To develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to function as a progressive leader and innovative manager in a law enforcement agency.
This module covers the legal aspects of the personnel management function. This includes topics ranging from recruitment to termination.
Of the many and varied communication skills required of law enforcement managers, we choose to emphasize the basic competencies of interpersonal communication, group presentations and how the manager functions in the formal setting.
We approach this block with the mindset of leading from anywhere within the organization, with a focus on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership as developed by Kouzes and Posner.
Motivation and Achievement
A leader's Emotional Intelligence forms the foundation for their effectiveness as a leader and this concept is explored and applied to self-motivation and the ability to motivate others.
Project management skills allow the leader to logically identify law enforcement issues, gather and analyze information regarding them and develop a team project response to address the problems.
Here we cover budgeting and purchasing skills and procedures at the local government level. Students prepare budgets using the spreadsheeting and database management capabilities of microcomputers.