Learning from the Battle of Gettysburg
Length: 16 hours
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $275.00 This fee includes program materials, instructional costs, refreshment breaks, and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday. Participants are responsible for costs and arrangements related to meals (other than those listed), travel, and lodging. Participants will receive 16 hours of continuing training hours through Fox Valley Technical College.
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The challenges of decision-making and leadership during a crisis are evident throughout the Battle of Gettysburg and pertinent to law enforcement today. Law enforcement officers eager to learn about leadership will review the film, “Gettysburg,” based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. The leadership traits, skills, attributes and limitations depicted by such Civil War leadership as John Buford, Richard Ewell, Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee will be examined and discussed as they pertain to the work of law enforcement executives. Participants will analyze different perspectives of “Gettysburg” and explore these lessons by applying them to current organizational issues. It is important to note that the primary lessons here are not about gallantry and heroism at all costs; rather, they are about how different organizations and leaders from diverse backgrounds react under crisis, conflict and change – themes common throughout law enforcement.
About the Instructor
- Historical battle metaphor can produce actionable results and learning for law enforcement
- The balance between decisiveness and empowerment
- Open dialogue and teamwork in your organization
- Knowing your strengths and limitations
- Planning and information back-up capabilities
- Core values and principles serving as an internal organizational guidance system
- Leadership success despite limited resources
- Effective communication: up, down, and across the organization
- Treating employees with respect and dignity
- Motivate workers who have experienced organizational cutbacks
- The legacy you leave is the life you lead
Richard M. Ayres is director of the Center for Labor-Management Studies in Fredericksburg, VA, a consulting
firm specializing in ethical, character driven leadership, and other key law enforcement areas. A former special agent with the FBI for 26 years, Mr. Ayres served for 17 years on the faculty of the FBI Academy, Quantico, VA. Mr. Ayres is widely published in professional journals in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, organizational communication, conflict resolution, and negotiations.
Who Should Attend:
This symposium is open to all personnel and management team members, both sworn and non-sworn personnel desiring continued leadership training.
For additional symposium information, contact Mark Kohl at (920) 831-4367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.