Executive Leadership Institute

Grow professionally and personally by attending the California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute at Drucker

Cal Chiefs has partnered with the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University in Southern California to offer you an exceptional career development program. This one-of-a-kind west coast Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) is a premier program designed to enhance your leadership skills. Conducted in a rigorous academic setting, this two-week executive leadership experience brings together an array of relevant subject matter experts to enrich your experience on a personal and professional level. The 14-day course is on the Claremont Graduate University Campus.  

Due to demand, two sessions of Cal Chiefs’ Executive Leadership Institute will be held this summer: 

  • Class 5 will be held June 4-18, 2022  
  • Class 6 will be held July 16-30, 2022 

Location: Claremont Graduate University, Claremont California. 

Housing: Doubletree by Hilton Claremont 

Tuition: $11,300. Fee includes all materials, instruction, housing at the Doubletree which is less than a mile from the Claremont Graduate University campus, meals and activities, gift bag, welcome reception and dinner and graduation ceremony. The course is 14 full days.    

ELI offers participants the opportunity for a Drucker inspired learning environment where the principles of Peter F. Drucker are imbued with a law enforcement perspective. 

What’s in your professional and personal toolkit? Are you a new chief or aspiring leader preparing for executive leadership? If it’s time to get serious about your law enforcement career, this Institute offers you: 

  • The Drucker learning environment 
  • Connective Leadership assessments 
  • Professors and lecturers from the Drucker School of Management 
  • Law enforcement subject matter experts 
  • Small group learning activities and discussions as well as lectures and panels 
  • Professional contacts and relationships from around the state and beyond that will increase your network 

    Curriculum:  Leadership Decision Making and Decision Science, Creating an Exemplary Policing Organization, Teams in Organizations, Systems Thinking, Leading During Crisis, Finance, Women in Leadership, Creating a Culture of Accountability, Creating and Maintaining the High Reliability Organization, Time Evaluation/Self Evaluation, and Application of Drucker Principles to your Organization are just some of the topic areas key to your professional growth that will be presented.   

    Graduates will receive a California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute at Drucker Certificate. There is also an option for graduate level college credit offered by the Drucker School of Management for an additional fee and requires further coursework. 

    ApplicationApplications for both classes will be accepted soon. Applications are accepted until both courses are full. A $1,000 deposit is required with the application. Full payment is due May 1, 2022, but exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for students who need to pay over two fiscal years. Enrollment is limited to 35 per class and applicants are reviewed for acceptance. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

    Recent Testimonials: 

    The program far exceeded all of my expectations! It is the perfect blending of leadership, development, science, academia, and networking. This program should be a requirement for all first line managers, sworn or professional staff. Bringing this program to the West Coast, and tailoring it towards our landscape, really enhances the capabilities of law-enforcement in California and in the western United States. Students are challenged against everything that they know, or think they know, against science, theory, and other real-world experiences in every profession. I came away from this program with so much more focus, drive, and purpose than any other class I have taken before. It was an honor to be in the class with other key leaders from across the state will be leading the charge and evolving the profession to the next level. David Dereszynski, Huntington Beach PD 

    ELI provided me with effective tools to address local and global dilemmas, and to continue improving my leadership skills.  The strategies and concepts taught by the ELI Faculty had immediate application to my personal and professional life. Giovanni Trejo, Beverly Hills PD  

    The best leadership program I have attended.  The academically based curriculum is challenging, and provokes LE leaders to be innovative in their individual styles of leadership, as well as preparing future leaders for management. Danny Young, Riverside County Sheriff's Department