SELA Information

Applications for the SELA are currently being accepted. Since only twenty-five individuals are selected, applications should be submitted promptly. SELA prepares mid-management personnel for the increased responsibility of administrative command positions by providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful leadership in their agencies and communities.

General Information

Who Should Attend?

The SELA program is limited to mid-management personal. All candidates are closely screened and must be prepared to complete university-level course work.

Topics Covered Include

  • Foundations of Leadership
  • Myers Briggs
  • Organizational Change
  • Leadership and Follwership
  • Building High Performing Teams
  • Motivating Others
  • Dealing with Difficult Employees
  • Civil Liability
  • Your Role in Hiring and Firing
  • Perfromance Measumrent / Evaluations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Managing non-routine events
  • Ethics
  • Budgetting
  • Time Management
  • Critical Issues and Incidents
  • Cyber Threats
  • Chiefs Roundtable
  • Communtity and Police Engagement
  • Working with the Media
  • Homeland Security Prevention and Preparation

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Campus

Class Size

25 participants per session


  • July 20 - July 24, 2015

  • July 27- July 31, 2015

  • September 20 - 25, 2015

  • October 19 - 23, 2015

  • November 9 - 13, 2015 (graduation on the 13th)


$3500 in state

$4500 out of state

$2500 commuter - no housing, those within a 50 mile radius of Chattanooga

This fee includes housing (double occupancy, Sunday - Thursday evenings) while in Chattanooga, all course materials, and campus parking. Meals are not included.

Additional Fees

Undergraduate and Graduate Credit Fees

$1350 - 9 hours undergraduate credit
$1300 - 6 hours graduate credit

For more information, contact:
Don Green, LEIC Executive Director
The University of Tennessee – Law Enforcement Innovation Center
Toll-Free: 866-449-5342



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