South Texas College holds first Leadership Academy with RGV Border Patrol Sector, US CBP
RGV Border Patrol Sector, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has partnered with South Texas College (STC) Continuing Professional Workforce Education (CPWE) to establish the first-ever Supervisory Leadership Academy. Dr. Rosemond Moore (center) will facilitate the Academy, which aims to enhance BP’s existing leadership development program.
South Texas College (STC) Continuing Professional Workforce Education (CPWE) in collaboration with the Division of Business, Public Safety and Technology has developed the first ever Supervisory Leadership Academy with RGV Border Patrol Sector, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Classes with Border Patrol started March 26, and presents an opportunity to enhance BP’s existing leadership development program by partnering with staff at STC, according to faculty.
“South Texas College Business Administration and Organizational Leadership faculty are developing material for the leadership training program from a theoretical perspective,” said Dr. Rosemond Moore, Business Administration faculty and Academy facilitator. “This theoretical training will be combined with the practical application and knowledge provided by the Border Patrol training team.
“As an organization, the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the Border Patrol has a vision that all of its supervisors receive leadership training,” Dr. Moore said.
More than 24 agents with U.S. Border Patrol are participating in the Leadership Academy, which will consist of 80 hours of lecture and 16 hours of on the job training. A program has been developed by the joint teams that will consist of one week of leadership theory content, a second week of practice in the field, and finally a third week of leadership competence material.
At the end of the three-week period, STC will enable Border Patrol supervisors to have additional leadership skills that they can immediately put into practice.
The Leadership Academy is taking place at STC’s Technology Campus located at 3700 W. Military Hwy in McAllen.
“We are certain that the program will enhance the skills of our homeland security personnel at all organizational levels, and render them more efficient and effective in their tactical and strategic operations,” said Juan Carlos Aguirre, Dean of Continuing Professional Workforce Education (CPWE) at South Texas College.