Senior Leadership Program

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SESSION 1 - INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP
Introduction to Leadership provides participants in the Senior Leadership Program with an overview of the program requirements including goals and objectives for each individual section, reading requirements, and expectations for individual research projects. This session also provides an introduction to Florida demographics as a driver of the future, and the establishment of ethics and integrity as the foundation of leadership practices.

SESSION 2 - CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH & ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
This session provides participants with an introduction to research in the social sciences. This session will also focus on the economic outlook and the impact on criminal justice. Effective budgeting strategies for criminal justice agencies will also be discussed.

SESSION 3 - DEFINING THE FUTURE
Defining the Future will provide participants with an understanding of the definitions, assumptions, and components of futures studies. This session will also include a discussion of creativity and problem solving, demographics, and economics as drivers of the future, and include a discussion emphasizing the Florida perspective. Exercises will introduce the concept of futures forecasting with applications to criminal justice issues.

SESSION 4 - COMMUNICATIONS
Communications familiarizes program participants with communication skills including tools for effective oral communications and the principles and effectiveness of active listening. A significant portion of this session is devoted to group presentations.

SESSION 5 - LEADERSHIP IN TEAMS & ORGANIZATIONS
Leadership in Teams and Organizations addresses leadership in the context of organizations. In addition to practical skills for building effective teams, this session explores the benefits to organizations where information flow, relationships, and organizational values are all in good alignment.

SESSION 6 - LEADERSHIP OF CHANGE
Contemporary theories of strategic planning, strategic thinking, and decision making are introduced in Leadership of Change. Creativity and innovation in solving problems in the organization and the community are discussed. Current theories of change management and the leadership issues related to creating change in organizations are described and discussed.

SESSION 7 - SENIOR LEADERSHIP COLLOQUIUM
The Senior Leadership Colloquium is the formal presentation of individual research projects. Presentations are supported by panels of subject matter experts and are evaluated on the basis of originality of work, focus on criminal justice issues, a futures orientation, and adherence to acceptable research principles and practices. The research of Senior Leadership participants is published by the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute on their website.