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Empowerment Course can Improve Results

8/14/2015
Self-empowerment is an important concept in law enforcement. The empowerment process is simply giving others the ability to recognize and use the power they already have.

OPOTA’s Empowerment and Productivity course, which will be offered at OPOTA’s Richfield campus in November of this year, can help law enforcement officers learn more about the empowerment process. Taught by featured instructor James W. White Sr., this course will teach peace officers the concepts of behavioral empowerment levels and how to interact with co-workers to obtain optimum results.

Employee inclusion has the potential to improve decision making, foster ownership, and overcome line officer resistance to change. The most difficult aspect of empowering employees is making the commitment to accept the decisions of others. Exemplary leaders enable others to act, fostering collaboration and trust. Effective leaders make people strong, capable and committed. They do not hoard the power they have, they give it away.

We can choose to be empowered, to grow in our awareness, and to use the power of reflection. Discovering this starts with a defined purpose and belief we can exceed our expectations, making the choice to do it and be willing to make the commitment and sacrifice needed to reach our destination.

By Lynnette Rodrigue
To learn more and sign up for OPOTA’s Empowerment and Productivity course, visit OPOTA’s course catalogue.