NSA's Center for Public Safety

Public Safety

The Critical Elements, Skills, & Strategies of Leadership

Seminar Description

Many leaders are placed in positions of power due to political connections, formal education, personal charisma, vocational experience, and/or socio-economic status. Although these criteria may have a correlation with leadership ability, they often leave out the fundamental criterion for being a good leader: a person’s personal characteristics as a human being. A leader’s human inadequacies may result in leadership failure. Leaders should be role models for how human beings (1) socialize, (2) emotionalize, (3) personalize, (4) moralize, (5) intellectualize, and maintain their (6) physical wellbeing while acting as a leader in the lives of others. By providing an experiential educational experience that helps current and potential leaders develop knowledge and abilities in these 6 competencies of human functioning, this training seminar is different from the typical leadership-by-lecture training that focuses on leadership theories, strategies, styles, and “the rules”. Instead, it provides a curriculum that addresses personal development in the 6 competencies, emphasizing a “human technology” approach versus a “human knowledge” approach. The mission of this training focuses on providing the trainee with both the concepts and the techniques, or skills, for being a humane leader. 

Seminar Instructors

Steve Sampson, has been teaching conflict resolution and interpersonal skills for over 30 years. 
Jack Enter, began his career in law enforcement in 1972. Since that time, he has worked as a street police officer, detective, vice/narcotics investigator, and administrator of a law enforcement agency in an Atlanta suburb.
Gary DeLand, Executive Director of the Utah Sheriffs’ Assn. and President of DeLand and Associates, Inc.
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