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Leadership Training

Supervisory Leadership Academy [SLA]

WEEK 1

Day 1: Exploring Leadership - the transition to supervisor, traits and behaviors of successful
leaders; exploring how those traits and behaviors translate to personal leadership, feedback
associated with critical factors to successful leadership

Day 2:
Developing Personal Leadership / Exercising Leadership - completing and interpreting
personal results from various leadership “style” assessments to build self-awareness for leadership
development; exercising leadership through teambuilding, understanding multiple perspectives,
dealing with conflict and confronting behavior

Day 3: Performance Management & Measurement - outputs vs. outcomes, employee
performance rubrics/evaluations and the importance of feedback; the supervisory role on how performance is defined, measured and reported

Day 4: Enhancing Community Safety - evidence-based practices, crime prevention; producing
something of “value” to the communities being served

Day 5: Improving Organizational Performance -  evidence based practices, police legitimacy and procedural justice; exploring how to improve upon producing something of “value” to the communities being served


WEEK 2 (approximately 5 weeks after the completion of week 1)

Day 6: Stress First Aid / Supervisory Challenges - recognizing stress injuries, first aid strategies for stress injuries, implications for leaders; exploring ongoing challenges to supervision such as recruitment/retention, staff morale and consistency, managing former peers, etc.

Day 7: Legal Parameters - understanding of the myriad of laws, rules and regulations that govern
personnel actions and activities within a public safety agency, specifically labor relations, labor laws
and regulations, the supervisor’s role in administering labor relations

Day 8: Conducting Administrative Investigations / Preparing for Civil Litigation - purposes, steps and considerations when investigating allegations of employee misconduct; understanding the procedures and expectations when under civil litigation

Day 9: Ethical Leadership / Implicit Bias – understanding of human behavior and factors that can
lead to unethical behavior, knowledge and tools to support ethical behavior; recognizing intuitive
biases, how they influence behavior, how to override impulses generated by these biases

Day 10: Agency or Community Problem Presentation – identifying and developing a response to a problem, issue, or operational process that is being experienced in the agency in order to help improve performance within the agency
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Organizational Leadership & Management Academy [OLMA]

WEEK 1

Day 1: Power, Influence & Organizational Politics / Workplace & Workforce Development -
organizational theory, the role or functions of managers in getting things done within an
organizational structure; concepts, ideas and tools that can be used to attract good applicants,
effectively screen applicants for the competencies needed

Day 2: Fostering Respect in the Workplace / Organizational and Political Environments /
Resources for Public Safety Agencies - needs of the diverse workforce, approaches for
addressing those needs; influence of systems of governance on managers and leadership
decision-making in public safety agencies; terminology, legal parameters, and mechanics of the
budget process, including income, expenditures, and outcomes

Day 3:
Stress First Aid / Strategic Planning - recognizing stress injuries, first aid strategies for stress injuries, implications for leaders; purpose, process, outcomes, and role of strategic planning in organizational performance

Day 4: Research-Informed Decision Making - evidence-based practices, crime prevention; producing something of “value” to the communities being served

Day 5: Improving Organizational Performance/Police Legitimacy & Procedural Justice - role of leaders in continuous improvement, building public trust and community relationships, managing perceptions



WEEK 2 (approximately 5 weeks after the completion of week 1)

Day 6: Management Challenges / Risk Management - exploring ongoing challenges to management such as recruitment/retention, limited resources, organizational culture, etc.; sources and assessments of risk, legal considerations, and the Brady Bill.

Day 7: Legal Parameters - understanding of the myriad of laws, rules and regulations that govern
personnel actions and activities within a public safety agency, specifically labor relations, labor laws
and regulations, leader’s role in administering labor relations

Day 8: Preparing for the Future / Leading Change - potential futures for public safety, changes
and trends that may impact public safety; the process of change, various models of organizational
change, tools and methods that can be used to overcome resistance and make effective change

Day 9: Ethical Leadership / Implicit Bias – understanding of human behavior and factors that can
lead to unethical behavior, knowledge and tools to support ethical behavior; recognizing intuitive
biases, how they influence behavior, how to override impulses generated by these biases

Day 10: Agency or Community Problem Presentation – use provided research to
assess your agency’s “state of affairs” regarding findings, develop recommendation with supportive
examples to incorporate what is known from the research, and how agency can improve

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International Public Safety Leadership & Ethics Institute [IPSLEI] - Development Program





This program is designed to develop leadership in the supervisors and managers who will become the
future leaders of public safety entities in Oregon.

 
THE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COURSE 

Through a variety of learning methodologies such as written case studies, video case analysis, and interactive learning processes, the participant will not only study leadership, but will experience leadership within a learning environment.     

The IPSLEI Leadership Development Program consists of 160 hours of classroom activities.  The class meets two days every other week.  The cohort graduates approximately four months later.  The program consists of four modules: 
  • Developing a Personal Philosophy of
  • Leadership
  • Leading Others Ethically
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Ethics and the Challenge of Leadership 


 

For more information about the IPSLEI organization, please visit: http://www.ipslei.org/

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