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West Coast - Palm Springs, California, June 25-28, 2018. Hotel rates will be equivalent to the government schedule. Room availability several days before and after the training so you can take a day or two for yourself, bring family or meet with friends.



In 2011, Margaret Moore, then President of the WIFLE Foundation, launched the Executive Leadership Institute at WIFLE's June Annual Leadership Training. The mission of the Institute is to educate government women leaders, and those that help women in government to excel, learn about the issues that affect all women in the US and internationally and how they can become more aware of the environment in which they operate daily. The response was overwhelming and exciting. The participants gave credence to what WIFLE already knew - that at the senior levels of Federal law enforcement, broad and unique insights for women managers is needed. Thus WELI© fills a gap for senior level management training for women law enforcement professionals. The WELI©
 sessions are for women at the GS Grades of 13,14, 15 and SES (and State and local equivalent levels); the seminar is conducted during the annual training event. A small fee is charged for attendance which is separate from the annual training registration fee for participants not registered for the entire training week.

The WELI© events attract women in law enforcement at the higher levels of supervisory and management responsibilities. Skills to be successful at these levels are different than those needed at lower levels. For example, at the higher levels of responsibility, your mission view must be much broader and encompass solutions that may have longer or agency-wide impacts. While thinking 'out-of-the-box' is a must, basic leadership thinking may be even more critical for long-term success. Women in law enforcement at the higher levels face challenges which may result in dramatic career changing paths; may be subject to scrutiny and questions not appearing at a lower employee level; or, may not be fully recognized or heard when it comes to voicing opinions or contributing to the workplace goals. Furthermore, those who work along side women, their mentors, and male peers, may not be aware of the wider range of environmental factors which influence and affect women in the law enforcement fields. The WELI© Seminars address these issues and more in succinct, deliberately paced sessions for senior level officials.

Recent WELI© Sessions June 2016

WELI© Leadership Development Workshop
Facilitator: Margaret M. Moore, Chair WIFLE Board of Directors
Dan Bello, Lead Associate, Solutions Consulting Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
Mina Shim, Senior Organizational Strategist, Booz Allen Hamilton
     In an increasingly diverse workplace, leaders face challenges that cannot easily be solved and are called upon to effectively manage conflict with nuance and dexterity. In this experiential workshop, participants will examine how to expand their conflict-handling style to appropriately respond when a more assertive or collaborative approach might be more effective, move beyond either/or decision-making and black-or-white problem solving by applying the power of polarity thinking, and integrate coaching techniques to create clarity, greater understanding and more impactful solutions.

Analysis of a Leader: What Makes a Good Leader?
Marcia K. Thompson, Esq., Vice President, Hillard Heintze
     This workshop will explore and discuss case studies on women leaders in law enforcement and in the corporate realm and highlight traits that have made them successful. Additionally, the workshop will demonstrate how these traits translate into day-to-day best practices of transformational leaders in the 21st Century. Topics will include; how to communicate as a leader within a world of transparency; how to engage your employees, handling difficult conversations and ensuring accountability; effectively handling ethics and integrity concerns; creating and promoting a respectful workplace and embracing diverse perspectives as a leader. The session will be comprised of case studies; video clips; interactive brainstorming; and you will leave with tips and techniques to use as a model and/or create your own best practices. This session will provide participants with leadership best practices and practical tools for implementing them as a law enforcement leader.


Leadership and Prioritization of Violence Against Women Crimes
Mark Wynn, Mark Wynn Consulting, Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention Training & Consulting
     As leaders we have to think more broadly about the interconnected nature of violence against women’s crimes and making them a priority for our agencies and departments. This course examines men’s role in committing violence in the family and our role in ending that violence through strong leadership, vision and effective communication. In addition, the session discusses how disbelief by police prevents a large percentage of rape victims from reporting the crime. Raising our policing standards and examining our accountability will also be a focus of the course.



For more information on the WIFLE Executive Leadership Institute or to discuss your WELI© session or WELI© workshop proposal, contact wifle@comcast.net.