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Deckplate Leadership Series

Welcome to the USCG Auxiliary Deckplate Leadership Mini-Course Series!

As former and current flotilla and division commanders, we've heard and seen the need to have engaging and thought provoking leadership development content that can be used at the deckplate level. After speaking with various Auxiliary leaders from around the country, the Training Directorate is pleased to present The Deckplate  Leadership Series of mini courses for use during unit meetings (flotilla, division, or district) and short Leadership articles suitable for unit publications such as newsletters and/or websites.

An easy and straightforward way to get started is to introduce the program and present one leadership module during each quarter of the year. The modules are ready to use and are designed to take between 15-30 minutes of your meeting time. Each module will consist of a facilitator guide and a short video.

  • Download and review the appropriate facilitator guide and video from the list below
  • Obtain the following equipment: 1) LCD projector, 2) Computer, 3) Screen, and 4) Speakers
  • Present the video and lead a short discussion as described in the facilitator guide

Second Quarter 2016 Mini-Course

Vice Admiral Charles Ray, Commander, Pacific Area offers additional insights into what makes a great unit climate, and gives tips on how to make the atmosphere in your flotilla even better.

Download the movie in mp4 format, plus the instructor's guide separately by clicking on these links. You may also view the video directly below:

 

Deckplate Leadership Admiral Ray: What does a healthy thriving command look like from the outside?

 

Deckplate Leadership Admiral Ray: How does a leader accurately gauge the health of his/her leadership climate?

 

Deckplate Leadership Admiral Ray: What do effective leaders communicate regarding current climate and his/her plan to develop climate?

First Quarter 2016 Mini-Courses

Does your flotilla have the sort of culture that helps each member be effective and have fun? This module features Vice Admiral Charles Ray, Commander, Pacific Area. He offers insights into what makes a great unit climate, and gives tips on how to make the atmosphere in your flotilla even better. Download the components of the training module by following the links below.

Download the movie in mp4 format, plus the instructor's guide separately by clicking on these links. You may also view the video directly below:

Fourth Quarter of 2015 Mini-Course

The fourth quarter module focuses on lessons from experience as told by Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG (Ret.). See how his personal experiences as a new officer and as a ship commander illustrate leadership lessons for us in the Auxiliary. Download the components of the training module by following the links below. 

Download the movie in mp4 format, plus the instructor's guide (here) separately by clicking on these links.

Third Quarter of 2015 Mini-Course

The third quarter module focuses on the heart of success in any leadership position, Servant Leadership. Listen to Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG (Ret.), as he discusses how a leader must  be servant first, and maintain a proper balance between self and service. Download the components of the training module by following the links below. 

Download the movie in mp4 format, plus the instructor's guide (here) separately by clicking on these links. 

Second Quarter of 2015 Mini-Course

The second quarter module is ready to use, and is designed to take between 15-30 minutes of meeting time.  This module features an interview with Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG (Ret.), discussing Guiding Principles and Servant Leadership.  Download the components of the training module from the Training Directorate's Deckplate Leadership Series.

Download the movie in mp4 format, plus the instructor's guide (here) separately by clicking on these links. 

First Quarter 2015 Mini-Course

For the first quarter of 2015, the Training Directorate recommends that you start off by presenting this video interview with Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., a retired United States Coast Guard admiral and the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, where he discusses his views on the concept of servant leadership.

Facilitator Activities:

  • Download and review this facilitator guide and video
  • Obtain the following equipment: 1) LCD projector, 2) Computer, 3) Screen, and 4) Speakers
  • Present the video and lead a short discussion as described in the facilitator guide