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Seminar Title:  
Supervising the Toxic Officer

DATES:  7/27/2020 through 7/29/2020

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Mike Coker

LOCATION:  Columbus, Ohio Division of Police Training Academy - 1000 North Hague Ave., Columbus, OH  43204-2121

HOTEL:  Drury Inn  - Columbus, OH  614-221-7008
Contact Hotel for State Govt. Rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $350.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Sergeant Mike J. Coker (Retired) brings a motivational style of lecture to classes and speaking engagements across the Nation on the topics of Leadership/Supervision and Domestic Violence issues. Mike served as a police officer for 20 years in the Portsmouth, Virginia Police Department. Mike held several supervisory assignments during his tenure: Field Training Officer, Uniform Patrol Supervisor, Homicide and Robbery Squad Commander, Domestic Violence / Sex Crimes Supervisor, School Resource Supervisor, Robbery Task Force Squad Commander, Shift Commander, and Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police. Mike is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia, and the State University Leadership Course at Pamplin College - Sponsored by the Virginia Police Chief's Association in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Mike's teaching experience includes: The Polaroid Corporation, United States Postal Service, U.S. Attorney's Office - Northern Mississippi District, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Idaho P.O.S.T., Miami-Dade Police Department, Idaho Governor's Task Force, Suffolk County Long Island, New York, Virginia Juvenile Court Judges, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, TCLEOSE, Academy of Criminal Justice Services, Eastern Virginia Medical School, St. Louis County Police Training Academy, The U.S. Virgin Island Police, the Island of Mai and Hilo Hawaii Police Departments, Col. Henry F. Williams Homicide Seminar hosted by New York State Police, to name a few. Mike is a past Board of Director's member of Help Emergency Response (HER) - a local battered women's shelter in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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Course Objectives

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Part of a leader's responsibility is to maintain favorable work conditions. Unfortunately, there are people who make this difficult to accomplish. While they may be small in numbers at times, they seem to create the largest amount of stress. Line and staff officers are often referred to as toxic employees. Their counterproductive attitudes can negatively impact the workplace. Toxic employees are people who are disappointed with his or her job, and want to tell everyone of their experience. Their unhappiness can stem from a variety of sources. The toxic person likes to hold the workplace hostage from threatening supervisors with lawsuits, to filing baseless grievances. If the work force feels the toxic person is not being held accountable, morale suffers.

This 2.5-day course is organized to help police leaders develop strategic view of dealing with toxic employees while managing your liability risk. This program is user friendly complete with different options of defensible techniques to help administrators and supervisors establish a plan to manage the toxic employ and avoid long and costly lawsuits.

Clarifying the Mission and Vision

  • This document needs to be clear and concise
  • What are the organizational outcomes?

Background Investigations

  • Operational checklists to help the hiring process
  • Google Investigations Canít Be the Plan
  • Understanding what to do when a red flag is spotted

Recognizing the toxic person

  • Identifiable traits of the toxic person
  • Contributing factors to toxic behavior

Reducing Liability Risk

  • Written expectations
  • Making your performance evaluations defensible
  • Progressive discipline

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