Law Enforcement Agency Leadership Certificate Program

This leadership development program is an integrated three course program specifically designed for sworn and civilian employees working in county, municipal, and state law enforcement organizations. The program develops high performance leaders at all levels who will be able to successfully face current and future challenges, and assist in building dynamic organizations that ethically serve their communities. Each tier of the program consists of a separate 45 hour course, and each subsequent tier builds on the knowledge and skills of the previous course.

Personal Leadership

XLSU 8000 Law Enforcement Agency Leadership: 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 4.5 credits.

  • 45 clock hours/4.5 CEUs

Academic Credit Opportunities

This course may be taken for academic credit in the undergraduate Organizational Leadership or Criminal Justice programs as OLCU 320 Selected Topics in Organizational Leadership Selected Topics in Organizational Leadership. Please see the course description under Organizational Leadership for more information.

Group/Team Leadership

XLSU 8002 Law Enforcement Agency Leadership: 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. 4.5 credits.

  • 45 clock hours/4.5 CEUs

Academic Credit Opportunities

This course may be taken for academic credit in the undergraduate Organizational Leadership or Criminal Justice programs as OLCU 320 Selected Topics in Organizational Leadership Selected Topics in Organizational Leadership. Please see the course description under Organizational Leadership for more information.

Organizational Leadership

XLSU 8003 Law Enforcement Agency Leadership: 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 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 4.5 credits.

  • 45 clock hours/4.5 CEUs

Academic Credit Opportunities

This course may be taken for academic credit in the undergraduate Organizational Leadership or Criminal Justice programs as OLCU 320 Selected Topics in Organizational Leadership. Please see the course description under Organizational Leadership for more information.