LELA Command School Curriculum

In general, we expect that Command School participants will be in positions of influence in their organizations.  The content provided is intended to offer ideas and tools to benefit participants and their agencies.  Command School may support succession planning, preparing command staff to compete for positions at the highest ranks.  

    Wheel describing LELA Competencies
    LELA Command School Competency Wheel

    Topics Covered

    In addition to the topics listed below, Command School participants simultaneously complete the requirements for the Certified Public Manager national credential.  Participants are required to complete a capstone project to strengthen their department.  Please see the CPM information for their competency-based curriculum model

    Topics Include:

    • Developing strategic and succession plans
    • Creating a productive, high-performing work culture
    • Building and managing an effective budget
    • Creating and executing project management plans
    • Strengthening community relations
    • Effectively communicating internally and externally

    Mentoring and Development

    In addition, participants will be guided to:

    • Network with law enforcement professionals, chief executives, subject matter experts, and mentors from departments of all sizes in all facets of government
    • Design a capstone project to strengthen his/her department and cement the learning concepts for the officer
    • Create a customized professional portfolio and individual management plan to demonstrate newly acquired professional skills 
    • Earn the CPM credential accredited by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium

    Questions? - LELA

    Kelly McCoy, Director, CPM Program

    Issues Submitting Application
    Jessica Franz, Project Coordinator