Training

LEOs are hungry for leadership training that makes a difference in their lives. You can give them the tools and techniques they want for improving their personal leadership, relationships at home, time management, and other soft skills.

 

Our training programs are designed to help your officers show up to work with a better mindset, better decision-making capability, and a better attitude toward the public and their colleagues. We provide materials and touchpoints that will last long after the training is over.

 

 

Personal Leadership: The Key to Your Department’s Success

 

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After this class your officers will have a much better sense of what real leadership means and how to take greater responsibility, improve decision making, and perform at a higher level.

 

Effective leadership is the key to the success of your department. And while your officers may be looking to you for leadership, this class is about their leadership. Most officers don’t realize that leadership starts with them; it’s not just about the people at the top of the organization.

 

This class covers ways to dramatically improve personal leadership in a short period of time:

 

  • Understanding how fear is the major obstacle to good personal leadership
  • Using emotional intelligence to improve self-awareness and make better decisions
  • 4 blueprints for effective leadership

 

 

Anytime I go to a leadership class, I’ll be honest and say that I am usually skeptical that it’s going to be different from all the other leadership speakers I have heard. I have to say that I left today very impressed. You take leadership and not only make it relevant to our professional lives, but also our personal lives, which is often neglected.” — Josh BrueggerAssistant Chief, Pasadena Police Department, Pasadena, TX

 

 

Positive Interaction with Difficult People

 

After this class, your officers will have greater confidence in their communication skills. They will understand the temptations and traps inherent in tense interactions and how to avoid them.

A woman yelling and screaming at a policeman, and the policeman is smiling.

 

Communication is the most vital skill your officers need to master. Are they getting the results they need on the street while avoiding potentially dangerous or life-threatening situations? Do they know how to handle stress at home and avoid bringing it into the workplace?

 

In this class, officers will:

 

  • Explore why people are difficult and how to manage the challenge
  • Learn the characteristics of 4 basic personalities, how to interact with them, and how to resolve conflict
  • Understand the fundamentals of giving and taking criticism

 

“When a cop meets anger with anger, that’s a bad formula. But well-rounded officers aren’t going to get angry just because a citizen talks back. Those officers are in control of themselves and will be able to talk somebody into handcuffs. They aren’t going to have to fight that fight. You bring a different way of looking at topics that officers face every day.” — Chief Sean Mannix, Cedar Park Police Department, Cedar Park, TX

 

 

Time Flies: How to Manage Time and Get Organized for Greater Productivity and Less Stress

 

After this class, your officers will understand why their time slips away so quickly and how to change that. They will be better able to meet deadlines, finish paperwork more quickly, and reduce stress at home through improved organization.Police Officer

 

Time management is one of the cornerstone skills effective employees need to master. Unfortunately, most have never been taught how to think about and organize their time. In addition, few make the direct connection between their ability to manage time and their stress levels at home and work.

 

In this class, officers will learn:

 

  • How to create more time in the work day, whether as a patrol officer or an administrator
  • Strategies for managing procrastination and perfectionism
  • Understanding the power and pitfalls of effectively setting, managing, and reaching goals

 

“In the back of my mind, I still hear you saying, ‘You can do it!’ I never believed that I was capable of all these things. Learning to manage my time, set priorities, and, most importantly, follow through has definitely been worth it. I’m getting an award for excellence next week!” — Kandy Buntyn, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Houston, TX

 

 

Your Money or Your Life: Managing Personal Finances and Retiring Well from Law Enforcement

 

After this class, your officers will have proven, easy-to-implement steps to transform their financial situations, create the groundwork for a secure retirement, and reduce stress at work and home.

Happy, laughing police officer. Isolated on white.

 

Most officers know the number of years, months, and days they have until retirement. Unfortunately, this is the wrong number to focus on when preparing for a secure and happy retirement. Financial problems impact every aspect of one’s life influencing stress, communication style, work performance, family life, divorce rates, and decision making, among many others. Officers need a plan to approach their money, with the understanding that their personal leadership and finances are tightly connected.

 

In this class, officers will discover:

 

  • The connection between personal leadership and financial issues
  • How much they are paying over a lifetime for cars, cigarettes, alcohol, and cable TV that will not be available for retirement
  • Simple models for assessing their current financial situations, paying down debt, managing credit cards, and handling life’s big financial decisions

 

 

Should I Picture the Audience Naked? Fundamental Presentation and Briefing Skills

 

After this class, officers will know how to handle themselves in a public speaking situation, including community interaction, conference presentations, and briefings.

 

Public speaking is a key skill for any officer who needs to persuade, inform, or even entertain audiences, whether they be community members, department administration, or colleagues. An officer’s ability to handle themselves on their feet is an important leadership competency to have in their toolkit.training-academy-

 

In this class, your officers will learn:

 

  • Proven methods of handling the nervousness of public speaking
  • The rhetorical triangle: the key to understanding public speaking
  • Managing the room, how to take questions, and making the biggest impact on an audience, no matter the size
  • How to create effective briefing slide decks

 

“I have overcome my fear of public speaking. This was a big challenge for me. My communication and listening skills are much better. I talk less and listen more. I am really enjoying life with all its challenges.” — Lydia Davis, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Houston, TX