HMLS 495 7380 Public Safety Policies and Leadership 2208
The final course deliverable is an extensive real-world project: an individual leadership portfolio. This portfolio will yield a product for you to share with prospective or current employers in order to enhance your employment possibilities and promotion potential. The portfolio is the second of two deliverables comprising the assessment; a Personal Leadership History Report (discussed in the section below) is due first and leads to the Personal Leadership Portfolio.
The course project promotes your development and personal commitment to the required knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required for understanding, assimilating, and demonstrating professional public safety leadership. In preparing your portfolio, you will have the opportunity to review leadership from a historical and an operational perspective and will be able to evaluate your own leadership style and effectiveness.
Completion of the course-long personal leadership project solidifies foundation KSAs in order to:
- evaluatedecision making in relation to historic and current issues in publicsafety through case studies and simulation
- explain the relationship between successful leadership, organizational development, and technology and the way these factors affect decision making
- discuss theimportance of ethics, globalization, systems thinking, proactiveleadership, and leader-follower relationships to successful leadership inpublic safety
- identify anddiscuss the major leadership theories and concepts applicable to publicsafety
- explain theimportance of leadership in organizational processes and change
- cite examples ofsuccessful leadership styles and techniques in progressive publicadministration
- complete casestudy reviews and an operational simulation based on major public safety issues
- identify futurepublic safety challenges and potential solutions
- synthesize yourlearning experience in your major discipline to apply the knowledge and skills to practical individual and organizational challenges
The Leadership Development Project Process
The project is a course-length process managed using specified development steps that correlate with specific course materials. Aspects of this process will be addressed in the course conferences each week. The first of the two project deliverables is the personal leadership history report.