Personal & Professional Breakthroughs for Police Officers-CANCELED
Member's Fee: $85
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $85
This class has been canceled and a new date has not been determined
In a chaotic and unpredictable world of plummeting moral standards, our nation’s police officers are facing stressors that can have predictable and profoundly negative impact upon their lives, careers and families. This seminar will assist those attending in gaining a distinctly different perspective on the unique and potentially problematic consequences of performing well within a law enforcement culture. Officers, Sergeants and those who assist them will reflect upon the traumas and triumphs associated with modern law enforcement, and how these influence the pivotal balance between professional and personal relationships.
An experienced law enforcement executive and educator will guide law enforcement personnel in understanding a variety of best practice approaches in addressing these issues. A theme of personal leadership will run throughout this seminar as those attending will have ample chance to reflect upon the universal journey of a vocation spent in law enforcement. This seminar will provide a new set of skills designed to assist in contemporary knights maintain a balanced, meaningful and rewarding lifestyle, while maintaining and protecting the nobility found in their servant’s spirit.
Topics will include:
• Removing classic frustrations encountered by all law enforcement officers & the impact of rewarded cynicism
• The Caustic Effects of performing well in law enforcement
• How the dynamics of control and trust can negatively influence officer attitudes both as work and home
• Learning and mastering the unique, misunderstood and potentially problematic consequences of police perspectives
• Learning from our Knightly predecessors on how to self-motivate on the street, in the department and at home
• Inspiring a new generation of Knights
• Removing classic frustrations encountered by all law enforcement officers & the consequences of rewarding cynicism
• How the dynamics of control and trust can negatively influence officer attitudes
• How to lead and inspire those who have been taught to anticipate the worst in everything
• Being an optimistic leader among a sea of professional pessimists
• Overcoming the damaging effects of “the rule bound” and stoic approaches to the job
• Recognizing the symptoms of stress and how police stress differs significantly from other jobs
• Developing a personal and organizational action plan to confront the issues
• Learning to help others overcome unhealthy organizational over-investment
• Why officers are at greater risk for alcohol abuse, divorce, isolation, depression and suicide
• Warning signs of distress and preventative programs to reduce and monitor it.
Kent Williams is the owner of Breach Point Consulting. He recently retired as a Chief of Police for a Chicago area police department after more than 32 years in law enforcement. He has served as the 2-term President of the Northern Illinois Critical Incident Stress Management Team where he still serves as a peer supporter for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the University of Southern California’s Delinquency Control Institute, the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management for Police, at Boston University, and the Buechner Institute for Governance’s Rocky Mountain Leadership Program as the University of Colorado. He served as a Tactical Commander on a regional SWAT team serving 60 Chicago collar communities. He has taught extensively on various courses related to leadership and organizational change. Additionally, he has taught for over 28 years on topics including use of force, weapons and tactics.