Since 1994 our qualified instructor teams have impacted leaders at all levels of service around the world. The principles of effective leadership apply regardless of the institutional environment or number of personnel. Two of the seminar workshops we provide; Leadership Development (our basic and introductory course) and Corruption Identification (typically our follow up seminar) have helped those in public service, government, military, business, education and non-profit organizations in over 70 countries.
With surveys consistently identifying issues of ethical behavior, the potential for corruption, and the risk of increasing liability as areas of growing concern, Pointman instructors present the curriculum to address the core of all leadership and followership, which is character. Our Course attendees indicate that they appreciate the clear connection between supportive character traits and powerful leadership principles that encourage their reasoning and self-selection rather than being force-fed.
Our seminars offer attendees an opportunity to identify and affirm aspects of good leadership. These include promoting positive change, increased group morale and individual employee loyalty. Some of the learning objectives covered include; the historical value of leadership, essential character traits, foundational principles and practical personal applications that can be implemented immediately for enhancement of operational effectiveness and interpersonal relationships.
If you are interested in principled, character-based leadership for organizational development; if you would like to know the essential steps to identifying, confronting, reducing and eliminating corruption; and if your desire is to see the followership and skills of others developed in all areas of society, then a Pointman seminar is the right choice. Please contact us to discuss a training opportunity for your agency, business or group.
Pointman Leadership Institute, founded by Robert L. Vernon and operated under the earlier name of The Vernon Group, was originally asked in 1993 to assist police agencies in previous Soviet Block countries. Police executives from these countries wanted to learn how to adapt to a more democratic model of police operation. This included a re-education based on the founding morals, ethics and spiritual concepts that define Western culture.
Seminars were first held in the Czech Republic and in Hungary in 1994. Soon similar seminars were held in Russia, Mongolia, Albania and the Peoples Republic of China. Follow up seminars on other topics were then held in all of the above countries except Albania.
In 1996, an overview of the primary seminar was presented to the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Since then, the seminar has been presented to various police agencies throughout the United States and the world.
Interest in the principle based leadership ethics seminar spread to the corporate world. The ethic principles taught to police, corrections and military leaders were also found to apply to government, business, and virtually all organizations. As a result, we have presented seminars to various government parliaments, business professionals, schools, community groups, nonprofit organizations and church leaders. To date there have been over 70 countries and 70,000 leaders served.
Since Pointman was established, the mission continues to be that of supporting and encouraging those in leadership and their subordinates with excellent professional training, education, and consulting services. It is our to help create a group of men and women who exemplify positive moral character. Our seminars define leadership, provide a model for leadership that uses eight strategic ethics, identifies principles to help leaders develop more dynamic leadership and demonstrates the practical relationship between time tested principles and the maintenance of social order. The efforts of Pointman have proven to empower leaders with insight for more effective influence. Employees attending the training have realized a commitment to contribute to a successfully maintained organization as well. This is especially true of agencies and communities being asked to respond in times of crisis.
In the military, the Point Man is the person chosen to scout the path ahead.
Point Men are the ones who first spot the enemy and any obstacles.
They are the valiant, the ones who alert the group to danger and possible ambush.
They become the first targets and usually take the first “hits” to protect others who are following.
A Point Man gives direction.
Point Men are those responsible for electing the right path for others to follow.
Pointman training emphasizes internal motivation rather than external compliance. Our seminars initiate a lifelong process transforming leaders at work, in society, and in their homes.
As a result, our client list includes nations and agencies desiring to develop inspirational, trustworthy leaders who can effectively address corruption.
Eighty certified instructors residing in ten countries.
All Instructors have been certified to instruct the Pointman-approved leadership course and are subject to the quality assurance standards required by Pointman Leadership Institute.