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What's new in Cadet Programs, and what do you have to say? Join the National Cadet Team for a webinar.  

Participants must register, but everyone is welcome. No prior approval from the chain of command is needed. All times are in Central Time. All sessions are recorded for later viewing



Upcoming Webinars

Q&A for Scholarships, Cadet Wings, TOP, and LIFT - (English version)

December 5, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST

Have any questions on how the application process works? The deadline to apply is 31 Dec., ask you questions here!

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+1 334-245-6025,,347401925#   United States, Montgomery

Phone Conference ID: 347 401 925#


Q&A for Scholarships, Cadet Wings, TOP, and LIFT - (Spanish version)

December 5, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST

¿Tiene alguna pregunta sobre cómo funciona el proceso de solicitud CadetInvest? La fecha límite para postularse es el 31 de diciembre, ¡haga sus preguntas aquí!

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+1 334-245-6025,,414796388#   United States, Montgomery

Phone Conference ID: 414 796 388#






Previous Webinars


Squadron Operations


Special Activities

Conference Sessions


Cadet Regulations 

CAPR 52-16, Cadet Program Management, has been reengineered as CAPR 60-1 with a host of enhancements and updates both large and small.  Come learn about the changes set to go into effect 1 January 2018.  Topics include TLC, Cadet Staff Assignments, Cyber, DDR, SDAs, Progressive Discipline, CAC and more.

Quality Cadet Unit Award

You probably know that the Quality Cadet Unit Award recognizes cadet and composite squadrons who perform above average in a menu of fundamental aspects of cadet life, such as cadet flying statistics, encampment graduates, and Wright Brothers Awards. But do you know how to use QCUA data as a management tool? Are you familiar with the new QCUA reporting features available in eServices?

Planning for the 2019 Quality Cadet Unit Award

The Quality Cadet Unit Award should be a stretch goal for the average unit and it's designed be attainable with a year of focused effort.  No matter where a unit is at the start of the award year they can earn the QCUA for 2019 with some planning and effort. Join us to look at the award and how the data can be used for goal setting and program management.

Cadet Advisory Council

The Cadet Advisory Council is one of the most common yet mysterious aspects of the Cadet Program.  Hear from the members of the NCAC about the purpose, operations and best practices of the council. 

Squadron Operations

Supporting Cadets with Special Needs

The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program welcomes young people of all backgrounds and abilities in our important work.  CAP's Nondiscrimination Policy makes it clear that we'll make "reasonable accommodations" for individuals, but when a prospective cadet with special needs arrives at your door it may not be clear how best to include and support them.  Please join us for a discussion on what we can do to make sure that all cadets are able to participate in the full breadth of cadet life.  

Values for Living 2.0


Stay up to date on the latest changes in our Character Education program and supporting training.  Values for Living 2.0 will bring you into the know about this collaborative effort developed by our Civil Air Patrol chaplains and Cadet Programs.  Please join us for a discussion on this exciting new direction in character education.   

Cadet Testing

From routine achievement tests to the Spaatz Exam, CAP uses testing to measure cadet's learning as they work on their progression. This session will cover all aspects of cadet testing including drill tests, online testing, accommodations for cadets with special needs and more.  This webinar is suitable for both cadets and senior members.  

Active Cadet Fitness Program

The updated Active Cadet Fitness Program aligns the cadet fitness curriculum with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.  The new CPFT regiment will be available immediately upon publication of CAPR 60-1, but isn't mandated until 1 January 2018.  Learn what makes the updated program different, what you'll need and how to make a smooth transition.


Training Officers- The Chaperone/Mentor Balancing Act

Join experts from across the country in discussing tips and tricks for seniors serving as training officers at encampments.

Flight Staff Responsibilities & Tips for Success

Join experts from across the country in discussing tips and tricks for cadets serving as flight staff at encampments.

Cadet Executive Staff- Setting the Tone

Join experts from across the country in discussing tips and tricks for cadets serving as executive staff at encampments.

Special Activities

National Cadet Special Activities and CadetInvest - Financial Assistance


Have you wondered how to apply for a National Cadet Special Activity?  Are you curious how cadets are selected?  As a commander or Director of Cadet Programs, you need to approve cadet applications. Where do you do that?  Wonder what scholarships or financial assistance is available to cadets from National Headquarters for cadets and how to apply? With the introduction of Youth Aviation Initiative programs, we have over $1M to help cadets attend activities and further their flying experience.  Join this webinar for a quick review of what you need to know about National Cadet Special Activities, CadetInvest and our newest diamond of cadet life-Cadet Wings-financial assistance for achieving a private pilot certification.

National Cadet Special Activities

Come and learn about National Cadet Special Activities! Cadets, learn how to apply and maximize your chances of getting slotted for your dream activity. Senior leaders, learn how to manage the process, approve applications and help cadets along the way.

JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB)

Check out this new opportunity that helps high school students prepare for college. Using academic competitions, college exam study guides, college admissions tutorials, and personalized counseling, this program has assisted thousands of students to attain their dreams of attending college. The Leadership & Academic Bowl is hugely popular with JROTC, and now is available to CAP teams for just $50.  

How to Become a Nationally Accredited Cadet Special Activity (CSA)


Becoming a Nationally Accredited Cadet Special Activity (CSA) is easy and allows participants who complete published requirements to wear the Activities ribbon.  Attend this webinar to find out how to submit a package for your local activity.

Conference Sessions

Cadet News and Innovations 2018

Live from the National Conference.  What's new and what's being proposed in Cadet Programs?  This seminar is your #1 opportunity to learn about exciting developments and contribute to the discussion on how to improve the Cadet program.  If you can attend only one cadet-related seminar, make "Cadet News and Innovations" the one.

Youth Leadership 2018- Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Live from the National Conference.  As youth development professionals we welcome learning new ways to support and mentor cadets. Come hear from one of the Civil Air patrol's partners in youth development, Dawn Brunson, Senior Director, Military & Outreach Services with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Learn about the BGCA, how they're serving America's youth, and how we tan take advantage of training opportunities, scholarships and workshops to better serve the cadets

Be an Ally:  Supporting LGBT Cadets

All across America, social dynamics are changing and we’re seeing an increasing number of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cadets. Yet many adult volunteers lack experience mentoring LGBT youth and have questions on practical matters affecting their full inclusion. This session is an opportunity to ask questions, learn about best practices, and become a more effective ally for all cadets, especially LGBT cadets.

Show Me the Money: How to Get the Most from Cadet Programs Funding

We all want to maximize the number and variety of opportunities available to cadets. This session will cover a wide range of financial resources available at all levels for individuals and units. Topics will include Curry Blues vouchers, the Cadet Encampment Assistance Program, college & flight scholarships, seed money for Region Cadet Leadership School and Cadet Honor Academy, and more.  Come learn about how best to take advantage of the support available for our cadets. 



Last Update: 8 May 2019

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