Promotional Preparation Workshops for Police, Fire and Corrections including Assessment Centers KSA Ltd. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

KSA Ltd., Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Training Tomorrows Public Safety Leaders Today!

KSA Ltd. Established 1989

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Featuring “Mock” Assessment Center exercises, Structured Interviews.                                                 

  • Includes Traditional Workshops, On-Line Workshops & Coaching Services

Coaching Modules. You can select which one you would like to do, or you can do them all. They are arranged at a convenient time and day to accommodate your schedule.

  1. Overview of Assessment Centers,  KSA’s and Supervisory Skills    
  2. Structured Interviews: Includes “Mock” Interview via Zoom. Includes Overview Module
  3. Subordinate Counseling: includes “Mock” counseling session. Includes Overview Module
  4.  Tactical Scenarios; Incident Command/SEMS/NIMS. Subjects can include Crimes in progress, Barricaded Subjects, Hostages, HazMat, large scale events (Man-made or Natural)
  5. Presentations includes “Mock” presentations. Briefings, training, staff/command meetings, community presentations, media. Includes Overview Module
  6. In-basket Exercise; includes “Mock” In-Basket. Includes Overview Module
  7. Leaderless Group exercises (LGE)  These are done with multiple players where there is not a designatedleader. Includes Overview Module

Rick Michelson, MPA, Director of KSA Ltd.  888-732-2173 LogoRick is also a contributing author to PoliceOne. Copies of his articles are available here:  Rick Michelson, MPA (

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Don’t have time for a class or coaching sessions? Read the book! 

For Police, Fire and Corrections 

Sworn and Non-Sworn Personnel

Business/Corporate applications also available

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It’s your turn to advance in rank!

Was your New Year’s Resolution to get ready for the upcoming promotional exams? Don’t wait until the announcement is posted with the dates for the tests!

Sign up today for your personal coaching sessions or get on our waiting list for future courses.

Start here to get help with personal coaching sessions that will include every aspect of the promotional process.

We use “Mock” Assessment Center or Structured Panel Interview scenarios, scheduled at your convenience and via “Zoom.” 

Don’t Wait! Your Competition Won’t! 

If you are on a time crunch and need help fast, we can help!

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 We offer individual or small group Coaching Sessions using Zoom®
Small group workshops are still available at your location

Coaching sessions and workshops designed for First Line Supervision, Management or Executive levels for:

  • Police/sheriff’s, Highway Patrol, corrections, courts or any public safety positions.
  • Fire service/EMS
  •  Federal agents 
  • Sworn and Non-Sworn Personnel; dispatch supervisors, records management, forensics, etc.


Module 1 and one other module you choose.  You can also choose more than one module. Each module is $250. Module 1 is included with any of the modules. 

We use “mock” or simulated scenarios that try to replicate the most common promotional formats

  • Module 1-Overview of KSA’s/KSAO’s Management and Supervisory Skills
  • Module 2: Structured Interviews; includes “Mock” Interview via Zoom.
  • Module 3: Subordinate Counseling: includes “Mock” counseling session.
  • Module 4: Presentations and Tactical Scenarios; includes “Mock” presentations and tactical scenarios.
  • Module 5: In-basket Exercise; includes “Mock” In-Basket

Using “Mock” scenarios, the coaching session includes those areas that the candidate wishes to focus on. These include:

  • Breakdown of key KSA’s needed for supervision and management positions
  • Structured Interviews
  • Assessment Center Exercises
  • Presentations
  • Subordinate Counseling/Personnel Issues
  • Community Meetings/Meeting management
  • Written Exercises
  • Tactical scenarios
  • Participants are given valuable feedback on performance
Don’t Wait! Register for your coaching session today! That includes study material and one-to one contact via “Zoom.” It also covers a 4 hour minimum for the coaching session. That is generally done in two sessions, with the last session being a “mock” interview,  or assessment center exercise that you choose. Sessions are usually about 2 hrs. each for set up, and another 2 hrs. for the actual mock exercises and feedback. Just register on-line and we will contact you to help you prepare not only for the promotional exams, but more importantly, for the JOB!Image result for Free Decorative Page Break Clip Art Ask yourself this question: How much will the promotion in rank or  increase your “Upward Mobility?” Your “Retirement?”  Options after your “retirement?” 

Is your agency helping you prepare for that next promotion? Identifying the specific Knowledge, Skills or Abilities and other characteristics (KSOA’s) that you want to demonstrate your “readiness” to promote? Helping you develop the leadership skills to be successful in that next rank or higher? If not, we will! We have a proven track record of helping develop future leaders, since 1990!  

Consider the coaching, class or text as an investment in your future. (Classes are postponed until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted)

 Practice Written Exams are available upon request. There is a minimum of a 30 day lead time for written exams as they are custom made for your agency.Image result for Free Decorative Page Break Clip Art From a training perspective, consider the new challenges in supervision and management that we are facing today. Our scenarios are always based on current “hot buttons” not only in public safety, but in your agency as well. 

We realize the seriousness of this Global Pandemic, the current levels of  civil disobedience, social unrest and anti-police attitudes. We wish all of our colleagues in public safety our heartfelt gratitude for doing the noble work you do everyday, regardless of the risks.Image result for Free Decorative Page Break Clip Art For a free KSA worksheet for the rank you’re going for, send us a copy of the job description for that rank. Specify agency/rank/small group classes upon request

Click here for a sample: KSA Worksheet    

See our Testimonials to see what our students have said about the class or coaching.

KSA Ltd. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities  888-732-2173 

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For Interviews – Recommended Link: 

IF you have to compete in any oral interviews, “Police Promote,” with Andy Borrello will help you hit the mark!

Andy Borrello Police Promote | Oral Interview Dynamics     

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CONTACT US or call 888-732-2173

Rick Michelson, MPA       Director, KSA Ltd.

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