Institute for Leadership in Changing Times (ILCT)
June 2-7 and September 24-26, 2013
The ILCT is an intensive nine-day leadership education program. This program is designed for individuals who have completed a First Line Supervisors course and who currently serve in or are soon to be promoted to middle-management positions within their agencies. The curriculum is education-based and focused on the study of leadership at an intermediate level. The objective of this program is to develop “emerging leaders” by developing creative thinking and leadership skills. The curriculum also includes a mentoring session conducted by the PELS Alumni Association. Program agenda includes Cultural Diversity and Career Development/Elective in-service credits.
This program is now being held at the Roanoke City Criminal Justice Academy, and will be managed and facilitated by Dr. Sharon Scott.
-2013 ILCT Program Application-
Application Deadline is April 1, 2013
Component 1: The first component is a five-day intensive residential and classroom learning experience, complemented by pre-program assignments.
Component 2: The second component of the program is the application of learning on the job, including assignments to be completed while on the job. This component includes continuous feedback with course faculty from Virginia Tech.
Component 3: The final component is a three-day residential session in the fall to assess lasting impacts on behavior, as well as evaluating "lessons learned" and "best practices." Both "lessons learned" and "best practices" are business terms popular today in assessing what can be learned and successfully implemented in specific workplaces or different professional settings.
The ILCT is a residential program held on the campus of Virginia Tech. All students who live outside of a 50 mile driving radius of Virginia Tech are required to stay in the designated housing facility throughout both phases of the program.
Who Should Attend
This program is open to first line supervisors/mid-managers with demonstrated leadership potential and who have completed a basic supervision program.
Each participant must be willing to commit to the entire educational process as we will take the learning experiences from each to improve the experience of the whole group. We are seeking applicants who want to make a difference, and who recognize the need for change.
Applicants applying to this school should have shown the desire for career advancement and professional development; possess above average written and oral communication skills; and be willing to commit to the entire educational process including: completion of all pre-course work assignments attendance at all classroom sessions of both the summer and fall phases of the program completion of all course assignment.
All applicants must meet the following requirements:
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. Have the recommendation of the agency administrator supporting their
5. Applicant's agency administrator must agree to the conditions of full-
time attendance to the program.
Participants who satisfactorily fulfill all of the course requirements will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation.
This program has been approved by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) for in-service training credits. At the end of the program, pre-approved Partial In-Service Credit forms (DCJS Form PIC-3) will be distributed to those participants who fully complete all parts of the program. Program agenda includes Cultural Diversity and Career Development/Elective in-service credits.
Please note: College credit from Virginia Tech is longer available through this program.
Application and Selection Process
To apply for the Institute of Leadership in Changing Times both pages of the completed application form must be submitted along with an organizational chart with applicants position clearly indicated. A separate page listing the applicants responses to the Personal and Professional Insights questions (listed on the application) must also be submitted. Incomplete application packets will not be accepted. Please note, great care should be given to completion of the application packet, as acceptance to this program is limited to 25 individuals per session. Please note, the second session is an overflow session and will only be held if needed.
Completed application packages can be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing to Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation, 1606 Santa Rosa Rd., Ste. 134, Henrico, Virginia 23229. 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.
Program Fee and Scholarship Information
The program fee is $2,400 and includes program fee, course materials, lodging, break services, summer and fall reception, and graduation luncheon.
The Foundation is pleased to announce that Altria Group, Inc. has provided funds for two scholarships for the 2012 session of ILCT. One scholarship is available to an applicant from under-represented groups, (e.g. African-American, Hispanic, female, etc.), and the other scholarship is available to an applicant from a small town agency of 25 or less authorized personnel.
When funding is available, the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation will accept applications for needs-based scholarships from applicable law-enforcement agencies. For more information on these scholarships, click here.
For more information or any questions concerning this program, please contact the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation office at (804) 285-8227 or email email@example.com.
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
1606 Santa Rosa Rd., Ste. 134
Henrico, Virginia 23229
For further information on federal non-discrimination regulations, contact the Office for Civil Rights at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 421-3481.
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