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Partnering for Your Department's Success: A Course for Law Enforcement Executive Assistants - Pismo Beach
The Cliffs Hotel and Spa
2757 Shell Beach Road
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 8:00 AM to Thursday, January 16, 2020, 5:00 PM PDT
Category: Events

Partnering for Your Department's Success: A Course for Law Enforcement Executive Assistants

Do you know what your Chief expects from you? How to effectively juggle your role in keeping your executive on course and the department running smoothly?  Would you like to brush up on time management/organization/software tips ‘n tricks, or review legal issues? This course addresses these topics and many more:

  • Partnering with your Chief
  • Responsibilities of the executive assistant
  • Leveraging your strengths to drive performance
  • Managing challenges and difficult/crisis situations
  • Personnel issues and records
  • Effective communication
  • Time management and organization
  • Transitioning to a new Chief

This three-day course is presented in a blended group dynamic, lecture, and panel format. Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions from a panel of current Police Chiefs and to interact, network, and build relationships with their peers. The course is designed for not only current chief’s executive assistants, but also those who fill-in during their absence, as well as those who are on the path to becoming an executive assistant in the future.

Technology is ever changing: just as you master one software program, the next version comes along! To address this, we've added a comprehensive section taught by a technology expert who specializes in online and electronic time management (always one of the highest rated segments of the course). Come learn the ins-and-outs, and tricks of the trade, in programs such as Outlook and Excel – how to effectively organize yourself and your chief using modern technology (a laptop is not required for this portion of the course).

Course Instructors
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Retired Chief Deb Linden, San Luis Obispo PD and current Executive Assistant Melanie Randel, City of Citrus Heights. These two dynamic women serve as the core instructors, teaming up to share their insight and knowledge based on years of experience, as well as current information from the frontlines of the law enforcement profession. Other presenters include Derek Crawford, owner of Software Solutions, Deanna Potter with the Centre for Organization Effectiveness, and an attorney from one of the industry’s leading law firms.

Registration Information


CPCA Registration Fee

What's Included?
Coffee and breakfast are included each day, and lunch will be provided on the first day.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be in writing and emailed to Shannon Mahoney. Cancellations received at least 20 days prior to the beginning of the course date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between 19 days and 10 days will be subject to a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 10 days prior to the event will not receive a refund.  Registrations are transferable, all changes must be made 10 days prior to the start of the course. NO SHOWS forfeit full registration fee. Course fees are NOT transferable after the last course date.

Course Location Information

This course will be taking place at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa in Pismo Beach, CA. There is a room block established at this hotel for those wishing to stay. 

Location Address
     The Cliffs Hotel and Spa
     2757 Shell Beach Road
     Pismo Beach, CA 93449
     Hotel Website

Hotel Reservations
We have secured a room rate of $129 + taxes and fees per night. Please make your reservation by the cut-off date of December 22, 2019 to ensure you get this rate. 

Booking Information
     Book Online
        - Click here to book your hotel reservation online and use the Group ID: 133709
        - If you prefer to make your reservations over the phone, please call 805-773-5000 and
          identify yourself as being with the California Police Chiefs Association group.

Contact: Brittany Davis, Training Coordinator, at [email protected] or 916-333-0505