SFPD Leadership Development Institute – Cohort 1 Graduation

Congratulations to the San Francisco Police Department’s Leadership Development Institute’s inaugural cohort 1 for completing this 12 month program!

While the pandemic delayed a few sessions and adapted to a virtual setting, it didn’t stop them! They learned from subject matter experts, such as Blue Courage master educators, Chip Huth, Stephen Shedleztki, Simon Sinek, davidji, David Covey, Don Yeager, to name a few!


Blue Dialogos: Engaging the Grow Blue Culture Audience Webinar

Join us again as we recap the previous session and bring it all together. We need your expertise, insight, learning, and feedback to help to understand where we currently are, and where we want to go as we journey forward on this exploration. We want to engage with you and provide an opportunity for dialogue with our panelists, leading to growth and learning for all involved, as we close this chapter of our webinar series and before we begin the next chapter.

If you have any questions, observations, feedback, or suggestions for future sessions, please email them to info@growblueculture.com prior to the session. We also welcome comments and questions during the session.

To register, click here.


About this webinar series:

These are tumultuous times. Immediately following the unprecedented pandemic that left the world in uncertainty, an outbreak of civil unrest sparked by a police action spread across the globe. Resounding calls for reform, justice and equality are nationwide. A shift in the culture that exists in society, as well as the institutional culture within policing, must take a values-based approach to move beyond the current state to one that is more aspirational. Culture is never static — it is dynamic and constantly improving or in decline. It will take awareness, enlightenment and wise, courageous leadership to leverage change. Join us for this free series of live webinars as we explore and discuss culture as it applies to current events, and how we can shift culture to improve the world around us. Visit growblueculture.com to view previous sessions.


Learn, Share, Grow – Immediate Steps to Grow Resilience

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July 6, 2020

Below is a lesson from Blue Courage, LLC on immediate steps to promote resilience.

The Blue Courage team is dedicated to continual learning and growth.  We have adopted a concept from Simon Sinek’s Start With Why team called “Learn, Share, Grow”.  We are constantly finding great articles, videos, and readings that have so much learning.  As we learn new and great things, this new knowledge should be shared for everyone to then grow from.


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Immediate Steps for Supervisors to Promote Resilience:

(Supervisors should be prepared to model the vulnerability and uncertainty of the moment; they are not experts in this process or psycho therapists. They are simply caring human beings concerned with the welfare of their people!)

  1. Be Present:
    • Get out of the office – Lots of face time with your people (Attention)
  2. Listen with empathy:
    • No need for solutions, simply listen and acknowledge their feelings whether rational or not
  3. Demonstrate caring:
    • Have their backs and make sure they know it and feel it
  4. Conduct check-in sessions with your people
    • Use roll call for check-in – let them vent with no judgment or consequences
    • Bring officers in small groups for listening session: How are you doing? How is your family? Describe what you are feeling during this time? What are your biggest concerns? Anything you are grateful for right now. 
  5. Send them home when you can; give them breaks:
    • If you can, shorten their shifts – get them home for rest
    • Find ways for them to rest and recover
    • Remind them of the importance of rest when off
  6. Breath work: 
    • Encourage breath work several times throughout their day
    • Pattern Interrupt – 16 Seconds Tactical Breathing (Stillness and Silence):
      1. 4 seconds deep inhale
      2. Hold 4 seconds
      3. 4 seconds deep exhale
      4. Hold for 4 seconds
    • Start the day with 5 minutes of deep inhale and exhale
    • End the day with the same
  7. Ensure everyone is paying attention to one another and intentionally looking out for each other. 
  8. Write personalized (handwritten) notes to each of your people. Acknowledge their sacrifice and that you appreciate them. It will take time and effort but they will never forget you for it!
  9. Seize every opportunity to build them up, encourage them, honor their sacrifice and remind them of the “Just Cause” that they are in service of.

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Exploring Blue Culture: Voices from the Community

In the next two sessions of our Exploring Blue Culture webinar series, we will explore how we can strengthen trust between police and the community.

Register below for our Voices from the Community session on Wednesday & Friday at 2 pm central!
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Blue Dialogos: Engaging the Grow Blue Culture Audience

Blue Dialogos: Engaging the Grow Blue Culture Audience

Special guest: YOU!

Exploring Blue Culture webinar series

Join us again as we recap the last 4 session and bring it all together. We need your expertise, insight, learning, and feedback to help drive the development of the culture blueprint that these sessions will create. We want to engage with you and provide an opportunity for dialogue with our panelists, leading to growth and learning for all involved, as we close this chapter of our webinar series and before we begin the next chapter. 

If you have any questions, observations, feedback, or suggestions for future sessions, please email them to info@growblueculture.com prior to the session. We also welcome comments and questions during the session.

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2015929385586/WN_aZOwgiYGRKmEr9ciWi0sYg

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Exploring Blue Culture: From Training to Education

Join us on Friday, June 26th at 2 pm CT as Chief Moir discusses leadership, culture, and the importance of education that goes beyond training our officers. We will explore skills vs. knowledge as the Chief offers the practitioner’s perspective in the conversation with the researchers and academics, which she believes is the collaboration that we should exploit given our current environment. We will define the difference between organizational culture and climate — and the need for everyone to treat the current climate of policing with grace and humility to influence and amplify a healthy culture.

To register for this session: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7015929373452/WN_fha2nvKpTk64ZSE_1eJ-qA
Note: All attendees must register.

To view previous sessions and download any handouts, visit growblueculture.com.


Exploring Blue Culture: Reflections on History, Culture, and the Future of Policing

Exploring Blue Culture

Pain · Healing · Growth

Master Webinar Series

These are tumultuous times. Immediately following the unprecedented pandemic that left the world in uncertainty, an outbreak of civil unrest sparked by a police action spread across the globe. Resounding calls for reform, justice and equality are nationwide. A shift in the culture that exists in society, as well as the institutional culture within policing, must take a values-based approach to move beyond the current state to one that is more aspirational. Culture is never static — it is dynamic and constantly improving or in decline. It will take awareness, enlightenment and wise, courageous leadership to leverage change. Join us for this free series of live webinars as we explore and discuss culture as it applies to current events, and how we can shift culture to improve the world around us. The third session is: 

Exploring Blue Culture: Reflections on History, Culture, and the Future of Policing with Bernard Melekian, 

Assistant County Executive Officer Over Public Safety in Santa Barbara, CA, Current Chairman of the Board of the National Police Foundation and former Director of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) 2009-2013, Undersheriff for Santa Barbara County (ret.), Police Chief for the city of Pasadena (ret.)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

2:00 pm central

Register Here.


Exploring Blue Culture

Exploring Blue Culture

Pain · Healing · Growth

Master Webinar Series

These are tumultuous times. Immediately following the unprecedented pandemic that left the world in uncertainty, an outbreak of civil unrest sparked by a police action spread across the globe. Resounding calls for reform, justice and equality are nationwide. A shift in the culture that exists in society, as well as the institutional culture within policing, must take a values-based approach to move beyond the current state to one that is more aspirational. Culture is never static — it is dynamic and constantly improving or in decline. It will take awareness, enlightenment and wise, courageous leadership to leverage change. Join us for this free series of live webinars as we explore and discuss culture as it applies to current events, and how we can shift culture to improve the world around us. The first two sessions are: 

Exploring Blue Culture: Foundations

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

2:00 pm central

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5215922590307/WN_pf5UyzjLROCbD5UYLbv0Pw

Exploring Blue Culture: Voices from the Field

with special guest Chief Art Acevedo, Houston Police Department

Friday, June 19, 2020

3:00 pm central

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6215922588651/WN_TKwClZkUQN24mw9w6vd19A

info@growblueculture.com


Webinar: Helping Things Go Right

“Most problems in life are not solved merely by correction…solutions will have to be deeper than strategies of discipline or correction.” Anatomy of Peace

In the world today, it is easy to understand how we can get caught up in just dealing with things that have gone wrong. However, real leadership and strong relationships are built on helping things go right, so that dealing with things that have gone wrong are not the norm. The Arbinger Institute’s Influence/ Leadership Pyramid offers the mindset and skillset to think and respond differently, in a more effective way.

Join Blue Courage Master Instructors Daniel Schmer, David Dubois, Howard Powers as they discuss Helping Things Go Right.


Webinar: Resilience in Practice

No one foresaw the challenges we are currently facing, regardless of preparation through our regular practices. This session will provide insight and perspective from 3 law enforcement professionals on how resilience is trained, implemented, and practiced, particularly in the COVID era. They will provide context on how we prepare, adapt, and recover from the challenges faced in extraordinary times. Blue Courage trainers David Dubois (Strafford County Sheriff’s Office), Ian Edwards (Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission), Jen Hart (San Diego County Probation Department), and Jack Hart (San Francisco Police Department) discuss Resilience in Practice: An Inside Look from Those on the Front Line.

References: HeartMath Institute: heartmath.org

Resilience Advantage Pocket Guide: https://bluecourage.com/product/resilience-pocket-guide/