Because it is such a well-oiled machine, the City of Columbia, S.C. police department (CPD) is hosting a leadership training seminar this fall aimed at teaching “performance and accountability” to law enforcement personnel from across the state.
For the bargain basement price of $240, the seminar promises to teach cops how to:
- Understand and avoid the seven supervisory behaviors that de-motivate good employees
- Speak and write the language of performance
- Clearly communicate your expectations and provide feedback about performance
- Effectively document performance and write objective, meaningful performance evaluations
- Appropriately establish and assert your authority without challenging employees
- Appropriately confront difficult and resistant employees without losing
- Recognize and handle the manipulations commonly used on supervisors
All of that sounds well and good, but based on the way things are going with the CPD lately, we’d recommend saving your $240.