Leadership

 

The Justice Clearinghouse covers the topic of Leadership on a regular basis: through the webinars we hold, the articles we write, as well as the articles we curate from other respected sources. 

Begin or enhance your knowledge so that you can grow your leadership (and followership!) abilities by reviewing some of the information below.

 

Upcoming Webinars

Making the Character Connection - The Dynamic of Virtue
Ray Nash
02 / 06 / 2018

Character is the seed that produces the fruit of high achievement. Most police training programs focus on competencies (behavior, performance, achievement), yet most of our problems stem from a lack [...]

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Employing Background Checks
Michael G. Aamodt
02 / 13 / 2018

In recent years, there has been an increased legal, scientific, and regulatory interest in how employers consider a job applicant’s criminal history and credit history when making employment [...]

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Modern 311
Lauren Lahm
Callan Faulkner
02 / 15 / 2018

With the everchanging challenges in local government, one question consistently stands at the center of these discussions: How can we better serve our citizens? While overall citizen experience is a [...]

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Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Jeff Fox
02 / 20 / 2018

The purpose of this course is to help students recognize and practice critical thinking skills. Critical thinking skills will enhance and hone decision making during tactical and administrative activities. &[...]

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Thomas Dworak
03 / 01 / 2018

Leadership, or lack thereof, influences the success or failure of an organization.  While the overall organizational success rests with the Chief, Sheriff or Superintendent, it is the everyday leader [...]

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Emotional Intelligence Hidden Key for Survival
John Thompson
03 / 13 / 2018

In today's world, it seems that every time a public safety official interacts with the public, they are subjected to stress from an entitlement society as well as [...]

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Motivational Interviewing
Denise Beagley
03 / 15 / 2018

Motivational interviewing (MI), an evidence-based communication and helping style, has now been implemented across a variety of disciplines, including: medicine, behavioral health, corrections and community corrections, child welfare and others. [...]

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The Centurion Principle - The Dynamic of Authority
Ray Nash
03 / 22 / 2018

Virtually all instances of police misconduct are the result of ego-driven officers operating “out from under authority.” Officers have been delegated all of the lawful authority necessary to [...]

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Report Writing for Justice Professionals
Natasha Terk
04 / 17 / 2018

Report writing can be tedious and time-consuming and oftentimes we write and re-write reports and other documents for hours and they are still not clear and concise!  This webinar [...]

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Resiliency and the Dynamic of Restoration
Ray Nash
04 / 24 / 2018

The majority of work-related stress in the law enforcement profession stems from unhealthy internal relationships. Unresolved internal conflicts: result in hurt, depression, anger, and jealousy  undermine internal discipline  [...]

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Creating an Organizational Culture of Wellness
Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt
05 / 08 / 2018

Creating a program of support and wellness within a law enforcement environment may encounter challenges based on an institutional culture of seeing the utilization of support as a sign of [...]

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Social Media Bootcamp
Kate Kimble
05 / 29 / 2018

What started as a trend among teens has become an expectation within your community. Social media is here to stay, and it's where important conversations happen every day.&[...]

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Verbal De-escalation
Denise Beagley
05 / 31 / 2018

Verbal De-Escalation and Effective Communication is a type of communication intervention. It can be used for people who may be at risk for aggressive or emotional behaviors. By using a [...]

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E5 Leadership
Ray Nash
06 / 21 / 2018

The standards that define an agency play an integral role and provide a roadmap to promote the highest ideals of professional ethics and performance. Learn how to build a [...]

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Succession Planning
Thomas Dworak
07 / 17 / 2018

Succession planning in the law enforcement or corrections environment of civil service and politics can be complicated.  But it is not complex.  Leaders at all levels should be [...]

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Humanizing Your Agency Through Social Media
Kate Kimble
07 / 24 / 2018

You can't make friends in a crisis. Building your agency's reputation is a daily job, and you can create a strong foundation through storytelling. In this presentation, police [...]

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Breaking Your Own News
Dean Cunningham
Kate Kimble
08 / 28 / 2018

When you know a story is brewing, how can you gain public trust and ensure accurate reporting? Break the news yourself and deliver made-for-media content. Fort Collins Police PIOs Kate [...]

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Hiring Great People
Michael G. Aamodt
08 / 28 / 2018

This webinar will discuss the empirical research on what factors best predict the performance of police officers and other law enforcement personnel.  Factors to be discussed include education, military [...]

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Career Planning From Academy to Retirement
Thomas Dworak
09 / 04 / 2018

The conversation starts out simple enough, "what do you do?"  Your response "I'm a cop".  That describes your profession.  There is a [...]

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Managing Public Criticism
Amy Morgan
09 / 27 / 2018

Public safety personnel, especially those in law enforcement, are receiving public criticism more and more every day about how they’re doing their jobs.  The more we hear, [...]

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Creating a Leadership Paradigm
Jeff Fox
11 / 08 / 2018
Diverse Generations in Public Safety
Amy Morgan
11 / 13 / 2018

You depend on the team members and partners you work with on a daily basis, and sometimes your life may be in each other’s hands.  Learn more [...]

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Cybermetrics for Agency Execs
Stacey A. Wright
12 / 04 / 2018

Conveying your cybersecurity plans and needs is one of the most important things you can do. And one of the hardest. Just like in sports, it’s easy [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Natasha Terk

How to write performance objectives, reviews, appraisals, and other performance documentation that is clear, descriptive, objective, and acceptable in today’s workplace. One of the most important jobs managers [...]

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Thomas Dworak

Law enforcement is a prestigious career path, but recently, the younger generation isn't as keen into entering this field with the expanse of opportunities and possibilities being presented by [...]

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Amy Morgan

Self-fulfilling prophecy (SFP), when used positively, can assist us in manifesting our intentions and goals and turn these into reality. Unfortunately, people use SFP at times as negative self-talk. The [...]

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Best Practices in Drug Testing
Mark Hendershot

Drug use and abuse are some of the biggest issues of the global community – in the legal and criminal perspective, as well in the scientific and medical point of [...]

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Jeff Fox

Being the first line supervisor is the gateway to being a part of management. Too often, however, associates are promoted to first line supervisor positions without sufficient training or mentorship. [...]

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Mark Hendershot

How does your organization ensure they are hiring the right people, with the correct mix of technical and soft skills, who are well suited to the demands of the job, [...]

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Thomas Dworak

The goal of a Field Training and Evaluation Program is the development of high performing, emotionally intelligent, adaptive critical thinkers who are able to respond to the demands of a [...]

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Ray Nash

  The Dynamic of Authority is the cornerstone of the Police Dynamics program. Virtually every instance of police misconduct results from officers operating “out from under” the principle of authority. [...]

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Articles

mental health
Christina McCale

People use terms like "psychopath" or "manic" or "depressed" to describe others - often forgetting that these are actually mental health terms with real [...]

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leadership deep waters
Christina McCale

While the most visible parts of leadership are what you do, leadership starts with who you are and how you engage with the world around you... or what has [...]

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child-trafficking
Christina McCale

Viewing images of child exploitation is nothing short of disturbing. But what if it was your job to find and remove images of children being harmed.... all day. Every day...? [...]

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employment background check
Christina McCale

Background checks are a common part of the modern hiring process: but what role should background checks play in hiring decisions? How much of what employers believe about the background [...]

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Intruder response
Christina McCale

Once a critical incident has begun, people have only moments before needing to take action. But without training, it's difficult to know what action to take is the right [...]

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workplace violence
Christina McCale

None of us want to believe an intruder will invade our workplaces and cause murder or mayhem. But workplace violence happens every year... Even at government agencies. Join us Tuesday, [...]

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decision making
Christina McCale

Critical thinking is more than just a theoretical premise to be included in college courses. At its core, critical thinking is a foundational skill -- for life, work, and certainly [...]

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Christina McCale

The end of the year can have a lot of significance: the holidays. A time for reflection and setting goals. The end of the fiscal year.  And for many, [...]

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Our Subject Matter Experts

Meet the people who present on this topic
Dean Cunningham

Sergeant Dean Cunningham has worked for Fort Collins Police Services for 18 years. He is currently assigned to the patrol division and is in charge of the department’s body [...]

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Denise Beagley

Denise Beagley, M.Sc. is the Manager of Clinical Initiatives & Training for Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy. She has worked within the behavioral [...]

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john thompson
John Thompson

John Thompson is the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA). Mr. Thompson has operational responsibility for NSA’s programs and services. In 2004, [...]

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Lauren Lahm DiGregorio Tech Air
Lauren Lahm

Lauren Lahm is the Director of Consulting at TechAir Group. Lauren oversees the day-to-day operation of TechAir Group including solution delivery, project management, and operations. Lauren has been working with [...]

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Callan Faulkner TechAir
Callan Faulkner

Callan Faulkner is the Director of Sales and Account Management at TechAir Group. She leads the sales, marketing, account management and product development efforts for the firm. Over the [...]

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Kate Kimble
Kate Kimble

Kate Kimble is the Public Relations Manager for Fort Collins (CO) Police Services. Her background includes journalism, small business marketing, graphic design, and social media management. After nearly 10 years as [...]

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Natasha Terk - Write It Well
Natasha Terk

Natasha Terk is the managing director of Adcom Designs. She improves communication skills and team dynamics through a relentless focus on each client’s business, brand, and competition. She [...]

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Mark Hendershot
Mark Hendershot

After spending 31 years at the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department, Mark Hendershot is now the Chief Information Officer at Treatment Assessment Screening Center. His primary focus as been [...]

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Stacey A Wright
Stacey A. Wright

Stacey A. Wright is the Senior Intel Program Manager at the Center for Internet Security (CIS), where she runs the Intel Team for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center ([...]

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Thomas Dworak

Thomas Dworak is a retired Sergeant (31 years) from a suburban Chicago police department where he was the Field Training and Evaluation Program Coordinator and the Lead Defensive Tactics/Use of [...]

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