Date(s) - 01/14/2019 - 01/18/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chubbuck Police Department
Hosted by the Chubbuck Police Department, The Sergeants’ / Supervisors’ Academy is structured for anyone in any position or with any title in public safety.
The Academy Course Outline
Day 1 The Sergeant’s / Supervisor’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; Moving From Employee To The Role Of Supervisor; Leadership – Defined; Strategic Issues Facing Leaders; 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 Sergeant’s / Supervisor’s Role In Day-To-Day Operations Among The Topics To Be Covered: The Importance Of Taking Initiative; 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.”
Day 3 The Sergeant’s / Supervisor’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 Sergeant’s / Supervisor’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 Sergeant’s / Supervisor’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; 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 Organization; How And Why To Create A Citizen’s Advisory Group.
- 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.