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Seminar Title:  
Leadership Institute Conference

DATES:  3/26/2018 through 3/30/2018

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Multiple Instructors

LOCATION:  Palace Station - 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV  89102

HOTEL:  Palace Station - Las Vegas, NV  1-800-634-3101
Tower Rooms:
$55.00 S/D Sunday-Thursday/$130.00 S/D Friday & Saturday
Book Room Online Here

*Additional $9.99 Service Fee Per Night (Includes Scheduled Transportation To and From Airport, Shuttle to strip, Work-out Center, and In Room Internet Access)
NOTE: Identify with Group Code PCPCIPATC or PATC Western States Spring Conference to receive discounted rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $550.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Stephen T. Smith, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S.-Org Ldrshp, USMC, FBI Ret.
Stephen Smith enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1981, and rose through the ranks to Captain of Marines. He earned his B.A. at San Diego State University where he also led the NROTC unit as the Midshipman Battalion Commander and was the first graduate of the SDSU NROTC Unit in 1985. He earned a meritorious promotion to the rank of Corporal and provided first line supervision at 4th Tanks in San Diego and later as an artillery officer in Okinawa. He established a Security Force at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA where he received the Navy Achievement Medal before accepting an appointment as a Special Agent of the FBI in 1990. From 2005 to 2009 he taught Leadership topics to first line and senior police executives attending the FBI’s National Academy (FBINA) course at Quantico, while also presenting at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) at Budapest, Hungary. He has also presented on Leadership to FBINA re-trainers at Toronto, Canada, St. Kitts in the Caribbean, and at venues all over CONUS. In his spare time, he earned a post-master’s degree as an Education Specialist with a specialization in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University. In 2009 he accepted an office of preference move to the Spartanburg, SC resident agency of the FBI where he led an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) until his retirement from the FBI in March of 2016 with 26 years of service.
Stephen remains committed to lifelong learner concepts with a primary research focus in the areas of leadership, ethics, personality, and emotional intelligence.

Sergeant Mike J. Coker (Retired)
Mike Coker brings a motivational style of lecture to classes and speaking engagements across the Nation on the topics of Leadership/Supervision and Domestic Violence issues. Mike served as a police officer for 20 years in the Portsmouth, Virginia Police Department. Mike held several supervisory assignments during his tenure: Field Training Officer, Uniform Patrol Supervisor, Homicide and Robbery Squad Commander, Domestic Violence / Sex Crimes Supervisor, School Resource Supervisor, Robbery Task Force Squad Commander, Shift Commander, and Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police. Mike is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia, and the State University Leadership Course at Pamplin College - Sponsored by the Virginia Police Chief's Association in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Mike's teaching experience includes: The Polaroid Corporation, United States Postal Service, U.S. Attorney's Office - Northern Mississippi District, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Idaho P.O.S.T., Miami-Dade Police Department, Idaho Governor's Task Force, Suffolk County Long Island, New York, Virginia Juvenile Court Judges, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, TCLEOSE, Academy of Criminal Justice Services, Eastern Virginia Medical School, St. Louis County Police Training Academy, The U.S. Virgin Island Police, the Island of Mai and Hilo Hawaii Police Departments, Col. Henry F. Williams Homicide Seminar hosted by New York State Police, to name a few. Mike is a past Board of Director's member of Help Emergency Response (HER) - a local battered women's shelter in Portsmouth, Virginia.

James W. Dodson Commander (Retired)
James W. Dodson is a fourth-generation Texas Police Officer with 27 years of service with the Odessa Police Department, serving 92,000 citizens of West Texas. During his service to the community, he rose through the ranks to the position of Police Commander, which he held for 14 years. Commander Dodson had extensive experience in narcotics law enforcement, both as an agent and supervisor. He had over seventeen years of command experience in managing the Internal Affairs function, the Criminal Investigations Bureau, and the Patrol Services Bureau. This experience was in a progressive police department with an authorized strength of over 250 sworn and civilian personnel. Commander Dodson was a state-certified instructor for over 22 years, specializing in the areas of Arrest, Search and Seizure, Police Supervision and Leadership. He has established a continuous proven track record in his commitment to the development of public safety professionals. In June of 2006, he was awarded the Texas Police Association “Wallace Beasley Award” for outstanding contribution to law enforcement training and education.


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Course Objectives

First Line Supervision

While some individuals appear to be born leaders gifted by a combination of personality traits, physical characteristics, and a nurturing environment, real and effective leaders come from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds. The Marine Corps is famous for having recruited, tested, developed, and deployed leaders for over 200 years with success in providing first line supervision from the shores of Tripoli to the tribal areas of rural Afghanistan from a diverse American public whose only common trait was their desire to serve a cause greater than themselves. Similarly, law enforcement leaders have risen from the ranks by being mentored by senior law enforcement leaders who helped them to find their voice and to express a vision of servant leadership that has made American law enforcement the most effective and democratic model of policing the world has ever known. This course draws upon best practices of first line supervisors from various walks of life to prove that leadership excellence is attainable for today’s first responders in public service willing to challenge themselves to lead others from the front.

Highlights

  • Servant Leadership is brought to life with vivid examples of what has proven over time to serve as unchangeable successful leadership practices.
  • Understand what your natural strengths and talents are and how to build upon them to be a more effective leader.
  • Gain an appreciation for what each generation brings to the workforce and how to leverage those strengths to achieve win-win solutions for employees and for the organization.
  • Accept that power is best exercised by those who gain the willing participation of subordinates in the achievement of organizational goals.
  • Realize that shared visions are a product of the adage that “all politics is local”, and that paradigms that challenge the status quo may appear to threaten local interests.
  • Recognize the need for planning/training and embrace the fact that law enforcement is a fluid environment that requires a flexibility approach to time management principles.
  • Acknowledge that only with ethical leadership can organizations, relationships with the public, and self-actualization of first responders find a path to success.
  • Leadership Skills for Challenging Times

    Leadership is influence. Each of us has the power of influence. Becoming a leader you must recognize the potential in others, not to mention yourself. Accepting a new leadership position can be the most demanding and yet receive the least training. It is Mike’s hope to share some innovative ideas to help in day-to-day operations from the supervisors role in a vehicle pursuit, to making critical decisions at the crime scene. In the spirit of Community Policing, it is important that we decipher the mission and vision of the organization and the real time impact it has on future leadership.

    Mission and Vision Statement: During this period, we will discuss the importance of knowing your mission and vision for your organization. It is imperative that each employee has a working knowledge of their role and the impact on the mission of the department. It starts with having a keen understanding of your current job function.

    Innovative Ideas About Leadership: During the time allotted, we will discuss points to emphasize the Role of Leadership, and innovative theories of understanding people. One day you’re one of the guys, the next, you’re promoted. This is a tough adjustment to make. We will spend some time understanding what is needed to make this critical transition.

    Confronting The Problem Employee: Regardless of the size of the organization, there will always be people who are hard to deal with or motivate. During this session we will uncover some innovative strategies in confronting this person without transferring them.

    First Line Risk Management: As a leader we must take an affirmative role in training our people. During this period, we will discuss the cost of not training or monitoring our personnel. In addition, we will discuss the 12 Critical tasks that can reduce your liability risk.

    Developing Your People: When was the last time you took the time to develop someone. During this period, we will tackle critical issues in prioritizing your workload while developing your personnel.

    Accountable Leadership: Every supervisor in the organization has a responsibility to make sound decisions that benefit the citizens and the organization. During this period, we will discuss the COMPSTAT program and how it relates to Accountability. In addition, we will discuss what it takes to be an effective critical decision maker and taking responsibility for those decisions.

    Media Relations: Your organization is only one case away from CNN broadcasting, “Live” from your city. During this period, we will discuss the importance of each level of leadership becoming aware of the pitfalls of dealing with the media.

    Real Time Leadership: In today’s world the need to have things instantaneous has caused a shift in leading as it relates to business. Critical issues involving day-to-day operations will cause leaders to speed up the learning curve in order to tackle these tough issues. During this period, we will discuss maintaining a positive work environment in which the truth can be told, core competencies of a leader, work assignments, and rotating personnel and transfers.

    Critical Thinking Checklist: Checklist to assist in Critical Incidents: Homicide Scenes, Vehicle Pursuits, Civil Unrest, Missing Child (AMBER Alerts), Use of Force and Potential Terrorism in your city.

    Leading Behind the Badge

    One of the greatest training needs currently facing public safety and criminal justice agencies is the need for sound and effective integrity and ethics training. More employees are lost each year due to “integrity and ethics” violations than are lost to actual line of duty deaths. These usually, self-inflicted acts that lead to personal and professional derailment often generate intense media attention that not only negatively impact the employee, but family members, departments, and the communities that we serve. This alarming and unacceptable fact gives tremendous merit to “integrity and ethics” being one of the most pressing training needs facing our professions. Very often ethics training is flawed because of the very inadequate amount of time allotted and then some instructors dryly discuss the difference between right and wrong, citing verbiage from the department’s code of conduct and standard operating procedures. “Ethical Decision Making” is not a “touchy-feel good” course, but rather a powerful one-day training seminar that gets right to the heart of the public safety and criminal justice cultures, the real life integrity problems and ethical dilemmas that working professionals face on a daily basis, and throughout their career. The instructor’s unique way of taking unpopular, controversial and often complex subjects and presenting them so that participants can easily listen, understand and integrate proven principles, makes this course very effective and career enhancing.


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