Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) 200 Hour Course Curriculum
This program certified by the ILETSB and eligible for reimbursement
A fresh affordable alternative in Management and Leadership training, the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) has developed a curriculum designed to prepare police supervisors to become effective and professional leaders in their agency. This course is designed to give students the tools and skills they need to succeed in today’s challenging public service environment.
The program is ideal for new supervisors or managers and will enhance the skills of veteran supervisory personnel.
The “Management and Leadership Development Program” (MLDP) was created to answer the needs of municipal police and sheriff’s agency executives who must develop new leaders who can potentially ascend to positions of greater responsibility. This 200-hour course will be held over five consecutive weeks. A modern classroom and computer lab will be dedicated to MLDP students to maximize both their learning ability and comfort levels while in class.
The MLDP will include several important training components that collectively address many of the challenges today’s law enforcement leader will face. Topics include such areas as personnel administration, budgeting and problem solving as well as personal growth. The MLDP will also place an emphasis on adult learning theories, placing accountability and responsibility on the student through the completion of a Management Application Project (MAP).
MAP is designed to address an organizational need or problem utilizing concepts, ideas, strategies and techniques discussed in the program students will be encouraged to seek innovative solutions while considering organizational limitations. Students will leave the program with an understanding and appreciation of the process that will enhance their value to the agency and community they serve.
Upon completion of the MLDP both the students and their agency will benefit due to the skills and knowledge learned that will prepare them for the future.
This knowledge will be taught through various training components provided by both practitioners and educators who are experts in their area of instruction.
The following training components encompass the MLDP:
● Leadership Styles
● Mentoring for Success
● Multi-Generational Workforce
● Motivational Techniques
● Employee Discipline, Internal Investigations
● Supervising the Training Program
● Labor Law, Police Unions, Labor Relations
● Communication Skills
● Employee Performance Appraisal
● Budget Management
● Contemporary Leadership Skills
● Future of 21st Century Law Enforcement
● Law Enforcement Careers and Family Life
● Use of Force
● Supervisor Liability
● Management of Problem Employees
● Media Relations
● Ethical Considerations
● Preparing for Promotion
● Surviving the Political Climate
The program will conclude with students presenting and delivering their completed MAP as well as participating in a panel discussion to discuss contemporary issues in Law Enforcement Leadership.
Through the College of DuPage, SLEA has arranged for students who successfully complete the MLDP to receive 6 academic credits that may be transferable to other institutions of higher education.
This program is certified by the Illinois Training and Standards Board and is eligible for reimbursement.
**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**
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