POST and STC Management Update
This three day management update is specifically designed for middle and top managers working in law enforcement agencies who seek to strengthen their leadership, change management and facilitation skills. Emerging best practices in police management will be examined. Participants will also examine operational efficiency and how the old cliché of “doing more with less” is no longer viable nor is the notion that more resources doing the same old thing will produce a higher level of service. Strategies to more efficiently use existing resources will be identified. (POST and STC Certified)
POST and STC Supervisory Update
Think you know everything about managing and leading people? Think again. Leadership is an adventure, and in our three day supervisory/leadership course we excel in presenting new perspectives on leadership, motivation and accountability. Participants are shown how to fuel their own and their employees’ potential. Inspiration is standard. Since 1980 over 18,000 law enforcement executives, managers and supervisors have attended, many saying this was the best management/leadership course they have ever attended. (Certified by CA & NV POST and CA STC)
Civilian Police Leadership
Civilians are a growing segment of the law enforcement community and play an increasingly important role in the leadership and supervision of their departments. This two-day course, designed for civilian managers, supervisors and potential supervisors, will introduce participants to the contemporary leadership philosophies and concepts necessary for effective leadership in today’s law enforcement agencies. Topics covered in the course include, developing a clear and compelling purpose or vision for their unit, aligning that vision or purpose to the overall department mission and developing a high performance team. In addition, participants will also examine methods and strategies to raise the performance bar and will identify techniques to more effectively manage the multi-generational workforce. The course is highly interactive and emphasis is placed on the practical application of the covered material. (POST and STC Certified)
Ethics for Law Enforcement
This eight hour course targets line and supervisory level law enforcement officers. Issues addressed include an analysis of the scope of the problem of law enforcement ethical lapses, including the 2006 FBI study on ethics in law enforcement. The “thin blue line” and what motivates officers to act unethically and/or tolerate those who do is discussed. Using the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and the Code of Ethical Conduct as a foundation, ethical behavior is both identified and brought to life with realistic examples and scenarios.
Practical application of the three forms of intervention is discussed with specific examples. The legal, professional and personal ramifications of unethical behavior are examined. The course also explores inter-personal boundary issues and the pitfalls of allowing relationships with inmates or probationers to cross appropriate lines. Law enforcement accountability, community perceptions of law enforcement and the need to bridge the divide between law enforcement and the community are also examined. (STC Certified)
Wellness and Resiliency for Law Enforcement
Working in the fast lane of stress management, it is imperative that we provide our employees with the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that will sustain them through a twenty plus year career. This highly interactive course emphasizes adult learning concepts to engage students in a better understanding of how to lead fulfilling, fully expressed lives even while working daily in the most toxic of work environments. Topics include an introduction to stress physiology, the importance of social support, developing present moment awareness, and addressing the stigma associated with asking for help. (STC Certified)
We also offer a version of this class specifically designed for dispatch/communications
This highly interactive class is designed to increase participant’s knowledge and skills to evaluate, and intervene with actively or potentially suicidal persons. The course focuses on increasing awareness of psychiatric illnesses and various psychological dynamics such as risk & protective factors for suicide. Suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and de-escalation techniques are all covered.
In addition, an overview of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), cumulative and single incident traumatic stress, and useful national and local resources will be offered. Issues of confidentiality, privilege, and liability with regard to managing suicidal persons will also be covered. (STC Certified)