SMALL & RURAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVE’S ASSOCIATION

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP &

FIRST-LINE SUPERVISION SYMPOSIUM

Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 9 AM to 3 PM ET

In partnership with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) The National Command & Staff College

For police chiefs, sheriffs, command staff, supervisors, law enforcement, & corrections personnel

Dynamic Speakers Who Will Inspire, Motivate & Educate You.

9 AM – Keynote: All Attendees

How to create a MASTER leadership philosophy, and action steps to maintain MASTER level thinking, Mr. Terry Budget Mr. Budget’s dynamic keynote will inspire and challenge you to re-imagine your own leadership thinking and instill a renewed responsibility for results and success! Having served 21 years in the United States Army, Mr. Budget has multiple medals including 1 Bronze Stars & a Meritorious Service Medal. His military training coupled with almost 12 years in working in corporate with my academia wealth from the University of Phoenix with a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Villanova, Capella University, & the University of Notre Dame allows Terry to grasp decades of knowledge & understanding in human resource management, negotiations, and leadership.

10 AM – Opening Session: All Attendees

Asymmetric Leadership, Employing the Mindset, Heart Set, and Actions of Leadership at Any Level, David Lau – Mr. Lau is a Senior Instructor with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers’ Leadership Training Division and is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and trainer. Mr. Lau was severely injured by a suicide bomber in 2012. His powerful story is a testament to the human spirit and our ability to overcome adversity! His deep passion for law enforcement combined with his expertise in leadership allows him to deliver powerful speeches that consistently garner top praise. David’s messages help law enforcement leaders make the jump from being great at what they do to developing the qualities it takes to be consistently chosen for the job. His presentations will help you become more influential regardless of circumstances.

Break into 2 tracks for 3 sessions – Track 1 Executive Leadership Track 2 First-Line Supervision

11 AM

Track 1: Leadership Concepts – FLETC, George Belsky, Mr. Belsky is a West Point graduate, and former senior executive with the ATF, currently an instructor with the FLETC Leadership Institute of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers.  By knowing yourself and knowing your people you will find the best way to relate with them on an individual level. Your relationship, communication skills, trust and credibility with each and every one of your folks will improve. You will not be the leader you want to be led by. You will be, though, the leader they want to be led by. Which is what leadership is all about anyway: working with and for others to achieve a common goal. 

Track 2:  Making the Transition to Supervisor (National Command & Staff College) Dr. Terry Anderson is the Chief Leadership Officer at the National Command and Staff College.  Dr. Terry Anderson serves as the Chief Leadership Officer at the International Academy of Public Safety and the President of Anderson Corporate and Executive Coaching, Inc.  In his work he has been trusted by executives at the US Department of Justice, Folsom Police, New Westminster Police Service, Vancouver Police, San Diego Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the California State University, Fullerton Police Department, the LA County Sheriff’s Department and LAPD.  Dr. Anderson is Professionally Certified by the following organizations:  California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) as a Facilitator for Executive Team Building; Green Belt Certified in Lean Six Sigma; Executive Coach by the International Association of Business Coaches; Strategic Management by the Haines Centre for Strategic Management.  He designed and is approved to facilitate the IADLEST and POST (in 35 States) Certified Workshop: Every Officer is a Leader.  His PhD was in Administration and Management with a special focus on Organizational Transformation.  Supervision is not an easy job, especially when you’re new. You are now a supervisor and are responsible for leading a team, and this includes lots of responsibilities and expectations that you may not be prepared to deal with. Learn to navigate being a supervisor, while avoiding pitfalls and capitalizing on your strengths.

12 PM

Track 1: Strategic Leadership – Troy Rodgers Psy.D., Dr. Rodgers is a police and public safety psychologist who has been practicing in the Southwest for the last 20 years.  He has been the Agency Director for Public Safety Psychology Group LLC (PSPG) since 2004.  At the present time, he works as a consultant/psychologist for over 140 local, state, and federal law enforcement, fire, and corrections agencies.  In 2016, Dr. Rodgers was awarded a Diplomate in Police Psychology from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology.  He was appointed in 2014 by Governor Susana Martinez to the NM Sexual Offender Management Board.  In 2019 he became an ethics committee member for the International Association of Chiefs of Police- Police Psychology Section.  He is currently a board member for the National Sheriff’s Association-Psychology Section.  He is also certified as a Master Professional Lecturer by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Training Academy. 

Track 2:  Emotional Intelligence for Successful Supervisors – Dr. Richard Conroy is the Provost of Academic Affairs for the National Command and Staff College.  His combined law enforcement and academic experience extends over four decades. Specific to law enforcement, he has served as a Director of Police at the university level, an Assistant Chief of Police at the municipal level, and a Special Agent in Charge at the state level. Prior to executive level leadership positions, he worked through the law enforcement career ranks, including communications, uniformed patrol, canine, undercover operations, and criminal investigations. Rich is a results-oriented problem-solver with experience and career long work in the specialized area of public safety crisis intervention. He has participated in numerous critical incident stress debriefings (CISD) as a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).  Rich is a graduate of the 150th session of the FBI National Academy as well as a life-member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).  He is a member of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and has held membership in the FBI National Academy Associates in four different states. One way to power up your efficiency as a supervisor is by tapping into your emotional intelligence. Supervisors need to be able to adapt to the changing norms & circumstances in law enforcement today. Emotional intelligence will enable you to be more adaptable in your agency and community, which makes sense. The more frequently you interact with people, the more your EI matters; which is why supervisors who have high emotional intelligence will outperform those who don’t. Being aware of, understanding, and managing your emotions and of those around you will help you to navigate through an ever-changing profession, and become a successful leader in it.

1 PM

Track 1:  Lean 6Sigma for Maximizing Efficiency and Savings in Law Enforcement – National Command & Staff College, Chief Bill Cooper is a retired Chief of Police and Senior Vice President & Director, Consulting at the National Command and Staff College.  He is a management expert who has consulted with and taught law enforcement on optimizing performance. Bill holds an MBA and a second Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is a graduate of the FBINA and Washington State Law Enforcement Executive Command College.  He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and teaches this powerful management system to law enforcement across the country.  Bill is the author or co-author of ten books, various management, and leadership papers and articles, and provides keynote addresses, training and consulting services.

Track 2: Providing Effective Feedback – Troy Rodgers Psy.D., Giving feedback is one of the skills that any effective supervisor needs. For those whose responsibilities include supervising the work of others, the ability to give insightful and detailed feedback is a key requirement of the role. However, when feedback is too focused on the issue at hand, it can fail to address the causes and improve future performance. You must clearly communicate the issues at hand and provide opportunities for your employees to self-direct their improvement and learning.

2 PM – Closing Session: – All Attendees

Dysfunctional Communication Styles, Mark ShulerMr. Shuler is a Senior Trainer with the Shuler Group. During this session, Mark will teach how to identify dysfunctional communications how to deal with them in order to forward action, and de-escalate situations where needed. Mr. Shuler has a master’s degree in clinical psychology, and he has thousands of hours coaching and training leaders in multiple industries. He brings his diverse background as a teacher, trainer, therapist, stage combat choreographer, actor, photojournalist, and more.  With his vast experience with organizations, teams, groups, and law enforcement, he has a thorough understanding of how people interact and work together effectively (or how they do not).