Course Summary
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320 hours (240 online and 80 hours face-to-face)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Graduate 3 applied leadership
Graduate 3 organizational leadership


The course objective is to improve leadership capability through creating more aware leaders, including intentionally deeper investments in the human domain and aligning mission and values. Graduates will be leaders and mentors for their people, dedicated to personal and professional growth, committed to promoting open communication, shared values and focused on mission accomplishment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a personal philosophy of command
  • Describe the value of a peer network
  • Align resources with strategy, mission, vision and values of agency
  • Align human factors with leadership
  • Describe leadership styles
  • Apply critical thinking to decision making
  • Prepare for an inspired agency command
  • Build self-awareness and understand tendencies
  • Assess and improve command climate and agency culture
  • Value taking calculated risks and learning from mistakes

General Topics:

  • Personal leadership
  • Approaches to leadership
  • Leadership and ethics
  • Taking responsibility
  • Communication and change
  • Strategic elements of building a professional culture
  • Versatility skills
  • Human factors and leadership
  • Leadership styles
  • Progressive law enforcement leader effectively managing departmental risks
  • The organizational change battle plan
  • Mastering communication
  • Budgeting
  • Personnel management
  • Human factors and officer
  • Wellness
  • Retention and recruitment
  • Crisis communication
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Other
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Written Papers
  • Graded essays required for each-online module

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials

Other offerings from National Command and Staff College