Course detail: Developing Women Leaders

Course Description: 

Evidence-Based Insight and Solutions for Recruiting, Retaining and Developing Women Leaders 

Women are underrepresented in law enforcement and particularly in leadership positions. Of course, there are external factors that play a role in this. Still, the core of this presentation will examine the unconscious actions and beliefs that can hinder women's development and success in our chosen profession. We will explore how imposter syndrome stifles women's careers and how to overcome the feeling that they're not quite ready for that promotion or project. Learn how to overcome the daily battle with the inner critic that reinforces insecurities and how speech and body language can dictate how women are perceived. We will also discuss family planning, relationships, perfectionism, mentoring, leadership development, career planning, and how we can all better support the women in our organizations and our lives. 

Core Competencies: 
  • Managing Projects - Participants will demonstrate strong communication skills to convey messages effectively to share their vision, goals, ideas, and issues.
  • Leading People - Participants will lead and engage people to maximize organizational performance.
  • Leading Organizations - Participants will appraise and adopt the duties and behaviors incumbent upon a law enforcement leader who acts in ways that support the needs of their organization, community, and profession.
Instructional Methods: 
  • Lecture 
  • Small group discussion 
Who Should Attend: 
  • All levels of law enforcement, especially those in leadership or aspiring to leadership positions 
Course Requirements: 
  • 100% attendance and participation
Fitness Requirements and Expectation of Physical Risk: sedentary

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 Session Information: SL24018F

Schedule: Every day, starting on 09/27/24 and ending on 09/27/24
Times: 08:00am-05:00pm CDT
Registration Fee : $50.00


Participants are responsible for their own snacks, drinks, meals, lodging and travel. Please dress in layers, as the temperature in the room may be difficult to adjust. The session begins at 8:00AM and is estimated to end at 5:00PM. On-site registration will begin at 7:30AM.Venue map:


Name Additional Resources
Brenda Dietzman

Facility Detail

Olathe Health Education Building
21201 W. 152nd St.
Olathe, KS 66061

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $25.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 10 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.