Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
CJA 252
Course Title:
Innovative Police Leadership
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Course Description

Introduces concepts of police leadership and supervision and its impact on high reliability organization. Examines differing managerial styles and collaborative practices as a means of discovering one€™s own leanings and strengths. Focuses on ideas and suggestions to help improve leadership skills through incremental and positive changes over time. Prerequisites: CJA 251. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:1. Direct and oversee daily police operations using contemporary and innovative leadership skills and techniques.2. Create and improve leadership skills using one€™s own strengths to render incremental and positive changes over time.3. Supervise and lead in a police agency with the ability to consider risk factors in complex situations in order to help avoid catastrophes.

Course Activities and Design

Activities may include but are not limited to:? Classroom lecture? Guest speakers? Films and videos? Role playing scenarios? Group discussions

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Methods of assessment may include the following: examinations, quizzes, reports, research papers, class participation, role playing feedback, oral presentations and group activities.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

High reliability organizationLeadership stylesAgency collaborationLeadership skills improvementRisk factor consideration