STAFF OFFICER COLLEGE BOARD

Mark A. Stone

District Commodore

Michael A. West

District Chief of Staff

Manny Fuchs

District Captain - New York South

Provost

Vincent D. Labbate 

DDC - Leadership Education Development 

Dean

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MISSION STATEMENT:

The staff officer at every level is the most critical component of the Auxiliary chain of leadership.  Through their tireless efforts, dedication, devotion to duty and experience these leaders engage with, motivate and support our members while driving the focus on our core missions and values.

 

Supporting our current leaders and developing the leaders of tomorrow is the primary focus of the Staff Officers College.

 

Our mission is to train, educate, update and prepare our current and future leaders for the ever changing focus and mission of the Coast Guard Auxiliary through conversation, shared experience, in-depth discussion and ongoing support through continuous training opportunities and fellowship

All current staff officers and all those looking to seek a position in one of our exciting mission areas is welcome to participate in this interactive and informative series of classes.

REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • The Staff Officer College is being offered this year with an in-person and virtual option

  • The in-person option is limited to 150 members (to support a safe socially distant environment)

  • To attend in person, you must have a 7101 form on file

  • Hand sanitizer will be available, and all in-person attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times

  • Participants will need to attend all 5 sessions to receive their certification of completion

  • Registration opens on SEPTEMBER 7, 2021, and will close on SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

  • Classes begin September 26, 2021, at 0900

  • The Staff Officer College is being held at:

 

        State University of New York Maritime College

        6 Pennyfield Avenue
        Throggs Neck, NY 10465

  • Uniform of the Day: Operational Dress Uniform (ODU)

SESSION OVERVIEW:

STAFF OFFICER COLLEGE SESSIONS & INSTRUCTORS

SESSION SOC001 - THE AUXILIARY STAFF OFFICER - THE FORCE MULTIPLIER

 

Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of the Auxiliary Division/Flotilla Staff Officer; Understanding How and Where the Appointed Officer fits within the Auxiliary Chain of Leadership.  Will include a brief overview of each Staff Officer Position which comprises a Flotilla/Division 7007 with a focus on critical elements for success, its value to the Auxiliary and the CG, attributes of the incumbent and the consequences of poor performance

INSTRUCTOR: David Mooney

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SESSION SOC002 - FUNDAMENTALS OF PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Understanding the Management of Functions and Functional Staff; Differentiating Elected Officer and Appointed Officer Responsibilities; Establishing Program Standards, Setting Goals and Using Appropriate Metrics

 

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Gabriel & Richard Mihalcik

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SESSION SOC003 - PEOPLE MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS

Recruiting and Selecting the Right Candidates; Understanding and Managing Volunteers as Program Specialists and Force Multipliers; Managing Diversity & Generational Differences; Using Emotional Intelligence; Identifying and Understanding the use of Educational Tools designed to Develop Members aspiring to be FSOs; develop FSOs to be candidates for SO positions; and developing appointed officers to take on greater responsibilities and leadership roles in the Auxiliary.

INSTRUCTOR TEAM: Stephen Gillooly & Wesley Doody

 

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SESSION SOC004 - TOOLS. TECHNIQUES AND LEARNED TRICKS - HOW WE DO IT

 

Defining and Measuring Success for Divisions and Flotillas; Leveraging Experiences of Others; Understanding and Using the Chain of Command; Specific “Technical” Tools such as AuxData II, LUCI, the various Directorates, etc; What Our Collective Experience has Taught Us About Managing our Functional Programs

 

INSTRUCTOR TEAM: Joseph Antonaccio & Patrick McHugh

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SESSION SOC0005 - A REAL LIFE PERSPECTIVE - FUNCTIONAL SUCCESS STORIES

Successful (current or former) SO/FSO which illustrates the Application of the Principles covered in the previous sessions to include:  Proper Candidate Selection, Skills Development, Goal Setting, Managing Functions vs People; the Use of Metrics to Gauge Progress and Successful Outcome Achievement

 

INSTRUCTOR TEAM: Stuart Cohen & Charles Fitzpatrick