Forensic Leaders Training Center®

About FLTC

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Our Strengths

Affordability - We're on a mission to democratize leadership development with affordable programs, courses, and coaching, all without sacrificing quality. You shouldn't have to pay for executive-level training that doesn't fit your position. We want to provide quality service that meets you where you are.

Flexibility - We know crime scenes don't occur on a regular schedule, and rush cases can come into the lab at any time. That's why we're offering a flexible and comprehensive leadership development solution that's easily accessible at any time and from anywhere in the world.

Community - You are part of a unique professional community that's doing challenging work. We want to bring you and like-minded peers together with a network that is welcoming and supportive.

Personalization - You are a unique person, with individual needs, goals, and challenges at work. That's why we're offering you the chance to work with a coach who can guide you through those tough times and situations that are uniquely yours.


Our Mission

We believe that leadership is a continuous journey rather than a single destination. Our mission is to empower forensic professionals with lifelong leadership skills, whether at the bench or in the lab director's chair. By improving the leadership abilities of professionals who influence the criminal justice system, we commit to enhancing and supporting the public good.

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Vision

Our Vision

Our vision is a system of collaborative forensic laboratories that promotes the open exchange of scientific information and debate. This collaboration will ultimately provide the public with valid, reliable, accurate, and well-communicated forensic services to the criminal justice community.

We aim to continuously improve leadership in the forensics industry by equipping aspiring leaders with the confidence and skills to advance in their careers and excel in their roles with more accessible leadership development solutions.


Our Values
Flexibility in Leadership. Trust through Consistency.

  • Flexibility
    We cultivate a culture of adaptability and flexibility in our course offerings and services, recognizing that individual needs may vary. The ability to adjust quickly is an essential leadership skill.
  • Leadership
    Effective leadership encompasses more than superior people management or having all the answers. We aim to help our members develop self-awareness and a comprehensive skillset to become well-rounded leaders.
  • Trust
    The relationships between forensic practitioners, the criminal justice community, and law enforcement require robust public trust. Effective leadership is crucial to a forensic laboratory's success, as trust is integral to the efficacy of the criminal justice process, impacting citizens' lives and well-being.
  • Consistency
    Consistency between words and actions is a hallmark of authentic and integral leadership, demonstrating credibility and reliability to others.

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Community

Our Community

You are part of a unique network of professionals who work together to solve complex problems related to crime and justice. To create a thriving community that supports your needs, we bring professionals like you together with membership at FLTC.


Our Program

Access the learning you need to level up your forensics career at your fingertips – from the crime scene to the laboratory, day or night.

Forensic Leaders Training Center® offers online courses and self-paced courses to take on your own time. FLTC also collaborates with the renowned technology partner, Skillsoft, to provide special access to an exceptional online Leadership Development Program. The combination of these services offers unparalleled training, convenience, and flexibility tailored to your needs.

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Coaching

Our Coaching

Our coaching program is designed to provide credentialed and experienced leadership coaches who can offer guidance, support, and advice to professionals who want to explore their leadership potentials. Our coaches are focused on helping you develop the leadership skills necessary to make a positive impact in your organizations and communities.

Coaching services are provided on a one-on-one basis and cater to your individual needs and preferences.

Coaching sessions are conducted via video conferencing, allowing you to participate from anywhere in the world. Each coaching session is focused on specific goals and outcomes, with a clear action plan established at the end of each session to help you stay on track and achieve your objectives.


Our Founder - Stephen J. Lu

Stephen founded the Forensic Leaders Training Center® in February 2022 after a twenty-three-year career in biochemistry research, crime scene investigation and reconstruction, forensic biology, and forensic firearms examination.

He has worked for the University of Arizona, the National Institutes of Health, the California Department of Justice, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the National Forensic Science Technology Center, and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. He has testified as a qualified expert witness in courts in Arizona and California and in front of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Stephen is a 2023 FBI San Diego Citizens Academy graduate and served as a member of the San Diego County Sheriff's LGBTQ+ Advisory Council from 2022 to 2024.

In September 2021, Stephen became the Executive Director of A Lasting Strength, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of people diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Stephen also serves as a community member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council at UC San Diego Health.

Stephen holds an Executive MBA with Honors from Quantic School of Business & Technology and a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona. He is also a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

In his free time, Stephen enjoys reading and writing, web development, electronic music composition and production, and playing with Aries, a stubborn Siberian Husky. He is a published scientific author (Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and has authored memoirs about his time as a Crime Scene Investigator, entitled CSI to CEO.

Stephen J. Lu (Photo credit: Scott Hoopes)
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Access the learning you need to level up your forensics career at your fingertips – from the crime scene to the laboratory, day or night.

Affordability - We're on a mission to democratize leadership development with affordable programs, courses, and coaching, all without sacrificing quality. You shouldn't have to pay for executive-level training that doesn't fit your position. We want to provide quality service that meets you where you are.

Flexibility - We know crime scenes don't occur on a regular schedule, and rush cases can come into the lab at any time. That's why we're offering a flexible and comprehensive leadership development solution that's easily accessible at any time and from anywhere in the world.

Community - You are part of a unique professional community that's doing challenging work. We want to bring you and like-minded peers together with a network that is welcoming and supportive.

Personalization - You are a unique person, with individual needs, goals, and challenges at work. That's why we're offering you the chance to work with a coach who can guide you through those tough times and situations that are uniquely yours.

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Flexibility in Leadership. Trust through Consistency.
  • Flexibility
    We cultivate a culture of adaptability and flexibility in our course offerings and services, recognizing that individual needs may vary. The ability to adjust quickly is an essential leadership skill.
  • Leadership
    Effective leadership encompasses more than superior people management or having all the answers. We aim to help our members develop self-awareness and a comprehensive skillset to become well-rounded leaders.
  • Trust
    The relationships between forensic practitioners, the criminal justice community, and law enforcement require robust public trust. Effective leadership is crucial to a forensic laboratory's success, as trust is integral to the efficacy of the criminal justice process, impacting citizens' lives and well-being.
  • Consistency
    Consistency between words and actions is a hallmark of authentic and integral leadership, demonstrating credibility and reliability to others.

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