FCJEI Programs

Chief Executive Seminar

This educational opportunity is available to the chief executive in county, municipal and state criminal justice agencies, directors of both state and local correctional facilities, and on a limited basis, to those designated to act in the absence of the chief executive.  A faculty with world class credentials, and small classes reflecting broad spectrum of experience, professional disciplines and geographic distribution among participants makes this an exceptional and widely respected educational experience.  The class meets for three separate sessions, each one emphasizing the role of a leader. 

Senior Leadership Program

The goal of the Senior Leadership Program (SLP) is to provide a continuing education forum for the development and refinement of leadership skills for Florida’s middle management criminal justice professionals. Individual components of the program all have a leadership theme and a "futures" orientation. Graduates of SLP will be familiar with the science of futures forecasting, including the conduct and assessment of futures oriented research in the social and behavioral sciences. Program participants will engage in a study of individual leadership skills, styles and characteristics, with applications to leadership in teams, organizations, and the community. Strategic thinking, strategic planning, innovative problem solving, and leadership of change are program components that will prepare criminal justice professionals to create and lead change in criminal justice organizations and in Florida communities. The program is framed around seven separate weeklong sessions, spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart, with significant reading and an independent research requirement to be completed outside of the program meeting times.  Graduates of SLP are eligible for as many as nine graduate level university credits offered through the Reubin O'D. Askew School of Public Administration & Policy at Florida State University.

Florida Leadership Academy

The Florida Leadership Academy (FLA) Program is a vital part of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute (FCJEI) located within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Bureau of Professional Development. The FLA prepares first-line supervisors in criminal justice organizations to exemplify the character and integrity expected of criminal justice professionals, and examines the various components necessary to be an effective leader. Each unit of curriculum provides further insight towards proactive problem solving, effective communication, and related leadership skills. The FLA meets one week a month for a total of four consecutive sessions.

Continued Executive Development Program

The Continuing Executive Development series offers workshops and seminars on contemporary issues in leadership for criminal justice executives and managers. These classes range in length from 1-3 days and are offered at various locations in Florida.

Executive Leadership Seminar

The Executive Leadership Seminar is an educational opportunity for the upper management leadership of Florida Criminal Justice organizations. The seminar is delivered in three sessions, each emphasizing a different aspect of leadership. Topics include environmental scanning, the influences of culture on policy, presentation skills, ethics, values of organizations, the vision of leaders, and the leadership of change. *NOTE: This course is no longer being offered by the FCJEI.

Executive Future Studies Program

The Executive Future Studies Program provides a continuing education forum for the development and refinement of leadership skills for Florida’s criminal justice middle management professionals. Participants will learn the science of futures forecasting, including the conduct and assessment of futures oriented research. Managing Generations, Organizational Culture, Ethics, and leadership of change are other program components which will prepare criminal justice professionals to create and lead change in criminal justice organizations and in Florida communities. This program is designed for criminal justice middle managers. Participants must be at minimum supervisors of other supervisors. This class meets for four separate weeklong sessions over five to six months. Each participant will be required to identify a current trend with anticipated future impact on the criminal justice profession. Participants will then conduct an original piece of research on their chosen topics and write a paper based on their research. Papers will be presented during session 4 and published on the FCJEI Website. *NOTE: This course is no longer being offered by the FCJEI.

Click on the FCJEI Class Schedule to access the current class listing and then click on the class name to access the course flyer and registration information.

For additional information on upcoming training opportunities please contact the Bureau of Professional Development at (850) 410-7373.