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January 17-19, 2012, 18th annual WLEEDA Police Training Conference: Janine Driver, Keynote speaker












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    Michael J. Nila, Community Policing Expert

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014


    Whether you are a police manager, parent, teacher, little league coach or nonprofit board member, The Four Factors of Effective Leadership will help you improve your ability to influence others to achieve meaningful goals. David combines the wisdom of ancient philosophers, successful executives and leadership gurus into a clear roadmap for effective leadership. The four factors focus on common themes that can be found throughout most books on leadership and interpersonal effectiveness.


    These factors show that: Everyone can be a leader; Leadership begins with you; Leadership is a relationship; and Leadership produces positive change.


    Using stories of famous leaders and infamous failures, David illustrates the importance of the four factors: Influence, Integrity, Inspiration, and Improvement. These factors are contrasted with the pitfalls of ineffective leadership: Power, Position, Popularity, and Personality. Self-assessments for each factor are included to help you evaluate your leadership and develop a plan for continued improvement.


    For more information on David, visit Check out his books and watch his videos. Read the complete introduction on David on the Speakers' Page >>







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Former NASA Astronaut
Dr. James F. Reilly, II

Wednesday, January 15, 2014:
“Team Development”

Using the lessons learned in his career in the hydrocarbon exploration industry, NASA, Navy, and now academia, James develops and delivers unique perspectives in team development, technical evaluation, clear communications and program management to help build or improve an organization. 

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Hennepin County Sheriff Stanek

Thursday, January 16, 2014:
“I-35 Bridge Collapse”

Hennepin County Sheriff, Rich Stanek, will speak about law enforcement command leadership during a crisis and the lessons learned.

During the evening rush hour on August 1, 2007, the I-35 bridge suddenly collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145. The bridge was Minnesota's fifth busiest, carrying 140,000 vehicles daily. The NTSB cited a design flaw as the likely cause of the collapse, and asserted that additional weight on the bridge at the time of the collapse contributed to the catastrophic failure.

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