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, with site visits, 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; Crisis Management; Decision making and Metrics; Negotiation Strategies

Emerging Threats – Violent Crimes; Hate Crimes and Incidents; Cyber Warfare

Technology – Social Media; Drones Technology

Community Engagement – Violence Reduction Strategies; Gang/Community Intervention 

Next Course Offering: June 10-14, 2024 from 8:00AM – 5:00PM at USC’s main campus

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. 

Registration deadline: May 17, 2024

Program Cost: $5,000 with accommodation at the USC HOTEL / $3,500 for commuting senior leaders 

Click here to apply. For questions, please email [email protected].

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