Executive Development Institute 2018
EDI 2018 Receives Rave Reviews from Attendees
Florida State University (FSU) hosted the IACLEA 2018 Executive Development Institute (EDI) March 19 – 22. This unique course, designed to train current and newly appointed executives in law enforcement leadership and management topics, is tailored to address the specific demands of the campus environment. “I highly recommend the IACLEA Executive Development Institute for all leaders—top-notch training. Chief Perry and his staff were great hosts,” Bill Woods, director of public safety, San Mateo County Community College District, San Mateo, California, said.
Participants came from across the United States, and one international member joined from Trinidad and Tobago. Gregory S. Corraspe, assistant head of security, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, said, “The IACLEA Executive Development Institute 2018 created an opportunity for me as an international member and a campus security administrator to access information and be exposed to management methods and techniques which are pragmatic, specific to our field, and definitely useful. The facilitators and presenters were energetic, hospitable, accommodating, and met and exceeded the expectations of attendees.”
Prior to this interactive and intense program, attendees were asked to complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator survey. Results were used in the opening day session with Regina Romero, PhD, to explore strengths and potential pitfalls in the context of leadership and learning. Day two featured board members and University of Washington Chief of Police John Vison, who presented key elements that are necessary to be a successful leader and facilitating change in their respective environments. On the third day, EDI host Chief David Perry, FSU Police Department, presented on best practices for managing generational differences in the workplace.
“I feel the IACLEA EDI class is a must for any campus law enforcement/public safety supervisor. The topic of leading individuals from various generations was extremely valuable, since our workforces have 4 - 5 generations working together as a team and they all have different methods of being supervised,” said Capt. Earl Scharff, Idaho State University, Meridian, Idaho.
Chief Perry, an IACLEA past president, also presented a session addressing lessons learned from the November 2014 active shooter event on the FSU campus. FSU PD Deputy Chief Darren Baxley presented lessons learned from hosting a controversial speaker. The program concluded with Chief Perry’s insights on leadership and customer services, followed by a panel discussion on managing a crisis on campus. Panelists included Chief Terence Calloway, Florida A&M University Police; Phillip Doyle, FSU emergency manager; Amy Hecht, FSU vice president for student affairs; Pedro Guzman, DEA resident agent in charge of Tallahassee; and Chief Perry.
In addition to a relevant educational program, FSU provided evening entertainment, with outings to a women’s March Madness game and FSU’s Doak Campbell Stadium, home of the Florida Seminoles.
Kerri Dougherty, Salus University Safety and Security, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, came into EDI with some hesitation, but left on Thursday with a new outlook on IACLEA, as well as her peers. "I was a bit overwhelmed with the thought of being placed in a room for four days with high-ranking individuals for my very first public safety conference… I broke out of my shell and simply expressed my concerns and asked the questions that have been stirring in my mind. I am so glad that I did, because the feedback, knowledge, and genuine support that I received in just four short days sparked an incredible inspiration and motivation in me that I cannot even begin to put into words... The men and women that are a part of IACLEA are nothing less than admirable, and I cannot begin to express how very grateful I am for all of the assistance, valuable lessons learned, and for the support that I received here in Tallahassee, Florida! Thank you so much, sincerely from the bottom of my heart."
Thanks to FSU PD, FSU staff, all the presenters, and IACLEA staff for a terrific 2018 course. And congratulations to all graduates of the Executive Development Institute!
EDI 2019 is scheduled for February 25-28, 2019 at Florida State University.