Blue Watch Presents

Strategic Leadership Series

A law enforcement training series on personal & inter-relational leadership skills.

This 10-session series focuses on providing tools to create a highly effective leader who not only accomplishes goals efficiently, but also knows how to motivate and guide others to personal and professional excellence.

Update: January 29th, 2021

The Strategic Leadership Series has been postponed until further notice.

Program Objectives:

  • Become a better leader by learning how to live healthy lives emotionally, intellectually and physically.
  • Learn how to generate the best performance from peers and subordinates.
  • Create a shared culture of Servant Leadership, high productivity, respect and motivation.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the particular strengths that each member of the department has to determine where one best benefits the institution.

Series Schedule:

February 9th, 2021

Self-Knowledge and Transformation

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March 9th, 2021

Self-knowledge and Work Efficacy

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April 13th, 2021

Emotional Foundations of Leadership

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May 11th, 2021

Behavioral Foundations of Leadership

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June 8th, 2021

Aligning Personal & Organizational Values

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July 13th, 2021

Five Practices of Leaders

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August 10th, 2021

The Power of Leading From the Bottom

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September 14th, 2021

Transformational Conversations

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October 12th, 2021

Foresight & Goal Setting

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November 9th, 2021

Community Forum & Graduation

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Sessions are 8:00 a.m. – noon, 2nd Tuesday of each month, at the Vestavia Hills Police Department. Register for one or all 10 sessions. Participants who complete all 10 will receive a diploma in Strategic Leadership and are eligible to participate in advanced leadership training.

Individual Session:    $50
10-Session Series:    $400
All sessions qualify for APOST credits.

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This series will be led by Dr. Manuel Zarate and guest lecturers. Dr. Zarate holds a PhD in Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship from Regent University. He has traveled the world serving individuals and organizations in the private, academia, entertainment, government, military and law enforcement sectors. Dr. Zarate resides with his family in Hoover and amongst many endeavors is a Reserve Deputy and Chaplain with the Jefferson County Sheriff Office.

Deadline to Register is February 1. Register Today!
Seating is limited – Maximum class is 30 participants

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