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Institute for Leadership in Changing Times (ILCT)

JUNE 13-17 & SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2016


The Institute for Leadership in Changing Times (ILCT) is an eight-day, intensive leadership education program.  This program is designed for individuals who who currently serve in or are soon to be promoted to mid-level management positions within their organizations. Prospective applicants must have already successfully completed a basic supervisory course. 

This program is focused on the study of leadership at an intermediate level. The objective of this program is to develop emerging leaders by cultivating critical thinking skills, creative thinking processes, and professionalism.  The curriculum includes The Abilene Paradox, The Followership Model, Emotional Intelligence, Situational Leadership II, Team Building, Labels & Leadership, Leadership and Ethics, Social Capital, The Multigenerational Workplace, Successful Project Management, Gender Communications, Preparing for Promotions, Leadership and Promotability, and Leadership and Legacy.  The program also includes a mentoring session and mock interview panel conducted by the PELS Alumni Section.

In addition to classroom study, participants will manage a project assigned to them from their organization from start to finish, and conduct a presentation on the components and outcome of their project.   

During this program, participants will have the opportunity to network with managers from other organizations. This is a great opportunity to meet and seek assistance from other professionals. The program is open to applicants from both the public and private sectors.  In-state and out-of-state applicants are welcome to apply.

-2016 ILCT Program Application-

Application Deadline is April 1, 2016

Program Information

The ILCT is held at the City of Roanoke Police Department Training Academy.  During the first week of the program, classes are held 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am - 2:00 pm on Friday.  One evening session will be held during the first week of the program.  During the second week of the program, classes are held 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm on Wednesday, and 8:00 am - 12:30 pm on Thursday.  A graduation luncheon is held immediately following class on Thursday.

Phase One

The first week of the program is an intensive classroom learning experience, complemented by pre-program assignments and self-assessments.  Participants will begin work on their project assignment.

The next part of the program is conducted on the job, in-between the first and second week of the program.  Participants are given assignments to complete which will allow them to conduct real world application of lessons learned.  Participants will also continue work on their project management assignment and submit status reports for assessment.

Phase Two

The second week of ILCT brings participants back to the classroom and begins with a review of lessons learned and an assessment of lasting impacts on behavior.  This is followed by additional classroom learning focused on professionalism and preparing for promotions.  A mock promotion panel is conducted where each participant is interviewed by members of the PELS Alumni Section Board, and provided with feedback in order to improve their interview skills.  The program ends with each participant conducting a presentation on their project management assignment.

This training will be pre-approved by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) for Partial In-service Credit. DCJS Partial In-service Credit (PIC) forms will be distributed at the close of the training. Participants must attend a minimum of 4 hours to be eligible to receive credit. In-service credit awarded includes cultural diversity and career development/elective. 

In addition, all participants who satisfactorily fulfill all of the course requirements will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation.


Program Fee

The program fee is $1,780 and includes tuition, course materials, mentoring session, break services, fall Legacy Dinner, and Graduation Luncheon.  The program fee with lodging is $2,230.  Lodging is single occupancy and arrangements are made by the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation.

Who Should Attend

We are seeking applicants who want to make a difference, and who recognize the need for change.  Each individual participant will contribute their learning experiences to improve the experience of the group as a whole.  Because of this, each participant must be willing to commit to the entire educational process.

All applicants must meet the following pre-requisites:

  1. Have completed a basic supervisory school;
  2. Occupy at least a first-line supervisor or mid-level manager position;
  3. Have a minimum of five years experience;
  4. Be recommended and nominated by an administrator in their organization ; and
  5. Applicant's agency administrator must agree to the conditions of full-time attendance, completion of all assignments, and adherence to program guidelines. 

Applicants applying to this school should:

  1. Have demonstrated leadership potential;
  2. Have shown the desire for career advancement and professional development;
  3. Possess above average written and oral communication skills; and
  4. Posses a willingness to commit to the entire educational process including completion of all pre-course work assignments, attendance at all sessions of both phases of the program, and completion of all course assignments.


Application and Selection Process

Prospective applicants must submit their completed application and nomination forms along with an organizational chart (with applicants position clearly indicated), and a separate page containing the applicants responses to the Personal and Professional Insights questions. Incomplete application packets will not be accepted. Great care should be given to completion of the application packet, as acceptance to this program is limited.

Completed application packages must be mailed to Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation, 880 Technology Park Drive, Suite 100, Glen Allen, Virginia 23059, or emailed to stephanie@vachiefs.org  Faxed applications will not be accepted!

Application packets are evaluated based upon the following criteria:

  1. Completion of the application;
  2. Thoroughness and thoughtfulness of responses to the Personal and Professional Insights questions listed on the application; and
  3. Submission of all required attachments.

Applicants and nominators will be notified of acceptance into the program after the class selections have been made following the April 1 deadline.


Scholarship Information

When funding is available, the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation will accept applications for needs-based scholarships from applicable law-enforcement agencies. For more information, click here.



For more information or any questions concerning this program, please contact the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation office at (804) 709-1094 or email stephanie@vachiefs.org

The Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs or activities, including education policies, admissions policies, scholarships, and other programs. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the Foundation's non-discrimination policies:

Chairman of the Board

Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation

880 Technology Park Dr., Ste. 100

Glen Allen , Virginia 23059

(804) 285-8227

For further information on federal non-discrimination regulations, contact the Office for Civil Rights at ocr.de@ed.gov or call (800) 421-3481.

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