About OEDI

Mission Statement

The mission of the Oregon Executive Development Institute is to provide valued resources to public safety leaders through the establishment of professional relationships; the sharing of resources and knowledge and to promote
“excellence through education”



OEDI’s vision is to partner with public and private sector organizations to develop executives that value and apply contemporary knowledge and leadership skills, striving for excellence and enhancing service to their organizations and communities. OEDI will achieve this by providing relevant, cutting-edge training and education and developing a professional network for information sharing, problem solving and collaboration.


The Oregon Executive Development Institute (OEDI) was created in 1989 by a group of forward-thinking public safety agency heads to provide leadership training to Oregon’s public safety executives. This group sought to fill a void in leadership training available to agency heads and their command staff, most of whom could not afford to attend prestigious programs such as the FBI National Academy. OEDI was originally created as a partnership with Oregon’s Public Safety Training Academy and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Today, OEDI has expanded its primary partners including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST); the Oregon Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ of Police Associations and the Oregon State Police.

For the past 25 years, OEDI has provided some of the best executive leadership training available to public safety professionals in the state of Oregon.


The Oregon Executive Development Institute is managed by a part-time Executive Director. The OEDI Board of Directors is responsible for directing and overseeing the organization. The Board includes public safety professionals, both current and retired. There are four officers; President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, six Directors and the Immediate Past President.


OEDI is a non-profit 501(c)3, funded primarily through fees generated from training events, but also receives revenue from membership dues, donations and grants.

Annual Session

OEDI conducts an annual one week executive leadership training session for current and future Oregon public safety executives, military leaders and managers and executives from the private sector and Higher Ed with a nexus to public safety. The format of the annual session is in-residence, rural setting with training and networking events that extend into the evening to maximize the week-long event. The training focuses on leadership and executive management issues with an underlying theme of servant leadership.

Advanced Training

OEDI also conducts advanced training, (1, 2 and 3 day events), throughout the year in partnership with other public safety organizations.