The annual Professional Development Academy is planned for the weekend of April 12-14, 2013 at Camp Fretterd. This year's offerings will include Corporate Learning Course, Training Leaders of Cadets andnBasic Inspector General Training. Announcements concerning this training will be posted on the Maryland Wing list-serve. (If you are not signed up to receive Md. Wing emails, click here.)
If you are unable to attend the training that weekend, you may want to check out courses being offered in nearby wings at the below links.
Alternately, you may take the SLS and CLC courses online from CAP Headquarters. Click on the links below to register. Keep in mind, the classes run for eight weeks at a time and are very writing intensive. There is a wait list to take the courses.
Here are descriptions of the courses typically offered at the Professional Development Academy.
Corporate Learning Course (CLC) - This course is required for completion of Level III, Grover Loening Award, in the Professional Development Program. The Corporate Learning Course discusses the relationship the CAP squadron has with the next major echelon of command -- the wing. Specifically, CLC discusses how wing-level operations help to accomplish CAP's three missions of aerospace education, emergency services, and cadet programs. It describes the working relationships wing staff officers have with each other, and their squadron level counterparts.
Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) - The Training Leaders of Cadets program prepares senior members to lead cadets at the squadron level. TLC is the premiere venue for Cadet Programs Officers to learn how to become better mentors of cadets and more effective managers of cadet squadrons. The course is a component of the Cadet Programs Officer Specialty Track in the Senior Member Professional Development Program. To foster a learning environment that encourages open discussion among seniors, cadets are prohibited from participating in TLC.
Inspector General - Basic (IGB) - If you are interested in the inner workings of the Inspector General's office, thisis the place to start. Participants will be introduced to the roles of those serving as inspectors general - in investigations and inspections. Contact the MDWG IG for more information at email@example.com .
MDWG Checkpilot Meeting - Checkpilot meetings are a requirement of CAPR 60-1. Therefore all checkpilots should plan to attend this annual meeting. The main purpose is ensure uniformity during checkrides, both Form 5 and Form 91's.A r evised 60-1 was released in January and Mission Flying is taking new directions since the SARSATS have been de-commisioned. We will be discussing the effect of both.The rest of the time will be set aside for an open forum for general discussion and exchange of ideas.
REGISTRATION for Professional Development Academy.
Senior Members - Complete CAP Form 17 in its entirety with all approvals up your chain of command. Submit a copy of the approved form to Major Sherry McManus via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course fee for Members to attend CLC, TLC and IGB is $26.50 per person. Please make payment via PayPal using the dropdown box below and selecting the course you'll be attending. In the Comments section of PayPal,
be sure your name is entered to give you proper credit for payment.