This is the fourth in a series of one-day leadership development courses. Research indicates that the management and culture of an organization are among the most important factors influencing police behavior. How leaders respond to officers regarding their behavior towards each other and the citizens they serve directly affects whether law enforcement is viewed as an institution that demonstrates integrity. The primary goal of this course is to define ethical leadership and apply concepts into future decision-making and actions that will help motivate others to build trust and maintain respect. The course is for individual participants or groups of individuals from law enforcement agencies.
At the completion of training, the participant will be able to:
- Define ethical leadership, integrity, and trust; apply the definitions to the policing field, police departments, and the participant
- Create a common foundation of ethical leadership and its application to the policing field
- Describe factors that can contribute to the breakdown of trust and respect within the policing field, police departments, and individual supervisors and officers
- Explore approaches that can help build and maintain a culture of ethical decision-making
- Identify and apply problem-solving strategies through scenarios and case studies
- Develop a self-improvement plan that incorporates ethical leadership approaches, using techniques presented during the training