Leadership for the Law Enforcement Executive

24 Hour Training Course / 2.5 CEUs / Tuition: $475.00 / KLEC Approved

Course Description:

This course exposes participants to the key elements necessary to be successful as a chief of police/head of a law enforcement agency.  A variety of topics and techniques will be covered that will prepare participants to engage in a management style that will foster a rewarding and successful career as a police chief or head of a law enforcement agency.  The focus of the training course will serve to facilitate executive-level decision-making techniques that will lead the participants down the road to success.  The instructor conducting this training is an experienced administrator, educator, and practitioner.

The learning environment and course exercises are highly interactive with frequent group discussions in order to draw on the experience and expertise of the participants themselves as well as from the experience the instructor brings to the classroom.  Practical and scenario-based exercises, along with information sharing and discussion within the class, will provide the opportunity for course participants to understand issues from many different viewpoints to assist them in grasping the concepts as they are discussed.

Participants will be presented with material and instruction designed to facilitate and encourage a positive, developmental, forward-thinking role for leading their agencies.  This is accomplished by not only helping the participant to become successful, but by assisting in heading his/her agency in a successful direction.

Course Topics and Areas of Study:

  • Leadership Theories and Approaches
  • Application of Leadership Principles
  • Habit Reactions
  • Challenges of Leadership
  • Critical Decision-Making in Policing
  • Lincoln on Leadership:  Executive Strategies for Tough Times
  • Case Studies and Current Issue
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    Who Should Attend:

    Advanced/Senior Level Officers and Command Level Officers seeking to develop their leadership skills and abilities

    Instructors:

    Alex Ferguson

    Upcoming Training and Lodging:

    If this course is not currently scheduled, it can be brought to your region by a co-hosting agency or through a contract. Contact Theresa Newton for more details: tmnewt01@louisville.edu

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    What Our Graduates Are Saying:

    “This course was perfect for the audience – Chiefs of Police.  The course covered many aspects of leadership for police chiefs.”

    “Excellent course, provides an in depth look into leadership traits, principles, and thought process.”

    “I enjoyed this course very much, learning different methods on how to be an effective leader.  I am going to put in place different methods to involve my staff.”

    “Leadership and Management – (this course) opened my eyes to what’s the difference between the two.  I will be working on my leadership and teaching my staff a bigger picture on leadership.”

    “Course was very good at encouraging lateral thinking and gave numerous examples of the application of the ideas and theories presented in this program.”

    “This course was very valuable to me.  It gave me insight into developing and honing my own skills of being a leader.”

    “This course was very worthwhile, two thumbs up.  Put hope back into being a supervisor for me.  When I was at an all time law as a supervisor, (the course) inspired me once again.”

    “(The course) was amazing.  A new approach to training leadership.  The instructor had vast knowledge of the topic and I learned a lot of new methods and ideas to lead.“

    “Course was well presented.  Content was very useful in providing “out of the box” thinking.”

    “Different approach helped me see leadership in a different way.”