Leadership in Public Safety: Theory and Practice

Course Hours: 76.0 Hours

Course Description

This course will lay the foundation for our next generation of leaders to become successful supervisors.   Completion of the course provides the student with knowledge and skills needed and used by a first-line supervisor. Leaders today are expected to have technical and professional competence in their jobs as well as competence in interpersonal relations. Students will participate in groups, open forum discussions, and complete multiple reading assignments and projects to further their understanding of the learning objectives. Students are expected to spend 12 hours of training outside of the classroom to complete work assignments. 

Topics covered include: Transition to Supervisor, Productivity, Effective Communication, Ethics, Authority, Professionalism, Managing Performance - Developing People, Liability, Leadership and Motivation, Active Engagement, and Stress Management for Supervisors.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed primarily for public safety professionals new to supervisory positions. Veteran supervisors will also find this course beneficial to further enhance their professional capabilities.

Special Notes

Students are expected to participate in all classroom activities and discussions. Failure to do so may result in a failing grade. Students are expected to spend 12 hours of training outside of the classroom to complete work assignments. 

This course will utilize the GPSTC online learning platform for assignments and homework. 
To access your online learning resources:
-- URL: https://onlinelearning.gpstc.org 
-- Username: Student ID #
-- Password: GPSTC Student Account Password

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06/03/2024 06/12/2024 Barrow County Sheriff 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. L10T24011 Register
04/08/2024 04/17/2024 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. ITCS24066
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