Stockard Consulting

Comprehensive Executive Leadership Service

Are you looking for a new approach when it comes to law enforcement and firefighter leadership training?

Then Stockard Consulting has just what you need!

Becoming a successful leader is an ongoing process, not a final destination. Leadership takes commitment and effort, and leaders need continuing educational tools to further develop their leadership skills.

If you think you’re already a successful leader and you don’t need additional training, you’re wrong.

If you think you know all the leadership programs available and that nothing else can help you, you need to think again.

Maybe you’ve gone through programs designed to improve your managing practices, your communication skills, decision-making, public speaking, conflict management, and stress management.

But most of these programs use lectures to merely teach basic skills, and they don’t change their training to accommodate individual needs. Some only offer online courses with no interaction or feedback.

Stockard Consulting is different. Our all-inclusive training covers all facets of leadership to make you a well-rounded leader. Our method uses a proven scientific approach to assess your behavior, your leadership potential, and your emotional intelligence. We help you focus on your natural behaviors and work with you to move beyond your comfort zone to appropriately modify these behaviors.

The Stockard Consulting Leadership Academy is designed to be a unique career building experience. Our training emphasizes a behavior-based approach that builds on the interaction between individual identity and situational conditions.

We prepare officers in law enforcement and fire protection agencies for their current or aspirational leadership positions. Our innovative approach is targeted to serve two groups: newly promoted command officers who hold the ranks of sergeant or lieutenant, and high-potential patrol officers or firefighters.

The Leadership Academy is customized to fit the individual needs of each department. With a class size of 15 to 30 people, we can provide one-on-one attention in a time frame that is personalized for you.

Classes can be comprised of students who are all from one department, or several area departments can come together to form a leadership training group.

How it Works

Demands on leadership in police and fire departments are ever evolving, and leadership methods must adjust to keep pace. Leaders need to engage with the community as well as lead their peers, and our academy can help you succeed in both areas.

As a new or aspiring leader, you may have to handle a public brawl, a domestic violence incident, or an active shooter. You may face emergencies that put both your crew and the public in great danger.

Wouldn’t you feel more confident if you could respond with your own appropriate behavior, as well as understand the behavior of the suspects and the victims? Rather than assessing the situation when you get there, you can be prepared with a plan of action because you have a better understanding of motivations and how to address the situation.

Once you understand your own behavior and how and when to adjust it, you will be able to influence your team as well as the community. This is what makes effective leaders.

Our Leadership Academy works because it’s not just a one-size-fits-all approach. We assess your behavior in a variety of ways, looking at factors such as control, ambition, communication, persuasion, structure, and organization. We then use your unique assessment results to give you the proper tools to apply what you’ve learned about your behavior to improve your leadership skills.

And we come to you in person, with a team of experienced consultants to give you one-on-one attention.

Why it Works

You can’t just tell people how to be leaders. In many cases, demonstration does not work either. Leading by example is a great concept, but if the people you are leading don’t have any leadership potential, your example isn’t going to make much difference.

With Stockard Consulting, we guide you step by step through the process of determining your leadership potential, and then we advise you how to shape your behavior to increase and perfect this potential.

Our Leadership Academy gives you the opportunity to apply leadership concepts to real situations and get professional feedback to improve your skills. We employ active role-playing and other methods that go beyond abstract learning to fully understanding how to monitor your behavior and choose how you act.

Our methods are backed by scientific proof. Nearly 100% of program participants indicate the accuracy of our behavior assessments and report improvement in their leadership skills after participating in our Leadership Academy.

“Going through this process helped me realize that leadership is not a position or title. It is action and example.”

- Jason Fields, Lieutenant, Fort Meyers Police Department

What You’ll Experience

Stockard Consulting’s Leadership Academy follows a format that maximizes personal attention and one-on-one interaction. Choosing us guarantees:

  • Personal, on-site training with three experienced consultants – a human behavior expert, a senior leader, and a leadership facilitator
  • Scientifically validated behavioral measures to assess important aspects of leadership, including an individual feedback session and consultation with recommendations to develop or improve leadership decision-making and effectiveness
  • Leadership success seminar, conducted by an experienced police or fire chief, that addresses topics such as leveraging technology, developing transparency and demonstrating accountability, engaging in situational leadership, effective practices and techniques for evidence collection, incident notifications, administering discipline and budgeting, as well as the rewards and challenges of performing leadership roles
  • Practical training using exercises and active learning techniques such as scenario-based oral presentations to develop media and public relations skills, video recorded role-play activities to allow practice, and feedback with recommendations for improvement
  • Comparison between your pre-training and post-training presentation and role-playing videos to verify the effectiveness of this leadership training process
  • Opportunities for reflection and continuous development through the creation of a personal development plan
  • Feedback and coaching through open question and answer sessions
  • Progress check-up six months after the initial academy experience to personally monitor the progress of each student, review the status of their goals, and provide any additional guidance necessary to ensure individual leadership success
  • Promotional Interviews planning and implementing your command officer review and promotion process, with the goal of choosing the best candidates for your department; helping you determine the candidates that most demonstrate the competence, commitment, and credibility for leadership positions.

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Contact us to learn more about this transformational academy, and give your leaders the power to face the complex challenges of protecting the public.

Contact Stockard Consulting Today!

For your no-cost initial consultation

Stockard Consulting Group
4347 Sulgrave Dr.
Toledo, Ohio 43623