Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development (CWOPD)
CWOPD Mission
To strengthen the officer corps by preparing Chief Warrant Officers to competently Lead, thoughtfully Mentor, and positively Influence a diverse workforce.

CWOPD Scope
Since its inception in 1997, U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development (CWOPD) has played a vital role in developing Leaders of Character. The present-day CWOPD is part of the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center (LDC) and is one of the schools within the Officer Accessions and Transition Branch.

Building upon individual technical skills attained through enlisted career experiences, Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development is a true officer transition course―established to provide newly commissioned CWOs the professional development they need to successfully leverage their technical specialty competencies to lead the workforce across the full spectrum of Coast Guard operations.

Requirement
As a condition of their Appointment, all new CWOs are required to attend CWOPD within 12 months of receiving their commission. Any CWO with over 24 months time-in-grade who desires to attend CWOPD is encouraged to contact the Office of the Program Manager. The Program Manager will evaluate requests for attendance on a case-by-case basis.

Staff 

LT Justin O. Vanden Heuvel School Chief (860) 701-6303
BOSN4 Pete Mantel Assistant School Chief (860) 701-6850
INF4 W. Scott Epperson Instructor (860) 701-6227

American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Accreditation
Course #:
501614
Location: Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
Length: 2 weeks (78 hours)
Exhibit Dates: 5/10–Present
Credits: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in leadership, 2 in communications, and 1 in personal development (2/11)

American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Accreditation
Course #:
500736
Location: Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
Length: 3 weeks (110 hours)
Exhibit Dates: 12/10–Present
Credits: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate category, 3 semester hours in leadership, 2 in communications, and 1 in personal development (2/11)

Course Convenings
Two-week course
Three-week course 

Areas of Emphasis
Professionalism, Effective Communications, opportunities for Career Development, and the Role and Expectations of a Chief Warrant Officer in the Coast Guard

Curriculum (alphabetical listing)
Administrative Investigations, Career Development, Computer Skills, Conflict Management, Chief Warrant Officer Uniforms, Diversity, Financial Management, Grammar and Writing Skills, Health and Wellness, Public Speaking, Project Management, Psychological Types and Behaviors, Service Etiquette, Standards of Ethical Conduct, Time Management, and Wardroom Etiquette