Women's Leadership Institute (WLI)
The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) is a one-week in-person and nine-week virtual leadership training program for women leaders and those developing women leaders.
The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) is a one-week in-person and nine-week virtual leadership training program for women leaders and those developing women leaders. The curriculum is focused on teaching participants evidence-informed leadership theories to help them inspire followers, lead groups, and achieve organizational goals—all in the context of better understanding the unique challenges women face in the workplace. Participants of this course have recommended the training not only for its delivery of tangible leadership strategies, but also for its outstanding networking opportunities and promotion of successful women in law enforcement.
Curriculum focus includes:
- Individual Differences
- Understanding Human Motivation
- Leading Teams, Organizations and Change
- Ethical Organizations
- Emotional Intelligence
- Networking and Mentorship
For information about hosting a WLI, please email LeadershipServices@theIACP.org.
Attend a WLI Course
The IACP offers a virtual Women's Leadership Institute (WLI) that is nine-weeks and consists of two weekly virtual live events, led by IACP-certified instructors, at-home assignments to support learning application, group project work outside of the weekly live events, and optional virtual networking events. The cost per participant is $850.00. Upcoming course dates and registration links are listed below:
Do I have to be a member to attend?
No, this session is open to all law enforcement (federal, local, state, and military) and public safety personnel. We do, however, encourage you to explore the benefits of IACP membership.
Who are the instructors?
We have an experienced and diverse cadre of instructors, both female and male, who are trained and certified IACP instructors for the WLI program. Our instructors are retired and active senior-level law enforcement professionals.
Can I receive POST certification?
We seek POST certification for each of the WLI’s within the U.S. in each state where the institute takes place. POST certification can vary widely from state to state; please speak with the Project Coordinator for your specific institute session.