Leadership News

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Anderson School of Management Adopts Leadership Book

August 28, 2008 (Alburquerque, NM) David Schmidly became the 20th president of the University of New Mexico in 2007. It is his third university presidency. When Schmidly came to the campus to meet with students he told them he planned to teach as part of his duties. He is an internationally respected researcher who has written 9 natural history and conservation books about mammals and more than 200 scientific articles. This fall Schimidly is teaching a seminar course on leadership at the Anderson School of Management.

There are 53 students enrolled in the course, which will use as a text
Leadership: Texas Hold ‘Em Style by Dr. Andrew J. Harvey and Raymond E. Foster. In this lecture, Schmidly talks about how he became a leader.

About the
leadership: Texas Hold em Style
Using poker as analogy for
leadership, Captain Andrew Harvey, CPD (ret.), Ed.D. and Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA found the right mix of practical experience and academic credentials to write a definitive book for leaders. Working together, Harvey and Foster have written leadership: Texas Hold em Style. Most often leaders find they are given a set of resources people, equipment, funds, experience and a mission. As Foster noted, "You're dealt a certain hand. How you play that hand as a leader determines your success."

About the Authors
Dr. Andrew J. Harvey served in law enforcement for 25 years, the last 12 as a captain with a Southern California
police agency. He holds bachelors and masters degrees from Cal State Los Angeles, and an educational doctorate in the field of organizational leadership from Pepperdine University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the California POST Command College, the West Point leadership Program, and is recognized in California as a master instructor.

Dr. Harvey is an experienced college educator, currently serving as a professor at the University of Phoenix, and as a faculty advisor at the Union Institute and University. He has been published numerous times in national and international publications. He is a recognized expert in
leadership and career development, and has served as an instructor in command leadership at the Los Angeles Police Department Academy. He has appeared as a leadership authority on television and radio, including the internationally-broadcast Bloomberg Business Television Show, and the nationally syndicated Joey Reynolds Radio Show.

His first book, The Call to Lead: How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders, received national attention. The book shows the way for leaders toward ethical and competent
leadership. Through his company, Andrew Harvey Seminars, he provides leadership training and consulting to individuals and organizations throughout the nation.

Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the
Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelors from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Masters Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton. He has completed his doctoral course work in business research. Raymond is a graduate of the West Point leadership program and has attended law enforcement, technology and leadership programs such as the National Institute for Justice, Technology Institute, Washington, DC.

Raymond is currently a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, technology and
leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement. His first book, Police Technology (Prentice Hall, July 2004) is used in over 100 colleges and universities nationwide.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dynamic Leadership for Law Enforcement

The Broomfield Police Department, CO, is hosting an intensive 3-day Dynamic Leadership for Law Enforcement course from October 13th to October 15th 2008. Designed for new and experienced sworn and civilian lead persons, first-line, and middle-management level supervisors, the course will be presented by the Alpha Group Center for Crime and Intelligence Analysis and taught by Chief Karin Montejo, a 28-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Recognized internationally for her management expertise, Chief Montejo has presented seminars and workshops both nationally and internationally for a variety of
Law Enforcement organizations including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

This three-day (24 hour) "hands-on" program provides participants with techniques they can use immediately to define their
Leadership styles, build highly productive teams, and motivate their people to superb levels of peak performance. Students also learn how to adopt the language of Leadership, how to eliminate speech habits and behavioral gestures that sap their power and diminish their credibility, and how to use a variety of tips and techniques to identify and resolve a multitude of workplace problems.
Additionally, participants will be shown how to identify and respond to various personality types and how to establish effective communications between them.

Presented in a "learn-by-doing" format, the course additionally focuses on how to transition successfully from being "one of the guys" on Friday to being "the boss" on Monday, how to gain the respect and cooperation of team members, how to resolve conflicts, and how to get people to work together harmoniously to accomplish organizational goals. As such, others who will benefit from this course include current supervisors who want to broaden their knowledge of and increase their exposure to a variety of
Leadership skills and techniques, and those planning to apply for a supervisory position who desire to increase their competitive edge.

Each participant will receive a copy of Chief Montejo's Dynamic
Leadership for Law Enforcement publication as well as a CD containing many public domain and government references highlighted throughout the course. Also included on the CD is a "favorites" folder that contains a multitude of Internet links that can easily be added to Internet browsers.

Tuition for the course is $425 and includes the three days of instruction, the text, and all related course materials.

To obtain a course brochure, additional information, or to register for the class, interested persons should contact Diana Olson of the Alpha Group at (909) 484-2169 or contact by e-mail at: crimecrush@aol.com or Tim Black, Broomfield
Police Department, 720-887-2080, email tblack@broomfield.org Additional information about the content of the course may be found on the Alpha Group Center website at www.alphagroupcenter.com