Command and Staff Leadership (ACE 1)
Blended Learning Combining Online and Residency Program
Complete 240 hours online over 12 weeks
Complete 80 hours (2 weeks) residency
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.
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Leadership and Command Staff Program (LCS-IAPS)
Credit Type: Graduate Level – 6 Hrs. Graduate level College Transfer
Length: Hybrid. 320 hours (240 hrs. on-line & 80 hrs. classroom)
- On-line portion is offered over 12 weeks
- Residency portion is offered over 2 weeks
ACE Course Number: 0001 – National Registry
Objective: The course objective is to improve leadership capability by 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 the 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 audiovisual, case studies, discussion, computer-based training, practical exercises, learner presentations, lecture, and classroom exercises. 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