Law Enforcement Agency Leadership

The Law Enforcement Agency Leadership certificate is an integrated three-tier program specifically designed for sworn and civilian employees working in county, municipal and state law enforcement organizations.  The purpose of the program is to develop high performance leaders at all levels that will build strong dynamic organizations, successfully face current and future challenges, and ethically serve their communities. Each tier of the program consists of a separate 12-week, 45-hour certificate program and  each subsequent tier builds on the knowledge and skills of the previous tier.

  • Personal Leadership: Awareness of personal preferences and strengths and the development of individual leadership competencies
  • Group/Team Leadership: Development of leadership competencies necessary to successfully lead, manage and supervise teams and groups
  • Organizational Leadership: Strategic leadership of the organization

This is a blended format program. Participants meet on-ground at regularly scheduled times at the Irvine campus and continue their learning between sessions via online classroom.

Course results in 4.5 CEUs.

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Personal Leadership
This course is designed to provide students a better understanding of the personal traits, skills and strengths associated with successful leadership. With emphasis on the applicability of concepts to a law enforcement work environment, students will develop key leadership competencies that are rooted in the individual and explore their impact on the organization. In this 12-week, 45-hour program, participants learn best practices in personal leadership including how to:
  • Assess personal preferences and identify strengths
  • Evaluate and interpret emotional intelligence quotient
  • Recognize and reduce on-the-job stressors
  • Build trustful relationships
  • Turn set-backs into learning opportunities
  • Create a personal philosophy for ethical leadership
  • Apply Servant Leadership principles 
  • Set S.M.A.R.T goals
  • Make strategic decisions
Group/Team Leadership
This course is designed to provide students a better understanding of the personal traits, skills and strengths associated with successfully leading teams and managing groups. With emphasis on the applicability of concepts to a law enforcement work environment, students will develop key leadership competencies that are rooted in interpersonal communication and group interaction and explore their impact on the organization. In this 12-week, 45-hour program, participants learn best practices in team/group leadership including how to:
  • Understand and utilize different communication styles
  • Coach direct reports to improve effectiveness and productivity
  • Use mediation and negotiation skills to resolve and minimize workplace conflict
  • Design and implement a team development plan
  • Lead teams to high performance
  • Effectively monitor and measure performance
  • Hold employees accountable for results
  • Improve employee engagement and retention
  • Effectively manage a diverse workforce
Organizational Leadership
This course is designed to provide students a better understanding of the personal traits, skills and strengths associated with effective organizational leadership. With emphasis on the applicability of concepts to a law enforcement work environment, students will develop key competencies that are rooted in strategic leadership, organization savvy, and resource management. In this 12-week, 45-hour program, participants learn best practices in organizational leadership including how to:
  • Utilize mission, vision, and values to focus on key priorities
  • Ensure ethical management and organization social responsibility
  • Lead strategically and break down department and division silos
  • Direct major change initiatives
  • Design and implement an effective leadership succession process
  • Master positive political skills
  • Build internal & external alignments, coalitions and networks
  • Develop a strong working relationship with the boss by successfully “Influencing UP”
  • Effectively manage resources and identify contribution to the bottom line
  • Drive innovation via creative, collaborative problem solving

SCHEDULE:

Tuesday's 8:00am-11:30am

  • Personal Leadership
    • Spring 2014: April 15 - July 8. No class May 27
    • Spring 2015: April 7 - June 30. No class May 26
  • Group/Team Leadership
    • Fall 2014: September 16 - December 2. No class November 25
  • Organizational Leadership
    • Winter 2015: January 13 - March 24

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TUITION:

  • Personal Leadership: $1250 per participant, manual included in price of tuition
  • Group/Team Leadership: $1250 per participant, manual included in price of tuition
  • Organizational Leadership: $1250 per participant, manual included in price of tuition

CREDITS:

  • 4.5 CEUs

​BOOKS:

  • Personal Leadership - Servant Leadership by Kent Keith
  • Group/Team Leadership - Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillian and Switzler
  • Organizational Leadership - Work of Leaders by Straw, Scullard, Kukkonen and Davis

Books must be purchased separately and may be purchased through the Brandman Bookstore.