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IACLEA Welcomes Blue Courage as a New Corporate Partner

IACLEA is pleased to announce that Blue Courage has signed on as an Association Corporate Partner. Blue Courage, based in Aurora, Illinois, enhances the capacity of individuals to maximize their potential and to align their purpose with the mission of their organization—all while charting a path for peak performance, leadership development, and improved well-being.


“We are pleased that Blue Courage will work closely with IACLEA members to promote campus public safety through its unique education and training initiatives,” said IACLEA President Paul Ominsky, executive director of public safety at Princeton University in New Jersey.

“Blue Courage programs emphasize developing high performing personnel and outstanding departments and that aligns well with IACLEA member benefits and programs. We look forward to the collaboration between our two public safety organizations to provide cutting-edge education and training for our members. We believe this partnership will enhance IACLEA members’ efforts toward effective and efficient performance.”

“At Blue Courage we are dedicated to enhancing the capacity of our nation’s police officers through the development and delivery of the highest caliber of education and consulting services,” said Michael Nila, founder/managing partner at Blue Courage. “Partnering with IACLEA who shares our mission, positions Blue Courage to learn and improve through IACLEA services and at the same time ensure Blue Courage services are made available to our nation’s campus law enforcement officers.  As we join forces, both IACLEA and Blue Courage become stronger and better positioned to serve our noble profession and the dedicated men and women who have answered the call of service.”

The organization’s flagship course, Blue Courage: The Heart and Mind of the Guardian, enhances the effectiveness of policing/corrections professionals at all levels of the organization. Other popular courses include HeartMath Institute’s “The Resilience Advantage” and Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” courses. Whether in law enforcement, corrections/detention, non-sworn roles, or community leadership, Blue Courage will illuminate a path forward for you to elevate your heart-set and mindset and strengthen relationships/trust, leaving a positive impact on agency members and the communities they serve.

Blue Courage provides training and education through dynamic and impactful presentation and teaching methods in personal development, the nobility of policing, health and wellness, positive psychology, diversity and inclusion, and team building. Blue Courage joins ten other Corporate Partners who provide ongoing support for IACLEA programs and offer services and products to IACLEA member institutions. Support from IACLEA’s Corporate Partners augments the implementation of the Association’s strategic initiatives, furthers its educational mission, and enhances the ability of campus public safety agencies to protect institutions of higher education.

 Additional information on the Corporate Partner Program can be found here.


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