Executive Development Institute
Terry Satterfield, Administrator
Executive Development Institute
MD Police and Correctional Training Commissions
6852 4th St, Sykesville, MD 21784-7433
Telephone: 410-875-3574, Fax: 410-875-3584
E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The more than 1,000 executives of Maryland's public safety community, face many of the same issues and problems as their counterparts in the private sectors -- recruitment and retention of quality employees, liability, doing more with fewer resources, decision making in a rapidly changing environment, the impact of technology, interaction with elected officials, and media.
The Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions' approach to establishing an executive development program is unique. Staffing needs were originally met by the Maryland Executive Fellows Program which places experienced executives from the private sector in high level assignments with State government, full-time for one year. The Commissions' first Executive Fellow reported for duty on July 1, 1987 and began work on the Executive Development Institute.
An Advisory Board, whose members include representatives from state and local public safety agencies, private industry, education, and staff, assists the Program Administrator in developing and facilitating programs.
To accomplish the goals of the Institute, a variety of programs and initiatives are developed, designed to stand alone or be utilized as part of a career ladder development process.
The Institute has formed numerous partnerships with institutions of higher learning, as well as with public and private industry, to make its programs both available and affordable for our customers.
The Institute has allowed public safety executives the opportunity to:
Across the country, commanders of State and local public safety agencies request information on the Institute. Through the continuous improvement of these professionals they are better able to provide for the health, welfare, and safety of Maryland's citizens.
Over 5,000 individuals have participated in Institute programs. Representatives from over one half of the eligible agencies have attended at least one of the programs. Participation by additional agencies increases with each course and seminar.
Because the need is so great and the resources so scarce, the Institute is implemented over a five year period. During this time we can evaluate our progress and refine our plan, obtaining necessary financial resources, and establishing ourselves as an effective, quality provider of executive education.
The primary funding sources for the Institute are agency budget (33%), nominal registration fees (33%), and in-kind contributions and grants (33%). Sponsorship from organizations such as the Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Associations, the Correctional Administrators Associations and corporations has assisted in keeping costs at a minimum.
Funds from the Maryland Correctional Administrators Association (MCAA) have also been applied as match funds for a federal grant to provide Mid-Management Level Training for Corrections personnel. Match funds for a federal grant to provide an "Insight into Correctional Culture: Situational Leadership Program" were also provided by MCAA.
Funds from the Maryland Sheriffs Association and the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association allowed staff to develop and implement a Practical Management for Police Program that received 3 years of federal funding. This grant allowed us to train over 200 police supervisors and middle managers.
EDI AWARDS AND HONORS
In 1995, the Executive Development Institute received the Specialized Topic Award of Excellence from the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel for The Leadership Challenge Program.
In October 1997, the Executive Development Institute received the Award of Excellence for a Training System from the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel.
In 2001, the Executive Development Institute received the Specialized Topic Award of Excellence from the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel for the Mid Management Program.
On November 2, 2003, the Executive Development Institute received the Award of Excellence for Innovative Approaches from the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel for its Insight Into the Correctional Culture: Situational Leadership Program.
In January 2005, the Executive Development Institute's Leadership Challenge Program was empowered to offer three (3) baccalaureate credits from Excelsior College.
In 2007, the Executive Development Institute received the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel's Award of Excellence for a Training System for the Corrections for the 21st Century Program.
EDI - FUTURE
The Executive Development Institute has formed numerous partnerships with various institutions and agencies and will continue to foster these relations to best accomplish the agency's mission, vision, and values and to better provide for the health, welfare and safety of Maryland's citizens now and into the future.
We are interested in your comments. Please contact Dan Setzer, 410-875-3466 or
Revised: April 08, 2010
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