Course detail: Personal Financial Fitness for Public Safety PART 2

Course Description:

This course will help public safety personnel examine their personal financial situation, explore practices that allow them to reach their goals and create a solid foundation for resilience during economic hardship. Establishing healthy financial habits can help reduce stress, shield from ethical problems and reserve security clearances. Through lecture, hands-on exercises and self-assessment, participants will develop their awareness and knowledge in this critical aspect of personal and family wellness. 

  • Participants will support their wellness and resilience with skills learned in the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional areas required of law enforcement officers.

Course Objectives:   
  • Recognize and discuss the importance of budgeting, goal setting and distinguishing the difference between needs and wants.  
  • Define and recognize the importance of power of attorney, wills and legacy planning in public safety.  
  • Discuss the role debt plays in retirement planning and how to utilize pension and other retirement accounts.  
  • Identify how financial stress affects on the job performance and evaluate its importance in a holistic approach to wellness. 

Instructional Methods: 
  • Lecture and guided discussion 
  • Hands-on exercises 
  • Self-assessment budgeting project 

Who Should Attend?  All public safety personnel and their spouses/significant others

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email KLETC or call 620.694.1400 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.

Course pre-requisites
(required) Personal Financial Fitness for Public Safety PART 1

Available sessions