We start with the premise that leading is not easy. After thousands of years of thinking about influence and power, we still cannot prescribe a certain set of skills that will make us successful leaders in every situation. But we do know successful leadership is a relationship among self, others, and context. Our course explores topics such as personal leadership, emotional intelligence, power and politics, organizational culture, dynamics with employees born in different generations, as well as individual personality and leadership self-assessments. Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Let us give you new tools to take your leadership to the next level.
Decision Point: Morality and Ethics in Law Enforcement
Talking about decision-making models in the artificial confines of a classroom offers limited guidance in developing decision-making skills necessary to address real-life moral challenges. This course exposes students to dilemmas that actually happened as told by law enforcement leaders from around the world. It gives students the opportunity to wrestle with complex moral issues before facing them in real life. We start by defining an ethical dilemma as a situation involving a moral right or wrong where the decision is both complex and uncertain, and the decider cannot surface unscathed. We will examine not only the scenario, but also the considerations and consequences surrounding the actual decisions that were made. Quite often we find students go back to their agencies and change policies and add training as a result of the rich discussions that ensue. The course is designed to be highly interactive with a multitude of exercises outside the normal didactic lecture.
The Art of Managing Conflict
Conflict is a natural part of the human condition. When a dispute arises, often the best path to resolution is negotiation. Negotiation can lead to greater understanding of issues and perspectives as well as improved communications and relationships. But conflict resolution should not mean conflict avoidance. Conflict, properly handled, can lead to innovation, creative ways of thinking, and most importantly, the mitigation of group think. Effectively addressing conflict is a necessity in our organizations and our communities. Let us help your leaders develop effective strategies to resolve negative conflict and encourage constructive conflict.
Leading At-Risk Employees
Most people who enter a career in policing are unaware of the physical and emotional toll the profession can produce. Sometimes officers turn to addictive behaviors with devastating consequences. Addictions can lead to destroyed lives, careers, and families. Ask yourself, how much of your day is spent on personnel issues? How many of these issues are related to alcohol or other addictions? How much training have you received with regard to leading employees who engage in abusive behaviors and addictions? We sadly know the answers because we've been asking police leaders these questions for years. Law enforcement leaders need to embrace effective training with regard to leading at-risk employees. Comprehensive addiction training helps our employees, our agencies, and our communities.