Public Safety Is NOT “More Work” For Local Government …

First, I hope that you, your family and your team members are healthy during this time.


Secondly, I hope you are continuing to focus on Strategic Advantage!


For the foreseeable future all our training academies will be online and live. I have been encouraged by the 100+ folks who have been through such training with me during the past quarter. They have consistently rated the training as “exceeded expectations.” In the event that COVID-19 subsides and we have an effective vaccine, I will get back on the road with Academies as I have for the past 20 years.


However …. until then …


Thanks to guidance from dozens of participants about the design of courses, I have structured a few things differently for upcoming training as follows:


1. The Principles of Effective Leadership & Supervision course (10 hours) proved to be less-than convenient for many people in Federal service. So, rather than follow up with 10, 1-hour classes spread out over 10 weeks, I have changed it to be two, consecutive 5-hour classes. The material will remain the same. I anticipate offering one of these academies each quarter through 2021.


2. The Sergeants’ Academy will continue as a 40-hour course. I have also created a 10-hour Sergeants’ Academy for those who seek additional professional development opportunities but don’t need 40 hours. There will be at least 4 of the 40 hour courses and 4 of the 10 hour courses in 2021.

3. The Executive Academy will continue as a 40-hour course as well. Beginning First Quarter, 2021 I will add a 10-hour course as I have done with The Sergeants’ Academy. I anticipate offering 2 of the 40 hour courses and 2 of the 10 hour courses in 2021.


4. The Leadership Academy will remain as a 15-hour course. I am planning for one each quarter in 2021.


5. I will be adding a 20-hour Communications/Dispatch Supervisor Leadership Academy in First Quarter, 2021. I will continue to seek guidance from Communications professionals about the course content and the number of times it will be offered in 2021.

6. I will also be adding a 20-hour Strategic Planning For Results workshop beginning second quarter, 2021.


7. Night Shift Courses: It occurs to me that most training courses, workshops and classes are conducted during hours “convenient” to the trainers and roughly 2/3 of employees (those working days and swing shifts). Yet, the other 1/3 of employees who work nights have to make inconvenient choices in order to participate in “daylight hours only” training. Therefore, I’ll be offering short-versions of The Sergeants Academy and The Leadership Academy for night shift people at least 4 times in 2021.

If you haven’t checked out the “Short-Courses” on my firm’s website, please do so. They are quite popular, reasonably priced and, well, short …

 
Please pass along this link to my firm’s website (https://theresultsgroupltd.com) to your training officer, administrators and your colleagues across the United States?

If any of your contacts wish to attend an upcoming course, please let them know they are eligible for a discount on the tuition; just have them email me and I will send them a tuition discount code.

Group rates are available at any time for any course.

Please keep in touch. I very much enjoy hearing about your successes.
Let me know when I can return the favor!

… and by the way, Public Safety is THE work of local government. Don’t let local decision-makers “prioritize” the cornerstone of democracy. When Public Safety is properly funded and staffed, everything else will be just fine.

Article written by

Stephen L. Kent, founder and president of The Results Group, Ltd., has more than 30 years of leadership, training and facilitation experience. As a leadership & training consultant, he specializes in helping organizations design and implement programs to improve personal, leadership and organizational effectiveness, strategic planning, issues management and community engagement. Steve is a dynamic speaker who is known for his straight talk that gets right to the heart of key issues. He and his family reside in Oro Valley, Arizona.

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