Session # 4 – Anoka County Sheriff’s Office – April 2019, Anoka, Minneapolis 

Executive Board Member of the National Sheriffs’ Association, Sheriff James Stuart of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, MN is bringing the prestigious “Command & Staff Program” of the National Command & Staff College to Andover, MN.

Courage | Duty | Intelligence | Determination | Results | Compassion | Success

Recognized as a “Center of Excellence in Law Enforcement Leadership Education & Development”  by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement

6 Weeks Self-paced Online
Starts March 4, 2019 – Ends April 26, 2019

2 Weeks Residency & Capstone
Starts April 29, 2019 – Ends May 10, 2019

Anoka County Sheriff’s Office
Andover, MN 55304 

Tuition ~ $3,000 per Seat, 10% Discount for 2-3 Seats, 20% Discount for 4+ Seats * **

Additional 5% discount is offered to those who have completed any of the ICLD courses through MSA or other portals.

Total Seats ~ 40

Vision: Continuous Education and Development of the World’s  Leadership MAGNUS Organizations and Professionals in Public Safety.

Mission:  Impacting Communities by Providing Scientific, Proven and Practical MAGNUS Leadership Education and Development for Public Safety. 

Core Values:  Intellect, Virtues, Supererogation 

Leadership | Integrity | Accountability | Prevention | Resiliency | Wellness

About Sheriff James Stuart

Sheriff James Stuart is the 17th Sheriff of Anoka County, since the office was established in 1857.  James has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 28 years and they have 3 children. They reside in Andover, and are very active as a family in their church and in the community. He has demonstrated a commitment to providing the best possible services to the citizens that he proudly serves and actively participates in numerous collaborative and outreach efforts.  

Sheriff Stuart is active with the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association as an Executive Board Member and represents law enforcement on the MSA Legislative and Training Committees. He is also active on the national level with the National Sheriff’s Association as a Member of the Board of Directors, a member of the Domestic Violence and Crime Services Committee, Youth Programs and Juvenile Justice Committee and Global Policing Affairs Committee ; he is a Member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, the Minnesota Domestic Violence Committee, the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition; the Executive Committee for the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, a Board member for the Equal Justice Committee; a Board Member for Hope 4 Youth,  

Member of the Association of MN Counties FUTURES Task Force, an Advisory board member for Rasmussen Criminal Justice Studies Program, the Secretary/Treasurer for the Joint Law Enforcement Council; Chair of the JLEC Central Communications Committee, and Past Board Member for the Governor’s Forensic Lab Advisory Board and Past President of the Anoka County Chiefs of Police Association.  

James is a Marine, and a graduate of St. Mary’s University and the 102nd session of the National Sheriff’s Institute and studied Public Safety Leadership at the University of MN, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. He is committed to the development of our youth, community partnerships and service that exceeds expectations. He was nominated for “National Sheriff of the Year” and was awarded the Medal of Merit by the National Sheriff’s Association in 2015 and2016 for his contributions to the community and to the field of criminal justice.

It is his belief that by working together, we can make a difference.

This Command & Staff Leadership learning experience 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 meet new colleagues and make new friends.  Faculty are ready to answer questions and consult long after the class ends.  Students are equipped with practical ways to anticipate the future and plan for change which improves the officer, the agency and especially the communities they serve.

The long-term goal of the session is to add to the long-lasting leadership skill sets of each participant.  Students will also to contribute to the body of law enforcement knowledge by conducting significant foresight-based research of their choosing.  This course makes a difference.  It includes:

  • Leadership principles – These are the tools required to inspire and influence the future of their agencies.
  • Strategies and tactics – Students will learn to correctly identify emerging issues and construct proactive responses to deliver results with confidence.
  • Futures skills – Details advanced and hands-on tools, skills and knowledge to accurately anticipate and prepare for the future.
  • Practical Methods – Outline Fundamental and applicable methods and benefits of sharing information.
  • Problem Solving for Today – Officers will work in teams and stakeholders to do reality-based problem solving based on outcomes.

The course graduates receive a National Command & Staff College Certificate of Completion, a MAGNUS Centurion Ribbon and Medallion.  With this, the graduates enter the elite MAGNUS Centurion Network for enhance networking and future re-training and development.

Select Topics*

* May Vary from Session to Session

  • Adaptive Decision-Making
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Basic Understanding of Terrorism
  • Budget Development & Finance
  • Cognition and Attribution Theory
  • Cognitive Evaluation Theory of Motivation
  • Cohesion
  • Communication and Counseling Skills
  • Community Relationships
  • Conflict Management
  • Corrections Trends and Issues
  • Credible Leadership
  • Decision Making in Groups
  • Deliberate Leadership
  • Emerging Technologies and Policing in the 21st Century
  • Equity Theory of Motivation
  • Executive Leadership
  • Expectancy Theory of Motivation
  • Global Trends and Societal Influences
  • Goal Setting
  • Human Resources
  • Implicit Bias & Cultural Alignment
  • Intelligence-led Policing Program, A Primer
  • Inter-group Conflict Management
  • Law Enforcement Futures and Foresight
  • Leader Member Exchange Theory
  • Leadership Philosophy Development
  • Leadership Theories
  • Legacy leadership
  • MAGNUS Leadership Theory & Practice
    Motivation Through Job Redesign
  • Negotiations & Dispute Resolutions
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Environment
  • Overcoming Resistance to Change
  • Path Goal Theory
  • Personality, Intelligence and Leadership Effectiveness
  • Personnel Management
  • Power and Influence
  • Situational Leadership Theories
  • Socialization
  • Sound Doctrine: A Tactical Primer
  • Strategic Development
  • Stress Management and Resiliency
  • The Ethical Dimension of Leadership
  • The Organization as an Open System
  • The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis
  • Individual Radicalization
  • Think Great
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Wellness & Resiliency
  • Much More …

Graduates of Session # 001

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*    Tuition does not include Travel / Meals / Accommodations
**   CANCELLATION POLICY – The National Command & Staff College does not provide any refund for cancellations.  This is due to the fact that tuition for the course is set so low to ensure the program seats are filled.  Furthermore, in certain locations, tuition is connected to a scholarship that is awarded upon enrollment.  Agencies are encouraged to provide the college with new participants’ names if they wish to substitute attendees.  This substitution is allowed up to 5 p.m. of week 1 of the on-line course.  Please contact Ms. Bass at to make substitutions.