Featured photo: Members of the Memphis Police Department attend a lecture during a 5-week leadership program at the MPD Leadership Academy.
Earlier this year, University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center partnered with the Memphis Police Department to establish the Memphis Police Department (MPD) Leadership Academy. The academy is a 5-week program with a customized curriculum that includes crisis leadership, ethical leadership, organizational change, implicit bias, middle management communication, community problem solving and other critical leadership courses.
“At the Memphis Police Department, leadership training is a critical investment in achieving overall success for our organization and the community we serve,” says Memphis Chief of Police Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis. “Our new leadership academy, in partnership with the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center, reinforces the MPD’s philosophy to develop and expand our employee’s leadership skills, strengthening their capacity to succeed in today’s ever-changing environment. We are excited about this inaugural training program which will prepare the brightest leaders for the challenges we face in the present and future.”
Naifeh Launches Professional Excellence Series
The UT Institute for Public Service’s Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership is offering the Professional Excellence Series, which is open to anyone interested in personal growth.
The series includes individual classes on a variety of topics, including communication, work-life balance and handling conflict. The classes are $150 each and are three hours in duration. Classes are held in Nashville, Jackson and Knoxville.
Register at: www.leadership.tennessee.edu/ncelpro/. A schedule of classes may be found at the same link for August 2023, October 2023 and March 2024.
Language Center Translates Tree Care Documents
The Tennessee Language Center is translating the Cumberland River Compact’s tree-care documents into Spanish, Arabic, Somali, Kurdish Behdini and Kurdish Sorani.
The Cumberland River Compact works with the 3 million people in the Cumberland River Basin in Tennessee to promote stewardship of the watershed and address causes of water pollution through education and restoration. Planting more trees is an important part of its programming, and translating the documents into these languages used in the Cumberland River Basin means it can reach more of the community.