Lt. Kaiana Knight, medical ward supervisor for the Sherman Walker Correctional Facility, recently completed a six-week virtual course, First Line Leadership, presented by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The training was hosted by Southern University’s New Orleans Police Department.
The IACP First-Line Leadership program is designed for newly promoted and sworn and civilian first-line supervisors. The program focused on three key elements of leadership – leader, follower, and situation. This course is designed to provide attendees with a foundational understanding of proven and actionable leadership strategies, concepts, and skills. The virtual live events were led by IACP-certified instructors. At-home assignments were required to support learning applications.
Topics were Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Good and Bad Leadership, Toxic Leadership, Communication, Understanding and Applying Leadership Theory, Motivation, Understanding Followership, Emotional Intelligence, Stress and Resilience, Organizational Culture and Ethics, and Transactional and Transformational Leadership.
Continuing education is essential to help law enforcement officers do their jobs more efficiently and effectively, Sheriff Mike Tregre said. Therefore, Sheriff Tregre requires officers to participate in training that enables them to improve skills and gain knowledge in job performance.