Leadership Development Course

December 1, 2017   |   Fall/Winter Location and Dates - TBD


Thank you for your interest in the Leadership Development Course. We are not taking applications at this time. If you would to be notified when applications are being accepted for the Fall/Winter course, please email CPOA by clicking HERE.

Course Description

This exclusive class provides line-level officers the building blocks to grow into leadership positions through the belief that the most powerful way to grow as a leader is to become truly self-aware. Each student will build a foundation for individual and organizational growth using curated readings and three nationally recognized self-assessment profiles integrated with group introspective activities. A promotion to sergeant workshop is also included.

At the conclusion of the LDC, your agency can expect to gain an officer who has explored the leadership concepts of Character, Competence, Caring, and Trust, and who has examined ways to effect organizational change that inspires community trust and support.

This is an excellent opportunity to involve your agency in leadership development at a statewide level. Please encourage your command staff to carefully consider who would best represent your agency and benefit from the encouragement of leadership values.

Applicants will be evaluated based on criteria including membership in CPOA, interest in promoting, work performance and recommendations of supervisors or direct commanders.

CPOA invites your agency to nominate up to two officers to apply for this 80-hour POST approved course*.

*The 80 hours is split between two five-day weeks separated by several weeks.

Spring 2017 Instructors:

Andrew Borrello is a retired Police Captain and served with the San Gabriel Police Department for over 27 years. Andy is a certified California POST Master Instructor and graduate of Command College. He has been presenting law enforcement training in multiple subjects for over twenty years and specializes in career development, career advancement/promotion, and the promotional oral interview. Andy is the book author of the Police Promotion Super Course and his published articles have included topics such as leadership, management, career development, promotional testing, community policing, risk management, and ethics. Captain Borrello has served as a consultant DBA, POLICE PROMOTE and has taught thousands of law enforcement professionals through one-on-one consultations/coaching, seminars, keynote addresses, and large presentations for agencies and professional associations. Andy’s curriculum is unique in the industry, intense, and fun and it’s based on tangible simplicity, effectiveness, and real-world application.

Blair Alexander, (Colonel US Army Ret.), is currently an Inspector with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Blair retired as a Lieutenant from Oakland PD (CA), where he served for over 20 years, holding positions as SWAT Tactical Commander & Entry Operator, Patrol Watch Commander & Supervisor, Violence Suppression Unit Commander, Internal Affairs Officer-Involved Shooting Investigator, Field Training Officer, and Departmental Range Master. Blair also retired as a Colonel (Infantry) from the US Army with 30 years of combined active & reserve service, including a deployment to Iraq as a member of the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY (BS – 81), Santa Clara University in CA (MBA – 92), and the US Army War College in PA (Masters of Strategic Studies – 05).

Bruce Grantham is a graduate of San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco, Bruce Grantham retired from the South San Francisco Unified School District in 2006 after thirty-eight years with the District. He spent thirty-one of those years as a school site administrator at the District’s middle school, high school, and adult school campuses. A primary responsibility was training and supervising new and veteran teachers. During his last six years, Bruce also served as Director of Community Relations for the school district. It was in the role of training and supervising teachers that he discovered the usefulness of the Kaleidoscope Profile in identifying adult learning styles and how this information could enhance the teacher / student learning experience. Bruce developed the Adult Learning Theory training model in 2004 to train FTOs and academy recruits for the South San Francisco Police Department. He has since provided Adult Learning Theory training for other Bay Area law enforcement agencies, Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) supervisors at San Francisco International Airport, as well as public and private school faculties in the Bay Area.

Who Should Attend:

Police Officers, Deputies, and Corporals who have the support and approval of their supervisor and department chief executive and who can meet the following conditions for attending CPOA’s Leadership Development Course:

  • Complete two reading assignments, one per session, prior to the course
  • Commit to attending all 10 class sessions (two 40-hour weeks)
  • Agree to take part in all learning activities through active class participation

Fees and Registration: $1,174.00

POST Control Number: 9100-43156-17-001