Advanced Supervision Skills (3 Days)

In our ever-changing and increasingly complicated world, the role of the supervisor becomes progressively more complex.  Global, national, and local events including terrorism, school shootings, cuts in federal and local funding, and changes in the generational, ethnic, and gender composition of the workforce, create challenges for the supervisor that are greater than ever before.  Accordingly, every supervisor must view development as an ongoing process to ensure that individuals and agencies remain relevant and effective.

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Learn how to apply “Good to Great” leadership concepts in the law enforcement context.
  • Apply motivational tools to improve officer attitudes and performance.
  • Identify the typical dysfunctions of a team and how to overcome them.
  • Apply teamwork, networking, and brainstorming skills to problem solve.
  • Apply advanced leadership concepts, such as; followership skills, attribution theory, and motivation through goal setting.
  • Develop a plan for future supervisory and leadership development.

PRE-REQUISITE: This course is designed for experienced supervisors and new supervisors who have mastered the fundamentals.  Ideally, the participant have successfully completed IACP’s First-Line Supervision course.

All future classes of First Line Supervision and Advanced Supervision are suspended while we review, refine and update course content and curriculum.  Once complete and classes resume, notification will be provided on this page and via IACP News, the association's biweekly e-newsletter.  To subscribe enter your email address at the bottom of this page. 

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