fit the "hardship" case, please email as to why you cannot attend the in-person course to the Wing CC, and copy the DPD.

We're not hardballing here... we want to ensure you get the best, quality training experience, especially for our newest members in the very important "Basic Training" in the Squadron Leadership School course.

 

Procedure for online course registrations: Please do not register for one of the on line courses before you email  the Wing Commander and PA Wing Director of Professional Development with your hard ship case.  Our Wing Commander will either approve or disapprove or ask for more information.   We request that you also CC your Group Commander and Group PDO.  Once you get an email of approval to register for the respective online course from the PA Wing Commander, you can register on-line.  After you register for the online PD course, the online course director (from National) sends our Wing Commander the request, who then reviews it for approval.  If you just register on line before getting prior approval from our Wing Commander, the request will be disapproved.  Col Fleming is the only member that can approve the online courses.
 
The Online PD course versions were created by National for the Chaplain Corps and members' whose work schedule precludes attending in person.  The Wing CC only approves the online PD course for hardship cases:  ie, when they work consistently on weekends, or cannot attend for religious commitments etc. 

 

 We highly encourage in person, in class participation to get the full value of the program and meet other members in other units, ie networking, interaction and discussion which is of great value.
 

We highly, highly DIScourage the online SLS, in favor for live, in person, in-class SLS.  The interaction between our members from different squadrons and groups makes the learning experience very effective, and at the beginning of a new members' experience, very important ... it's "Basic Training" that is diluted when you eliminate the human contact.  

 

Because I wanted to have first-hand knowledge of the online SLS course, I have taken the online SLS course and it is intense.  The course is set up to run over an 8 week period and if you fall behind, they will drop you from the course.  Only 65% of the members that start the class finish it. 

 

To combat the need to spend 2 days for SLS, we are currently working on a 1 day hybrid SLS course that will be similar to the TLC format.  The 1 day course should be available at the end of May 2017.

 

Any questions, please direct to them to:

Thomas L. Brown, Lt Col, CAP
PA Wing Director of Professional Development
Civil Air Patrol Pennsylvania Wing 
email DPD@pawg.cap.gov

814-730-1278


Pennsylvania Wing and Group Staff:  Professional Development

 

Wing DPD - Lt Col Thomas L. Brown, - DPD@pawg.cap.gov

PDO - Group 1 - Southwest/Pittsburgh- 1st Lt Naor Wallach – naor.wallach@verizon.net
PDO - Group 2 - Southcentral/Harrisburg- Maj Elizabeth H.  Marx – emarx@comcast.net
PDO - Group 3 - Southeast/Philadelphia - Lt Col Rita M. League – rmleague@earthlink.net
PDO - Group 4 - Northeast/Allentown - Lt Col Patricia J. Devlin – pjdevlin@comcast.net
PDO - Group 5 - Northcentral/State College - Maj Aaron LaMantia – alamantia@pawg.cap.gov
PDO - Group 6 - Northwest/Erie - Lt Margaret Matson – pmatsoncap@gmail.com
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