First-Line Leadership Training (FLL)

First-Line Leadership Training (FLL)

The First-Line Leadership (FLL) training program is designed to meet the needs of current and aspiring sworn and civilian first-line supervisors. FLL is offered as a three-day in-person training.

Course Overview

The First-Line Leadership (FLL) training program is a three-day in-person and seven-week virtual training designed to meet the needs of current and aspiring leaders. FLL focuses on three elements of leadership – The Leader, The Follower, and The Situation.

Focus areas include:

  • Understanding Good and Bad Leader Behavior
  • Effective Leader Communication
  • Understanding Human Motivation
  • Effective Followership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Culture and Ethical Organizations 

By the end of this course, attendees should have a set of strategies and tools to call upon when making decisions, inspiring followers, and achieving organizational goals.

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In-person FLL training events are:

  • Three days in length.
  • Class size of up to 36 participants. 
  • Interactive and intensive. The training will be delivered using a variety of interactive teaching methods whereby participants will be continuously engaged with trainers and other attendees. For enhanced learning, participants will also be required to complete pre and post-training assignments.
  • Inclusive of participants from all ranks and agency sizes to provide opportunities for networking and information sharing.
  • Taught by experienced law enforcement trainers using a peer-based model. Curriculum developed by program advisors who are subject matter experts with significant executive level law enforcement experience.


FLL Testimonials

Praise for the In-Person Course:

“The First-Line Leadership Program provides a great introduction to leadership. It is great for newer leaders or those who aspire to be a leader.  I appreciate the thought process of working to try to become a part of the solution instead of the problem.” – Participant from Vail, CO, Police Department

“All the material was personalized to our work through discussion and exercises. The training was interactive which led to great discussion and self-reflection into our current positions” – Participant from ATF, Denver Field Division

“I was able to identify my leadership style and areas needing improvement. There is always room to improve yourself is the most important thing I will take back to my agency” – Participant from North Charleston, SC, Police Department




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