Blue Courage is a way of being, a philosophy that encourages law enforcement officers of all ranks to be the best versions of themselves. A transformational, 2-day leadership development workshop designed for all levels of the organization, Blue Courage is an educational process using a holistic approach to developing law enforcement officers. It touches hearts, awakens minds and ignites spirits through dynamic presentations and learning processes.
The Blue Courage Program focuses on both training to develop safety skills and education to enhance mindfulness, effectively manage stress, and minimize the confrontational aspect of policing. The ultimate goal is personal and cultural transformation through influencing the “heartset” and “mindset” of our officers beyond traditional law enforcement training. Blue Courage builds resilience, reignites passion, and renews awareness and understanding of the nobility of policing.
First sponsored by BJA in 2013 the Blue Courage Program goes beyond the classroom environment to focus on developing officers’ personal leadership, character, and service qualities. It draws on relevant, proven literature and research on human development and effectiveness, resilience, psychology, leadership development, and neuroscience.
BJA works closely with the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST). Working through IADLEST and law enforcement Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) agencies, Blue Courage principles have been successfully infused throughout existing recruit and in-service training. Through BJA’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC), Blue Courage has also been delivered separately in stand-alone classes to police departments throughout the country.
Why Blue Courage? Check out this short introductory video.
Blue Courage offers workshops, keynotes, and presentations, all of which can be customized to fit your specific audience. For further information, visit Courses Offered.
And Blue Courage has a training podcast led by its managing partner: Thin Blue Training Podcast with Michael Nila.
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Find out if there will be a Blue Courage training event coming near you by visiting Upcoming Events.
To request Blue Courage training, contact BJA’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center.
Learn what participants had to say about the Blue Courage Program by visiting Testimonials.
For more information about the Blue Courage Program, visit http://bluecourage.com/.
If you are interested in requesting Blue Courage training through NTTAC, visit the Request TTA page and fill out the online TTA request form.
To learn more about the Blue Courage philosophy, visit The Heart & Mind of the Guardian.
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For a listing and bios on the Blue Courage Team, visit Blue Courage Delivery & Development Team.
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In partnership with BJA’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC), Blue Courage has been delivered separately in stand-alone classes to police departments throughout the country. For further information on NTTAC and Blue Courage, visit law enforcement training.
Following are additional training and technical assistance sponsored or funded by BJA to support law enforcement officer safety and wellbeing:
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