Public Safety Leadership Development Certification Program


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Program Overview:
Valencia’s Public Safety Leadership Development Certificate Program (PSLDCP) was specifically designed to help all public safety leaders gain confidence and competence in the critical skills needed for leading others in the 21st century

This program was designed for all leaders who work in the area of public safety from law enforcement and fire agencies, correctional officers, 911 telecommunications, emergency management, and support services such as human resources, finance, and purchasing. One of the most rewarding benefits of this program is the interagency collaboration that is built from public safety professionals working and growing together as our future leaders.

What is unique about this program is how it was designed and how it is delivered. To ensure what is taught is relevant and applicable to today’s workplace, Valencia conducted a focus group with 21st century leaders to assess the skills needed to lead in one of these challenging workplaces. The critical competencies of communication, human factors, vision/perspective, self-awareness, mentoring, human resource management, situational awareness risk, finance, and quality control were identified as the most critical areas needed for the future.

From these competencies the instructional design team worked to identify learning outcomes that build strength in each of these areas. Our facilitators bring with them knowledge and skills along with perspectives on how this information can help guide a leader’s most important work. Topics include:

Course Description:
Week 1
Advanced Business Writing
Crucial Conversations
Leadership Values
Leadership vs. Management
Self – Assessment
Top Ten Things That Will Get You Sued Fast
TSA Tour

Week 2
Crucial Conversations (Part 2)
Dealing w/ the Media
Grant Writing
International Benchmarking
Managing Priorities
Presenting Your Business Case
Problem Solving
Quality Enhancement
Servant Leadership
Sterling Process
Setting Goals

Week 3
Caffeine Buzz
Central FL Fire Grounds – Leadership Experience
Creativity Session
Crucial Conversations (Part 3)
Decision Making
Dealing with Adversity
Internal Affairs

Week 4
3D Printing
Chiefs Panel
Crucial Conversations (Part 4)
Group Presentations
Leadership Culture
Leading Change
Strategic Planning

A leader’s development is a journey not a destination. This journey will provide public safety leaders with the best tools, techniques, and concepts to help shape their leadership style and actions to help others achieve optimal performance.

**Topics subject to change without notice**

Course Sections

Course: CNS 1078-00
Term: 1819
Section Number: 2
Schedule Number: 22123
Instructor(s): Staff
Location: SPS, 8600 Valencia College Ln,Rm227
Dates: Jan. 28 - Feb. 1, 2019 (Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.); Feb. 25 - Mar. 1, 2019 (Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.); Mar. 25 - 29, 2019 (Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.); Apr. 29 - May 3, 2019 (Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Units: 16.0 CEUs
Contact Hours: 160 Contact Hours
Required Fees
   Open Enrollment Registration $1,495.00