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Upcoming TLC Classes

(updated 12Jul24)

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 classes (and to be sure to get credit), please invest about 45 minutes by completing the online modules in eServices > Online Learning > (but NOT AXIS))>Scroll down to Cadet Programs > Training Leaders of Cadets—Basic or Intermediate, depending which class you're taking.  Or do both the Basic & Intermediate modules : -)

PLEASE NOTE: Graduation from TLC-Basic within the last 4 years is required for the Cadet Programs Technician Rating, the Command Technician Rating, and the Character Development 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 the AKWG DCP.


TLC Basic: Sat 7/20/24 8am-3pm AK Time: Offered by ORWG. Click "Join the meeting now" link to join the class at 8am Sat 7/20/24.  Be prepared to have your camera on and participate fully.  Join the meeting now   Meeting ID: 249 968 550 009   Passcode: cdVZhX  Dial in by phone  +1 628-225-1673,,558645186# 


eServices Registration Zone aka "Reg Zone":  NHQ now offers Virtual TLC Basic & Intermediate classes on a monthly basis! (Basic on odd months, Intermediate on even months, on varying days of the week, sometime for shorter periods of time over multiple days)

More info available here:

To register, log into eServices then click on the link for the class you want to register for.  Or go to the eServices REGISTRATION ZONE, click on "Event Registration," and search for "TLC" and for "Training Leaders of Cadets." Make note of whether it's a virtual offering, and the time zone in which the times are listed. If the class is full but keeps a wait list, register for the wait list.

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The Chaplain Corps invites Senior Members from all regions and all staff areas to participate (as students or instructors) in their TLC classes. 

To view any available classes and register, go here:  Click on "event registration" then "next" then "next" then enter your info.  You can update your info later if you need to, so register even if you are not sure yet if you are available.

Approximate dates of additional upcoming TLC virtual classes offered by the Chaplain Corps (typically 3rd Sat of each quarter. To register, click , then click "Next" starting 1 month before the class) POC Ch. Jeff Williams,

  • Saturday, 20 Jul 2024 ~6:30 am-1 pm Alaska Time
  • Saturday, 19 Oct 2024 ~6:30 am-1 pm Alaska Time
  • "On demand" for 10 or more students
  • Great opportunity to also help *teach* a TLC class



Want to offer a class yourself?

If you have graduated from a TLC class, you may be eligible to help teach or coordinate a class at that level.  In fact, helping teach any class is a requirement for Level 3 (Captain-level) and will greatly benefit the wing.  You may help 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:

Please refer to CAPR 60-1 Para 2.3.2 regarding Cadet Program Management, including the requirements for teaching/coordinating a TLC class  (

In Alaska Wing, please coordinate with Capt Karen Padgett (, Director of Cadet Programs & Assistant Director of Education & Training


Template for future classes:
<Day of Week>, <DD MMM Year> Virtual TLC <Intermediate or Basic> Class. <Start time-end time> Alaska Time!!!
The <Wing/Region> invites Senior Members from all regions and all staff areas to participate
POC: <rank, name, email address> - Coordinator (is also seeking qualified instructors who would like credit toward their CP Specialty Track Progression?)
Register by <registration & class attendance instructions>


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