Command and Staff Leadership Program Session #015 - St Charles Parish Sheriffs, LA

Command and Staff Leadership Program
Sponsored by  the St Charles Parish Sheriffs, Luling, LA

Credit Type:  6 hours, Graduate-Level, College Transfer Recommendation
ACE Course Number:  0001 – National Registry 
Location: St Charles Parish Sheriffs, Luling, LA

  • Online Portion of the course for non-St. Charles Personnel: June 15, 2021 – July 1, 2022 [240 hrs. Self-paced]
  • Online Portion of the course for St. Charles Personnel: May 23, 2022 – July 1, 2022 [240 hrs. Self-paced]
  • Residency Portion of the course: July 11-22, 2022 [80 hrs., in person or online TBD]

Total Seats ~ 40
Registration: $4,800 (Early registration discounted price – $4,200 – Register by March 1, 2022)
Group Discounts:  (2-3 students 5%, 4+ 10%)
Registration Closes: May 23, 2022

$4,800.00 $4,200.00

Seats Available!



The Command & Staff Program will prepare you as part of the vanguard of today’s professional policing leaders. You will learn practical skills and tools to succeed in an ever-changing dynamic environment.

The class focuses on effectively resolving the challenges of an accomplished career. This session of your professional development is a blended learning experience of on-line and classroom instruction complemented to enhance your learning.

Graduates of the program will leave with new colleagues, a diverse array of faculty from which the student can continue to consult, and ways to act ahead of change to create an optimistic future for law enforcement and the communities they serve.

The long-term goal of the program is to add to the leadership skill sets of each participant; it is also to contribute to the body of knowledge of law enforcement through the completion of significant foresight-based research.


Sheriff Greg Champagne was born and raised in St. Charles Parish. He and Alice Landry Champagne have been married for more than 30 years. Their daughter, Rochelle C. Fahrig, is an attorney. Their son, Greg Champagne Jr., is a CLDA – Appraisal Director.

he attended Hahnville High School and graduated from Nicholls State University in 1979 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Government. Upon graduation, Greg was named to the Nicholls State University Hall of Fame and subsequently as one of its Outstanding Alumni. He went on to receive his law degree from the Louisiana State University Law Center in 1982. He served as an assistant district attorney in St. Charles Parish for nearly 14 years and earned a reputation as being a tough, but fair prosecutor with a 94% conviction rate.

Sheriff Champagne has twice graduated from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia; first from the FBI’s Law Institute for Prosecutors and more recently from the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Program. He has attended numerous training programs during his 30-year law enforcement career. These include The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Northwestern University of Chicago’s Graduate School for Prosecutors. He has also represented the National Sheriff’s Association at two international counter-terrorism training programs that focused on the detection and prevention of terrorism and general public security measures in both Israel and England.

He was first elected Sheriff of St. Charles Parish in 1995. He was re-elected in 1999 without opposition, in 2003 with 81% of the vote, and again in 2007 with 83% of the vote. In 2011 and again in 2015, Sheriff Champagne was honored by being re-elected without opposition. He was named Louisiana Sheriff of the year by the Louisiana Crime Victim’s Coalition in 2003.

He was the first Sheriff of St. Charles Parish to serve as President of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association in 2007-2008. He currently serves as president of the National Sheriff’s Association and is presently Chairman of the NSA Legal Affairs Committee.

The Sheriff also serves as a member of the Louisiana State Law Institute’s Committee on Criminal Justice, which recommends changes in criminal law to the Louisiana Legislature. He is a certified POST instructor at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Academy. Sheriff Greg Champagne is also a member of the Eastern District/F.B.I. Joint Terrorism Task Force having acquired top secret clearance with the F.B.I. he is very active in our community. He has been a long time member and past-president of the Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish, a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 2409. He also has been a Mentor with the St. Charles Parish Public School System for over 10 years.

Program Goals

The long-term goal of the program is to add to the leadership skill sets of each participant; it is also to contribute to the body of knowledge of law enforcement through the completion of significant foresight-based research.

Leadership principles required to inspire and influence the future direction of the agency.
Strategies and tactics to identify emerging issues and provide a proactive response to deliver results with confidence.
Advanced hand-on tools, skills and knowledge necessary to anticipate and prepare for the future success.
Fundamental and necessary working methods and benefits of sharing information.
Use of teams and stakeholders in problem solving for better outcomes.
The core focus on the topic* selected for capstone will be one that can be approached in one of two ways:

The student can select a significant issue affecting law enforcement and their communities today which are having a significant impact, and for which there are no easy answers. These issues are commonly referred to as “wicked problems” and can range from something affecting one’s own agency, the state or region of that agency, or the larger profession. The focus of the research would then be to clearly define not only the symptoms and problems associated with the issue, but its underlying causes. Using that data, foresight tools and concepts will be used to identify emerging issues (technologies, social movements, political action, etc.) that may affect that issue.
The second approach would be to identify a significant emerging issue of relevance to the future of law enforcement. The scope of the research can be how an issue might affect a function in policing, an agency size or type, or a specific issue the agency will encounter as a result of the emerging issue’s impact. This research would start from the “outside-in” and scan the horizon for what may be next, rather than focusing on what is already here, and then devising strategies to mitigate adverse outcomes
The students in programs with capstone will select a topic for research and then learn the tools and concepts they will use to complete the Futures Portfolio.

The course graduates will receive a National Command & Staff College diploma and a MAGNUS CENTURION Neck or Chest Green color Ribbon Medallion.

With this, the graduates become a member of the MAGNUS CENTURION Network for enhanced networking and future re-training and development.

Select Topics*
* Varies from Session to Session

Adaptive Decision-Making
Authentic Leadership
Budget Development & Finance
Cognition and Attribution Theory
Cognitive Evaluation Theory of Motivation
Communication and Counseling Skills
Community Relationships
Conflict Management
Corrections Trends and Issues
Credible Leadership
Decision Making in Groups
Deliberate Leadership
Emerging Technologies and Policing in the 21st Century
Equity Theory of Motivation
Executive Leadership
Expectancy Theory of Motivation
Goal Setting
Human Resources
Implicit Bias & Cultural Alignment
Intelligence-led Policing Program, A Primer
Inter-group Conflict Management
Law Enforcement Futures and Foresight
Leader Member Exchange Theory
Leadership Philosophy Development
Leadership Theories
Legacy leadership
Motivation Through Job Redesign
Negotiations & Dispute Resolutions
Organizational Culture
Organizational Environment
Overcoming Resistance to Change
Path Goal Theory
Personality, Intelligence and Leadership Effectiveness
Personnel Management
Power and Influence
Situational Leadership Theories
Strategic Development
Stress Management and Resiliency
The Ethical Dimension of Leadership
The Organization as an Open System
The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis
Wellness & Resiliency
Much More …

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Cancellation Policy

  • We may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • If a program is canceled, we will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related costs, charges or expenses, including but not limited to cancellation/change charges assessed by hotels, airlines or travel agencies.  No other refunds beyond the cancellation of the event will be provided.
  • Requests for substitutions for another class or of another attendee for the same class will be accommodated whenever possible. Additional fees will not be charged for reasonable substitutions.
  • Refunds will not be issued for ‘no shows” or when a course is delayed or rescheduled.
  • All registration fees must be paid prior to the start of the class.

Event Details

Start date: June 15, 2021

End date: July 11, 2022

Venue: St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, Luling, LA

Phone: 919-753-1127


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