10 Imperatives for Ethical Leadership Success


4 hrs. of Certified Continuing Education

Course Overview 

Law enforcement professionals, by virtue of their profession are placed in the unique position of leadership as soon as they are sworn in.  Therefore, every officer is a leader and must be prepared to lead within their scope of responsibility.   Quite often law enforcement professionals are called upon to address adverse situations based on misunderstandings, poor communication and emotional discord.  Law enforcement professionals are often thrust into a critical decision making role without any real comprehensive training in leadership and ethics.  If they receive any training it is usually skills based or administratively based and does not address the fact that they are now accountable for their actions and the actions of others and must effectively influence people without solely relying on their positional authority.  10 Imperatives for Ethical Leadership Success is designed to introduce public safety officers to 10 imperatives or concepts followed by successful leaders in public safety, the military, the corporate world, entertainment, sports and of course leadership development.  These imperatives are discussed in terms that are relevant to circumstances faced by law enforcement professionals and if followed will set the foundation for an officer to develop into one who is trusted based on integrity, mentorship, credibility and authentic leadership.

Upon the successful completion of this workshop, the participants would be able to:

  • Define leadership and identify the characteristics that increase a leader’s influence on others.
  • Provide an understanding of the personal traits that make up a successful leader and the learned skills that enhance leadership abilities.
  • Identify imperatives that if followed, will enhance a leader’s ability to promote teamwork, trust, character, empowerment, inspiration, empathy, self-awareness and accountability among their employees.
  • Give a clear understanding of the cornerstones identified in the book entitled, “Moral Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals”.   

wellingtonLt. Col. Wellington Scott is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Administrative Officer’s Management Program, and an honorary member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society.

He was a member of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for 28 years and retired as the Deputy Commander in 2013. He directed the North Carolina State Highway Patrol’s First Line Supervisors School where he developed curriculum and provided instruction for newly promoted First Line Supervisors. Lieutenant Colonel Scott served as a Troop Commander, Unit Commander in Charge of Promotion and Performance Management, Director of Support Services, Director of Professional Standards, Director of Field Operations, and Deputy Commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

He received Specialized Instructor Certifications in Defensive Tactics, Fitness Specialist and Biomechanics, Verbal Judo, and Performance Management Instructor Training from Developmental Dimensions International. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Association of Field Training Officers, and is an Honorary member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Lieutenant Colonel Scott now serves as the President of the Sheriff’s Institute for Ethical Leadership Development (SHIELD) a Division of the International Academy of Public Safety.

Scheduled Events

  • October 27, 2016, CPCC Merancas Campus, Huntersville, NC
  • December 13-14, 2016 CPCC Merancas Campus, Huntersville, NC (Statesville PD)
  • February 9, 2017 UTLEIC Command Level Training, Nashville, TN
  • April 6, 2017 CPCC Merancas Campus, Huntersville, NC
  • Fall 2017, TBA CPCC Merancas Campus, Huntersville, NC  

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