The course focuses on the development, management and leadership of programs within our public safety community. You will learn a process for developing and implementing projects that can be applied to any social harm or public safety function.
Lectures will provide you with information regarding delegation techniques, decision making, selection/retention, and mentoring strategies. You will learn the manager’s obligation to treat the budget as a business. This process will be examined and you will learn leadership traits that can help build respect among your subordinates. There will be an open discussion of the current issues and concerns that managers may be tasked to address.
As part of the class, you will participate in an exercise that will help you understand your individual management style and identify the environment most conducive to success. In addition, you will be required to collaborate in a small group project to address and incorporate current trends in the workplace.
It is highly recommended and encouraged that you bring a laptop computer to class with wireless connection, word processing and PowerPoint presentation capabilities.
- Identifying management styles
- Transitional and successional leadership
- Effective organization communication
- Your role in the agency’s public image
- Cultural change and generational considerations
- Budgeting like a business
- Mentoring and retention strategies
- Early intervention systems
- Policy development and accreditation philosophy
- Trending issues in public safety
This course is designed and customized for law enforcement, public safety managers and line supervisors, middle managers, administrators or civilian personnel with program or project development, leadership and oversight responsibility. You are encouraged to have completed IPTM’s Line Supervision and/or Basic Skills for New Supervisors courses, as this curriculum will build on concepts and strategies previously learned.
This course was previously titled Program Development and Leadership for Law Enforcement Managers.