Dave Smith’s “Leadership for Optimal Performance” addresses the critical truth that “leadership” is not the function of a particular rank within an agency but what any individual does with the position they are in. This program identifies and explores the skills each of us needs to bring out the best in ourselves and in others.
Dave “JD Buck Savage” Smith and his wife Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith examine the traits found in some of the greatest leaders ever known and help students apply those characteristics and skills to their own situations.
Attendees will gain an awareness that they must show “leadership” whether they are talking to a crime victim, dispatching a call, arriving at a chaotic scene, training a recruit, speaking to the media, leading an entry team, running a staff meeting or managing an entire organization. This awareness is a major step in recognizing your critical role in the success of your agency’s mission, no matter what your position, rank, or function within the organization. This program is presented in a fast-paced, one day format filled with interaction, videos, real world resources, and of course, humor.