The IACP Center for Police Leadership and Training, with funding from Motorola Solutions Foundation, proudly introduces a new leadership certification program, the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI). The WLI program is a five day course focused on the unique challenges facing women leaders in law enforcement. To develop current and future leaders, the curriculum focuses on enhancing the business, leadership, and personal effectiveness skills of female leaders. The course is open to female and male, sworn and non-sworn personnel serving in supervisory positions, and to senior patrol officers aspiring to become supervisors.

This interactive program uses senior women instructors and mentors from United States and Canadian law enforcement agencies and operates in an intensive experiential learning environment. Theories included in the program are gleaned from IACP’s research on leading people, groups, and change. Other topics covered include: effective communication and conflict management; career mapping; fair, impartial, and ethical policing; transformational leadership; and stress management.

Classes begin on Sunday evening and conclude early afternoon Friday.  General tuition is $875.  Additional costs will include select meals incorporated into the Institute.

Lodging and meal rates will vary by city and are negotiated by IACP.

Upcoming WLI Courses

Scottsdale, AZ
Hosted by the Scottsdale Police Department
May 18-23, 2014

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by York Regional Police
July 19-25, 2014

Richmond, VA
September 7-12, 2014

Duluth, MN
Hosted by the Duluth Police Department
November 9-14, 2014


Registration for this course cannot be accomplished online. To register or for more information, please contact Laura Renenger, at 703-836-6767 x 274 or renenger@theiacp.org

How have our WLI alumni felt about this Institute?

“[The Women’s Leadership Institute] is set in an environment that forces us to step out of our comfort zones and is conducive to personal and career growth. It will enable us to go back and help our agencies develop more cohesion, better working relationships within the agency, and more exemplary officers.”
-Trooper, Montana Highway Patrol

“I have attended training my entire career. This was the most open and honest training I have ever attended.”
- Commander, Marysville County Police Department

“The panel discussion really helped a lot of us, providing examples of great leadership.  I would love to see women earlier in their careers attend this course.”
-Captain, Massachusetts State Police

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