Civil Air Patrol

LEAD Academy

The purpose of the LEAD Academy is to provide leaders of any spectrum with the knowledge and tools to become better leaders. This Academy provides practical hands-on learning and deep discussions in leadership education. New members will be building a foundation in leadership skills. Experienced members will be able to re-assess and re-evaluate their current leadership beliefs. And commanders at any level will get a more academic and sophisticated approach to leadership than CAP currently offers in its other courses.
The first in-residence course put leaders under the microscope in a segment called “What a Leader Must Be.” In this introductory course, we started with guided discussions on the basics of philosophy to cover reason, logic, and critical thinking and gave the leader a clearer picture of the landscape and vocabulary we use to discuss leadership. If you missed the first half session, you can make it up using the PowerPoint presentation and the links below minus the discussion.
The second half session was a 2-day presentation and discussion by MSgt Steve Saile and CMSgt Jim Gregory. It was an in-depth dissection of the things that make up a person. We looked at the forces that manipulate personal development and how we can harness those forces to better affect change for ourselves and those around us. At first, the subject matter may seem overwhelming to some, but this course is currently being taught to a group of cadets with an average age of 15.
The second Face2Face session focused on the “Know” segment of our motto, which is “Be, Know, Do!” MSgt Steve Saile was the primary instructor. The third Face2Face session will be held February 3, 2018 in Lansing and will focus on “What a Leader Must Do!”  There will be a final session held during the Michigan Wing Conference in April that will include a CAPSTONE Exercise.
LEAD is a 12 month training program that includes four Face2Face sessions in July, October, January and April. In the intervening months, weekly e-mail messages with timely information and tips for a successful CAP career are now being shared on this website. If for some reason you don’t complete the full 12 months, you will have still accomplished more than most of your peers, so we hope you will consider participating by reviewing the material from the first session to at least wet your appetite for more.
Leadership is about facing challenges. L.E.A.D. Academy is here to help you be a better leader for CAP, your community, state and nation.
LEAD ACADEMY VISION STATEMENT
To have the highest caliber of adult leaders at the unit level that any cadet officer would be proud of.
LEAD ACADEMY MISSION STATEMENT
To provide CAP Senior Members with training, education and experience in leadership with the best mentors and resources available.
LEAD ACADEMY MOTTO
Be The Example. Be, Know, Do!
LINKS USED IN THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ARE NOT LIVE. USE THESE LINKS BELOW. FOR A COPY OF THE SLIDES, E-MAIL msaile1@att.net
What is Philosophy?: Crash Course Philosophy #1
How to Argue – Philosophical Reasoning: Crash Course Philosophy #2
How to Argue – Induction and Abduction: Crash Course Philosophy #3
Leonardo DiCaprio & The Nature of Reality: Crash Course Philosophy #4
Cartesian Skepticism – Neo, Meet Rene: Crash Course Philosophy #5
Locke, Berkeley, & Empiricism: Crash Course Philosophy #6
What Is A Good Life?: Crash Course Philosophy #46

 

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