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Rocky Mountain Region Professional Development

2018 REGION STAFF COLLEGE

June 24-29, 2018

Preparatory School at the United States Air Force Academy

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Course Director: Capt Erin Borland, RMR DCS for Professional Development

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  JUNE 10, 2018

SAVE THE DATE:  2019 Region Staff College

June 16-22, 2019

Preparatory School at the United States Air Force Academy

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Course Director: Capt Erin Borland, RMR DCS for Professional Development

 

 

WHAT IS REGION STAFF COLLEGE AND IS IT FOR ME?

The purpose of Region Staff College (RSC) is to prepare selected CAP officers to more efficiently execute assigned duties and responsibilities associated with CAP staff and command positions.  Additionally, important leadership concepts, methods, and ideas that students may not have been previously exposed to are presented in the professional environment of the college.  RSC is CAP’s intermediate in-residence school for members desiring to become higher level leaders and it is designed to enhance the transition from leadership at the unit level to leadership at the group or wing level and above.

In addition to CAP benefits, attendance at RSC will help you be a more successful leader and supervisor at work and in your community.  The education gained at RSC is applicable across the areas of your life, including improving social interactions, learning to be a better team member, and increasing valuable communication and presentation skills.  RSC is not just training for CAP; it’s training for life!

AM I ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND?

Senior members desiring to attend Region Staff College must have completed Level II (Level III is preferred), Squadron Leadership School (SLS), and Corporate Learning Course (CLC); however, region commanders may waive this requirement. Students applying for RSC must be approved by their respective wing commander (this approval is submitted by the RSC Director, students do not need to obtain this signature).  Most of the participants will have held one or more leadership positions at the squadron level.  Many of the participants will have some experience at the group or wing level, with a significant number serving as squadron commanders.  Waivers of the requirements may be granted in special circumstances, but students will get the most out of the course having completed the student requirements before attendance at RSC.

HOW LONG IS REGION STAFF COLLEGE AND WHAT IS REQUIRED OF ME TO GRADUATE?

Region Staff College runs from the afternoon of Sunday June 24th through the late afternoon of Friday June 29th.

An eighty percent attendance at, and participation in, scheduled classes, activities, and events is required for graduation. There are homework assignments during the staff college that must be turned in for review; more details for each assignment will be given by instructors during the college. In addition, attendance at the team-based oral presentation on Friday morning is required for graduation.  Students will be divided into teams to complete major portions of the coursework; teamwork is the key to your success at RSC.

WILL ATTENDING BENEFIT MY CIVIL AIR PATROL CAREER?

Yes, attendance at RSC will benefit you greatly both in your CAP career and likely in your professional career as well.  The objective of Region Staff College is to ensure the presence of a cadre of well-trained officers at the group level and above who are ready to effectively manage the three missions of CAP. Graduates have developed the skills to manage programs and events at the operational level, analyze information and recommend policy, comprehend key concepts of leading in a volunteer environment, understand human dynamics, and use a variety of techniques to communicate at all levels.

The goal of RSC is to influence our officers towards higher leadership. The overall course objective is divided into three major areas of emphasis which are organized into lesson blocks. Students must:

  • Hold a firm grasp of the leadership and management skills necessary to advance CAP’s mission at the group and wing level
  • Comprehend the dynamics behind individual member behavior and group interactions
  • Effectively use a variety communications tools and techniques to lead in the modern environment.

The end result of RSC should be to better equip CAP leaders, enabling them to progress through leadership assignments.

IS THERE A COST TO ATTEND REGION STAFF COLLEGE?

The cost to students for the 2018 RSC is $200.  This cost covers:

  • Lodging at the United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School (either single or double occupancy depending on availability/number of students in attendance)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Mitchell Hall
  • Printed course materials and instruction
  • Field trip to the National Museum of WWII Aviation with a guided tour
  • A region staff college polo shirt in the size of your choosing

The fee does not cover transportation to and from RSC, any lodging chosen off site, and other incidentals needed by the student.

HOW DO I APPLY TO ATTEND REGION STAFF COLLEGE?

Applications to RSC are made via EventBrite at the following link: https://urmr2018.eventbrite.com.  The registration fee must be paid at the time of registration.

WHO DO I CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS?

Please contact Capt Erin Borland at EBorland@cap.gov with any questions you might have.

 

 

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