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

Jeff Fox
01 / 17 / 2019

The purpose of this course is to help better understand and use excellent communication skills be they written, verbal, or body language that are critical to success in your career [...]

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Rick Hodsdon
01 / 24 / 2019

This webinar will acquaint the public sector employer and criminal justice professionals with a major federal law, the benefits and its requirements. We will consider: Who is protected by the [...]

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Corey Yunke
01 / 29 / 2019

From protecting image to disseminating important public safety information, there are many great reasons to open up your agency to the world of Social Media. However, taking that first step [...]

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Peter Bellmio
02 / 05 / 2019

This is a contentious issue in many police agencies. There is no generally accepted “best schedule."  Each system has advantages and disadvantages that must be weighed based [...]

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.
02 / 07 / 2019

Law enforcement professionals are under a lot of scrutiny these days. Stay ahead of the critics and learn the latest Supreme Court cases and best practices in the use of [...]

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Kimberly Miller
02 / 13 / 2019

A leadership position provides a person with power, authority and the ability to make decisions; however, the rank in of itself does not instill a desire in others to follow [...]

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Jamey Gadoury
Thomas Dworak
02 / 19 / 2019

It’s the information age. We have access to an endless flow of ideas on becoming better professionals. But the challenge is still implementation. This seminar goes to the [...]

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Mark Warren
02 / 21 / 2019

In the first of this three-part seminar series we start with a question we often use in class: Somewhere in your community today, there is someone that you believe [...]

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Rick Hodsdon
03 / 21 / 2019

Since Congress amended the ADA effective in 2008 employers have found implementation and compliance with ADA requirements to be a serious challenge. We are going to discuss: Who is protected by [...]

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Corey Yunke
04 / 04 / 2019

Chances are your agency did not receive any additional funding to compensate for the extra work involved with managing a Social Media Program.  Yes, Social Media Platforms are (mostly) [...]

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Mark Warren
04 / 18 / 2019

In the second of this three-part seminar series we start with a question we often use in class: Somewhere in your community today, there is someone that you believe [...]

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Kimberly Miller
04 / 24 / 2019

Many organizations struggle with bench strength and the proactive development of leadership in employees. Additionally, not all supervisors are training in how to effectively assess individual strengths and navigate different [...]

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Amy Morgan
05 / 07 / 2019

We're taught to be nice, polite, and to not hurt feelings. This makes it difficult to have conversations where we will be communicating bad news, or pointing out deficiencies. [...]

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Thomas Dworak
05 / 14 / 2019

Research tells us that people who possess a level high emotional intelligence (EQ) are more successful and better decision makers. You may know what EQ is, but struggle with how [...]

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Rick Hodsdon
05 / 16 / 2019

The firearms debate and issues of public safety firearms regulation and the Second Amendment are going to continue in the public policy spotlight. In this course, we are going [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt
05 / 22 / 2019

This webinar will begin by discussing the impact that trauma work has on the brain and body, and will present interventions that a person can do to mitigate these effects. [...]

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Mark Warren
05 / 30 / 2019

In this three-part seminar series we start with a question we often use in class: Somewhere in your community today, there is someone that you believe could be capable of [...]

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Cybermetrics for Agency Execs
Stacey A. Wright
06 / 11 / 2019

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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Corey Yunke
06 / 20 / 2019

Speaking to a group in-person or even on the phone allows the audience to hear tone. Emails, texts, and social media posts are a bit trickier and have the potential [...]

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Kimberly Miller
07 / 10 / 2019

Many organizations have informal guidelines for succession planning; however, few have a comprehensive and long-term approach. The lack of an organized, structured approach leaves many qualified individuals unable to obtain [...]

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Maureen Q. McGough
James Doyle
08 / 13 / 2019

The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Sentinel Events Initiative takes a learning approach to error in the criminal justice system. This approach advocates for non-blaming, forward-looking, all-stakeholder event [...]

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Corey Yunke
08 / 20 / 2019

Many organizations confuse Outreach with Engagement or use the terms interchangeably.  Learn about the stark differences between the two and most importantly, how to maximize the return of investment [...]

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.
08 / 22 / 2019

Your job brings you in contact with the criminally accused, but now you are called the “defendant” in a civil case. What are the steps in civil litigation? [...]

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Amy Morgan
09 / 17 / 2019

This training session takes the standard "diversity" or "inclusion" class to a deeper level of understanding. We will discuss culture and how the various cultural backgrounds [...]

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Corey Yunke
10 / 10 / 2019

Right or wrong, videos and social media posts portraying law enforcement with negative sentiment are all over the internet. There is a good chance that your agency has seen an [...]

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.
10 / 29 / 2019

As a law enforcement officer, you must serve and protect. But what rights do police officers, sheriff’s deputies, and other police professionals have, both for on an off-duty [...]

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Jeff Fox
11 / 07 / 2019

This course provides highlights and key points from Dr Fox’s book “The Ultimate Guide to Excellent Public Service Leadership and Management”. This course will be beneficial [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Kimberly Miller

Public safety professionals are passionate about serving others; however, this calling can take its toll. High stress, low sleep, dealing with the worst of society and witnessing human tragedy reduces [...]

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Peter Bellmio

This is the second of three webinars on patrol staffing analysis.  Workload-based models for determining staffing for presentation at budget and for patrol personnel needed on duty by hour [...]

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Gary Cordner

Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) has been around for two decades but only has been getting a lot of traction in the last few years. However, evidence-based policing is being practiced by [...]

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Diverse Generations in Public Safety
Amy Morgan

There are different types of personalities in the workplace, some of whom we may not necessarily see eye-to-eye with. Some claim the disconnect to be a result of generational differences. [...]

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Creating a Leadership Paradigm
Jeff Fox

Organizational culture and the management/leadership style makes all the difference for the agency and its members. It should become instinctive for any organization – be it a private entity [...]

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Kimberly Miller

The human mind is a truly incredible thing. How it processes information outside of our consciousness is amazing. Implicit bias is one of those brain functions that run in the [...]

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Peter Bellmio

Workforce staffing can be problematic for law enforcement patrol officers who are always on the move. But to be able to support an agency’s requests for additional resources &[...]

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Rick Hodsdon

As employees and employers, it is always good to maintain fairness in the workplace. How can one ensure that they are doing what is fair at all times? The National [...]

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Natasha Terk

For some people, the word meeting evokes hours spent unproductively, listening to people talk about topics that could've easily been settled through a call or email, or in some [...]

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Tiffany Anderson
Candace Hammond

Most public safety agencies have existing facilities that are sufficient for their daily operations and activities. But for some, additional facilities or improvements to existing ones are necessary to deliver [...]

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Creating, Managing, or Becoming Peak Performers
Jeff Fox

Wouldn’t it be just nice if everyone in your workplace is working and contributing the best that they can? Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Some [...]

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Julie Ward

Cliché as it sounds, change is really the only permanent thing in life. Most think of the learning curve and the disruption when change happens, but with change also [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The First Amendment rights are one of the great pillars of our democracy. Freedom of speech becomes a sensitive issue once a person enters the arena of public service though. [...]

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Breaking Your Own News
Dean Cunningham
Kate Kimble

Technology helped a lot for people to keep in touch and stay updated whether it is with other people or with their community. Every minute, millions of content are being [...]

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Difficult Employees
Kimberly Miller

Every organization has got its own share of good and bad. There are your superstar employees – the Jedis of your agency. Then there are your naysayers, critics, and apathetics &[...]

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Succession Planning
Thomas Dworak

Leadership is very important for any organization. Thus, hiring the right candidates and succession planning is critical to ensure an organization’s continuity. Finding the right leaders can be [...]

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Jamey Gadoury
Judith S. Bethge
Thomas Dworak
Roy Bethge

During our final session Judy, Jamey, Roy and Thom will be taking your questions. Need further clarity on a concept? Want to go further down the rabbit hole on Courageous [...]

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Creating and Managing Organizational Change
Jeff Fox

The only permanent thing in the world is change. Trite as it might sound, it’s the reality. Changes happen in our personal lives, in our workplace, in society. [...]

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E5 Leadership
Ray Nash

The type of leadership in effect in any agency is reflected in the people that work within its halls and the institution itself. Whether the agency and its personnel will [...]

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Brian Murphy

Lt. Murphy will share his story of being a reluctant hero in the face of being shot 15 times during the Sikh Temple Shooting in Oak Creek, WI. Discussion will include [...]

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Strategic Planning as a Management Philosophy
Will Davis

Creating a long-term and sustainable strategic plan can be one of the challenges for institutions – whether public or private. Ensuring that an institution's priorities and trajectory are congruent [...]

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Creating an Organizational Culture of Wellness
Matthew Kail
Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

Work-related stress is prevalent – it happens to people with 9 to 5 desk jobs, field workers, start-up entrepreneurs, top-tier executives; blue collar, white collar. Work-related stress can be reduced and relieved [...]

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Leadership Seminar Series
Dan Linskey
Jamey Gadoury
Roy Bethge

Dan Linsky was Superintendent-In-Chief (ret) of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon Bombing. Chief Linskey will share leadership lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombing including the role of [...]

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Ray Nash

Resiliency is a highly-revered quality. Overcoming adversity and our personal demons can be tough. More so when you’re in a position that exposes you to different characters and [...]

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Leadership Seminar Series
Judith S. Bethge
Roy Bethge

In this session, participants will gain a better understanding of courageous leadership and develop strategies to improve their overall leadership capacity. Topics will include developing courage, the importance of mindset [...]

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Report Writing for Justice Professionals
Natasha Terk

Writing isn’t everyone’s strongest suit but it’s one of those things that we won’t be able to avoid. We need to write, [...]

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The Centurion Principle - The Dynamic of Authority
Ray Nash

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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Emotional Intelligence Hidden Key for Survival
John Thompson

In today’s society, EQ is more important in the field of public service. John Thompson shares this to the attendees as he discusses Emotional Intelligence for Law Enforcement. [...]

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Thomas Dworak

  Thomas Dworak is the instructor, content developer and consultant for the Virtus Group where he facilitates and develops training programs. His prolific background in law enforcement and education shaped [...]

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Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Jeff Fox

From an outsiders’ point of view, law enforcement seems to be one of those muscle-intensive jobs. Once you’re in the profession though, then you’ll realize [...]

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Employing Background Checks
Michael G. Aamodt

Employers use background checks – both criminal and credit history – when deciding which candidates to hire. Due to the increase in lawsuits involving background checks, they tread a fine [...]

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Making the Character Connection - The Dynamic of Virtue
Ray Nash

Ray Nash has 40 years of experience working in law enforcement. Ray was first appointed as a police chief at the age of 23, had 3 terms as a sheriff, and became the [...]

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Cassidee Carlson

The recent shooting in Kentucky was the 11th of the year, and the worst so far. This statistic is difficult to wrap our heads around as it is only 25 days [...]

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Natasha Terk

Regardless of the industry or the niche of your business, organization, or agency, Performance Review is a great way to ensure that your workforce remains competitive. Further, employees need Performance [...]

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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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Michael Mitchell
Kimberly Schlau
Roy Bethge

    Below 100 is an officer safety program focused on changing law enforcement culture and saving lives. It's already making a difference: Between 2002 and 2011, an average of more than 165 line-of-duty [...]

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Paul Nelson

  No matter how their mission statements may differ, all police departments share a common goal of reducing crime. There are various theories and strategies about how to achieve crime [...]

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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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Rob Trivino

  In this webinar Rob will discuss the After Action Review and how to use it. He will present his guiding principles of the AAR which will allow you to [...]

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Rob Trivino

In this webinar Rob will talk about select areas of leadership that have proven critical to his leadership success. He will present his core leadership principles, which are based on [...]

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Dave Hagar
Deanna Cantrell

  The instructors are currently sworn law enforcement at the Mesa Police Department: Assistant Chief Deanna Cantrell and Commander Dave Hagar. During this two part course, they will discuss the [...]

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Amy Morgan

  This webinar will compare specific steps to action improvement, with the mentally beneficial side of debriefing after a critical incident, and will provide a way to blend the two [...]

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Dave Hagar
Deanna Cantrell

  The instructors are currently sworn law enforcement at the Mesa Police Department: Assistant Chief Deanna Cantrell and Commander Dave Hagar. During this two part course, they will discuss the [...]

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G. M. Cox

During this webinar you will learn: The various roles the leaders of the 21st Century need to master in order to be effective leaders, not just managers; The types of [...]

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Articles

Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Creating a Leadership Paradigm." Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenters Maureen McGough and Jim Doyle answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Learning from Error in Criminal Justice: A Sentinel Events Approach." Here are [...]

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Love this insight from Dr. Brenda Uekert on the importance of paying attention to how you're feeling during your career.    "Think of burnout differently. What if [...]

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Love this insight from The Virtus Group's Roy Bethge during his recent workshop, "Lead Well."  "Informal leaders are our biggest advocates and change agents in [...]

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Love this insight from The Virtus Group's Thom Dworak during his recent workshop, "Lead Well."  "Organizationally, we don't lean on leaders without titles enough.&[...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller  answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Implicit Bias: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You." Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Natasha Terk answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Planning and Leading In-Person and Virtual Meetings." Here are a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Peter Bellmio answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Measuring Patrol Workload." Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Before everybody [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon of the Minnesota Sheriffs Association and Washington County Attorneys Office answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Fair Labor Standards Act for [...]

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Write It Well's Natasha Terk shared some amazing statistics and super tips for getting the most from your meetings during her recent webinar, "Planning and Leading Effective In-Person [...]

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Webinar presenter Gary Cordner with the National Institute of Justice answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Leads Scholars & Agencies: NIJ Initiatives to Advance Evidence-Based Policing.&[...]

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Webinar presenters Tiffany Anderson and Candace Hammond of the Chandler Police Department answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Planning, Designing and Constructing a Public Safety [...]

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Love Thom Dworak's reminder about the importance of being a lifelong learner from his presentation, "Who's Up Next: Succession Planning for Continuous Organizational Growth."   &[...]

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During their live interview, "Not Your Momma's Ethics," Dr. Kimberly Miller and The Virtus Group's Roy Bethge shared a great saying a great insight about [...]

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During their live interview, "Not Your Momma's Ethics," Dr. Kimberly Miller and The Virtus Group's Roy Bethge shared a great insight about knowing how [...]

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During their live interview, "Not Your Momma's Ethics," Dr. Kimberly Miller and The Virtus Group's Roy Bethge shared a great insight about navigating Life'[...]

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During their live interview, "Not Your Momma's Ethics," Dr. Kimberly Miller and The Virtus Group's Roy Bethge a great insight about Character and Ethics. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Kimberly Miller and The Virtus Group's Roy Bethge answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Not Your Momma's Ethics." Here [...]

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Natasha Terk

We are all wasting so much time and money sitting in poorly planned and unnecessary meetings!  Consider these statistics: According to Lucid Meetings, there are somewhere between 36-55 [...]

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Now more than ever, public safety agencies have to be able to make the most of their limited resources. Check out this infographic that highlights the things DXC Technology's [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Creating, Managing or Becoming Peak Performers." Here are a few of his responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenters Harmony Goorley answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "​Recipes for Controlling the Emotional Hijack." Here are a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Dealing with the Dark Side: How to Handle Your Most Difficult Employees." Here [...]

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Webinar presenters Kate Kimble and Dean Cunningham answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Breaking Your Own News." Here are a few of their responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Aamodt answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Hiring Great People: What Best Predicts the Performance of Law Enforcement Personnel." Here [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "What Justice Professionals Need to Know about First Amendment Speech and the Public Sector." Here [...]

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Webinar presenters Julie Ward and Joe Alexander answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "How Data Analytics Improve Agency and Facilities Management." Here are a few [...]

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Natasha Terk

Everyone loves to hate meetings. We talk about how unproductive they are, ultimately wasting volumes of time and money. It’s easy to see [...]

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Christina McCale

Whether you've just gotten the funding and approval to build a new facility or to modernize an existing building and bring it up to code, facilities construction can sound [...]

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Miles Anthony Smith

We all know someone in our life who has inspired us to do things beyond what we thought we were capable of, right? Perhaps this was a personal scenario where [...]

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Such great insight from Dr. Kimberly Miller about establishing expectations with others. Check out more of her insights from her webinar, "Dealing With The Dark Side: How To Handle [...]

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Such great insight from Dr. Kimberly Miller about understanding other people and their motivations. Check out more of her insights from her webinar, "Dealing With The Dark Side: How [...]

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For many of us, our careers are part of identity. But just as many of us evolve over our lifespans, so too do our careers. But how do you manage [...]

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Christina McCale

Ethics is a part of our every day lives. From how we choose to interact with others to the choices we make, our beliefs and ethics are refelcted in everything [...]

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Miles Anthony Smith

Emotional intelligence (EQ) pays off big time for companies, directly improving their bottom line, not just the wellness of their employees. Skeptical that EQ is just a bunch of hippy-dippy [...]

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Christina McCale

What do you have in common with NFL football players, Oscar-winning actors, or world renown musicians? At some point in time, you - like they - have likely given [...]

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Webinar presenter Kate Kimble answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Humanizing Your Agency through Social Media: Humor and Heart​." Here are a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Thom Dworak answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Succession Planning for Continuous Organizational Growth." Here are a few of his responses.   [...]

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Christina McCale

Under normal circumstances, most of us are likely rational, likable human beings.  But given the right stressors — a fight with our spouse, job loss, or even just traffic &[...]

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Natasha Terk

Whether they’re called conference calls, Skype calls, webinars or con-calls, businesses are relying on virtual meetings more and more.      To learn more about managing your [...]

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Christina McCale

Flag burning. Letters to the Editor. Peaceful Protest. Taking a knee. Graphic t-shirts. The First Amendment is regularly cited in a variety of situations, but does the Free Speech protections [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox answered a number of your questions after his presentation,  Creating and Managing Organizational Change. Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Police body cameras were initially heralded as a landmark in policing: as a way to not only monitor law enforcement officers but also to provide an additional, unbiased account of [...]

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Christina McCale

Finding and keeping great people has been a concern for all kinds of organizations for decades.  However, for a once seemingly stable profession that once could easily attract [...]

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Christina McCale

Every organization does some form of succession planning, even if it is no more than who will fill in for a supervisor when they're on vacation. The notion of [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Giglio, Brady and Discipline Disclosures: What Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Need to Know." Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Ray Nash answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "E5 Leadership." Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question: You talked about [...]

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Christina McCale

Social media can seem like a rather "fluffy" or unimportant activity -- especially when compared to the crime-fighting activities justice professionals regularly engage in. But social media can [...]

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Natasha Terk

Most of us have had this experience: we show up to a meeting to discuss one topic but a meeting participant takes the conversation in a different direction. We call [...]

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Christina McCale

  While a natural part of life, change can still be a challenging - even frightening -- thing for people. So how does a leader manage change so that the [...]

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Such great insight from Dr. Ed Sherman about the importance of implementing and making use of the knowledge we gain. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "[...]

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Love this comment from Ray Nash about the role of character in the hiring process. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 Leadership." "[...]

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Ray Nash of the Police Dynamics Institute shared a great number of insights and ideas during his webinar, E5 Leadership.  Check out this insight about the importance of [...]

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More words of wisdom from our speaker, Ray Nash of the Police Dynamics Institute, about the importance of authenticity and leadership. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, &[...]

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What a great reminder from Ray Nash about the importance of authenticity and leadership. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 Leadership." "Credible leaders [...]

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Such a great comment and important from Ray Nash about the role and importance of discipline. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 Leadership." "[...]

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Love this comment from Ray Nash about how to give praise and feedback to reinforce the behaviors you want. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Ed Sherman of The Counseling Team answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "The Power of Resilient Leadership." Here are some of his [...]

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Love this reference Dr. Ed Sherman made during his recent webinar, The Power of Resilient Leadership. Be sure to check out his recording for more insights and great resources. "[...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Michael White and Asst Chief Brenda Buren answered a number of your questions after their presentation, What Law Enforcement Agencies Need to Know to Implement [...]

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Webinar presenter Kate Kimble answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Social Media Bootcamp." Here are some of her responses.   Audience Question: Can [...]

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Love this comment from Thom Dworak about understanding, and maintaining perspective, regarding mistakes. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "Emotional Intelligence." "Sadly, more often [...]

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Love this comment from Dr. KImberly Miller about the importance of performance and interacting with others. Check out more of her insights from her webinar, "Bringing Your Best to [...]

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Webinar presenter Will Davis answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Strategic Planning as a Management Philosophy. Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question: Are there [...]

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Christina McCale

Today's public safety professionals face incredible challenges: from life and death situations to agitated citizens, from on-going public scrutiny to ever-changing laws, and rising expectations. Perhaps one of [...]

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In today’s society, EQ is more important than ever in the field of public service. Check out this infographic that highlights the things John Thompson, Deputy Executive [...]

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Webinar presenters Matthew Kail and Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Creating a CulturOrganizationaloinal Wellness. Here are some of their responses.   Audience Question: Do [...]

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Christina McCale

Career management can mean a lot of things to different people. For some, it might be just simply being prepared to "take the next step" when the opportunity [...]

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Christina McCale

There are professional standards for so many things... even within the justice profession. But very few of our professional standards involve setting expectations regarding the character of the people who [...]

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Webinar presenter Ray Nash answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Resiliency and the Dynamic of Restoration. Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question:  [...]

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"Ethics training is our greatest need. We react the way we've been trained." Such an insightful and honest comment from Dr. Jeff Fox during his presentation [...]

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"Nothing is more devastating to an organization or an employee than unethical acts." We loved this insightful and honest comment from Dr. Jeff Fox during his presentation [...]

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Love this comment from Dr. Jeff Fox during his presentation about the importance of ethics, "Developing the Individual and Organizational Ethic." "Your paradigm is like a [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Developing the Individual and Organizational Ethic. Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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"We all have baggage. Some people have a truckload. Some people have a carryon. But we all have baggage." Just one of the many interesting comments from Dr. [...]

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"Ethics must be taught throughout the career...not just at the beginning." Such an insightful and honest comment from Dr. Jeff Fox during his presentation about the [...]

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Dan Linskey Leadership

Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. &[...]

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Dan Linskey Leadership

Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Denise Beagley answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Motivational Interviewing for Coaching and Supervision. Here are some of her responses.   Audience Question: Can [...]

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Dan Linskey Leadership

Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. &[...]

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Dan Linskey Leadership

Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. &[...]

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Organizational Wellness Emotional Support
Christina McCale

Those who strive to protect the Internet's youngest victims face incredible challenges - and can bear tremendous emotional tolls. Knowing this, many ICACs create support and wellness programs to [...]

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Social Media
Christina McCale

Social media has come a long ways from the days of AOL and MySpace. But is your agency keeping up with the trends and changes -- or are you still [...]

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Dan Linskey Leadership

Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. &[...]

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Dan Linskey Leadership

Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Thom Dworak answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Leadership EQ from the Inside Out.  Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Roy Bethge Leadership

Love this quote from Roy Bethge in a recent conversation about leadership.  "Trust building is an integral part of leadership."   To see the full video, check [...]

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Dan Linskey Leadership

Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. &[...]

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Love this quote from The Virtus Group's Jamey Gadoury! To see the full video, check out the 8-part Justice Clearinghouse/Virtus Group Leadership Seminar Series. "Leaving a legacy [...]

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Dan Linskey Leadership

Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. "I took a couple [...]

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Dan Linskey Leadership

Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, provided some excellent insights and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his [...]

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 Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for Effective Decision Making. Here are some of his responses. &[...]

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Christina McCale

Being a law enforcement officer and working in the justice profession is a calling: A calling to serve. A calling to protect our communities. A calling to help. That requires [...]

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 Webinar presenter Ray Nash answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Making the Character Connection - The Dynamic of Virtue. Here are some of his responses.   [...]

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ethics
Christina McCale

Ethics, whether we realize it or not, is a foundation of our governmental and justice system -- even of our very society in which we live.  So what happens [...]

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Natasha Terk

Regardless of the industry or the niche of your business, organization, or agency, Performance Review is a great way to ensure that your workforce remains competitive. Further, employees need Performance [...]

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  Webinar presenter Natasha Terk answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Writing Performance Reviews the SMART Way. Here are some of her responses.   Audience Question: How [...]

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Christina McCale

Does the phrase "I need a report...." strike horror in your heart? Does the notion of writing long-form reports make you groan in dread? Does the prospect of [...]

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coaching leadership
Christina McCale

When most people hear the term "motivational interviewing," they typically think of how counselors or psychologists engage with patients in a clinical setting.  But motivational interviewing is [...]

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Christina McCale

  What does character mean to you? How would you define it? And perhaps most importantly, what role does character play in your agency or organization? To some, character is [...]

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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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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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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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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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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 for [...]

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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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Christina McCale

We've all heard that Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, is important in today's workplace. Employees with EQ are more likely to persevere, have better self-control in difficult situations, and [...]

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Christina McCale

For some organizations, part of "working your way up the ladder" and getting promoted includes managing different parts of a public safety organization... Which sometimes includes managing IT.&[...]

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Christina McCale

Staff will often complain when they hear they have to adapt what they're doing and start to base their efforts on "evidence-based practices."  Evidence-based [...]

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Christina McCale

We've all heard of, or perhaps been cautioned about, self-fulfilling prophecies. Usually, however, it's done in a negative context. For example: perhaps an employee, worrying that their supervisor [...]

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Christina McCale

Emergency preparedness doesn't happen overnight - nor does it happen in a vacuum.  On June 5, 2014, a man armed with a shotgun killed 1 student and injured 2 more at Seattle [...]

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Christina McCale

  The manager's job has never been an easy one. But management and leadership for public sector agencies can be particularly fraught with challenges. And some might say that [...]

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Christina McCale

What can the Oscar-nominated 2011 movie Moneyball (yes, that movie - the one with Brad Pitt) teach you about better decision-making? It turns out, a lot. If you don't know [...]

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Christina McCale

Asking for help isn't easy for many people - but it can be especially difficult for first responders.   Join webinar host, Amy Morgan, director of Academy Hour, to [...]

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Christina McCale

First responders and professionals in the justice/public safety see a lot -- and deal with a lot. First responders see the horrors of situations. Police officers see the worst [...]

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Christina McCale

Leadership isn't easy.  While managing and leading during a routine day - the type of day where you know the general "outline" of your day might [...]

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Christina McCale

  [caption id="attachment_6317" align="alignright" width="199"] Thomas Dworak is a retired Sergeant (31 years) from a suburban Chicago police department where he was the Field Training and Evaluation Program Coordinator [...]

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