Professional Development

Professional Development
 
To accomplish its missions, CAP requires an informed senior membership trained in leadership, management, and functional tasks. The CAP Senior Member Professional Development Program trains members in these skills and prepares them to serve their units, their communities, and their nation.
 
Functional Address:  CAP FLWG/A5PD
 


Director's Responsibilities

The Wing Director of Professional Development manages and directs all functions related to implementation of the CAP Professional Development program in subordinate units. The Director supervises the six (6) Group Professional Development Officers. The Director shall: Create a positive unit training environment where CAP’s adult members can develop their required skills in a comfortable, professional atmosphere. Instruct the Level I Foundations Course to ensure that all new adult members receive a thorough orientation and have properly assimilated into the unit. Make adult members aware of training material and opportunities available to them through CAP and other sources to prepare them to perform operational missions, staff assignments and other assigned duties. Encourage and assist the adult members to take advantage of all appropriate training. Help ensure that CAP provides the best quality training with sufficient availability to support CAP's missions. Apply all directives applicable to professional development programs as necessary. Comprehend the structure of the CAP professional development program and its component programs, activities and events. Ensure quick and easy access to applicable forms, directives and instructions. Maintain a unit training library. Assist unit members in proper completion and processing of forms if needed. Maintain unit training records regarding professional development activities. Assure proper test administration and security for the unit’s adult members. Correctly prepare documentation in support of training awards for the commander’s review. Submit applications for awards, ensure they are processed in a timely fashion and presented appropriately. Coordinate member training accomplishments with other members of the staff. Mentor PD officers at subordinate units if applicable. The professional development officer should be familiar with CAPP 204, CAPR 50-17 and other directives in the 35, 39, 50, 52, 200, 280, and 900 series.

IMPORTANT: Senior Members who have not yet attained Level 1,
which includes CPPT:

  1. - CANNOT directly supervise cadets on their own
  2. - CANNOT wear the USAF-style CAP uniform
  3. - ARE NOT eligible for promotion, professional or otherwise
  4. - CANNOT enroll in AU 4/6 courses through AFIADL

Sample Professional Development Courses

 
 

Useful PD Documentation

CAPP 4040 Professional Development Specialty Track Pamphlet

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