The Executive Leadership Program for command staff is a one-week course structured to address leadership issues from a senior executive perspective. Covering numerous topic areas in public safety, the program helps strengthen leadership’s cross-functional skills through immersion in key issues and best practices. The program integrates classroom and experiential learning opportunities, with visits to sites where senior leaders can study and observe real-world examples of topics and concepts.

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 $4,500, which includes tuition, books, case materials, accommodations and most meals. For leaders commuting  to attend the program, the fee is $3,500. The application deadline is May 15, 2020. The 2020 program will be held June 1-5 at the USC University Park Campus.

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