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Beltrami County Sheriff's Office employees recently recognized for ICLD achievements


January 14, 2019

Sheriff Phil Hodapp awarding Communications Officer Katherine Arguedas Certificate of Recognition for completing Phase 1 ICLD course.

Bemidji, MN: The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Minnesota Sheriff's Association is pleased to recognize three of its employees for recently completing leadership development courses through the Institute for Credible Leadership Development (ICLD), a division of the International Academy of Public Safety (IAPS), who is responsible for administering leadership development curriculum for law enforcement agencies globally. Receiving certificates of recognition are Communications Officer's Ashlan Barthorpe and Katherine Arguedas, and Deputy Brian Birt.

The Institute's founders and executives believe that every officer is a leader. We recognize that from the moment men and women swear to the oath of office and put on their "badge" of distinction, they are looked upon as leaders in their community and within their scope of responsibilities. It is our vision to equip all public safety leaders and future leaders with the knowledge and skills required to enhance operational efficiency and health, sustain public trust, reduce liabilities and retain the best talent.

The ICLD is delivered on-line, so it can dramatically reduce training costs, is an interactive, self-paced program and intended to be delivered to all personnel. Everyone in the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office can speak the same language about leadership and be in alignment about what to expect of leaders. These courses are a perfect complement to the nationally recognized law enforcement leadership programs.

The course material is delivered in four phases. The main advantages of the the ICLD courses are: They are up-to-date, researched and field-tested, knowledge and competency-based, and geared toward developing the intellect while enhancing the leadership skills of all personnel in your agency. All of the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office Employees are eligible to participate in this program which is designed to help them evolve in their profession and have the following attributes emerge. . .

~ Improved Customer Service

~ Employee Satisfaction Increases

~ Leadership Skills & Opportunities Improve

~ Complaints are Reduced

~ Employee Retention Prevails

~ Organizational Thought Increases

~ Automatic Accountability Develops

~ Professionalism Increases

~ Citizen & Customer Satisfaction Increases

~ Succession Planning is Realized

~ Team building Skills Emerge

~ Employee Self-Awareness Rises

~ Character Building Skills Evolve

~ Stronger Cultural Understanding Materialize

Phase I of the ICLD, "Foundations & Principles of Leadership", is the first leg of an educational journey designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to leadership, ethics, character, supervision, communication and self-development. Phase I begins with two (2) self-assessments intended to set the tone for participant's self-discovery in the realm of leadership development. Individual courses in Phase I include:

Leadership Principles & Concepts

Lincoln on Leadership

First & Mid-Level Supervisions

Leadership & Ethics

Leadership & Change

Personal Leadership

It's Your Ship

Leadership & Power

Leadership Theories

Law Enforcement Moral Compass

Active Listening

Effective Communication

Military Leadership

Phase II of the ICLD, "Theories and Practices of Leadership", is the second leg of the comprehensive journey through leadership education. Phase II is designed to build on the curriculum of Phase I and raise participants level of organizational thought and team-building by focusing on theories and practices of organizational leaders from both private and public sectors who have made monumental changes within their organizations. Individual courses in Phase II include:


It's Our Ship

Practical Emotional Intelligence

Good to Great

Proactive Communication

Conflict Management

Cultural Diversity

Action Leadership

Reflective Leadership

Start With Why

Legacy Leadership

Succession Planning

Human Capital Management

Phase III of the ICLD, "Application and Advancement of Leadership", while building on Phases I & II, is geared to focus on the traits and characteristics that have elevated leaders to a level of leadership that transcends all disciplines and promotes continuous organizational growth and personal development. It addresses the balance of humanistic and tactical approaches to law enforcement leadership. Individual courses in Phase III include:

Human Factors & Leadership

Founding Fathers on Leadership

Adaptive Leadership

Authentic Leadership

Servant Leadership

Credible Leadership

Effective Leadership

Toxic Leadership

Community Leadership

Leadership & Customer Service

Cyrus on Leadership

Adaptive Decision Making

Tactical Leadership

Emotional Intelligence

Positive Emotional Intelligence

Sheriff Phil Hodapp awarding Communication Officer Ashlan Barthorpe with her ICLD Graduation Certificate for completing all four phases of ICLD.

Phase IV is an opportunity to understand and perform the complex knowledge, skills and tasks that exemplary leaders perform. The content of Phase IV was researched and field tested for over a period of more than 30 years in university and justice and public safety environments including police, corrections, customs, immigration, homeland security and private security. It is based on the breakthrough book titled, Every Officer is A Leader: Coaching Leadership and Learning in Justice, Public Safety and Security Organizations (Revised 2nd Edition). The course was filmed at LAPD and piloted in collaboration with Deputy Chief Mark Perez and his Team of Leaders at the Los Angeles Police Department. This highly competent team was carefully selected to be able demonstrate the skills involved of Credible Leadership throughout the course. Individual courses in Phase IV include:

Self-Management Skills

Interpersonal Communication Skills

Opportunity Leveraging

Organization Development Skills

Versatility Skills


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