Credit Type: Graduate Level
ACE Course Number: 0001 – National Registry
Tuition: $3,000 Early Registration – $4,200 Late Registration
Length: Hybrid. 320 hours (220 hrs. on-line & 80 hrs. classroom)
Locations: Current Locations – Review Below
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.
Assessments: The methods of assessment include case studies, written papers and essays, performance rubrics, examination, and presentations with a minimum passing score of 80 percent.
ACE College Credit Recommendation: In the graduate degree category, 6 semester hours in sociology, leadership, or organizational behavior (10/19). ACE Member Universities
“The Command & Staff course does an excellent job of changing the mindset of supervisors and turning them into a deliberate commanding leader. The curriculum is easy to follow and the support of the staff along with the professionalism of the educators made this course essential for anyone wanting to become a MAGNUS Leader.”
Lieutenant Bob Lauder, Door County Sheriff’s Office, WI, Session # 002
The Command & Staff Program will prepare you as part of the vanguard of today’s professional policing leaders. You will learn practical skills and tools to succeed in an ever-changing dynamic environment. The class focuses on effectively resolving the challenges of an accomplished career. This session of your professional development is a blended learning experience of on-line and classroom instruction complemented to enhance your learning.
Graduates of the program will leave with new colleagues, a diverse array of faculty from which the student can continue to consult, and ways to act ahead of change to create an optimistic future for law enforcement and the communities they serve.
The long-term goal of the program is to add to the leadership skill sets of each participant; it is also to contribute to the body of knowledge of law enforcement through the completion of significant foresight-based research.
The students in programs with capstone will select a topic for research and then learn the tools and concepts they will use to complete the Futures Portfolio.
The course graduates will receive a National Command & Staff College diploma and a MAGNUS CENTURION Neck or Chest Green color Ribbon Medallion.
With this, the graduates become a member of the MAGNUS CENTURION Network for enhanced networking and future re-training and development.
* Varies from Session to Session