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“James Capra has been a regular presenter at police leadership classes in the Dallas area hosted by the Caruth Police Institute. Students consistently rate him among the finest instructors they have had. His depth of experience is matched only by his energy, enthusiasm and skill as a speaker. His philosophy that leadership must be built on a strong ethical base blended with empathy for fellow beings, produces an immediate bond with the audience. The result is a dynamic speaker with a message worth hearing.” - Richard N. Holden, Ph.D.  Associate Director for Training and Education, Caruth Police Institute.

​​"Jimmy Capra rocks! His dynamic presentation was exceeded only by the power of his message. 
He charms his audience with wit and wisdom, while challenging them to reject mediocrity and to demand excellence & accountability.  Our nation needs more Jimmy Capras." - 
Don B. Munson-Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, US Army (Ret)
Director, Youth Leadership Conference.

    How Do Great Leaders Create Amazing and Productive Organizations?

Be prepared to learn how to move beyond the "fluff" of traditional leadership training and dive deep in order to Pursue Excellence and move your organization to the next level!

Capra discusses in detail the essence of "leading from the heart" at the Front Line and the importance of recognizing that leaders only have a moment to make a difference in the lives of others. He shares the necessity of understanding the priniciples of People, Purpose and Passion in the execution of dynamic leadership. 

Executive Leadership Conference, Bosnia & Herzogovina

Wells Fargo Leadership Conference, Houston

East Texas Council of Governments

Texas Police Association

Argyle High School

The Center for American and International Law

Idaho Sheriff's Association

Rowlett, Texas Leadership Conference

Allen, Texas Leadership Conference

ILEA School of Executive Leadership 

Los Angeles Sheriff's/Los Angeles PD Forensic Crime Lab Leadership Training 

Florida Dept of Law Enforcement CJIS Conference 

Kentucky Assoc. of Chiefs of Police Conference 

Tennessee Assoc. of Chiefs of Police Conference 

Texas Association of Specialty Courts 

American Society of Crime Lab Directors 

Arkansas State Police Commanders Retreat

SOLIS Mammography

Wells Fargo, Charlotte, NC

Rockwall Police Department

E3 Corporation

PlainsCapital Bank, Dallas, Texas

The Denton Heroes Banquet, Texas Motor Speedway

Capra discusses the fundamental principles for leaders and aspiring leaders to be willing to develop positive relationships in life, both in the professional and personal arena.  He discusses and highlights the importance of walking in integrity and developing covenant relationships across generational boundaries with individuals and stakeholders.   

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“James L. Capra, Chief of DEA Operations (ret.), brings an outstanding resume of service…selfless service to those most fortunate to hear him present on issues related to leadership and administration, drug enforcement initiatives in the U.S. and abroad and even the joys of being a husband and dad. His commentary is based on facts and real world experiences that have positively shaped his life and the lives of those he was chosen to direct and guide. Outstanding speaker for those interested in real world leadership in a tough and demanding environment.” - T. Neil Moore, Ed.D.- Director Institute for Law Enforcement Administration. 

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Capra discusses and shares with the audience the critical importance of building a foundation of trust by developing a moral position that employees, as does the organization, have a purpose.  Our people not only have a purpose in the organization, but have a moral purpose in life.  "SOP's don't develop a culture of trust...leaders do!"