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Upcoming TLC Classes

(updated 4 Sep 2021)

Training Leaders of Cadets is the premier venue for Cadet Programs Officers to learn how to become better mentors of cadets and more effective managers of cadet squadrons. The 3-course program is a component of the Cadet Programs Officer Specialty Track. To foster collegial discussions among adult volunteers, cadets are prohibited from attending.


Do you work with cadets? Do you want to become more effective at mentoring them and managing squadron-level cadet programs?

Then take a Training Leaders of Cadets Course!


Some of the topics covered during the newly revised course 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

Most of all, TLC is a great venue for sharing best practices and seeing how other squadrons cope

with the perennial challenges of leading a cadet unit, so there’s something for newcomers and

experienced leaders alike.



Eligibility: Open to seniors who have completed Level One and Level Two Part 1(sorry, no cadets allowed – this is a forum where adults can freely discuss their challenges in mentoring cadets)



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. 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 Directors of Cadet Programs.


HIWG Virtual TLC-Intermediate

Hawaii Wing is offering a virtual TLC Intermediate class.  This class is a requirement for the Senior Cadet Programs rating.  It also contains more great follow-on, updated information from TLC Basic.  

In *Alaska* time, classes are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Sept 9th, 10th, and 11th. The 9th and 10th are 8 pm-10:30 pm AKDT and the 11th is 11 am-3 pm AKDT.

To register, click this link.  Please note times on the link are listed in Hawaii Standard time (2 hr earlier than Alaska Daylight time)



NDWG Virtual TLC-Basic 

Date & Times: Saturday, 9 October 2021, 6am-3pm *Alaska* Time.

Platform: Microsoft Teams

Fee: None

Registration closes on Friday 1 October 2021, at 9pm Alaska Time. The cost of this event is free.

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../tlc-basic-course-tickets...  (please note any times listed on the link are North Dakota time, 3 hr later than Alaska)

Point of Contact: Course Director, Major Justin McDowell (justin.mcdowell@ndcap.us) or ND Wing Director of Cadet Programs, Lt Col Trevor McDowell (trevor.mcdowell@ndcap.us) 


ORWG  Virtual TLC - Basic

Date & Times: Saturday, 23 Oct 2021  (7am-3pm *Alaska* Time!!)

Platform: Microsoft Teams

Uniform: Corporate Working Uniform (Blue CAP Polo and grey slacks)

Fee: None

Maximum Students: 40


Sign up at this link:  Mahlon Sweet Composite Squadron Sign up Link    (please note any times listed on the link are Oregon time, 1 hr later than Alaska)


Before attending, please invest about 45 minutes by completing the online modules in eServices >

Online Learning > Axis > Training Leaders of Cadets—Basic

POINT OF CONTACT: Capt Justin Baugh, Justin.Baugh@orwgcap.org  (m) 907-750-8080


Chaplain Corps Virtual TLC-Basic

The Chaplain Corps invites all Senior Members to take their TLC-Basic classes.  They are normally offered the 2nd Saturday of each quarter (ie 2nd Saturdays of January, April, July, and October each year).  Once a year, they try to offer a Sunday course.  And they will offer an "on demand" class if 10 or more students will sign up.  Many of their instructors are current and former Spaatz cadets.  For more information, contact Ch (Lt Col) Jeffrey B. Williams at jwilliams@hc.cap.gov. To see if registration for an upcoming class is open (about a month before each class), go to http://caphclib.us/?page_id=52

Upcoming planned dates:

  • Saturday, Oct 9, 2021
  • Saturday, Jan 8, 2022
  • Saturday, April 9, 2022
  • Saturday, July 9, 2022


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 a TLC class is a requirement for the CP _____ rating 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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