The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) provides senior leaders with a 21st century approach to public safety by adopting a multidisciplinary and “whole-of-community” methodology. The program is a one-week course intended to challenge international public safety leaders and enhance their analysis, coordination, and response capabilities to the evolving threats to public safety. Structured specifically for public sector professionals and policymakers, it employs an interdisciplinary academic and experiential learning environment. Participants strengthen their cross-functional skills through immersion in key issues and best practices presented by world-class researchers, policy experts, and practitioners in public safety. The ELP is intended for senior leaders from the United States and abroad.

The program course topics are divided into four modules:

Leadership – Collaborative Governance; Values-Driven Leadership; Organizational Branding; Conflict Resolution; Decision making and Metrics; Understanding the Millennial Generation; Partnering with Elected Officials; Crisis Management; Negotiation Strategies

Emerging Threats – Homegrown Violent Extremism (HVE); Cyber Warfare

Technology – Open-source Intelligence and Analysis; Virtual Reality and Geospatial Analysis; Drones Technology

Community Engagement – Violence Reduction Strategies; Corrections and Recidivism; Mental Health Best Practices; Civil Liberties; and Faith-based Communities

Admission Requirements

SCI invites applications from senior leaders with executive or command-level responsibilities from public safety backgrounds, including law enforcement, fire, health, social work, government and education. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. The cost per senior leader is $2,000, which includes tuition, books and case materials. The application deadline is May 20, 2022. The 2022 program will be held online only, from 8 AM to 12:30 PM PT, June 6-10. 

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