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Upcoming TLC Classes

(updated 26Jun22)

Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) Classes are the premier venue for Cadet Programs Officers to learn how to become better mentors of cadets and more effective managers of cadet squadrons. The Basic and Intermediate classes are a component of the Cadet Programs Officer Specialty Track. To foster collegial discussions among adult volunteers, cadets are prohibited from attending.

Topics include:

  • Putting excitement into squadron meetings
  • Getting cadets off to a Great Start
  • Developing partnerships with parents
  • Mentoring cadets to develop their potential
  • Providing each cadet with a tailor-made challenge

STUDENT PREPARATION: Before attending any TLC-Basic classes (and to be sure to get credit), please invest about 45 minutes by completing the online modules in eServices > Online Learning > Axis > Training Leaders of Cadets—Basic

PLEASE NOTE: Graduation from TLC-Basic is required for the Cadet Programs Technician Rating & the Command Technician Rating. It also helps your unit earn the QCUA. Graduation from TLC-Intermediate is required for the Cadet Programs Senior Rating.  There is a rare TLC-Advanced class, but it is typically offered only to Wing Directors of Cadet Programs. If you are interested in TLC-Advanced, please email karen.padgett@akwg.cap.gov


Saturday, 30 July 2022, HIWG Virtual TLC Basic Class. Noon-6:30pm Alaska Time!!! (Most virtual classes start crazy early in the morning Alaska time!!)

This will help your squadron meet the 31 Aug QCUA Deadline!

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIW_RSthWc1Qv_8cE2xkks9tGIl_M-8td_44UiGHtsLFjbWQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3cW7Go6Ru8emV_6Vm1Uh6AobmPmpbRW7xgoHo4qvWb30RTL10QOVE5yEM


Approximate dates of upcoming TLC virtual classes offered by the Chaplain Corps (typically 3rd Sat of each quarter. To register, click http://caphclib.us/?page_id=52 , then click "Next" starting 1 month before the class) POC Ch. Jeff Williams, jwilliams@hc.cap.gov:

  • Saturday, October 15, 2022 ~6:30 am-1 pm Alaska Time
  • ~Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • "On demand" for 10 or more students
  • Great opportunity to also help *teach* a TLC class

Other opportunities will be listed here as we hear about them...

Want to offer a class yourself?

If you have graduated from a TLC class, you are eligible to teach or coordinate a class at that level.  In fact, helping teach any class is a requirement for the  Level 3 (Captain-level) and will greatly benefit the wing.  You may teach a class in person, virtually, or as a hybrid class.  For more information on teaching a class, to find the curriculum, and for tips & tricks, go here: https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/cpofficer/tlc

In Alaska Wing, please coordinate with Capt Karen Padgett (karen.padgett@akwg.cap.gov), Director of Cadet Programs & Assistant Director of Education & Training


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