Leadership Inventory for Female Executives (LIFE)


Topics Covered:

  • 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:

  • Female officers currently in or aspiring to command staff positions

Course Hours:

Participants receive 40 hours of TCOLE (3751) credit.

Program Links:

[ Program Page ]


Jan 08 - 12, 2024

Class begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program involves working lunches (lunch is provided).

Course Cost:

$395 per person. One participant per agency per class

Location Information:

Bill Blackwood
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
Criminal Justice Center
Sam Houston State University
1600 Bobby K. Marks Blvd.
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2417
Phone: 800-477-9248
Fax: 936-294-3926

Hotel Information: *

University Hotel - SHSU
1610 Bobby K. Marks Drive
Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-291-2151

* Unless otherwise noted, hotel arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.

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 leaders. 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 LIFE program is offered in small classes to allow for discussion, exploration, and professional career planning. Therefore, our policy is one participant per agency per class.

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.

For more information, contact:

Camara Walden, Coordinator - Professional Development Programs
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) 294-4995
Phone: 800-477-9248

Cancellation Policy:

If the participant has already paid, he/she will be refunded half the cost of the registration fee if written 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.