Women's Leadership institute (WLI)


About WLI

Women in law enforcement will face a number of  challenges as they become leaders in law enforcement.  In response to feedback surrounding the need for a training program tailored to women in law enforcement, the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) is a new, entrepreneurial effort to create an academically rigorous training program which recognizes the unique challenges and opportunities women face as they rise through leadership positions in public safety organizations nationally and internationally

The IACP serves the leaders of today, and develops the leaders of tomorrow; the WLI is no different in its goals and focus. The science-based and dynamic curriculum integrates the art and science of leadership with professional and personal development strategies of importance to women in public safety.  The WLI leveraged and expanded on IACP’s highly-respected Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO) course by working with a Curriculum Design Team (CDT) to modify and update research around theories on leading individuals, leading groups, and facilitating change, while building new content and material focused on addressing ethical leadership, effective communication and counseling, understanding stakeholders, leadership and wellness, personal financial management, and thoughtful strategic career planning.  Attendees are provided numerous opportunities for self-evaluation which allows them to use the Institute as a forum to explore opportunities for change through themselves, other attendees, instructors, and mentors.

The program is highly interactive and features senior women instructors and mentors from United States and Canadian law enforcement agencies in an intensive experiential learning environment.   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.

Please see "Upcoming WLI Courses" for a list of current WLI locations open for registration.  Please click on the location link for logistics, pricing, lodging and registration information.

For a quick look at the WLI session schedule and educational modules, click here.



To register for a WLI or to obtain more information about hosting a WLI program, please contact the IACP's Training and Professional Services, WLI Team at 703-836-6767, ext. 316, or by email at WLITeam@theiacp.org.

Please follow us and participate in WLI on social media by visiting our Facebook page and by using #IACPWLI onTwitter!



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