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My Coast Guard
Commentary | Sept. 23, 2020

Register for the 2020 DHS Academic and Professional Development Virtual Symposium

By Janki Patel, MyCG Writer

The Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer invites you to participate in the 2020 DHS Academic and Professional Development Virtual Symposium.
Dates:             Tuesday, September 29 and Wednesday, September 30
Time:              9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location:        Virtual. Registration is required. 

Coast Guard employees seeking professional development in homeland security related fields are invited to virtually attend the DHS Academic and Professional Development Symposium

The two-day virtual event offers multiple breakout sessions, offering several learning pathways :

  • Overviews of the DHS Mentoring Program (including a live speed mentoring event conducted virtually), the Joint Mission Fellows Program, the Joint Duty Program, the DHS Leader Development Program, Department of Defense education programs, and more;
  • Interactive discussions about careers in cybersecurity, emergency management, and other degree programs with several colleges and universities, including the University of Maryland Global Campus, Penn State World Campus, and more.
  • Information session about certificate programs and continuing education opportunities;
  • “Leadership in Crisis” senior leader panel; and
  • Best practices and collaboration workshop to identify potential areas of common interest and endeavors among DHS learning practitioners.

You must register to attend prior to September 25, 2020. If you are unable to access the electronic registration form via the hyperlink, please enter the full address into your web browser. ( 

The virtual education fair will take place simultaneously, showcasing colleges and universities that provide educational opportunities specificially for DHS employees:

  • Colleges and universities participating in the OPM Academic Alliance Program;
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, and certification programs from Department of Defense Senior Service Schools; and
  • Master’s, Executive Leaders, and Emerging Leaders programs from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Please contact to register and receive more information.

September 29, 2020:

Education Fair 
University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business 
Penn State World Campus 
Champlain College 
Southern New Hampshire University 
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) 
Bellevue University 
Central Michigan University 
Laredo College 
Arizona State University 
Academic Programs 
Academic Programs Overview 
Army War College 
Army Command and General Staff College 
DHS Science & Technology Directorate Pilot - Master of Business Administration (George Washington University) 
Champlain College Certification Program 
Arizona State University - Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency 
Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security Programs 
National Defense University – College of International Security Affairs 
National Defense University – College of Information and Cyberspace 
National Defense University – National War College 
National Defense University – Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy  
Professional Development
Mindfulness/Guided Meditation 
Work Life Balance 
Personal and Organizational Resilience 
Conversational Intelligence: How Successful Leaders Build Trust through Conversation 
September 30, 2020:
Senior Leader Panels
Perspectives from the Field: What are DHS's Development Requirements?  
Learning Collaboration Interagency/ State/Local  
DHS Facilitated Brainstorming Session 
Preparedness and Planning
Overview of Emergency Management Institution’s Programs 
Overview of PC 101 - Fundamentals of Planning 
FEMA Community Preparedness - 101 
Personal and Organizational Resilience 
Strategic Learning, Development and Engagement Programs
Joint Mission Fellows Program 
Skillsoft Academic & Professional Development Learning Resources 
Leader Development Programs  
Viewpoint Survey and Employee Engagement 
HR Academy Road Show 
Joint Duty Program (JDP)