Session # 2 -Waukesha County  Sheriff’s Office, – September 2019, Waukesha, WI 

Executive Board Member of the National Sheriffs Association, Sheriff Eric Severson of theWaukesha County Sheriff’s Office is bringing the prestigious “Command & Staff Program” of the National Command & Staff College to Waukesha, WI.

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, Opens 7/30/2018
2 Weeks Residency & Capstone, September 10-21, 2018 ~ Waukesha County  Sheriff’s Office, WI

Tuition ~ $3,000 (1 Seat) / $5,000 (2 Seats) /  $7,000 (3 Seats) / $9,000 (4 Seats) / $10,000 (5 Seats)* ** 

Sixteen (16) $1,000 Scholarships from the Wisconsin Training and Standards Bureau have been awarded but Ten (10) $1,000 Scholarships are Available Through the College

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 

About Sheriff Severson

Eric Severson serves the citizens of Waukesha County as Sheriff having served as a law enforcement officer for 32 years. Sheriff Severson maintains executive oversight of all activities of the office to include sworn operations, jail, work-release and administrative functions. Sheriff Severson has served in the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office for over 30 years beginning in 1987; 25 of those years having been spent in supervisory and command positions throughout the department. In addition to patrol command assignments, Sheriff Severson has commanded the department’s Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Unit, Tactical Enforcement Unit (SWAT), K9 Unit and was the founder and first President of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handler Association (WLECHA).

Sheriff Severson holds two bachelor’s degrees from UW-Platteville in both Criminal Justice and Technical Communication. He holds a Minor in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Class 219, as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Unit Commander Academy. Sheriff Severson also graduated from the National Sheriffs’ Institute in Aurora Colorado.

Eric Severson currently is a member and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Sheriffs’ Association. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), and is the longest tenured member of the Wisconsin HIDTA Board of Directors. Sheriff Severson is a member of the FBI National Academy Association, the Badger State Sheriffs’ Association (serving on the legislative committee), and the Wisconsin Sheriffs’ and Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. In 2015, Sheriff Severson was appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to serve on the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Appointment Selection Committee.

Residency Location

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

*    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 sbass@iaps.org to make substitutions.