F1RST, Florida's Forensics Institute for Research Security & Tactics, an enterprise of the Pasco Sheriff's Office, in partnership with Saint Leo University's Department of Public Safety Administration and its criminal justice program, will present the next session in its Leadership Seminar Series on August 25.

Geared toward providing organizational leaders (of all levels) advanced concepts and philosophies for sound leadership principles and decision-making, Senior Leader Perspectives On Refining Your Leadership Approach, will be presented 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, August 25, via Zoom.

Organizational managers and leaders are invited to advance their professional development through this free seminar. Registration is available at or email .

The instructor for the course is Samuel G. Worth, former deputy director of the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).

Seminar topics include:

  • Leading with Humanity;
  • Developing/Refining Your Leadership Approach;
  • The 5 Cs…Critical Characteristics for Leaders;
  • Toxic Leadership; and,
  • Leading Through Challenges and Mistakes.

Worth retired from NCIS in August 2018 after 29 years as a special agent. He began his career in January 1989 at the NCIS Resident Agency Camp Lejeune, NC, working criminal investigations and served in a variety of assignments and mission areas both in the United States and overseas. His senior leadership positions included deputy assistant director for NCIS Protective Operations, special agent in charge of the NCIS Norfolk Field Office in Norfolk, VA, executive assistant director for NCIS Middle East and Pacific Operations, executive assistant director for criminal investigations, principal executive assistant director for management and administration, and NCIS deputy director. He now is a senior consultant in the areas of law enforcement, counterintelligence, and insider threat.

Those interested in information about admission to Saint Leo's criminal justice and emergency management programs may email admissions@saintleo.edu or call (352) 588-8283.

About F1RST

Florida's Forensic Institute for Research, Security and Tactics, an enterprise of the Pasco Sheriff's Office, embodies a collaborative approach between academia and practitioners, under one institute in pursuit of a common goal: shaping the future of public safety. F1RST will revolutionize training and invoke change through innovations in applied forensic science, forensic anthropology, public/private sector security and tactics.

About Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation, offering 57 undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs to more than 18,200 students each year. Founded in 1889 by Benedictine monks, the private, nonprofit university is known for providing a values-based education to learners of all backgrounds and ages in the liberal arts tradition. Saint Leo is regionally accredited and offers a residential campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, 16 education centers in five states, and an online program for students anywhere. The university is home to more than 98,000 alumni.