Leadership Inventory for Female Executives (LIFE)

Leadership Inventory for Female Executives is designed to bridge the existing gap of female representation at executive levels in Texas and nationwide. The goal of the course is to offer an arena for executive development among existing and future female leader. The program is offered in small classes to allow for discussion, exploration, and professional career planning. The structure of the course and its contents have been supported with extensive evaluation and research on women leadership and executive advancement, with a particular focus on the female executive voice in public safety.

The Leadership Inventory for Female Executives (LIFE) program also has a quarterly newsletter, LIFELINE, designed to keep our graduates connected through education and inspirational information. You can view or download pdfs of the newsletter from our Online Archive.

Topics Covered / Course Objectives

  • Assess personal and professional competencies
  • Understand organizational practices
  • Identify leadership styles and decision-making processes
  • Develop networking opportunities and mentor female officers
  • Evaluate career planning strategies

Who Should Attend / Admission Requirements

  • Females in leadership at the executive level
  • Female officers currently in or aspiring to command staff positions
  • Minimum of five (5) years policing experience or recommendation from Police Chief

Course Length

Leadership Inventory for Female Executives (LIFE) is a five-day course.

Course Hours

Participants receive 40 hours of TCOLE (3751) credit.

Course Cost / Fee Policy

Leadership Inventory for Female Executives (LIFE) is $295 per person for Texas Law Enforcement Officers or $350 per person for other personnel.

Registration Process

Registration is 100% online. Please visit the Register Online link located on the Upcoming Events table below or the LEMIT Calendar page to register. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address indicated on the form within one week of registration.

Cancellation / No-Show Policy

If the participant has already paid, he/she will be refunded half the cost of the registration fee if notice of cancellation is received by the Program Coordinator no later than seven (7) business days prior to the program. No refunds are available after this date, but substitutions of attendees are permitted.

If no written cancellation is received and the participant does not attend the program, the participant or their agency will be required to pay 100% of the registration fee if the registration fee was not previously paid.

Course Contact

Yvette Shorten, Program Coordinator
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Building
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2417
Fax: (936) 294-3926
Phone: (936) 294-3851
Phone: 800-477-9248
wys001@shsu.edu

Upcoming Events

* Additional fees may apply

StatusDateTitleLocationRegistrationFee
OPENJul 17 - 21, 2017Leadership Inventory for Female Executives (LIFE) Huntsville, TX Register Online $295.00 *

* Additional fees may apply

Additional Information

Hotel, Travel, and Meals:
The participant or their agency is responsible for expenses incurred for travel to and from the training, hotel cost, and evening meals. Hotel information will be included in the confirmation email. Choosing a hotel and making a reservation is the responsibility of each participant

Schedule for the Week:
Class begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program involves working lunches (lunch is provided Mon - Thu).

Dress for the Week:
Business casual is the dress for the week. Clothing should be professional and no caps/hats or shorts are permitted. It is always recommended to bring a light jacket in case the training room is cold. Business dress attire is recommended for Friday's class presentations.

Firearms:
If you choose to wear your weapon you may do so in full uniform or in plain clothes with your badge fully displayed. Be aware that Sam Houston State University adopted a concealed carry policy in 2016. Individuals who are 21 years of age and who currently possess a handgun license from the State of Texas or an approved reciprocating state may legally carry a concealed handgun on or about their person. Handguns may be carried on campus, except at collegiate and UIL athletic events, health and counseling centers, and other specified locations on campus. Signs will clearly identify prohibited sites around campus.

Tobacco Products:
In order to promote a healthy, safe, and aesthetically pleasing work and educational environment, Sam Houston State University endorses a smoke free and tobacco free environment. Tobacco use is not permitted on campus grounds. Electronic cigarettes/Vapors are not allowed in training buildings.

LEMIT Building and Parking:

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas is located at 1600 Bobby K. Marks Dr. (formerly Avenue H), Huntsville, Texas, at the corner of Bobby K. Marks and Bearkat Boulevard (formerly 16th Street) on the campus of Sam Houston State University. It also is located right next door to the University Hotel.

  • Effective August 24, 2016, SHSU implemented new parking requirements on campus and has changed the flow of traffic in some areas. Please note that both streets alongside LEMIT (Bobby K. Marks and 16th Street) are now one-way streets. LEMIT participants, visitors, and University Hotel guests, including marked or unmarked law enforcement vehicles, are required to register and pay for parking through an online system. Registration is required to park on campus 24/7 and parking is enforced via a License Plate Recognition (LPR) system; therefore, you will not receive a physical parking tag/permit. Registering your vehicle for parking will allow you to park in the parking lots across the street from LEMIT (Zone 2 parking lots). Approximately 30 days out from the date of the program, you will receive additional information regarding how to register/pay for parking, and a map of available parking lots to park in.
  • For visitors and guests, there are pay-by-hour spaces along Bobby K. Marks Street and Bearkat Boulevard; however, these are managed through the City of Huntsville system and are not part of the University Zone 2 permits. Follow instructions listed on street signs for payment options and be sure to select "Huntsville" when asked to select a location. For more information on the City of Huntsville system, visit Huntsville Paid Parking.
  • Parking is also available for visitors in the Sam Houston Parking Garage, located at 1730 Avenue I, within walking distance to LEMIT. The parking garage contains approximately 250 hourly use parking spaces. Visitors should not park in the parking spaces that are numbered; the numbered spaces are reserved for Garage Permit Holders only. For directions to the SHSU Parking Garage, please click here.