Leadership and Command Staff (LCS-IAPS)

 

Credit Type:

 

Course

ACE Course Number:

 

0001

Organization:

 

International Academy of Public Safety

Length:

 

Hybrid. 320 hours (220 hrs. on-line & 80 hrs. classroom)

Dates Offered:

 

10/1/2019 – 9/30/2022

Objective:

 

The course objective is to improve leadership capability through creating more aware leaders, including intentionally deeper investments in the human domain and aligning mission and values. Graduates will be leaders and mentors for their people, dedicated to personal and professional growth, committed to promoting open communication, shared values and focused on mission accomplishment.

Learning Outcome:

 

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to prepare for an inspired agency command; build self-awareness and understand tendencies; develop a personal philosophy of command; understand the value of a peer network; align resources with strategy, mission, vision and values of agency; assess and improve command climate and agency culture; value taking calculated risks and learning from mistakes; and value critical thinking and values in decision making.

Instruction:

 

The methods of instruction include audio visual, case studies, discussion, computer-based training, practical exercises, learner presentations, lecture, and classroom exercise. The general course topics include personal leadership; approaches to leadership; leadership and ethics; taking responsibility; communication and change; strategic elements of building a professional culture; versatility skills; human factors and leadership; leadership styles; progressive law enforcement leader effectively managing departmental risks; the organizational change battle plan; mastering communication; budgeting; personnel management; human factors and officer wellness; retention & recruitment; crisis communication.

Assessment:

 

The methods of assessment include case studies, written papers and essays, performance rubrics, examination, and presentations with a minimum passing score of 80 percent.

Credit Recommendation:

 

In the graduate degree category, 6 semester hours in sociology, leadership, or organizational behavior (10/19).

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Emerging Leadership (EL-IAPS)

Credit Type:

 

Course

ACE Course Number:

 

0002

Organization:

 

International Academy of Public Safety

Location:

 

Online.

Length:

 

16 weeks (183 hours)

Dates Offered:

 

10/1/2019 – 9/30/2022

Objective:

 

The course objective is to improve the leadership skills of law enforcement and military personnel to enhance their performance to deliver results with confidence.

Learning Outcome:

 

Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to develop functional knowledge of personal leadership style and strengths; understand the foundation and principles of leadership; understand personal potential to enhance leadership capacity; develop a functional knowledge of how to lead organizational change; understand the value of teamwork; assess and improve leadership climate and agency culture; and learn practical critical thinking and value decision making.

Instruction:

 

The methods of instruction include audio visual, discussion, computer-based training, and lecture. The general course topics include leadership principles; leadership foundation; leadership theories; leadership practices; leadership application; leadership advancement; leadership styles; self-management skills; interpersonal communication; conflict management; problem-management and opportunity leveraging skills; team and organization development skills versatility skills.

Assessment:

 

The methods of assessment include quizzes, written papers and essays, performance rubrics, and examination with a minimum passing score of 80 percent.

Credit Recommendation:

 

In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in organizational leadership, public safety leadership, or sociology (10/19).

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Credible Leadership Program (CPL)

Credit Type:

 

Course

NCSC Course Number:

 

0001

Organization:

 

International Academy of Public Safety

Location:

 

Online.

Length:

 

16 weeks (183 hours)

Dates Offered:

 

1/1/2012 – Present

Objective:

 

The course objective is to increase the leadership capacity of law enforcement.

Learning Outcome:

 

Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to develop a comprehensive review of leadership theories and practices; develop  a functional knowledge change; and learn leadership skills for effective performance.

Instruction:

 

The methods of instruction include audio visual, discussion, computer-based training, and lecture. 

Assessment:

 

The methods of assessment include quizzes, discussion boards, and examination with a minimum passing score of 70 percent.

Prior Learning Recommendation:

 

Total Contact Hours 183

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Leadership Foundation and Principles (ICLD1)

Credit Type:

 

Course

NCSC Course Number:

 

0002

Organization:

 

International Academy of Public Safety

Location:

 

Online.

Length:

 

4 weeks (42 hours)

Dates Offered:

 

1/1/2012 – Present

Objective:

 

The course stresses the importance of understanding the true definition of policing and how participant’s actions and their organizational mission must align with that definition. You will be introduced to the expectations and responsibilities of first-line and mid-level supervisors and the concept of “Leading Down and Managing Up,” through a detailed summary of the best-selling book, “It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy”, by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff, and the powerful publication by IAPS “Moral Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals”. It takes a comprehensive look at leadership and ethics, identifying the most common ethical dilemmas in law enforcement and how they destroy public trust and individual careers.

Learning Outcome:

 

Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to understand leadership concepts, principles, styles and practices; understand the differences between leadership and management; understand how to counter the Corruption Continuum; understand why people are resistant to change and how to identify when it’s necessary and how to effectively implement it; understand how influence and behavior regulation work together in the accomplishment of a mission; and Identify the four cornerstones of the moral compass.

Instruction:

 

The methods of instruction include audio visual, discussion, computer-based training, and lecture. 

Assessment:

 

The methods of assessment include quizzes, discussion boards, and examination with a minimum passing score of 70 percent.

Prior Learning Recommendation:

 

Total Contact Hours 42

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Leadership Theories & Practices (ICLD2)

Credit Type:

 

Course

NCSC Course Number:

 

0003

Organization:

 

International Academy of Public Safety

Location:

 

Online.

Length:

 

4 weeks (42 hours)

Dates Offered:

 

1/1/2012 – Present

Objective:

 

The course of instruction features segments from leadership giants John Maxwell, Tony Robbins, Howard Schultz, Jeff Canter, Sheriff Ray Nash, General Stanley McChrystal and many more. The curriculum includes summaries of the best-selling books Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire, by Simon Sinek, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t, by Jim Collins, and It’s Our Ship: The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership, by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff.

Learning Outcome:

 

Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to understand how “generational” differences affect a leader’s ability to influence an employee or a team; identify ways to improve emotional intelligence in law enforcement; identify 5 levels of leadership maturity needed to draw a distinction between good organizations and great ones; understand the 4 maxims of conflict management; identify and understand the 3 types of conflict; understand the dimension-control matrix as it relates to proactive communication in the heat of chaos; understand the impact that stereotyping, bias, prejudice and discrimination have on the effectiveness of law enforcement; and how understanding various cultures points of view can enhance the effectiveness of law enforcement; and understand the Johari Window and its relationship to reflective leadership.

Instruction:

 

The methods of instruction include audio visual, discussion, computer-based training, and lecture. 

Assessment:

 

The methods of assessment include quizzes, discussion boards, and examination with a minimum passing score of 70 percent.

Prior Learning Recommendation:

 

Total Contact Hours 44

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Leadership Application & Advancement (ICLD3)

Credit Type:

 

Course

NCSC Course Number:

 

0004

Organization:

 

International Academy of Public Safety

Location:

 

Online.

Length:

 

4 weeks (47 hours)

Dates Offered:

 

1/1/2012 – Present

Objective:

 

The course of instruction focuses on understanding the human factors of police leadership and how if used effectively, it can change the internal culture and external perception of an organization.

Learning Outcome:

 

Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to identify the characteristics of an Adaptive Leader; describe the behaviors of Authentic & Servant Leaders; outline the 10 characteristics of leadership styles of Cyrus the Great; understand the relationships between good Customer Service and Leadership; define V.U.C.A. and address how Adaptive Leaders effectively operate in a climate of V.U.C.A.; and understand and describe O.O.D.A. Loop and how it affects decision making under fire.

Instruction:

 

The methods of instruction include audio visual, discussion, computer-based training, and lecture. 

Assessment:

 

The methods of assessment include quizzes, discussion boards, and examination with a minimum passing score of 70 percent.

Prior Learning Recommendation:

 

Total Contact Hours 47

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Leadership Competency & Mastery (ICLD4)

Credit Type:

 

Course

NCSC Course Number:

 

0005

Organization:

 

International Academy of Public Safety

Location:

 

Online.

Length:

 

4 weeks (49 hours)

Dates Offered:

 

1/1/2012 – Present

Objective:

 

The course

was researched and field tested for over a period of more than 30 years in university and justice and public safety environments including police, corrections, customs, immigration, homeland security, and private security. It is based on the breakthrough book titled, Every Officer is A Leader: Coaching Leadership and Learning in Justice, Public Safety and Security Organizations (Revised 2nd Edition). The course was filmed at LAPD and piloted in collaboration with Deputy Chief Mark Perez and his Team of Leaders at the Los Angeles Police Department. This highly competent team was carefully selected to be able to demonstrate the skills involved in Credible Leadership throughout the course.

The breakthrough of this course is that officers are now able to take self-responsibility for mastering the 60 Skills that enable them to perform the 40 Tasks and Responsibilities that research has revealed are critical for leadership success in justice and public safety. Never before has professional leadership been so well-defined and distilled so that it is easily and quickly learned. The course is a research-based, online, performance enhancement learning process that equips leaders to express more empathic caring, be more ethically conscious, and more capable of developing themselves, other leaders, teams and organizations.

Learning Outcome:

 

Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to understand self-management skills for personal development; have the ability to build strength and maintain a grounded state of resilience even in a high-stress situation; develop a command presence based on a deep inner sense of calm and stability; understand your own natural style of communicating with others; understand and apply the four Facilitative Conditions: Genuineness, Empathy, Respect and Specificity; understand the difference between Coaching, Counseling and Mentoring; understand the importance of accessing the development and functioning levels of others; become more capable of creating high-performance and high-morale teams; and understand how Versatility Skills help you to develop your own style and become more responsive to the unique and changing characteristics of individuals, teams and organizations.

Instruction:

 

The methods of instruction include audio visual, discussion, computer-based training, and lecture. 

Assessment:

 

The methods of assessment include quizzes, discussion boards, and examination with a minimum passing score of 70 percent.

Prior Learning Recommendation:

 

Total Contact Hours 49