Ms. James has been coined as the “old school millennial leader.” Her leadership techniques have impacted a cross-section of generations in today’s workforce. Her uncanny ability to connect with every level of employee, challenge each individual to realize their leadership potential, all while inserting wit and thought provoking commentary is refreshing and impactful.
Ms. James has over a decade of experience in law enforcement at the local, state, and federal level. Alisha is the CEO of Ten-Four Clothing. She travels domestically and internationally conducting presentations and seminars on topics related to leadership, cross generation communication, law enforcement, & community relations.
Price Range: $750+
Gig Length: 30 - 210 minutes
What to Expect
Alisha has developed and instructed courses for Professional Law Enforcement Training (based out of Dallas, Texas) for several years. Depending on the agency/ conference needs these specialty courses can be expanded or condensed to fit the appropriate time frame.
How to Make Chocolate Cake from Lemons: Lessons in the Pursuit of Leadership:
This course was designed for women in leadership positions or those who aspire to serve in leadership roles. Ms. James leads attendees through her personal journey as she has climbed the ladder to executive leadership. Often times professionals fail to leverage and apply their personal life lessons learned to their career, which can increase emotionally intelligence when dealing with work-related challenges. Ms. James will discuss how to use life’s challenges to aid in becoming a more well-rounded, productive innovative leader. Additionally, challenges unique to females specifically: gender differences, equipment, work life balance, child bearing, post-partum issues, marriage, communication, and strategies regarding career advancement will be discussed.
Leadership: Bridging the Gap between the Millennial and Baby Boomer Generations
In today’s workforce, both in government and the private sector, baby boomers are the largest generation of active workers. However, according to the Young Entrepreneurs Council the millennial generation will make up 46% of the US workforce by 2020. There are very distinct differences in the work ethic and views of the workforce through the generations. The millennial generation is the largest age group to emerge since the baby boomer generation. This generation will significantly impact the workforce over the next 20 years and employers will need to make significant adjustments to engage this group, as their measurement for success and professionalism is dramatically different than previous generations.
This course is designed to assist those in leadership positions to deal with the rapidly changing workforce. Supervising cross-generations in law enforcement adds a unique element because law enforcement officials work so closely together and rely heavily on one another for support. Attendees will discuss the generational difference and obtain the skills to be able to foster a productive cross-generation workforce to produce a quality work product.
Women in Law Enforcement:
This training course was designed from the female law enforcement professional’s perspective. Attendees will discuss challenges unique to females in law enforcement specifically: gender differences, training, equipment, work life balance, mental & physical strength, communication, and career advancement. Information will be presented to help female law enforcement professionals thrive in a male-dominated work environment. The course will facilitate open dialogue and attendees will develop strategies to deal with issues and challenges specific to women in law enforcement.
Bridging the Gap between Police and the Minority Community:
Over the last two years tension between police and minority communities have become seemingly insurmountable. In reality, there have been historical and long standing issues between the minority communities and law enforcement. Now more than ever, law enforcement officers must learn to balance aggressive crime fighting strategies with an understanding that their actions may be perceived as racial profiling, civil rights violations, criminal offenses, or as mistreatment of citizens in the communities they are sworn to protect and serve. Visionary law enforcement leaders, communication, tactical de-escalation techniques, and strong community collaboration are all needed to bridge the gap between the police and the communities they serve. The course will facilitate open dialogue and attendees will develop strategies to strengthen law enforcement and community relations.
Alisha Shoates James has been coined as the “old school millennial leader.” Her leadership techniques have impacted a cross-section of generations in today’s workforce. Her uncanny ability to connect with every level of employee, challenge each individual to realize their leadership potential, all while inserting wit and thought provoking commentary is refreshing and impactful.
Alisha has over a decade of experience in law enforcement at the local, state, and federal level. Alisha has made a name for herself in the field of law enforcement, on the front lines and behind the scenes. Ms. James served in various capacities in government including: patrol, precinct under-cover operations, background and recruiting, training academy instructor, firearms instructor, and non-lethal training ammunition instructor. Currently, she serves in an Executive leadership role for one of Tennessee’s largest state law enforcement agencies.
Since her appointment, she has employed innovative methods to communicate her vision for the future of her division through the increased usage of social media. Her drive helped the division to become one of the few to receive national accreditation. Additionally, in the summer of 2016, she was elected to serve as a delegate for Adult Probation and Post-Release Supervision for ACA. In the summer of 2017, she was elected as a regional representative for the American Probation and Parole Association. As part of her advocacy for new leadership methods among community supervision executives, Alisha sets an example of how to work collaboratively to meet goals for the division and agency by encouraging the application of the T.E.A.M. (Tennessee Excellence in Accountability Management) model. Through her continued commitment to challenge the status quo, Alisha strives to have long lasting substantive impact by implementing cutting edge policies and procedures that leave a lasting mark on law enforcement.
In addition to her public service career, in 2015, Alisha launched her clothing line, Ten-Four Clothing, which is a business suit clothing line for women who carry concealed weapons. Ten-Four – “the product”- focuses on the forgotten gun carriers - women! Ten-Four solves the age-old issue for women of not having a business suit that accounts for the weight and size of a firearm. Established in Nashville, Tennessee; Ten-Four Clothing was created for women who serve in law enforcement, the military, or any woman who carries concealed weapons. The company boasts that its high quality fabric, sleek designs, and durability are game changing aspects for fashion-forward concealed carry attire that is both trendy and functional. Ten-Four Clothing – “The brand” - will serve as the “bridge” between the community and law enforcement encouraging unity, understanding, communication and accountability.
Alisha also travels domestically and internationally conducting presentations, classes and seminars on topics related to law enforcement, community relations and leadership. She has been coined as the “old school millennial leader.” Her leadership techniques have impacted a cross-section of generations in today’s workforce. Her uncanny ability to connect with every level of employee, challenge each individual to realize their leadership potential, all while inserting wit and thought provoking commentary is refreshing and impactful.
Additional Booking Notes
Laptop connection needed (Mac book)
Mac Book connection
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