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Cadet Character Development is changing! 

See below for more details!

Current Curriculum

Squadrons may use any resource posted to this page to conduct monthly character forums through 1 January 2019.

Flight Time: Values for Living (CAPP 265-2)

  - Volume 4 - November 2014

  - Volume 3 - June 2010

  - Volume 2 - September 2006

 -  Volume 1 - July 2004

For more lesson plans check out the Chaplain Corps Library

Cadet Wingman Course

DDR Excellence Activity Guide 


Values for Living 2.0

The new Values for Living 2.0 character curriculum is designed to instill the virtues of ethical leadership in our cadets through a facilitated learning environment. Each lesson comes complete with video resources so internet is not required for presentation.

Download the Curriculum






Lesson Plan     Video     Zip



Lesson Plan     Change Video     October Sky Video     Zip



Lesson Plan     Video     Zip

More coming soon!


About the New Values for Living 2.0 Character Development Curriculum

  • The new lessons will run on a two year cycle starting with the January lesson on Integrity. The lessons build on each other and are intended to be done in order, so every squadron will be doing the same lesson the same month.

  • Phase 1 and 2 cadets will be participants in the new program. Phase 3 cadets will be your assistant facilitators and will help run the small group discussions and activities.

  •  The new lessons use a facilitated learning model designed to give the cadets a transformational learning experience that helps them internalize the character trait in each lesson. 

  • The old Values for Living materials are no longer authorized after the end of this year, so no more FACS analyses after January 1.

Instructor Training to Ensure Your Success

  • The Air Force Academy worked with us to produce a training program for everyone teaching character forums. It is now available in the Online Learning section of eServices. It consists of nine training videos that have a total run time of about an hour, so the training can be done easily in an evening. This facilitator training is not mandatory but is highly recommended. If you are doing character development forums please schedule the time to go through the training for the new program because it will help ensure you understand how the new lessons work and will contribute greatly to your success.

  • You can access the facilitator course in the Chaplain section of the CAP Learning Management System at:

  • There is a link at the end of the training to download a leader's guide.


What About the Old Character Curriculum?

  • Cadet Wingman course to continue as the introductory class for Achievement 1 cadets

  • The old Flight Time—Values for Living materials are no longer authorized for character forums

  • DDR-X and Medal of Honor resources will continue to be recommended squadron activities but will no longer satisfy the monthly character forum requirement 


Program Control. Because character education is a comparatively more sensitive subject than leadership, aerospace, or fitness, CAP controls the curriculum and instructional staff more closely than it does the other program elements. Only the pre-approved materials located on this page may be used, though members may submit materials for consideration. Further, only a chaplain, character development instructor, or unit commander will lead a character forum. 


Last update: 11 December 2018

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