Southeastern Leadership Academy (SELA)



Interactive instruction from top law enforcement personnel is just part of the new, five-week Southeastern Leadership Academy, formerly the Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy. Each week will focus around themed lessons: Foundations of Leadership/Leading Others, Leadership Skills, Building External Relationships, Employee/Internal Matters and Critical Issues. The academy, which is targeted toward middle management, will challenge participants to develop their leadership styles in order to become more effective and progressive leaders.

The SELA program is limited to mid-management personal. All candidates are closely screened and must be prepared to complete university-level course work.

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee, Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Criminal Justice Programs.

Topics Covered Include

  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Myers Briggs
  • Organizational Change
  • Leadership and Follewship
  • Building High Performing Teams
  • Motivating Others
  • Dealing with Difficult Employees
  • Civil Liability
  • Your Role in Hiring and Firing
  • Performance Measurement / Evaluations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Managing non-routine events
  • Ethics
  • Budgetting
  • Time Management
  • Critical Issues and Incidents
  • Cyber Threats
  • Chiefs Roundtable
  • Community and Police Engagement
  • Working with the Media
  • Homeland Security Prevention and Preparation
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Campus

Class Size

25 participants per session


July 20 – July 24, 2015
July 27- July 31, 2015
September 20 – 25, 2015
October 19 – 23, 2015
November 9 – 13, 2015 (graduation on the 13th)


$3500 in state
$4500 out of state
$2500 commuter – no housing, those within a 50 mile radius of Chattanooga

This fee includes housing (double occupancy, Sunday – Thursday evenings) while in Chattanooga, all course materials, and campus parking. Meals are not included.

Additional Fees

Undergraduate and Graduate Credit Fees

$1350 – 9 hours undergraduate credit
$1300 – 6 hours graduate credit

For more information, contact Greg Coker at and (865) 946-3230