Strategic Management

40 Hour Training Course / 4.0 CEUs / Tuition: $695.00 / KLEC Approved

Course Description:

This course of study will introduce participants to the key elements of strategically managing a law enforcement agency. A variety of techniques will be covered that will prepare participants to engage in strategic planning and thinking. The instructor will facilitate problem-solving management and critical issues, directing agency effectiveness, and encouraging and supporting highly productive staff.  Emergency plans and contingency planning in respect to terrorism will also be addressed.

The learning environment and course exercises will be interactive and support maximum class participation in exercises.  Questions and discussion will be encouraged throughout.  Each participant will have the opportunity to develop a strategic plan for their agency or build upon an existing plan based on the content of the course training.

Participants will be presented with material and instruction designed to facilitate and encourage a positive, developmental, forward-thinking role for leading their agencies through stressful and difficult times.  They will be prepared to anticipate and resolve internal organizational problems and those facing their communities. Participants will be better prepared to manage change and to respond to new challenges.

Course Topics and Areas of Study:

      • Introduction to The Program & Change Management
      • The Planning and Problem-Solving Cycles and Decision-Making
      • The "What If" Contingencies: Preparing for Generic and Specific Incidents Including Domestic Terrorism and Emergency Planning
      • Using a Case Study to Review Strategic Management & Planning
      • Management Skills to Deliver Maximum Effectiveness and Response
      • Organizational Communication & the "Millennials"
      • Morale & Motivation
      • Building Your Team to Create an Effective Agency - Introduction to the 8-Box System
      • Creating a Strategic Plan
      • Completing Your Strategic Plan and Preparing and Implementing Objectives and Strategies
      • Managing the Strategies & Delivering Them Effectively

      Who Should Attend:

      Advanced and Senior Executive Level Officers

      Instructors:

      Les Poole

      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:

        "Excellent course. Very useful information. I will be recommending that more, if not all, of our command staff receive this training."

        "Certainly worthwhile and understandable. I feel I now know much more about productivity and positively managing people. The course contained many techniques, strategies, ideas and philosophies that are too rare in police management."

        "This course was excellent! Learned many new usable techniques and information. Most importantly left with material I can immediately apply at my agency."

        "The course was clearly lined out. Explained and developed a plan for positive change from concept to implementation. Excellent course!"

        "This was a very informative course that broke down the various aspects of management and leading. The course breaks down and addresses the challenges facing organizations and leaders in the organizations. It definitely gives good direction on how to be an effective manager/leader"

        "Good course. I look forward to taking the next one."