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Institute for Leadership in Changing Times-ILCT
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Institute for Leadership in Changing Times (ILCT)

JUNE 15-19 & SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2015

The ILCT is an intensive eight-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 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 and mock panel conducted by the PELS Alumni Association. Program agenda includes Cultural Diversity and Career Development/Elective in-service credits.

-2015 ILCT Program Application-

Application Deadline is April 1, 2015

Program Information

The ILCT is held at the City of Roanoke Police Department Training Academy.

Phase One

The first component of Phase One is a five-day intensive classroom learning experience, complemented by pre-program assignments and self-assessments. 

The second component of Phase One is conducted on the job, in-between the first and second week of the program.  Participants will conduct application of lessons learned on the job and continue with their self-assessments.  Participants will also be given assignments to complete during this time.

Phase Two

The first component of Phase Two begins with a review of lessons learned and an assessment of lasting impacts on behavior.  This is followed by additional classroom learning. 

The second component of Phase Two is conducted by the PELS Alumni Association and includes a presentation on Promotability, a Mock Interview/Promotion Panel and Mentoring Session. 

The final component of Phase Two is conducted by the program participants.  Each participant will conduct a Power Point presentation highlighting the project assigned and completed by them during the second component of Phase One.  Feedback is provided on project organization and presentation. This final component of the program is followed by the Graduation Luncheon. 

Who Should Attend

This program is open to first line supervisors and mid-managers with demonstrated leadership potential and who have completed a basic supervision program.

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.

Applicants applying to this school should:

1.  Have shown the desire for career advancement and professional development;

2.  Possess above average written and oral communication skills; and

3.  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.


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.  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. 



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.


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. Great care should be given to completion of the application packet, as acceptance to this program is limited to 28 individuals per session.

Completed application packages must be mailed to Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation, 1606 Santa Rosa Rd., Ste. 134, Henrico, Virginia 23229, or emailed to stephanie@vapolicefoundation.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.


Program Fee and Scholarship Information

The program fee is $2,230 and includes program fee, course materials, lodging, break services, fall reception, and graduation luncheon.  The program fee without lodging is $1,780.

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 stephanie@vapolicefoundation.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

1606 Santa Rosa Rd., Ste. 134

Henrico, Virginia 23229

(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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