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Command Excellence:
 Leadership Development Series for Law Enforcement

10-month in-person workshop series designed with law enforcement leaders in mind

The "Command Excellence: Leadership Growth Series for Law Enforcement" is an innovative and comprehensive 10-month workshop series designed to enhance the leadership skills of law enforcement professionals. This series focuses on several key areas essential for effective command in the challenging environment of law enforcement such as communication mastery, emotional intelligence, ethical decision-making, strategic planning, team building, and fostering a positive work culture.

Each workshop in the series is interactive, combining theoretical knowledge with practical exercises. The workshops are designed to be engaging and thought-provoking, encouraging participants to share experiences and learn from each other. By the end of the series, participants will be equipped with enhanced skills and insights to lead effectively in the demanding field of law enforcement.

The workshop series can be tailored to address the unique needs of your command staff and officers making it more effective in creating long-lasting change. 

Sample Workshop Agenda's 


Workshop Title: "Enhancing Communication Mastery in Law Enforcement Leadership"


Duration: 90-minute In-Person Workshop with 30-minute Weekly Follow-up Exercises (4 Weeks)


Part of the 10-Month Workshop Series: "Command Excellence: Leadership Development Series for Law Enforcement"


Workshop Agenda


  • Overview of Communication in Law Enforcement Leadership

  • Objectives of the Workshop

  • Outline of Weekly Exercises


Effective Verbal Communication

  • Key Principles of Clear and Concise Speaking

  • The Role of Tone, Pace, and Clarity in Leadership Communication

  • Brief Interactive Exercise: Pair-based Communication Practice


Active Listening and Non-Verbal Cues

  • Techniques for Active Listening

  • Understanding and Utilizing Non-Verbal Communication

  • Group Activity: Non-Verbal Communication Role Play


Handling Difficult Conversations

  • Strategies for Managing Challenging Dialogues

  • De-escalation Techniques in Communication

  • Mini-Case Study Discussion: Real-world Law Enforcement Scenarios


Closing and Introduction to Weekly Exercises

  • Recap of Key Takeaways

  • Overview of Weekly Exercises and Activities

  • Q&A Session


30-Minute Weekly Exercises (Over 4 Weeks)

Week 1: Improving Verbal Communication

  • Exercise: Record a 5-minute briefing on a relevant topic and self-review.

  • Activity: Engage in a structured conversation with a colleague or community member, focusing on clarity and effectiveness.


Week 2: Mastering Active Listening

  • Exercise: Practice active listening in daily briefings, with a focus on providing feedback.

  • Activity: Conduct a listening session with a team member, focusing on understanding their perspective without interrupting.


Week 3: Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Exercise: Observe and note non-verbal cues in team interactions.

  • Activity: Engage in a conversation using primarily non-verbal communication methods.


Week 4: Navigating Difficult Conversations

  • Exercise: Role-play a difficult conversation scenario with a peer.

  • Activity: Reflect on a past challenging conversation and identify areas for improvement.


Completion and Follow-up

  • Participants submit a brief reflection on their learning and progress.

  • Optional 30-minute follow-up session for sharing experiences and additional Q&A. (Virtual)

Have 10 or more law enforcement leaders in your department that would benefit from the Command Excellence leadership growth workshop series?

Contact us today to learn more

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