Management Rights Training

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D.J. Van Meter Ph.D. is the principle of Van Meter & Associates, Inc. (VMA) and has spent the last 45 years in law enforcement, 15 years as a sworn officer. He has a Ph.D. in Training and Organizational Development from The Ohio State University, and also holds a Master’s Degree in Labor and Human Resource Management. He works as an expert witness, reviews discipline and termination cases and develops customized policy and procedures manuals for all public safety organizations nationwide. He is the author of the book, Evaluating Dysfunctional Police Performance: A Z-based Approach published by Charles Thomas Publishing. Dr. Van Meter is qualified in state/federal courts as an expert in law enforcement training, use-of-force, and management and operational policies.

Course Description:

This course teaches that the employment relationship is an enforceable contract wherein management has inherent and enforceable rights. These rights include requiring employees to attend work on a regular basis, give a fair day’s work, be subordinate, lawful to directives, perform to standards, get along with others and to be loyal to their employer’s lawful business needs. The problem is that the traditional people-oriented style of management has been seriously weakened by 40 years of employee labor and employee rights laws. A performance-oriented model of management based on principles found in contract law, economics and Performance Theory is a more powerful, practical, simpler and enforceable alternative. 

Topics Include:

  • Understanding why management must move away from people management and move towards performance management
  • Providing support for the fact that courts and arbiters support the enforcement of management rights
  • Defining the “Universal Rights” of management
  • Designing the foundation for a performance-oriented style of management

Course Details:

- 302 Funds Eligible -