The MEL Safety Institute (MSI) has created the MSI Leadership Academy for Managers, Administrators, Department Heads, and Supervisors interested in sharpening and expanding communication, conflict resolution, stress management, and team-building skills. The goal is to enhance leadership skills by offering participants varied and in-depth training.

Classes will be offered through MSI LIVE and will include a combination of virtual and in-person options at various locations throughout New Jersey. Participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a plaque to commemorate graduation from the MSI Leadership Academy. Click here for the current flyer.
  • Complete the mandatory classes and 4 elective classes of your choice.
  • Classes must be completed within two-years from the date the student starts the program.

NOTE: Classes have been updated to reflect the goals of the Leadership Academy. In order to qualify for the Leadership Academy classes taken prior to 2022 will need to be retaken.

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.
    • June 1–30, 2023 (Start Date: July 1, 2023)
    • December 1-22, 2023 (Start Date: January 1, 2024)
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; however, they will only count towards the graduation requirements if a person is enrolled in the Leadership Academy.


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

* Not Required for Law Enforcement


  • Accident Investigation
  • Building a Constitutionally Sound Police Department Through Training
  • CDL: Supervisor 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
  • Safety Coordinators’ Skill Training
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.