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CI Officer's Candidate School (OCS)
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CI Officer's Candidate School (OCS)
5 Payments of $75.00 USD Monthly

CI Officer's Candidate School (OCS)

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5 payments x $75.00 = $375.00

Course Description:

The CI Officer's Candidate School (OCS) course offers a deep dive into leadership principles tailored for Chaplain's International's unique crisis response environment. This training emphasizes the critical attributes of effective leadership, such as adaptability, ethical conduct, and moral bravery, while providing tools for strategic thinking, team cohesion, effective communication, and ethical decision-making. It's designed to equip participants with the skills to lead confidently and compassionately. It is an essential resource for those who elevate their leadership skills to navigate and overcome diverse challenges.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define Leadership
  • Build Foundations of CI Leadership
  • Understand Leadership Dynamics
  • Develop Personal Leadership Qualities
  • Enhance Leadership Skills
  • Focus on Growth
  • Achieve Organizational Goals
  • Navigate Leadership Challenges

Target Student:

The target student for this course is an individual aspiring to become a Chaplain leader within Chaplains International, focusing on those who seek to develop leadership skills tailored for crisis response and organizational leadership roles. Ideal candidates are those committed to ethical conduct, personal growth, and leadership in challenging environments, aiming to effectively guide and support others within Chaplains International through diverse situations. This includes existing chaplains looking to enhance their leadership capabilities and individuals new to chaplaincy with a solid dedication to serving communities through spiritual support and crisis intervention.


The prerequisites for this course would typically include:

  1. Completion of the CI Basic Chaplain Training Course (BCT) with an 80% or above. 
  2. A foundational understanding of Chaplains International's mission, values, and operational context.
  3. Basic training in chaplaincy or related fields demonstrates a commitment to spiritual care and support.
  4. Leadership experience or training is beneficial but not mandatory, indicating a readiness to develop advanced leadership skills.
  5. Emotional and spiritual maturity, reflecting the ability to handle crises with compassion and stability.
  6. An openness to learning and personal growth is crucial for adapting to the dynamic challenges of chaplaincy leadership.

Course Content

Phase I

  • Lesson 1: Leadership Defined
  • Lesson 2: The Foundations of CI Leadership
  • Lesson 3: Leadership Roles, Leadership Levels, and Leadership Teams

Phase II

  • Lesson 4: Leader Character
  • Lesson 5: Leader Presence
  • Lesson 6: Leader Intelligence 

Phase III

  • Lesson 7: Leading
  • Lesson 8: Developing
  • Lesson 9: Achieving

Phase IV

  • Lesson 10: Influences on Leadership
  • Lesson 11: Organizational Leadership
  • Lesson 12: Strategic Leadership
  • Lesson 13: CI OCS Final Examination