Teaching Diversity

Strategies for Instructors

- in Plano, Texas, USA

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

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Credits:TCOLE Credit will be available


Successful completion of this program will prepare officers to conduct diversity training within their organizations and academies.

Law enforcement is charged with relating to all segments of their communities in a fair and impartial manner. Therefore, familiarization with communication styles, customs, language and behavior patterns of various cultures, ethnic groups and non-traditional populations will effectively enhance the quality of police services and departmental image. Shared knowledge of various populations will enhance officer safety, and is likely to increase understanding and empathy in the process of improving police-citizen contacts. This course will also offer several strategies for improving workforce diversity, and community relations.


  • Linking multicultural education and officer safety
  • Strategies for reducing prejudice and discrimination
  • Communication styles associated with various groups and cultures
  • Police racial profiling and public perceptions
  • Conflict resolution principles
  • Creating or maintaining a workplace that welcomes and appreciates differences
  • In-depth examination and discussion of classic and contemporary diversity-related literature

Who Should Attend

  • Police instructors
  • Community relations specialists
  • Community advocates
  • Police managers/supervisors

 *This course is best suited for individuals with prior training experience.


  • $800* ILEA member
  • $900* Non-member

 *Includes a $150 materials fee


“The entire week was eye-opening and awesome. The course was fantastic. The instructors, the interaction, the activities and the national diversity among the group were outstanding. The facilities are phenomenal and I hope I am able to attend further courses at this institute.”

“I would recommend this course to everyone. I have learned to look at myself differently. This course help you learn from others.”

-- Former participants 

TCOLE Credit

Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for thirty (30) hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit.

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.

Eligibility Policy

The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration provides  professional education and technical support to the law enforcement community. 

A registrant in an ILEA program must be a sworn officer; a civilian employee of a law enforcement department; or an employee of a municipal, county or state agency.

Anyone interested in attending an ILEA program who does not meet the above standard requirements will need to request advance approval. Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Registrar: +1.972.244.3404
ILEA: +1.972.244.3430 
Fax: +1.972.244.3431
E-Mail: ilea@cailaw.org