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Organizational Leadership & Problem Solving

by Southern Police Institute (SPI)

Aug. 24 - 28, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuition:  $795.00
ILEAS Training Center
1701 East Main St.
Urbana, IL 61802
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject areas:

  • Civil Rights
  • Cultural Competency
  • Procedural Justice


All registrations must be made online through the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville.

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This course of study combines organizational leadership and the role of problem solving in today’s law enforcement organizations. It provides an opportunity for participants to reflect on leadership models, techniques, and examples. Different leadership approaches and models will be examined, their appropriateness considered and linked to the responsibilities of leadership within the department and in the community. As a group, course participants will distinguish the roles of manager and leader and how each contributes to effectiveness.

The course also addresses problem-solving techniques and approaches. Participants are introduced to the problem-based learning model and how this model can be applied in a “team” setting. Problem solving has become a principle job of those in leadership positions. A logical and reasonable basis for solving problems is necessary to obtain consistent and lasting performance among individuals throughout the law enforcement organization. Furthermore, problem-solving support structures such as data collection techniques and accountability systems are necessary in intelligence-led police organizations. Instruction is delivered with a problem-based learning approach that is highly interactive.

OMCP Certificate:  This course is one of four 1-week courses comprising the SPI Organizational Management Certificate Program (OMCP). The four courses may be attended individually or in any combination. However, supervisors who complete all 160 hours of instruction will receive the OMCP Certificate from the Southern Police Institute. All four courses are scheduled to be delivered in Urbana this fall.


  • Organizational Leadership: Change, Mission, Vision
  • Problem Solving Response and Assessment
  • S.A.R.A. Method: Scanning and Analysis
  • Law Enforcement as a Public Trust
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Developing High Performance Teams
  • Defining Leadership Characteristics and Values
  • Comparing Leadership Models
  • Ethical Decision Making and Consequences
  • Barriers to Implementing Change
  • The Difference between Leading and Managing
  • Career Goals and Training Plans for Subordinates

Conducted by

Southern Police Institute
University of Louisville