Civil Air Patrol

LEAD Academy

The objective of LEAD Academy is not simply to develop the skills of our Senior Members; they already have a reputation of executing their missions exceptionally well: loved ones have been found because of the proficiency of our aircrews, ground teams, and support staff; students have a proper education in STEM because of the selfless service of their teachers and the initiative and creativity of our AE team; cadets have navigated paths to success with guidance from mentors and materials like Learn to Lead. Rather, the objective of LEAD is to create an environment in which Senior Members will discover the capability within themselves to lead others in ways that others will naturally follow to mission success.

To complete this objective, LEAD Academy has evolved into two incremental courses:

LEAD Academy: Discovery is a four-month course designed to help members realize essential followership and leadership skills. The format of this course will consist of pre-recorded training presentations, live webinars, and in-person discussion with practical exercises. Prerequisites for this course are still being developed and will be released shortly.

LEAD Academy: Expeditionary will follow a similar format. This course will focus on how to further employ the skills learned in the Discoveryphase while adding to the leadership skills for handling complex organizations. This course is intended for completion shortly after graduation from Discovery.

A full curriculum will be published soon.

“Lead well and prepare to be followed.”

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