Mon, Jun 14|
Rocky Mountain HIDTA
Leading Specialized Operations
Leading Specialized Operations is a 3-day course which takes the student from a journey of understanding themselves and others, to coaching and motivating teams through a variety of problem solving and leadership perspectives.
Time & Location
Jun 14, 2021, 8:00 AM MDT – Jun 16, 2021, 5:00 PM MDT
Rocky Mountain HIDTA, 10200 E Girard Ave, Suite C 444 Denver, CO 80231, USA
A leader’s job at every level is to close the gap between meeting organizational goals while
supporting the development of those they supervise as a whole person, not just as an
employee who makes a job contribution. Simultaneously, leaders must also develop the
capacity of the organization to adapt to rapid change brought about by new environments and
missions and to perform at higher levels in more complex future situations.
Specialized public safety units can vary from drug task forces to K9 and SWAT teams, with each
one focused on a particular mission or duty. Often, young leaders are thrust into command
with few tools to prepare them for the heavy expectations and responsibilities to not only
answer to their executives but to their subordinates. Understanding the subtleties of human
behavior, maneuvering through the intricacies of layered command structures, the burden of
safety and liability, and keeping the team focused on their mission can be daunting and
Leading Specialized Operations is a 3-day course which takes the student from a journey of
understanding themselves and others, to coaching and motivating teams through a variety of
problem solving and leadership perspectives. Sharing stories from lessons-learned to historic
events that changed our country, students will enhance their leadership and command skills to
better serve specialized units. The course requires outside reading and includes class discussion
to fully develop the leader with the required skills to manage and lead others.