GLR Region Staff College
2020 Great Lakes Region Civil Air Patrol
Region Staff College
31 May - 13 June 2020
REGION STAFF COLLEGE GOES ONLINE
Due to U.S. Air Force travel restrictions, the 2020 Great Lakes Region Staff College will be held online in a virtual classroom.
WHAT IS REGION STAFF COLLEGE?
Civil Air Patrol’s Region Staff College (RSC) is designed to prepare selected mid-career CAP Senior Member officers with top-quality professional development skills in leadership, communication and management topics. In addition, Staff College participants benefit from an enhanced understanding of the Civil Air Patrol organization at policy-making levels, preparing them for positions at the Wing and Region levels.
Region Staff College curriculum encompasses study in a wide array of areas, including:
• Management of people and resources
• Effective interpersonal communications
• Principles of organization
• Practical and creative problem solving
• Written communications
• Diversity and group dynamics
• CAP mission accomplishment at the Region level
Region Staff College is taught by a variety of highly qualified individuals including CAP Commanders, Air Force instructors, and CAP Members who teach professionally, as well as those who are executives in their civilian careers. Each staff member is carefully screened and selected based on their experience.
WILL ATTENDING RSC BENEFIT MY CIVIL AIR PATROL CAREER?
Region Staff College will help you to better execute duties and responsibilities associated with CAP command and staff positions. Leading CAP volunteers is uniquely challenging, requiring CAP commanders and supervisors to balance their volunteer members’ work and family needs, as well as the needs of their unit. RSC can help you successfully navigate these environments, as well as enhance your leadership abilities.
In addition, Region Staff College is a requirement for completing Level IV of the Senior Member Professional Development Program. Completion of Level IV is a requirement for promotion to CAP Major.
WILL ATTENDING REGION STAFF COLLEGE HELP ME AT MY WORK?
Absolutely! The skills taught at Region Staff College are in great demand by employers in all. industries. Flip through the Classified Sections in any newspaper and you’ll read advertisements from employers looking for people with management and communications skills — the same skills you’ll find at RSC!
AM I ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND?
To be eligible to attend the Great Lakes Region Staff College, you must be an active CAP Senior Member with no specific grade. However, you must have completed SLS, CLC, Level III and be current with the CAP Safety Education Program.
Acceptance is based on the receipt of first approved applications accompanied by the RSC fee. (Sorry, Patron Members and Cadet Sponsor Members are not eligible.)
HOW LONG IS REGION STAFF COLLEGE?
The GLR Region Staff College will begin on Sunday, 31 May 2020, and end on Saturday, 13 June 2020.
AT A COST YOU CAN AFFORD!
Region Staff College is extremely affordable. Commercial programs equivalent to RSC can cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars! Registration fees of $15.00 are due with your application to the Region Staff College. This fee helps defray technology and certificate mailing costs.
APPLY EARLY—SPACES ARE LIMITED
You will have to complete a CAPF 17 as a PDF file and upload it where the application form says “Attach Completed CAPF 17.” This form must be forwarded through your chain of command and be approved by your Wing Commander prior to uploading.
After you have clicked on the “Submit” button, you will be taken to the payment page.
You may pay by PAYPAL or other approved credit cards.
Upon acceptance to the Region Staff College, you will receive a notification that will contain all the information you will need. If you do not receive notification after a reasonable length of time, request that your Unit or Wing Professional Development Officer inquire into the status of your application.
Pre-course work will need to be completed.
- Internet-capable tablet/laptop with webcam capabilities
- Students will be linked up with their Seminar Advisor to complete a test run
- If technology issues cannot be resolved a student may be disenrolled
The application period ends May 15 or when we hit our student threshold. Due to the excellent response in registrations and limits on technology/staff for class size, you MAY be put on a waiting list for entry into RSC