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Leadership - Organizational; Courage and Character

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  Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation     
Overview and Macro Curriculum
Leadership/Organizational Courage and Character


It is necessary that police officers and supervisors remind themselves of the nobility of policing and the high ethical standards required to do the job well in the modern world.  Individuals must be willing to craft the culture and climate of their organizations to value the high ideals of nobility, honesty, integrity, dignity, and respect as a backdrop for all operations.  This course is written to combine these two principles and energize police officers and supervisors in their efforts to model courage and character.


This is a 16 hour course which is presented in two days.  The course will provide instruction that is both philosophical and practical, with discussions, question and answer sessions, readings, video instruction and case studies as presentation methods.   Detailed lesson information is included in the presentation outline.  The course is designed for supervisors and senior officers who may become supervisors.

Course Goals:

At the conclusion of this course, the participate will:

  • Describe the historical roots of policing and the noble characteristics associated with that history.
  • Articulate the principles of acting with dignity and respect as defined by various authors.
  • State the characteristics of leadership illustrated in a provided case study.
  • Define processes and individual values that combat and minimize cynicism in police work.
  • Identify leadership practices that focus on handling change and leaving a positive legacy.

Day One              

0800 – 0900 hrs                Welcome, Introduction and Opening
0900 – 1100 hrs                The Nobility of Policing
1100 – 1200 hrs                Leading with Dignity and Respect
1200 – 1300 hrs                Lunch (on your own)
1300 – 1400 hrs                Leading with Dignity and Respect
1400 – 1700 hrs                Servant Leadership

Day Two

0800 – 1100 hrs                Leadership Case Study (Kranz)
1000 – 1200 hrs                Organizational Health – Handling Change
1200 – 1300 hrs                Lunch (on your own)
1300 – 1500 hrs                Combating Cynicism
1500 – 1700 hrs                Leading for a Legacy


Michael R. (Mike) Gentry, Chief of Police (ret.)
Director of Training, Texas Police Chiefs Association


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August 7th, 2018 8:00 AM   through   August 8th, 2018 5:00 PM
CONVERSE, TX 78109-1336
United States

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