Courses Offered

 

Blue Courage offers various workshops, keynotes and presentations, all of which can be customized to fit the audience.   For more information, contact us!  Here are descriptions of the main workshops we offer:

Keynote Presentations 

Inspiring and engaging keynote presentations customized to fit each organization’s needs on a wide range of topics, such as diversity/inclusion, leadership, resilience, the nobility of policing, and practical wisdom to name a few.

Blue Courage: The Heart and Mind of the Guardian 

Blue Courage is a transformational two-day leadership development workshop designed for all levels of the organization. This revolutionary educational process is a holistic approach to developing our people. It will touch hearts, awaken minds and ignite spirits through dynamic presentations and learning processes. (Available for law enforcement, corrections/detention, and civilians.)

Blue Courage Academy (Train-the-Trainer) 

The Blue Courage Academy is a four-day workshop that educates attendees to be able to deliver the two-day workshop to their organization. Attendees are given all necessary supporting materials to successfully teach Blue Courage and impact fellow law enforcement professionals. (Available for law enforcement, corrections/detention, and civilians.)

Blue Courage Executive Overview 

A 4 to 8-hour workshop, Blue Courage’s Executive Overview delivers the basic importance of creating a Blue Courage culture of respect and resilience in the law enforcement environment.

Blue Courage Leadership Academy 

A series of 4 to 6-hour workshops, the Blue Courage Leadership Academy offers essential Blue Courage topics taught one day a month over 6-12 months.  Bite size learning is highly effective to ensure that learning is reinforced over time and is not taxing on the time committed to training. Topics include Pursuing Greatness, Nobility of Policing, Respect, Resilience, Inclusive Leadership, Practical Wisdom, Positive Psychology, understanding and changing Culture and Leaders as Coaches.

Inclusive Leadership 

Inclusive Leadership is a transformational, experiential learning based workshop that blends diversity/inclusion learning with leadership development. This intensive three-day course is also offered in other formats to include:  a 4-hour for Public Safety course, a 1-day basic course, a train-the-trainer for the 1-day course. Areas of focus for Inclusive Leadership include: Understanding and Embracing Diversity and Inclusion, Building Trust, Developing High Performance Teams and Leadership Development. (Available for law enforcement, corrections/detention, and corporate organizations.)

The Respect Effect: A Guardian’s Path to Building Trust

An exploration of the importance of respect to policing and public safety, this unique curriculum built on the neuroscientific principles and behaviors of respect assists members of the law enforcement profession to serve their communities better. This customized curriculum is based upon the book, The Respect Effect: Using the Science of Neuroleadership to Inspire a More Loyal and Productive Workplace by Paul Meshanko. (Also offered to organizations that are not part of the law enforcement community.)

Blue Courage Resilience 

Explores and educates participants on the important of resilience and stress management that the policing profession demands today. The four-hour course draws on the Institute of HeartMath’s research on resilience, energy and peak performance. The course will also examine positive psychology and mindfulness. Participants will learn the process of “Pattern Interruption” – the practice of quieting the mind by breaking the pattern of our negative thoughts and emotions – the chaos of the day. All designed to create increased mindfulness, awareness, focus and performance.

Blue Courage: Emeritus 

With 20, 25, 30 years (or more) of midnight shifts, fights, critical incidents, loss of coworkers, missed family outings, tragedies, politics, loss of close relationships and more, our highly experienced veteran members have selflessly and stoically served their department, community, and profession with nobility, honor, and courage. This 1 to 2-day seminar looks back to honor and validate these decades of service with an appreciation, significance, and meaning that may have been lost over time and a repurposing of heartset and mindset in the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual “dimensions of a whole person” needed to envision retirement years as the “end of the beginning” instead of the “beginning of the end.”

Blue Courage: Drive 

While a suspect’s “motive” never has to be proven in court to obtain a conviction, the driving question of “why” is how all of us in our roles as leader, spouse, parent, sibling, coworker, and Law Enforcement Officer all try to make sense of other people’s actions (or lack thereof). Based upon Daniel Pink’s Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, this 4 or 8-hour seminar begins with a personal inventory that evaluates current working conditions, discusses the upgrade our mental “operating systems” need, whether money is a motivator for better performance in Law Enforcement, and implementable strategies, regardless of our rank or role in our organizations, to nourish and master our own, our subordinates’, our coworkers’, and our Department’s fundamental human need to be intrinsically motivated by autonomy, mastery, and purpose.

Blue Courage: Search and Seizure 

An unknown French philosopher once said, “When people of action cease to believe in a cause, they then begin to believe only in the action.” When Law Enforcement Officers are not mindful of the purpose and core principles of democratic policing with a Guardian ethos, and lack courage in the moment of testing to always abide by those principles, our “action” becomes focused on the outcome (the number and type of arrests and ensuring convictions), instead of the process (demonstrating honesty, integrity, and empathy in every citizen encounter). This 4-hour seminar includes not only the most current instruction and application of 4th Amendment rules and cases, but goes above and beyond by integrating the Nobility of Policing, police legitimacy, fundamental fairness, and serving justice as the grounding principles and ethics that all 4th Amendment actions must be centered upon.

 

Contact us for more information: info@bluecourage.com or (630) 449-0958