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Public Safety Leadership Summit returns to campus in June

Posted 05/20/14

The Next Generation Leadership Summit for Public Safety Professionals returns to the Fitchburg State University campus in June, giving future leaders from across New England the opportunity to enhance their management and communication skills.

The Next Generation Leadership Summit was launched in 2011, born out of collaboration between the University, the city of Fitchburg Police Department and the town of Harvard Police Department, and has grown each year to encompass more members of the public safety community. This affordable and valuable development opportunity will be held June 1-6 on the university campus.

The programs in the summit are designed to complement the skills embodied by today’s professionalized public safety force, and to help its members move to the next level in their careers and in their day-to-day practice in the field.

The summit will feature daily seminars led by Fitchburg State faculty members and other professional consultants in concert with local public safety leaders. The programs are designed and calibrated each year to reflect the stated needs of future sergeants, lieutenants, captains and chiefs. The programs also allow valuable opportunities for networking with peers from across New England.

Among the topics to be explored at this year’s summit are:

  • Manager’s Tool Kit for Effective Communication in the Work Setting
  • Managing Workplace Conflict
  • The Voice of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire, Influence, and Achieve Results
  • Bridging the Gap in a Multi-Generation Workforce
  • Executive Functioning:  Getting Tasks Done, Succession Planning
  • Race Relations and Collaborative Relationship-Building

The summit will also include a trip to Harvard University for a presentation by Dr. Anthony Braga of the Kennedy School of Government.

Summit attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for individual career coaching during the week as well as exposure to the assessment center process that is increasingly being used for determining promotions within departments.

Tuition for the summit is $695 for those wishing to reside on campus during the week and $495 for commuting participants.

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