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 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.

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

  • Female officers currently in or aspiring to command staff positions

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$395 per person. One participant per agency per class.

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 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.

Course 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

Upcoming Events

* Additional fees may apply

FULLAug 19 - 23, 2024Leadership Inventory for Female Executives (LIFE) Huntsville, TXCLOSED$395.00
OPENNov 11 - 15, 2024Leadership Inventory for Female Executives (LIFE) Huntsville, TX Register Online $395.00

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

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.

If you choose to wear your duty weapon you may do so in full uniform or in plain clothes with your badge fully displayed. 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 (including smokeless tobacco) is not permitted on campus grounds. Electronic cigarettes/vaping products are also prohibited.

LEMIT Building and Parking:

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

  • ALL vehicles must be registered to park on the SHSU campus. This includes marked agency vehicles.
  • Prior to your class, you will receive information on how to register your vehicle and where to park.
  • 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 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.