Fall 2023

Type of Culminating Activity

Student research paper


For the workshop, I plan to provide a comprehensive three to four-hour session focusing on the principles of extreme ownership—a leadership approach that has proven successful, particularly in high-pressure environments. Drawing inspiration from the renowned philosophy advocated by former Navy SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, the workshop will dive into realistic strategies for effective leadership. To ensure relatability to the First Responder field, I will tailor the content to the unique challenges and environments faced by those in law enforcement at all levels. Real-world examples and personal experiences will be included, making the training not only educational but also highly applicable to their roles and responsibilities in the field, and within their own homes. Realizing the importance of active participation, the workshop will include interactive elements such as fire team exercises and role-playing scenarios. These activities will give recruits opportunities to apply the principles in simulated situations, helping to reinforce their understanding and ability to implement them.

Degree Program

Bachelor of Applied Science


Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.


© 2023, Dan P. Ziem.



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