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NCJA Leadership Institute

The NCJA Leadership Institute (NCJA-LI) Certificate is a cohort program scheduled only at specific times during the fiscal year (see catalog for exact dates). Students accepted into the program attend required classes and graduate together at the end of each structured session. NCJA-LI is an intensive study for law enforcement leaders intended to equip them to steer their agencies and communities toward the future. Developed from the leadership foundations formerly offered through the academy's Management Development Program (MDP), NCJA-LI seeks to expand leadership education with a renewed focus on trends and topics that have the greatest impact on today's law enforcement organizations. It is structured to deliver training in a format that maximizes course content while minimizing the student’s required time away from home and work.
To qualify for selection to NCJA-LI, students must complete the following prerequisites:
Selected participants to NCJA-LI must commit to attending all class sessions consisting of three 40-hour class periods held over a period of consecutive months (one-week per month). Two weeks are held on the campus of NCJA (check the catalog to confirm whether the session is in Salemburg or Edneyville) and the other at the UNC School of Government in Chapel Hill. More information regarding course content for Leadership Institute is located under “courses.”