Institute for Credible Leadership Development

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ISSDA Members,

Please see the attached invitation letter for information regarding round three of registration for ISSDA’s Institute for Credible Leadership Development (ICLD) training. This is FREE training for all current ISSDA Members.

The invitation letter explains the program and the textbook attachment lists the few textbooks required for the course. Our ICLD Committee researched purchase options for the textbooks and has included ordering information to assist you. One textbook has been added to the list, and is available for purchase through ICLD. Instructions for purchasing that book can be found on the textbook attachment. Total cost for all textbooks is just over $100.

Lastly, we ask that each agency compile a list of employees that wish to participate in this round of training and complete the attached excel spreadsheet. Completed spreadsheets should be emailed to no later than February 14, 2017. The information will be entered into the ICLD system and participants will receive an activation email on (or shortly after) March 1, 2017. The training is individualized and at your own pace, within reason (there is a 2-year limit for completion).

ISSDA Participants Data Base blank.xlsx

Thank you for your support and please let me know if you have any questions regarding this process.

Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek
ISSDA President


The eight textbooks required for the Institute for Credible Leadership Development (ICLD) modules are listed below. Seven of the books are readily available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Depending on the vendor, the cost to purchase the books is approximately $100 (not including shipping). However, we did find that “Leadership and Training for the Fight…” was notably more expensive at Amazon than it was at Barnes & Noble. It is easier to order them by their ISBN numbers than by their titles.

The Moral Compass for Law Enforcement textbook is only available through ICLD for $6/each (plus shipping costs). ICLD is asking that agencies place one order on behalf of their employees. A representative from each agency can contact Sherry Bass ( at ICLD with the following information:
  • Number of books required
  • Name of agency and contact person
  • Shipping address
  • Invoice information – who, address, etc.

Phase - Title Author ISBN

  • I - Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times Donald T. Phillips  - 9780446394598
  • I  - It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy D. Michael Abrashoff 9781455523023
  • I - Moral Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals. Raleigh: International Academy of Public Safety. Normore, A., Javidi, M., Normand. N., Anderson, T., Scott, W., & Hoina, C. * Purchase through ICLD
  • II - The Founding Fathers on Leadership: Classic Teamwork in Changing Times Donald T. Phillips 9780446674256
  • II - It’s Our Ship: The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership D. Michael Abrashoff 9780446199667
  • II - Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Simon Sinek 9781591846444
  • III - Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than I Daniel Goleman 9780553383713
  • III - Leadership and Training for the Fight: Using Special Operations Principles to Succeed in Law Enforcement, Business, and War Paul R. Howe 9781616083045