NJCE Leadership Academy

J.A. Montgomery Consulting and the NJCE JIF has created the NJCE 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 the Live Safety Training Monthly Schedules on the njce.org site (https://njce.org/safety/safety-webinars/) 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 NJCE Leadership Academy. Note: The Safety Leadership Plaques will be distributed once a year starting in 2023. More details to follow. Thank you


  • Complete 4 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 1–22, 2022 (Start Date: July 1, 2022) – Enrollment has ended for this period.
  • December 1-22, 2022 (Start Date: January 1, 2023)


The list below includes all classes approved for the NJCE Leadership Academy. Please note that classes will be offered on a rotating basis. All classes are virtual except where noted with (*) to indicate “in-person” only. 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)*
Ethics for NJ Local Government Employee*
Practical Leadership — 21 Irrefutable Laws*
Implicit Bias in the Workplace


Accident Investigation
CDL: Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion
Dealing with Difficult People
Ethical Decision-Making
Employee Conduct and Violence Prevention in the Workplace
Hazard Identification: Making Your Observations Count
Leadership Skills for Supervisors (counts for two electives) – Two Full Days (counts for two electives)
Preparing for First Amendment Audits
Preparing for the Unspeakable
Productive Meeting Best Practices
Protecting Children from Abuse
Public Employers: What You Need to Know
Safety Coordinators’ Skill Training
Shift Briefing Essentials
Special Events Management

To Qualify for Completion: All class completions will be recorded in attendee transcripts in the NJCE  Learning Management System. Please send an email to Natalie Dougherty at ndougherty@jamontgomery.com when All required Mandatory and Elective Courses have been completed and include a list of the courses and dates.

Class Registration:

To register for LIVE (Virtual and In-Person*) classes view the schedule and click on the registration link https://njce.org/safety/safety-webinars/. If a link is not present on the Monthly Training Schedules or a class date/location is not showing on the NJCE LMS the class may not be offered yet, so please check back.

NOTICE: MSI/NJCE 2022 EXPO Training Schedule 

PLEASE NOTE: Links for the In-Person* class registration will take you to the NJCE Learning Management System (LMS) to enroll in the class. If you have not been set-up with a User Account please click on the “New User Registration” button at the bottom of the login page.

  • Once on the Home Page click on the appropriate College (one of the 7 Departmental named boxes).

  • Under CLASSROOM COURSES/WORKSHOPS click on the In-Person* class you would like to enroll in.