Date(s) - 07/03/2020 - 07/17/2020
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
On Line - Live From Oro Valley, AZ
- Montana P.O.S.T. (15 hours credit)
- Results LIVE!
- The Leadership Academy
- Washington C.J.T.C. (15 hours credit)
- Wyoming P.O.S.T. (15 hours credit)
The Leadership Academy On Line is a series of LIVE, ON-LINE classes conducted with students from across the United States.
Save on Travel, Lodging – and for the short term, unhealthy group gatherings – along with other expenses associated with classroom training!
This academy is presented in three, separate, 5-hour blocks of instruction for a total of 15 hours. The live sessions use Zoom (go here to sign up for Zoom – it’s free: https://zoom.us/ ) as the delivery platform and The Results Group, Ltd.’s Distance Learning capability. It is not necessary for participants to download our distance learning software; it is the method we will use for students to submit their Assignments, take Quizzes and download their Certificates of Completion.)
Registration: Registration and payment are completed in the same manner as always, using the Registration section at the bottom of this page. Please read the Registration guidance – and understand our strict policy about the security of your data – before actually registering. Follow the directions CAREFULLY, please?
Dates: The training sessions are conducted as noted below. When you register, please note the dates on your own calendar and be prepared to promptly join the class at least 5 minutes before it begins on-line. If the dates don’t work out for you, please check other, similar academies in the list at right for one that has a suitable schedule. We are also amenable to tailor a schedule for a minimum of 15 participants.
Times: Each successive block begins PROMPTLY at 08:30 hours and is completed at 1:30 hours. Whether at work or at home, it is perfectly acceptable to take a break at your computer workstation, eat snacks, or get up to go to the restroom during the sessions. We take a 10 minute break each hour of the training sessions.
Interactive: One of the things I have been instructed about is the fact that some students (yes, even LEOs) will log in to an online course, go watch television or walk their dog, then come back and claim credit. In order to maintain the official blessings of various State P.O.S.T. agencies, I have guaranteed them that we will ensure that all students must interact with the instructor on a regular, unannounced basis during each block of training. I hate to have to do that, but I do not get to set those rules … it could be some of your friends and mine have been the ones who screwed it up for everyone … and they would probably be among the first to claim “integrity.” There are numerous “Break Out Rooms” in the course (the equivalent of the work table configuration we use in regular classroom training), where participants can work together on in-class assignments. Participants MUST have a Zoom account in order to participate in the Break Out Rooms.
Roster: Again, in order to maintain the blessings of various P.O.S.T. agencies, we will maintain a roster for each training session. If, for some reason, a student cannot participate in one of the sessions, please contact me personally and we may work out some other arrangements. However, in order to get a Certificate of Completion for the full, 15 hours’ credit, each student must attend all the classes and successfully complete one or more quizzes.
Quizzes: There are a series of on-line quizzes that must be successfully passed by each student in order to earn a Certificate of Completion.
Course Credit: 15 hours.
COURSE OUTLINE: The Leadership Academy Course On Line & LIVE
The Leadership Academy is designed for people who want to build upon their leadership skills to successfully inspire others to take positive, decisive courses of action.
Line Employees, Support & Professional Staff, Shift Leads and Supervisors from Federal, State, County and Municipal organizations throughout the United States have participated in our leadership training and consistently report that the experience “exceeded my expectations.” Participants from local businesses, not-for-profits and civic organizations are also encouraged to attend.
The Online, Live sessions are:
Session 1 The Results Leader As Visionary & Strategic Planner: (July 3 – 08:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) Among the topics to be covered: Strategic Issues facing leaders over the next 10 years and how to plan and manage around them; how to make planning an integral part of the culture of your organization; the importance of an effective Strategic Plan; the individual’s obligation to have a positive impact on the fabric of an organization’s culture; in order to improve productivity and quality we must understand what they mean and how to measure them; creating a learning organization versus a trained organization; obstacles to getting what you want and how to overcome them.
Session 2 The Results Leader’s Role In Implementing Effective Leadership Practices: (July 10 – 08:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) Among the topics to be covered: How to create an environment that fosters effective decision making and acceptance of accountability at all echelons; focusing on meaningful achievements rather than upon the “gerbil-wheel of tasks”; positioning yourself for promotion; how to improve communication among and between individuals, echelons and functional areas.
Session 3 The Results Leader As Inspirational Team Member: (July 17 – 08:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) Among the topics to be covered: Who is the “team” for this organization? What does it take to create and maintain an effective team, focused on our mission and objectives? What factors become obstacles to effective teams? What is the role of each member of our team in leading by example and expecting others to follow accordingly? Why every organization needs effective community relations, publicity and media relations; how to get the word out about your agency’s value without relying solely on local media.