52nd School of Executive Leadership

(formerly Management College)

- in Plano, Texas, USA

ILEA Headquarters
at The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

Past Event

Credits:240 Hours TCOLE Credit


From its inception in 1957, the mission of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration has been to provide quality educational programs designed to enhance the professional development of law enforcement leaders at all levels. As the “flagship” program over that time, the School of Executive Leadership (formerly Management College) attracts participants representing municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement organizations across the nation.

Mindful of the essential role it plays in helping prepare law enforcement leaders for the future, the School of Executive Leadership provides a challenging and intensive environment in which participants can learn, develop and test a range of success-oriented skills and abilities. The value of the School of Executive Leadership experience is best measured by the numbers of graduates who serve in leadership positions in organizations across the law enforcement profession.

This course is an intensive eight-week program designed to prepare senior-level law enforcement managers and  administrators for leadership in the complex world of public executives. The academic experience prepares individuals to take part in:

  • Providing leadership in their agencies on problem solving and management issues.
  • Applying progressive and innovative management approaches to their agencies.
  • Communicating, both to their colleagues and to the public, plans and programs for change and improvement of police services.
  • Professional development opportunities as a stepping-stone toward management and leadership excellence.
  • Developing strategies for personal and organizational success in politically-charged environments.
  • Gaining professional knowledge as a life-long learner and acquiring critical thinking skills about the future of law enforcement.
  • Assuring compliance with current and emerging legal issues as they affect both management and operational aspects of policing.
  • Discerning and building avenues for values-based leadership to prosper in law enforcement organizations.
  • Developing a personal leadership style characterized by creativity, service and empathy.

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Tuition includes all instruction and handouts. Lodging and meals are excluded.

  • $2,195 ILEA Member
  • $2,495 Non-member


  • Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Building and Leading Effective Teams
  • Communication in Organizations
  • Creating a Culture of Integrity
  • Crisis Media Management
  • Critical Thinking in Leadership
  • Executive Leadership
  • Executive Writing Skills
  • Followership
  • Leadership Ethics
  • Legal Issues for Managers
  • Managerial Assessment of Proficiency (MAP)
  • Problem-solving Skills Development
  • Recruiting and Hiring for Quality
  • Research Methods in Public Service
  • Servant Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Tools for Continuous Improvement

Who Should Attend?

Sworn and civilian senior-level law enforcement managers and administrators with an interest in organizational improvement, professional development and career enhancement.


Nationally-known faculty representing colleges, universities, criminal justice agencies, and government entities from across North America, provide an unmatched learning experience. The impeccable credentials, broad experience, and outstanding teaching ability of this instructional team make the School of Executive Leadership a challenging and demanding course of study.

  • Roy E. Alston, Ph.D., Lieutenant, Dallas Police Department
  • Theron L. Bowman, Ph.D., Deputy City Manager, City of Arlington, TX
  • Jeff Chamberlain, Attorney at Law, Nassau, NY
  • Alejandro (Alex) del Carmen, Ph.D., Executive Director, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Tarleton State University, Fort Worth
  • Eric J. Fritsch, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, University of North Texas, Denton
  • Mark R. Hafner, Chief, Keller Police Department, TX
  • Jeffrey Halstead, Chief, Fort Worth Police Department, TX
  • Brian E. Harvey, Chief, Allen Police Department, TX
  • David N. James, Chief (Ret.), Carrollton Police Department, TX
  • Will D. Johnson, Chief, Arlington Police Department, TX
  • Doug Kowalski, Chief, Prosper Police Department, TX
  • Timothy J. Longo, Sr., Chief, Charlottesville Police Department, VA
  • Michael J. Mirarchi, Attorney and Employment Relations Consultant, Plano, TX
  • T. Neil Moore, Ed.D., Director, ILEA
  • Coby Pewitt, Captain, Richardson Police Department, TX
  • John M. Ray, Ph.D., Executive Chief Deputy, Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Worth, TX
  • Charles A. Rohre, Senior Consultant, The Waters Consulting Group, Inc., Dallas, TX
  • Gregory Smith, M.A., Associate Director, ILEA
  • Warren Spencer, Attorney at Law, Euless, TX
  • Diane C. Wetherbee, Attorney at Law, McKamie Krueger LLP, Richardson, TX


Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

TCOLE Credit

Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for 240 hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement  (TCOLE) credit. Many out-of-state participants find their states enjoy a reciprocal training agreement with Texas.

Graduate Credit

Graduates are eligible to apply for up to nine (9) graduate credits and a graduate Certificate in Law Enforcement Management from the University of North Texas (UNT). This highly innovative undertaking will combine on-site course work in the School of Executive Leadership with distance learning and independent study through UNT.

Overnight Accommodations

TownePlace Suites
5005 Whitestone Lane
Plano, TX 75024

TownePlace Suites - Plano welcomes our guests attending ILEA – School of Executive Leadership at The Center for American and International Law. We have set aside a block of rooms with a group rate of $72 plus applicable fees/taxes for a Studio, and $85 plus applicable fees/taxes for a 2-Bedroom for 3/1/2015-4/24/2015.

Please make your reservations by 2/15/2015. As long as the reservation is made by this date, and the group block has availability, you will receive the group rate.  Any reservations not received on or before this cut-off date are subject to hotel availability at the best available prevailing rate.

Booking Instructions


Call: (972) 943-8200
Group Name: ILEA Exec Leaders March 2015
Group code: CAIC

Course Cancellation Policy

Occasionally, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) may be forced to cancel a scheduled program. Whenever possible, the decision to cancel is made at least fourteen days prior to the start of the program, and registered participants are notified once that decision has been made. If the distance to the training site requires that you make airline and/or hotel reservations, please contact ILEA (+1.972.244.3430) to inquire about the status of any program before making travel arrangements. While paid registrations in cancelled courses will be refunded in full, ILEA will not be responsible for monetary loss due to cancellations or changes in airline or hotel reservations.

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Fax: +1.972.244.3431
E-Mail: ilea@cailaw.org