The Leadership Academy – 2018: Nampa, Idaho

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Date(s) - 08/06/2018 - 08/10/2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nampa Police Department




Hosted by the Nampa Police Department, The Leadership Academy is structured for candidates for promotion and those who already hold the rank of Sergeant or Corporal in law enforcement. Agencies may choose to also include certain personnel who are not yet official candidates for promotion, but clearly demonstrate potential for promotion at some point in their future career. Participants may be from Patrol, Corrections/Jail, Records, Dispatch/911 or any other section within your agency. Community members, businesses, not-for-profit employees, board members, elected officials and employees from city/county and state governments are also welcome in this (or any other) Academy.

The Leadership Academy Course Outline

Day 1 The Leader’s Role As Follower And Leader Among The Topics To Be Covered: Why It’s Critical That You Be A Good Follower Before Expecting Others To Follow You; “I Am Not My Job Title” And Other Perils Of Being A Leader; Interpersonal Dynamics; Effective Leaders versus Ineffective Leaders; Professional Ethics – Not Just Something To Frame On The Wall; “What’s My Management Style?”; What It Takes To Move From Employee To The Role Of Supervisor; Leadership; Strategic Issues Facing  Supervisors; How To Delegate Effectively; How To Deal With Difficult Employees; Effective Communication; Interrelationships Between Shift, Section, and Department Plans and Budgets; How To Write Effective Policies and Procedures; Common Problems Among Leaders And How To Overcome Them.

Day 2 The Leader’s Role In Day-To-Day Operations Among The Topics To Be Covered: The Importance Of Taking Initiative; How To Earn Respect From Peers, Subordinates and The Chief/Sheriff; How To Structure Effective Line And Staff Relationships; Leadership Components Of The Leader’s Job Description; More On Communication; Collaboration With Other Departments; How To Use Action Plans And Achievement Reports; Time Management; and Techniques For Improving Quality, Productivity and Creativity Within Your Team; The Importance Of A “Give Up List”; Improving Listening Skills

Day 3 The Leader’s Role In Finance & Budgeting Among The Topics To Be Covered: How To Prepare A Budget; How To Understand And Use Your Budget As A Tool; What Assistance We Must Expect From Finance Departments; How To Be Accountable For Your Budget; The Leader’s Role In Acquiring Resources For The Team. (This is NOT a bookkeeping or accounting class.)

Day 4 The Leader’s Role In People Management Among The Topics To Be Covered: Principles Of Organizational Development; How To Create An Effective Chart of Organization; Techniques For Effective Recruiting and Selection; How And Why To Implement An Effective Orientation Program; Setting Performance Standards For Subordinates; How To Be An Effective Coach; How To Conduct An Effective Job Performance Review; Records Keeping In People Management; What We Should Expect From Personnel Offices.

Day 5 The Leader’s Role In Community and Media Relations Among The Topics To Be Covered: Marketing & Community Relations Defined; How To Deal With The Media; How To Write An Effective Community Relations Plan; How To Write An Effective Press Release; The Role Of Citizen’s Academies In Furthering The Agency’s Objectives; The Role And Responsibilities Of The Public Information Officer (PIO); Bad Press: How To Deal With It/How To Avoid It; Effectively Packaging Your Agency; How And Why To Create A Citizen’s Advisory Group.

Additional Guidance:

  • Class begins promptly at 0800 hours. We take breaks each hour. Lunch is between 1200 and 1300 hours. Each training day ends not later than 1700 hours.
  • We do not provide meals.
  • Unless your agency has a policy requiring otherwise, we encourage casual dress … The instructor wears jeans …
  • Participants are encouraged to bring pen/pencil and paper for notes.
  • We ask that “texting,” “internet surfing” and phone calls be avoided during instruction times.
  • Each participant will have access to digital copies of course materials within a week after the course has been completed.





Ticket Type Price Spaces
One Registration $500.00
Additional Registrations
Use this for additional registrations from your agency.