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2010 - 2011 Public Safety Courses

Courses and Fees for 2010-2011

New for Spring 2011!

One-day workshop:

  1. Ethical Leadership
  2. Relational Leadership

 

1. Ethical Leadership

  • Date: June 6th, 2011
  • Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Class Title: Ethical Leadership in Public Safety
  • Target Audience: Public safety supervisors, managers and executives
  • Cost per participant: $125
  • Sponsoring Agency: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
  • Location:Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center
    12700 SE 82nd Ave
    Clackamas, OR 97015
    (503) 794-8065

Overview: Many people believe the ethical environment in Oregon public safety agencies is one of he best in the nation.  But one only needs to look at the Ethics Bulletins from DPSST to see the number of public safety professionals who lose their license every month.  For example, nearly 1% of police officers are decertified every year.  Recent surveys of supervisors indicate that unethical behavior is prevalent in the state.

Ethical leadership involves complex and varied human interactions which are not addressed in most leadership courses.  Ethical Leadership in Public Safety takes the broader view that ethical leadership requires a comprehensive understanding of ethical behavior, the role of values, beliefs, and experience in behavior; things to look for in screening applicants; the role of the supervisor/manager as not only a role model but also creating the conditions that enhance ethical behavior; and the importance of courage.

The course first explores ethics and ethical behavior, starting with professional expectations and personal values.  The concept of reflexive thinking is introduced and the role of reflexive thinking in ethical behavior is examined.  Screening and training practices that influence ethical behavior are discussed.  Information on the link between ethical behavior and working in a just and non-toxic environment is presented.  The importance of personal courage is investigated.

The course utilizes case studies, video analysis, research findings,  and extensive discussion.

Instructor: Steve Winegar started his policing career with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, where he rose through the ranks from Deputy to Lieutenant.  After nearly sixteen years with the Sheriff?s Office he was selected as the first Police Chief for the Tualatin Police Department.  During more than sixteen years as Police Chief the Police Department grew from 13 sworn personnel to 33 sworn, as the city grew from a population of about 10,000 to over 25,000.  Steve received his Ph.D. in Public Administration from Portland State University in 2003.  He currently coordinates and teaches the Leadership Development Course at the DPSST Public Safety Academy.  Steve is the driving force behind the new ethics curriculum that is part of the basic courses for all disciplines at the Academy.

Attire: Business casual.

Registration: Download the registration form.  Questions? Contact Jennifer Schmid at 503-725-8261.

 

2. Relational Leadership

  • Date: May 18, 2011 New Date: June 15, 2011  
  • Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Cost per participant: $125
  • Location: Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center
    12700 SE 82nd Ave.
    Clackamas, OR 97015
    (503) 794-8065

Overview: Leadership is a process that involves people and relationships.  Although the public safety leader must focus on specific skills, characteristics and attributes of effective leadership, he/she must also recognize that organizational leadership involves meeting the needs of people, both internal and external. This course focuses on leadership development through human and relational interaction.  Topics discussed are motivation, empowement, diversity, group dynamics, intergenerational issues and emotional intelligence.

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Jones is a faculty member in the department of Public Administration at Portland State University and the Director of public safety programs for the Center for Public Service.  His primary focus is leadership development in the public safety realm and he has published articles on this topic and public safety performance in numerous journals.

Attire: Business casual.

Registration: Download the registration form.  Questions? Contact Jennifer Schmid at 503-725-8261.

 

Past Programs

Public Safety Mid-Management Leadership Development Program

  • November 15 - December 13, 2010
  • Mondays, 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Cost per participant $1,500

Public Safety Executive Leadership Program

  • March 28 - June 6, 2011 (No class May 30)
  • Mondays, 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Cost per participant $3,000

Supervision in the Public Sector

  • Offered upon request
  • Cost by arrangement

 

Register for Non-Credit Professional Development

Please complete the following registration form and e-mail or fax to Jennifer Schmid at the Executive Leadership Institute. Please remit payment directly to the Executive Leadership Institute via check or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

 

Register for Academic Credit

Public Safety classes are also available as 3-credit graduate courses. Please contact Jennifer Schmid (503-725-8261) for information on registering for credit. Additional tuition fees will apply.