The Executive Academy – West Richland, WA

The Executive Academy - West Richland, WA

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The Executive Academy - West Richland, WA
The Executive Academy - West Richland, WA

The Executive Academy - West Richland, WA

Sep 9 - 13, 2024
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Hosted by The West Richland Police Department

Registration: NEW! EASIER REGISTRATION! Note the number of people who will be attending and follow the prompts to pay with credit card. You may add the names of the people you're registering in the "Order Notes" section near the bottom of your cart. The receipt you receive is proof of registration.

Dates: September 9 - 13, 2024

Times: Training begins at 0800 hours and ends not later than 1700 hours each day.

Course Credit: Certificate for 40 hours


Day 1 –  The Executive's Role As Visionary & Strategic Planner  Among The Topics To Be Covered: Strategic issues facing law enforcement over the next 10 years and how to plan and manage around them; executive-level techniques for strategic and tactical planning; improving productivity and quality; creating a learning organization versus a trained organization; developing an effective Mission, Vision & Long-Range Objectives; principles of effective Strategic Planning; Developing an effective Planning Cycle Calendar tied to your agency’s budget.

Day 2 – The Executive's Role In Implementing Effective Leadership & Management Principles  Among The Topics To Be Covered: A reminder: We "manage" things; We "LEAD" people. There's a difference; How to create an environment that fosters effective decision making and acceptance of accountability at all echelons; implementing an effective job performance review system; how to improve communication among and between the rank structure, shifts, and sections.

Day 3 – The Executive's Role In Finance & Budgeting  Among The Topics To Be Covered: How to always be prepared for budget presentations; integrating the department’s objectives with the budget process; how to sell your budget to other policy makers, budget committees and the taxpayers; how and why to involve decision makers throughout your agency in finance and budgeting. (This is not an accounting or bookkeeping class!)

Day 4 – The Executive's Role In Team Cultures  Among The Topics To Be Covered: Who is the “team” for this agency? What does it take to create and maintain an effective team, focused on the agencies mission and objectives? What factors become obstacles to effective teams? What is senior leadership’s role in leading by example and expecting others to follow accordingly?

Day 5 – The Executive's Role In Community and Media Relations  Among The Topics To Be Covered: Why every law enforcement agency needs an effective marketing program; fundamentals of marketing, community relations, publicity and media relations; structuring the role of an effective Public Information Officer; how to deal with negative press; how and when to conduct a press conference; how to get the word out about your agency without relying solely on local media; critical elements in developing an effective marketing program.

In addition to course materials and a Certificate of Completion, each participant will receive a copy of Steve's book, Strategic Planning & Organizational Culture For Public Safety Agencies. 

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