Law and Public Safety Administration Graduate Certificate
This 18-credit, 6-course certificate program recognizes the importance of enhancing the leadership and management of the key administrators of modern law enforcement, Emergency management and Public Safety organizations. The emphasis is on blending communication, decision-making and strategic partnering skills with the latest trends in Human Resource management, Finance and Media strategies. These credits can also be applied to the Master of Administrative Science degree program.
Choose six courses from the following:
- MADS 6601 Financial Administration
- MADS 6604 Ethics & Public Values [National Guard Bureau Approved Online Course]
- MADS 6608 Organizational Communication & Conflict Resolution
- MADS 6610 Organizational Decision Making
- MADS 6617 Emergency Management & Safety Administration [National Guard Bureau Approved Online Course]
- MADS 6618 Leadership Plus [National Guard Bureau Approved Online Course]
- MADS 6620 Human Resources Systems: Approaches & Techniques for the Modern Workplace
- MADS 6626 Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Seminar (International Elective)
- MADS 6628 Building Strategic Partnerships [National Guard Bureau Approved Online Course]
- MADS 6655 Contemporary Issues in Community Policing
- MADS 6656 Social Problems & Solutions
- MADS 6675 Optimum Leadership
- MADS 6703 Special Topics: Public Presentations & Media Strategies
- MADS 6762 Current Issues in Immigration Law
MADS6601 Analysis of the concepts and principles used in the financial administration of the public, private, and not-for-profit sector. This includes the key elements of accounting, budgeting, planning and control, auditing and their integration into a comprehensive administrative control system, including issues of systems design and implementation.
MADS6604 This course focuses on the ethical dimensions of the personal and professional judgments of public sector managers. Cases are used to examine the ethos of public service organizations and the moral foundation of public policy.
MADS6608 Theories and models of communications and communications media: barriers to effective communication and techniques for improving interpersonal, group and organizational communications. Sources of conflict at the individual, group and organizational levels: methods of conflict management and resolution.
MADS6610 Examination of processes in organizational decision making, the state of theory; research and applications for the practicing manager. Topics include managerial style and decision making; problem discovery and diagnosis; the search for solutions, evaluation and choice; group decision making, decision aids and support systems, risk analysis.
MADS6617 This course will provide an in-depth analysis of planning and administration for emergency management in both the public and not-for-profit sectors, the need for emergency planning, recovering losses from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state agencies due to catastrophic events, identification and allocation of resources, incident command procedure, safety in the working environment and federal Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) and state Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health Act (PEOSHA) regulations. Students evaluate their environment and prepare a safety plan that is presented to the class.
MADS6618 Master the best principles practiced by great leaders of past and present. Topics include creative and innovative thinking, super-conscious mental laws, the constant pursuit of professionalism, craftsman-like dedication to quality, building effective self-directed teams, creating an energized workplace, the characteristics of effective learning organizations, capitalizing on leverage and the art of identifying and designing a shared destiny.
MADS6620 New approaches and techniques in human resource systems go beyond the theories and principles of personnel administration. A "hands on" experience that utilizes case studies in each topic allows students to devise solutions. This course will use case studies, lectures, assigned readings and recent rulings. State and Federal Court decisions that impact public, private, and not-for-profit sector organizations will be thoroughly examined.
MADS6626 New and complex challenges facing the law enforcement community worldwide will be studied and discussed with top criminal justice leaders in and outside the United States. Subjects include multi-jurisdictional police forces-- Europol and Interpol, policing in a multiracial society, riot and public order, leadership and community policing forensics and crime scene investigations, combating drugs, terrorism; its global impact and combating chemical and biological warfare.
MADS6628 Building strategic partnerships is key to organizational survival and success. The course will use case studies to explore the principles, approaches and motivations behind some of the most noteworthy collaborations forged by private and not-for-profit leaders.
MADS6655 This course explores community policing--a revolutionary movement, a philosopy and an organizational strategy that expands the traditional police mandate. It draws on the fields of administration, supervision, community organization, psychology, sociology, advertising, journalism, public speaking, and problem solving. The history of policing is examined to determine how and why community policing has emerged as the predominate philosophy used by police departments today. Special attention will be given to current issues that impact law enforcement, the relationship between law enforcement and the future of community policing especially in light of global terrorism.
MADS6656 This course presents a conceptual framework for understanding social problems. It presents administrative and managerial roles and issues concomitant with working in government, private, and not-for-profit organizations, as well as implications for private enterprise. The nature of social problems, causes and consequences, incidence and prevalence, gainers and losers, and underlying ideologies are developed, using generalist and specific perspectives. The nature of managerial roles with a focus on solutions is developed theoretically and practically.
MADS6675 This course will explore major theories and practices of scholars and philosophers with a focus on the tools and knowledge necessary for 21st-century leadership development. Principles will be extracted from major contributors in the field, including Drucker, Bennis, Burns, Heifetz, Zenger, Folkman, Kanter, Gardner, Pouzes, Vaill, Greenleaf, Kellerman, Lipmann-Bluman, Goleman, and others.
MADS6703 This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to develop effective media relations strategies for an organization. Public presentation skills are addressed in the context of developing and delivering effective messages, persuasion, and communicating with key audiences during crisis situations. Emphasis will be placed on targeting audiences and analyzing their needs, developing positive working relationships with journalists, and creating plans and policies which use media relations to enhance organizational goals.
MADS6762 Topics will include human resources, political, economic and cultural issues involved in immigration law. We will discuss the practical side of immigration in today's business world.