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 45-hour certificate program and  each subsequent tier builds on the knowledge and skills of the previous tier.

  • Tier 1: Personal Leadership: Awareness of personal preferences and strengths and the development of individual leadership competencies
  • Tier 2: Group/Team Leadership: Development of leadership competencies necessary to successfully lead, manage and supervise teams and groups
  • Tier 3: 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.
 

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Tier 1: Personal Leadership
Certificate of Completion and 4.5 CEUs

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 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

Tier 2: Group/Team Leadership
Certificate of Completion and 4.5 CEUs

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 45-hour program, and 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

Tier 3: Organizational Leadership
Certificate of Completion and 4.5 CEUs

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 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

Tier 1: Personal Leadership
Not currently scheduled

Tier 2: Group/Team Leadership
Thursdays, July 21 - October 6, 2016 (No Class: 9/1)
Registration Deadline: July 14, 2016

Tier 3: Organizational Leadership
Not currently scheduled

Time
Orientation/First Class: Thursday, July 21, 8:00am-12:00pm
Classes & Capstone: Thursdays, 8:00am-11:30am

Location 
Irvine Campus, 16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618

Tuition & Materials
$1,250 (includes E-manual)

Additional Required Material:
Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillian and Switzler