Credit Type: Course
ACE ID: IAPS-0001
Organization’s ID: LCS-IAPS
Organization: International Academy of Public Safety
Length: Hybrid. 320 hours (240 hrs. on-line & 80 hrs. classroom)
Lead Faculty: Dr. Anthony Normore will serve as your lead faculty although several other faculty members will be supporting him for this course.
Cell Phone: 310.803.0150
Office Hours: Available by e-mail, cell phone, and text messaging. I am also available by zoom, facetime or skype appointment at any time.
COURSE OVERVIEW: The course objective is to improve leadership capability through creating more aware leaders, including intentionally deeper investments in the human domain, and aligning mission and values. Graduates will be leaders and mentors for their people, dedicated to personal and professional growth, committed to promoting open communication, shared values and focused on mission accomplishment.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon the completion of the COURSE, you will …
Instruction & Assessment
Methods of Assessment:
Minimum Passing Score: 80%
Course Schedule: You are about to embark on an advanced educational journey that includes e-learning, reading assignments, selected essays, discussion forums and group exercises. The course will be rigorous, challenging and very rewarding. Bring your best time management practices as you navigate and complete assignments particularly during the e-learning component of the program. This is a college level experience, so you will have to manage school and work. The two-week residency program is designed to provide insight into the areas of Leadership, Management, Trends, and Foresight; you will enjoy this part of the journey. Be prepared to completely immerse yourself in this learning experience. You will get much more from this program if departmental responsibilities can be kept to a minimum or delayed if possible.
The Leader Development Framework (see figure below) provides the overarching perspective of course design. This framework suggests three levels of leadership: direct, organizational (direct/indirect), and strategic (indirect), all grounded by common values, attributes and actions. The course further represents our environment which is culturally diverse, Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous, VUCA. This framework is referred to as the Model of Organizational Leadership (MOL).
The Model of Organizational Leadership (MOL) is a conceptual framework that allows us to understand the complexity of the leadership process in formal organizations. It gives us a look at organizations as living systems. There are four systems, or levels for us to analyze and understand: individual, group, leadership and organizational. Dissecting these levels (the individual, group, and leadership systems) helps us understand the face-to-face influence processes. Understanding the remaining level of analysis, the organizational system, enables us to have a working grasp of the impact of the larger organization as well as the external environment. By examining these four interdependent systems, we can often see patterns and relationships that a more restricted analysis of the situation might miss. Together, with the Leader Thought Process, the MOL allows us to look at a situation from a variety of perspectives. By expanding the focus of the analysis of a situation according to sub-systems, we develop more efficient and especially effective leadership style.
The MOL sub-systems contains a total of 4 Areas. Each Area will contain a select number of on-line modules (overview, learning objectives, lectures, discussion boards, essays) and a case study. As you complete lectures, discussion boards, essays and case studies, subsequent work becomes available.
Upon your completion of these 4 areas online, you will attend 2 weeks of residency (classroom) sessions. Though instructors and weekly topics may change from time to time, the following serves as your on-line schedule:
Assignments and Grading: Passing Course Grade = 80% (accumulative grading)
Calculating your final grade is very straightforward. Your final grade is weighted. This basically means that all activities in the course contribute a percentage to your final grade as outline below. They fall into the following categories:
The following is a detailed outline of weighted final grade scoring system:
No Late Assignments: Because of the amount of writing you will be doing in this course, we will not accept late assignments, except due to extenuating circumstances, which you must tell us about before the assignment is due. We do not give extensions when they are requested at the time when, or after the assignment is due. We will accept course through the learning management system ONLY.
Academic Integrity Statement: A violation of academic integrity is any instance when a student attempts to pass off someone else’s words or ideas as their own, no matter where s/he obtained those words or ideas, and no matter where these ideas are presented. We practice using quotation and citation in this course so you can benefit from others’ ideas, while attributing them appropriately. There is nothing wrong with representing someone else’s ideas in your work; you just have to give them credit. Additionally, there is nothing wrong with getting help on an assignment, but the final product must be predominantly the result of your own work. All academic integrity violations in the course will result in an F on the assignment, and/or, a failing grade in the course, and/or referral to the college’s Academic Integrity officer. Our college gives four definitions of types of academic integrity violation:
At the college, we originally adopted the APA Writing Style 6th Edition for the program beginning with Session #001 and ending with Session #016. Going forward and keeping with current APA requirements, we will adopt the APA Writing Style 7th Edition for the program beginning in fall 2022 with Session #017. Please click here to download guidelines for a brief overview.
Please see a sample APA Writing 6th Edition Case Study applicable to Session #001 to Session #016 only.
Here is a sample APA Writing 7th Edition Case Study for Session #017 and going forward.
Utilization of APA Style is required for all essays, case studies, and final capstone research papers.
President Normore and the senior faculty will be enforcing these APA policy guidelines throughout the program, particularly in your essays, case studies, and capstone paper.
If you have questions about APA, you should feel free to contact Dr. Normore at 310-803-0150, or at email@example.com
Required Reading Available On-Line (print and place in 3 ring binders)
Required Reading Shipped to Your Address
Optional reading available for your purchase through Amazon
The following supplementary readings will serve as a great resource for your education and development:
Book “in Progress”
The following Commanders were among the top graduates of Session # 001 of the Command & Staff program. They have agreed to serve as your mentors as on needed bases. We encourage you to reach out to them as you may have questions throughout the course.
Review and download the notes you have taken in this course.
The Graduation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the last day of the course (Friday, 2nd week of residency). You are welcome to invite your family, close friends, Sheriff, Chief and/or members of your command staff. You are expected to be in uniform for the Graduations.
The Graduation will include keynote, presentation of your Diploma and your MAGNUS Centurion Medallion Ceremony. Additionally, the following awards will be granted:
Capstone Research Award – all culminating capstone papers are eligible for publication.
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism: In support of academic integrity, we have adopted a plagiarism tool in our program writing assignments known as “PLAGIARISM CHECKER”. It includes the following: copying of one person’s work by another and claiming it as his or her own, false presentation of one’s self as the author or creator of a work, falsely taking credit for another person’s unique method of treatment or expression, falsely representing one’s self as the source of ideas or expression, or the presentation of someone else’s language, ideas or works without giving that person due credit. It is not limited to written works. Plagiarism is cause for formal program discipline (e.g., dismissal), and/or justification for an instructor to assign a lower grade or a failing grade in the course in which the plagiarism is committed.
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