SCI’s Executive Certificate Series offers courses and training on issues impacting leadership in the 21st century. Explore the course offerings below and e-mail us ([email protected]) for more information on upcoming sessions.


Extremists in Law Enforcement: Understanding the Problem and Crafting Solutions

Presented by Dr. Heidi Beirich and Tony McAleer

Concerns over white supremacist and other extremist groups infiltrating the ranks of law enforcement are rising. The FBI considers white supremacy to be the number one domestic terrorism threat. Extremists pose threats to the communities law enforcement serves, the cases law enforcement brings, and the integrity and culture of law enforcement agencies. This 4-hour course provides an overview of the problem, an in-depth look at signs of extremism from white supremacy to antigovernment organizations, an assessment of the damage such officers can inflict, and tackles the issue of addressing the problem while respecting civil liberties.

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Crisis De-Escalation and Conflict Resolution Skills

Presented by SCI Instructors Alexandra Lieben and Dr. Doron Pely 

Conflict is part of life. How we prevent escalation and manage de-escalation, however, is a matter of expertise. This eight-hour interactive and discussion-based course is designed to expand your crisis prevention and de-escalation toolbox and sharpen your conflict resolution skills. It is an immersive introduction to the causes of crises, the impact of crises on the behavior of individuals and groups and the practical tools available to minimize risk, maximize compliance and create the conditions required to de-escalate crises, promote conciliation and resolve conflicts. 

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Officer Spotlight - Lieutenant Scott Steinle is a 23-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Thank you for your service! Read more.

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