Social Intelligence Skills for Sheriff’s Department Supervisors/Managers
by Stephen J. Sampson, Ph.D.
What Leaders Need to Know to Lead and Succeed
Many of the training programs provided to Sheriff’s Department Supervisors and Managers have been aimed at your head—theories and ideas—or at the development of technical knowledge in enforcement. Skills training has usually been reserved for firearms and self-defense. Although these are legitimate areas for professional development, this type of training does not take into account the fact that your effectiveness often hinges on your interpersonal skills.
This book is an effort to change this orientation. It is based on the work done by trainers and researchers in the field of criminal justice, and it leverages the careful study of the skills that truly effective deputies, supervisors and managers demonstrate. Techniques for identifying these skills have been developed, and now there are techniques for teaching others—like you—how to acquire and use them. Dr. Steve Sampson focuses on social skills for law enforcement through the mastering of listening skills, non-verbal skills, emotional awareness, managing emotions, managing requests, improving undesirable behavior and taking charge through social intelligence.
About the Training and Manual
Sampson’s Applied Social Intelligence training is customized for Law Enforcement using the Social Intelligence Skills for Sheriff’s Department Supervisors/Managers Participant Manual and the book Social Intelligence Skills for Sheriff’s Department Supervisors/Managers by Stephen J. Sampson, Ph.D. The purpose of the manual is to operationalize (put into practice) many of the concepts discussed in the book.
About the Author
Dr. Steve Sampson has been teaching social intelligence, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills for over 40 years. He brings both academic knowledge and practical experience to his seminars. As a Licensed Psychologist, he is the former Chief of Psychology of Georgia Regional Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia (1993 to 1995). He is also a nationally recognized counseling psychologist who works with various law enforcement agencies conducting fitness for duty evaluations and post-shooting debriefings since 1982. He has been a contract Psychologist with 25 Metropolitan Atlanta Law Enforcement Agencies since 1991.