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LIFTE – Command College at Liberty University

Leadership Institute for Tomorrow’s Executive (LIFTE)

Make meaningful change in your organizational culture and positive social change in your community. LIFTE is a comprehensive leadership development program tailored specifically for mid-level and executive leaders within the public safety sector. Here you’ll gain the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage personnel, navigate complex challenges, and lead with vision and integrity. The LIFTE executive training program brings together the theoretical perspective of faculty and the practical experience of public safety officers. You will develop and strengthen agency leadership with enhanced leadership skills, improved decision making, and continuous improvement culture.


“Public Safety Leaders, more than ever, are faced with an ever-growing list of challenges. From officer stress management and budgets to maintaining the balance of public need and enforcement, the skillset leaders need to effectively do their job well is daunting. Liberty University and LIFTE is uniquely positioned to provide sound, objective, ethically-based leadership training taught by professors who have both decades of real-world public safety experience and terminal degrees. We look forward to partnering with you in your journey to become the most effective public safety leader possible.”

Dr. Joel Cox, Professor of Criminal Justice and Interim Dean

Application Process

Potential applicants should download the application using the button to the right and once you have thoroughly reviewed the requirements, submit the application and relevant documentation to lifte@liberty.edu. After your application has been reviewed then you will be contacted to set up a virtual interview.

Program Registration

Application Deadline: July 19

Program Dates: August 5-9 and first week of every month through March 7th

Weekly Schedule:

  • Monday 1-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tuition: $5,500 which includes all program supplies and continental breakfast and lunches Tuesday-Thursday

Program requirements: Laptop, internet connectivity, business casual attire, transportation and lodging

Lodging: Participants will be responsible for their own lodging but Command College staff can send recommendations

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