The MEL Safety Institute (MSI) has created the “MSI Leadership Academy” for Managers, Administrators, Department Heads, and Supervisors interested in sharpening and expanding their managerial skills. The program’s goal is to enhance our leadership skills by offering varied, in-depth managerial training, as more fully described below. Individuals who complete the program’s requirements within two years will receive plaques commemorating their graduation from the MSI Leadership Academy.

Open Enrollment will be December 1–22 and June 1–22. Classes will be offered through MSI LIVE and will include a combination of virtual and in-person options at various locations throughout New Jersey. Click here for the current flyer.
  • The student will complete the Mandatory classes and Elective classes within two years of your start date.
  • The student can select 4 elective classes of your choice.
  • If you have taken any classes before your enrollment in the MSI Leadership Academy, you will need to retake the classes to complete the program requirements.
Academy Open Enrollment:
Open enrollment will be held for 3-weeks prior to each session. The enrollment form must be submitted during this timeframe, or the participant will not be eligible to start and will be required to wait for the next enrollment period. Participants only have to enroll one time. Once enrolled they can register for mandatory and elective classes.
Open Enrollment Dates: Click on the date during open enrollment to fill out the registration form.
The list below includes all classes approved for the MSI Leadership Academy. Please note that classes will be offered on a rotating basis. Registration for all these classes is open to everyone. Classes will only count towards the graduation requirements if a person is currently enrolled in the MSI Leadership Academy.


  • The Power of Collaboration (JIF 101)*
    Part I; Part II; Book
  • Ethics for NJ Local Government Employee*
  • Practical Leadership – 21 Irrefutable Laws*
  • Implicit Bias in the Workplace*

*The mandatory classes might differ based on the year you enrolled.
**Not Required for Law Enforcement


  • Accident Investigation
  • Building a Constitutionally Sound Police Department Through Training
  • CDL: Supervisors’ Reasonable Suspicion
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Ethical Decision-Making
  • Employee Conduct and Violence Prevention in the Workplace
  • Fire Department Risk Management
  • LE: Below 100
  • LE: Career Survival for First Line Supervisor
  • Microlearning Theory & Practices
  • Preparing for First Amendment Audits
  • Preparing for the Unspeakable
  • Productive Meeting Best Practices
  • Public Employers: What You Need to Know
Please Note: All the courses must be attended through MSI LIVE which are offered via Zoom or in person. Any courses offered in MSI NOW will not count towards completing the requirements of the Leadership Academy.


To Qualify for Completion: All class completions will be recorded in attendee transcripts in the MSI Learning Management System. Please send an email to Andrea Felip at when all required mandatory and elective courses have been completed and include a list of the courses and dates.

Class Registration: To register for MSI Leadership classes see the MSI LIVE schedule. If a link is not present the class may not be offered yet, so please check back. When clicking on a class in the MSI LIVE schedule, if the class is in person you will be directed to the MSI Learning Management System (LMS). Please log into the LMS, click on the appropriate college on the home screen to find your course and enroll. The location of the class is included within the description of these courses.