Leadership

 

The Justice Clearinghouse covers the topic of Leadership on a regular basis: through the webinars we hold, the articles we write, as well as the articles we curate from other respected sources. 

Begin or enhance your knowledge so that you can grow your leadership (and followership!) abilities by reviewing some of the information below.

 

Upcoming Webinars

Katie Nelson
09 / 21 / 2021

We live in a headline culture where thoughts and opinions are based more often than not on simply what is read in a headline. How do you compete with that? [...]

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Josh Fisher
09 / 21 / 2021

Now that we have the basics down, let's look at some examples of "data dashboards" and how they can be used to help drive conversations, gain support, and give leadership [...]

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Chris Jones
09 / 30 / 2021

The MBTI is one of the most widely used personality tools in the world.  It is backed by 70 years of science-based research and is used by the majority of Fortune 500 [...]

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Bobby Kipper
Scott Geller, PhD
09 / 30 / 2021

Imagine a world full of compassion - individuals giving and receiving acts of kindness with sincere gratitude, and actively recognizing others for their acts of kindness. We believe recognition for [...]

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Thomas Dworak
10 / 12 / 2021

Sometimes it seems the world has gone straight past crazy and directly to chaos.  A place where nothing makes sense and we can feel a great loss of control.  Many [...]

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Michael Levin
10 / 19 / 2021

In this webinar, Michael will share how his leadership philosophy can help create the change we need in today’s environment.  In this webinar he will discuss: The 3 steps and [...]

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10 / 20 / 2021

Does your agency have a system in place with a clear path that members can follow to move up to various ranks, levels, or specialized assignments? Your organization may want [...]

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Jonni Redick
10 / 28 / 2021

Researchers defined crisis as a common, though often unexpected, time-sensitive, high-impact event that may disrupt organizational functioning and pose relational threats. In a Deloitte online poll of more than 2,000 C-suite [...]

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Brenda Dietzman
11 / 02 / 2021

What if we started planning for ‘what comes next’ right now? Wherever you are in your career or life, start building your legacy and planning what life will be like [...]

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Shawn Williams
11 / 04 / 2021

Proficiency and Confidence are at the forefront of law enforcement use of force discussions. This particular session will begin to dive into the leadership aspects as to how law enforcement [...]

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11 / 30 / 2021

Animal control has historically responded to incidents without truly addressing the problem that caused the incident to happen. Through data analysis, creative problem-solving, and community partnerships, we can identify and [...]

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Rich Martin
12 / 09 / 2021

Have you ever seen a child that is an absolute brat and thought, "their parents need to teach them better"? Well, those children likely learned that poor behavior from their [...]

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01 / 20 / 2022

In this webinar, Marc Hildebrand will teach you the success formula that has helped him not only lose 100 pounds and get into the best shape of his life, but improve [...]

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Thomas Dworak
02 / 03 / 2022

Decisions, decisions, decisions.  We make hundreds if not thousands of them every day.  And most of our decisions are made subconsciously, quickly and emotionally.  As a matter of fact, emotion [...]

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02 / 08 / 2022

Stress and the chance for miscommunication in our 911 centers is the highest it's ever been. Attendees will first be led through their own personal stress survey to get a baseline. [...]

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02 / 15 / 2022

Human beings are hard-wired towards negativity, which has been useful in protecting us from threats to our safety.  The problem is that in our modern culture, we don’t encounter [...]

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03 / 03 / 2022

Volunteers are the lifeblood of most of our organizations. But what should you do when a volunteer just isn't "working out?" During this webinar, we'll discuss why it is so [...]

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03 / 29 / 2022

In this center-changing class, bully types & approaches will be taught so attendees can identify bullying behavior within their center & within themselves. We will train on the psychological origin [...]

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04 / 07 / 2022

The World Health Organization ranks chronic diseases as the greatest threat to human health. In 2014, the Rand Corporation reported 60% of Americans had at least one chronic condition and 42% had more [...]

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06 / 09 / 2022

The Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) of 2017 was signed into law in January 2018, acknowledging the need to support agencies in their efforts to provide employees the mental, [...]

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06 / 21 / 2022

Leadership is often thought to be something we acquire with a title, but we really can lead from wherever we are. Being a great leader doesn’t depend on a [...]

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07 / 21 / 2022

When momentum is on our side, things just seem easier.  When we have no momentum on our side, even something small can throw us off track.  Like a freight train [...]

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07 / 26 / 2022

Our organizations need great leaders for so many reasons. We all understand the concept of formal leaders, those who have titles and who supervise others. But we also need leaders [...]

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09 / 08 / 2022

Being a leader is rewarding. It comes with a lot of responsibilities, struggles and work, But, if done well, it can lead to a purposeful career and life. Women often [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Josh Fisher

Now that we have the basics down, let's look at some examples of "data dashboards" and how they can be used to help drive conversations, gain support, and give leadership [...]

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Katie Nelson

We live in a headline culture where thoughts and opinions are based more often than not on simply what is read in a headline. How do you compete with that? [...]

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Jonni Redick

If you’ve ever sought to get promoted, you probably know the feeling that comes with preparing for it – the sense of not knowing what you’ll be facing come [...]

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Jesse Loomis

More and more public sector entities are leveraging technology and innovations especially after the pandemic posed limitations on how we interact. Auctioning foreclosed property used to be done in the [...]

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With the public scrutiny that the law enforcement profession has been subjected to, agencies have been working hard to demonstrate their effectiveness in addressing the challenges that they face daily. [...]

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Ed Sherman, Psy.D.

Decision-making is one of those skills that we never really get proper training for. It is one thing to make questionable decisions in our personal lives. But when the decisions [...]

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Rich Martin

Leaders can implement various strategies but a deeply ingrained organizational culture can resist if not downright reject any efforts for change. This webinar will expound on the importance of organizational [...]

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Grant McDougall

The law enforcement profession is demanding to say the least. In a career where one is deployed to some of the most dangerous and daunting situations, it requires those who [...]

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Josh Fisher

Dataism is deemed as the modern-day ideology. Everything must be backed up by some sort of data to be considered compelling. Some industries however weren’t founded to be data-focused [...]

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Obed Magny

Transformational leadership is an approach that aims to increase engagement, enhance the motivation, and improve morale of the workforce. It is also a valuable tool for justice professionals to have [...]

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Brenda Dietzman

Experience is indeed a great teacher. There are things that we don’t get taught or trained in and just end up acquiring the skills as we go through life. [...]

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Wendy Hummell

The concept of resilience may seem abstract and at times romanticized to a fault. But at its core and in the practical side of looking at things, resilience is a [...]

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Ed Sherman, Psy.D.

Typically, the interests of the employees and the employers are viewed to be at odds with each other, and leaders also usually find themselves in a dilemma and balancing on [...]

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Kate Kimble

We’re all living in a world where information is being released for public consumption constantly. Unfortunately, some of these are actually inaccurate or just deliberate misinformation. Public safety agencies [...]

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Al Cobos

Getting people to mobilize around a goal isn’t always the easiest thing to do. The same goes for getting the community members into building relationships with law enforcement that [...]

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John Barbieri
Michael M. Cutone

Police cannot arrest their way out of criminal activities in communities, that is for sure. Arresting all the bad actors law enforcement can get their hands on places a huge [...]

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Cheryl Stewart
Michael M. Brown

This is the final installment of the six-part Emotional Intelligence (EI) webinar series. Past sessions introduced the Dr. Reuven Bar-on EI Model, unpacked self-awareness, discussed the importance of stress management, [...]

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K. Campbell

According to the 2020 FBI Internet Crime Report, internet crime complaints and monetary loss due to cybercrimes were at a record high in 2020. The caveat is, of course, these are just [...]

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Damon Ing

The first step is always the hardest. It also often is a step outside one’s comfort zone. For law enforcement officers recently promoted to a front-line supervisor, this is [...]

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Emily LaGratta

The justice system is under heavy scrutiny. The outcome of this is the public’s deteriorating trust in the agencies and processes within. Trust-building is paramount, but the question being [...]

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Sheryl Victorian

According to a Gallup Poll, the public’s confidence in law enforcement has declined for both the Black and White segments of the population and has been its lowest point [...]

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Cheryl Stewart
Michael M. Brown

This is the fifth of the Emotional Intelligence (EI) webinar series. In the past four sessions, we’re introduced to the Dr. Reuven Bar-on EI Model, unpacked self-awareness, discussed the [...]

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Obed Magny

Dealing with critical incidents, people that could potentially endanger public safety, generally righting what is wrong with the community is no easy feat – this is what the criminal justice profession [...]

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Scott Wolfe

The law enforcement field is pushed into the spotlight due to controversial and complicated interactions between the officers and the community. Not one to take things sitting down, law enforcement [...]

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Ben Gorban
Frank Straub, PhD
Jennifer Zeunik

It’s been said time and again, it’s only failure if you don’t learn from it. In the current political climate where law enforcement is under scrutiny, efforts [...]

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Katie Nelson
Kate Kimble

Transparency is a success indicator in the public service space. How do organizations effectively achieve this in their efforts in an arena that deals with sensitive if not classified information? [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

The pandemic affected people all over the world. Physically – with their mobility reduced due to health protocols; socially – with lessened interactions with loved ones; professionally – with productivity impacted by remote [...]

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Katharine Manning

There are a lot of people who are suffering from stress and trauma that are not getting the help they need. This fact is only exacerbated over the last year [...]

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Joel Caplan, PhD

What happens when you merge factors of evidence-based and community policing together? Well, you get a super-informed strategy to mitigating and managing crime and other issues that a community might [...]

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Cheryl Stewart
Michael M. Brown

This session is the fourth of the Dr. Reuven Bar-on Emotional Intelligence Model webinar series. The first session provided an overview of the Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0 model. The second webinar [...]

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Mark Warren

Safety and security are essential – heads of states, organizational leaders, and celebrities face threats and risks and employ protective details to provide this. Ordinary people, however, can likewise encounter such [...]

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Brenda Dietzman

Willingness to learn is a critical skill in any individual. Learning, however, can be a time-consuming process, and in the public safety and helping profession, the gift of time is [...]

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Katie Nelson

The last 12 months have been intense. In between a pandemic that threw off the whole world, the attack on the Capitol, incidents that pushed the BLM and StopAAPIHate movements into [...]

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Obed Magny

There’s just too much we’re all dealing with in the world today that being on that go-mode just becomes our default setting. It means being always ready in [...]

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Al Cobos

Outside the “cool” parts of law enforcement that we see on TV, a huge chunk of the profession operates on a lot of people skills and community engagement. Checking how [...]

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Cheryl Stewart
Michael M. Brown

This session is the third of the Emotional Intelligence webinar series. The first session provided an overview of the Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0 model, the research it is based upon, the [...]

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Jenn Markey
Martin Hoff

When it comes to the identities, credentials, and transactions of employees and citizens, securing a foundation of trust is more important now than ever. This webinar will explore the trends, [...]

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Shawn Williams

The turn of events over the last few years highlighted the adverse consequences of lack of cultural intelligence and beliefs fueled by hate. It is useful more than ever to [...]

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K. Campbell

If there’s anything that the last 12 months taught us, it is that things can go awry any moment, danger is always lurking, and it is critical to make personal [...]

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Jamie L. Roush

Data-driven and evidence-based approach is the buzzword in almost any industry lately. With all the data that’s made available from the numerous technology and systems that we are using, [...]

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Brenda Dietzman

We all probably started out in our careers with some goal. But somewhere along the journey, the goal may start to blur, we might get sidetracked, finding ourselves meandering or [...]

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Cheryl Stewart
Michael M. Brown

This webinar is the second of a three-part series on emotional intelligence. The first session provided an overview of the Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0 model, the research it is based upon, [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

We witnessed massive changes around us. Between 2020’s wildfires, COVID-19, George Floyd, the civil unrest, to a heated presidential election, and the fresh Capitol riot of 2021, we’re all forced [...]

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Katie Nelson

Dealing with critical incidents is a default setting for those working in the law enforcement arena. Those in the front lines are putting themselves at risk handling some of the [...]

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Jesse Loomis

With COVID-19 rampant across the U.S., sheriffs in Pennsylvania sought to find a way to continue their auctions without risking further spread of the infection. A progressive sheriff decided [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

Some of the most pressing problems that entities both in the public and private sphere are facing right now boil down to ethics. Use of force, bribery, and corruption are [...]

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Al Cobos

Managers aim to move their people towards an organizational goal. But by merely telling someone just what to do, you may be setting them up for failure when they’re [...]

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Jeffery Carroll
Alex Goldenberg
Glen Mills
Paul G. Goldenberg
Mark Pfeifle

Disinformation is wreaking havoc on our modern society. The January sixth attack on the Capitol is one of the most glaring and horrifying examples of which. Groups that operate on [...]

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Cheryl Stewart
Michael M. Brown

In the real world, it takes more than just the traditional definition of intelligence to make it in life. Emotional intelligence, also known as EQ, is regarded as a much [...]

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Michael Goold

Organizational productivity has been linked to a multitude of factors, and leadership is identified as one of the key cornerstones of this topic. The role of managers is seen as [...]

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Adam Leath

Too often, employees come to their bosses for grievances in hopes that they can provide answers to their questions and solutions to their issues. But did it ever occur what [...]

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Halcyon Frank
Amy Morgan

Ensuring the safety of the public requires constant coordination between the agencies involved. Fire, EMS, law enforcement, dispatch – these are just some of the key stakeholders that must collaborate to [...]

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Bill Pope
Craig Storer

There are ongoing FCC proceedings that aim to regulate the Inmate Calling Services (ICS) rates and fees. Changes proposed will impact the operations of prisons and jails in terms of [...]

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Katie Nelson

If you’re finding yourself not performing at your best the past months, you’re not the only one. The past 9 months or so had been surreal, from natural disasters, [...]

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Eric Knutson
Jeannette Dominguez
Anthony Norman

These days, recruiting for roles within the Police Department is quite the task. It requires agencies to have an awareness of what exactly they’re looking for, and what the [...]

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Rob Weinhold

In the law enforcement arena, it is not a matter of if a crisis will hit, but when will it hit. Crises may mean time, money, customers, careers and, in [...]

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Lois James, PhD
Renée J. Mitchell, J.D., Ph.D.

Implicit bias is a hot issue that the Justice Clearinghouse has covered in past webinars. However, most of these past discussions centered on defining implicit bias and how it manifests. [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

To be able to have a great workforce, leaders and managers must work throughout the employee life cycle, from first day to farewell. There are so many resources on workforce [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

In an era when nearly everyone is equipped with a smart phone with audio-visual recording ability the number of recorded negative encounters between law enforcement and the public over the [...]

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Greg Goreck
Don Redmond
William “Fritz” Reber

Stories get modified as it is passed from one person to another, some details will be omitted, added, and at some point, things get lost in translation. The same is [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Selling is a primary life skill. It may not be as obvious, but every day, we’re selling. Selling is a valuable skill that is being practiced in most of [...]

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Jesse Loomis

A significant chunk of our lives now lives online. The last couple of months is a testament to the value of technology and our reliance on it now that we [...]

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Josh Fisher

This is the second installment of a series on animal services intake. The previous webinar tackled the challenges that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Services Unit struggled with in terms [...]

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Clifford Pinkney
David Hutchinson
Mark Pfeifle
James Stuart
David Beth

Incidents of civil unrest have been materializing in different parts of the US. The issue itself is complex and unfortunately, it is the law enforcement agencies that are bearing the [...]

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Gipsy Escobar

Various factions are claiming differing positions as facts that most of us may no longer be sure which of these to believe. In these times of information overload, one thing [...]

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Jeff Thompson, Ph.D.
Kevin Morison

More officers are dying by suicide than line of duty deaths. This conveys that while they’re well prepared and trained to handle critical incidents and dodge attacks and bullets, [...]

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Brian Williamson
Joseph Hoebeke
Michael M. Brown
Kimberly Miller
Deanna Cantrell

The world today is rife with issues that challenge people’s priorities and politics particularly for those who were bequeathed with the mandate to keep the peace and safety of [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Bruce Lee is famously quoted for saying “Be Water, my friend,” but what does it exactly mean? Dr. Kimberly Miller is back on the Justice Clearinghouse to dissect what exactly [...]

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Al Cobos

Ethics is one of those  concepts that we all know at the back of our minds, but rarely are there active discussions on how it impacts our decisions – both on [...]

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Thomas Dworak

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is about understanding and managing your emotions, along with the ability to establish and maintain relationships with others. Law Enforcement, Corrections, Parole or Courts are a relationship-driven [...]

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Adam Leath

Employee attrition and talent acquisition cost agencies a lot. According to a research, it costs an estimated $5,000 each time an employee leaves and requires to be replaced by another. With [...]

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Mitch Shim
Maria Volakhava

In 2020, effectively deploying law enforcement budget is more important than ever before. Whether you’re purchasing equipment for security, protection, combat, or emergency response, ensuring that you’re stewarding taxpayer [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Most of the changes in our lives are either ones that we mindfully laid out and prepare for or ones that disrupt our routines out of the blue. Our reaction [...]

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Josh Fisher

Working in animal shelters may seem like the dream job for animal lovers. The reality is it can be a logistical nightmare. Forecasting and planning become remote to what reality [...]

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Michael Goold

This webinar will introduce you to the principle of Emotional Intelligence and how you can prevent emotional hijacks, give yourself a yellow card, and “read” the emotions of others to [...]

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Kimberly Miller

It’s been told that the COVID-19 pandemic is the kind of storm that puts us all in the same boat, unfortunately, this isn’t exactly the case. When such [...]

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Mark Dolfi
Stephen Bevan
Tim Meyerhoff
Michael Cuti
Jason Thompson

Technology made our lives easier. The world we live in has been made so much more efficient through technology – transactions and processes have become more straightforward and seamless, systems and [...]

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Kimberly Miller

In any organization, there will be hierarchy, different teams, cogs in a machine, playing vital roles to move things forward. It might be impossible to find an organization that does [...]

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Tina Buneta
Doreen Jokerst
Kimberly Miller
Deanna Cantrell

True leaders welcome insights from others to become better. There are lots of resources – books, conferences,  coaches, and mentors – that offer leadership development advice. However, for female leaders, these may [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Webinar Video Clip: Owning Racism & Living the Solution There’s been public outcry over numerous incidents that‘s been happening all over the US seen to be fueled by [...]

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Adam Leath

When we try to be everything for others is often when we end up delivering a little less than our optimal output. This is particularly true for public agencies where [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

If COVID-19 proved anything, it is that planning is of the utmost importance when it comes to critical incidents and unplanned situations. And it is not just about coming up [...]

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Brenda Dietzman

Generalizing people based on the generation they belong to is seemingly apparent in the current zeitgeist. What should have been an opportunity to better understand people and provide support based [...]

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Jonas Baughman
Joel Caplan, PhD

Law enforcement agencies have employed various approaches when it comes to their efforts to curb criminal activities and maintain the safety of the communities they serve. This webinar will unpack [...]

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Al Cobos

It takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch, one bad incident to forget all the good that’s been done. Outlier events are putting the whole law enforcement arena [...]

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Michael Goold

Webinar Video Clip: Like Being the Boss? You'll Need Your Team to Stay that Way!   Law enforcement is currently under scrutiny. One can only imagine how challenging it may [...]

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Denise Beagley

There are numerous complex issues that the world is dealing with daily that one may wonder is there a way to fix any of these? While there is no absolute [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

Knowledge of legal concepts, albeit the most basic ones, provides all of us with a better understanding of how things work and how to traverse certain situations. This is particularly [...]

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Katie Nelson

Gone were the days when it considered acceptable for organizations to just say “no comment” when asked for a statement.  Innovations in communication and broadcasting created a world where the [...]

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Kimberly Miller

The Doctor is IN. Join us for the finale of this thought-provoking series about Resiliency, Leadership and the Challenging time we're living through. Dr. Kimberly Miller will be answering questions [...]

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Tina Buneta
Joseph Hoebeke
Doreen Jokerst
Justin Smith
William Beck
Jack Cauley
Kimberly Miller

Webinar Video Clip: Leadership on the Front Lines - Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic    COVID-19 is testing everyone’s resilience. People are experiencing anxiety over their mobility, safety, livelihood, and [...]

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Don McCrea

Use of force incidents set back law enforcement agencies hundred-million dollars’ worth of settlement payout. And yet, when asked about challenges in the job, they cite a lack of resources [...]

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Kimberly Miller

This is the second installment of Dr. Kimberly Miller’s webinar series on resilience and bounceability. This time around, she will be providing six additional tools that can be integrated [...]

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Kimberly Miller

What the whole world is going through right now is testing all of us – from the government’s decision-making to things that we have better control of like our discipline, [...]

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Sarah Mostyn
Kevin Morison

Law enforcement agencies are facing a crisis. Pressures from different sides pose multiple threats to the workforce as agencies remain understaffed, the number of applications dwindling, voluntary retirement rising, and [...]

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Chris Jones

Any public sector initiative is only as good as the community support it gets. But rallying the community is easier said than done. This course aims to provide pointers on [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

Negativity can be justified when conditions are unfair, but constant negativity is just detrimental especially in the workplace where the whole team is working towards a goal. So how do [...]

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Denise Beagley

We’ve all come to understand that to be successful in our professional or personal lives, it requires more than just IQ. Justice Clearinghouse has featured numerous courses detailing the [...]

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Darrel W. Stephens
Peter Bellmio

Community safety is so much more than just law enforcement making arrests. It entails the community’s cooperation and other agencies’ collaboration to make the efforts more effective and comprehensive. [...]

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Nina Stively

By nature, the public sector is subjected to scrutiny on their decisions and actions, ensuring tax dollars are being spent sensibly. On social media, the criticism is amplified many times [...]

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Sean Goodison

The private sector is making innovations and improvements in how they conduct their business, and the public sector is definitely following suit. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that [...]

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Chase Wetherington

Law enforcement is a field that is considered heroic. So is military service. So it kind of makes sense that the skills and expertise of military veterans be leveraged for [...]

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Cassie Johnson

What is a law enforcement planner? It isn’t as easily defined as it not specifically just one title or person. What identifies the role is its roots in data-informed [...]

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Katie Nelson

People’s lives are now online and expect the same for the public sector – to deliver services, provide information, and engage with the population online, and in critical situations, real-time. [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Every organization has a set of core values and mission statement. It is from these and the people within that the organizational culture is formed. These are the factors that [...]

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Sonia Quiñones
Karin Montejo

Leadership is a word that carries so much weight – power, influence, responsibility, and wisdom are just a few words that are associated with it. While some may be hesitant to [...]

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Harry Glidden

Law enforcement is supposed to be the guardian and protector of the communities that they serve. But somewhere along the way, distrust and animosity grew between the communities and law [...]

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Peter Bellmio

Public safety agencies are doing the best that they can to make sure that the communities they serve remain safe and peaceful. But still, there will be certain things that [...]

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Cecelia Rosser
Wendy Rich-Goldschmidt

Following the Women in Policing webinar series that covered various gender dynamics, diversity and women issues in the law enforcement field, this session will provide strategies to address issues related [...]

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Kimberly Miller

When people hear about conflict, it conjures thoughts and feelings of betrayal, disappointment, pain or anger, among others. Because of these negative memories and experiences, the most common response is [...]

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Stacey A. Wright

Cyberthreats exist and they evolve. With this in mind, it is always recommended to stay on top of things when it comes to cybersecurity. Anyone call fall victim to these [...]

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Claudine Wilkins

The realm of public safety, criminal justice, and animal control protects its personnel by granting some immunities that allow them to perform their duties. However, there are limitations to these [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Everyone needs to communicate, even those who refuse or are unable to talk utilize non-verbal form of communication to convey their preferences or emotions. Communication is critical in any relationship – [...]

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Corey Dobridnia

Any public agency knows that a community’s trust is the best measure of return of investment. And how does an organization gain trust? Through its engagement with the community [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

The word leadership has a lot of weight – it denotes power and responsibility, privileges and selflessness. With these in mind, some people may find themselves in a leadership position with [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

Most of the world is now online. This definitely altered our reality, changing how humans deal with their personal lives, the workplace, the society and its government. Technology provides conveniences [...]

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Jason Ratcliff
Darrah Metz
Kimberly Miller

One in every five American families has a pet. Pets provide security, companionship, happiness, and love to the individuals and families they live with. The law enforcement and criminal justice [...]

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.

A career in law enforcement grants specific powers, but it also comes with a set of obligations and limitations on one’s conduct and rights. It may seem like a [...]

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Karin Montejo

Communication skills play a critical role in achieving success in your career. Research in this area has recognized men and women differ in their communication styles. How we communicate goes [...]

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Peter Bellmio

Next Generation 911 is being integrated by public safety agencies in their goal to enhance emergency services through improved communications powered by wireless technology. As more and more communities are adopting [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

One of the ways that public service agencies measure their performance is through the trust that the community places upon them. With this in mind, every government employee is held [...]

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Anne Li Kringen
Paige Valenta

Performance evaluation in policing is often focused on simplistic objectives based on outcomes. Doing so fails to capture all the other facets of policing that goes beyond arrests, tickets and [...]

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Evie Monnington-Taylor

Diversity is being widely advocated in today’s society. This is no different in the workplace with the belief that it is the differences in views and experiences that allows [...]

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Rob Weinhold

We often think that we’re all prepared and got all bases covered until a crisis hits us. A crisis can just turn lives and organizations 180 degrees, disrupting established systems [...]

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Amy Morgan

Doing a Google search can easily expose you to the many ways society decides to categorize and label people. Are you an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert? Do you belong to [...]

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Alexander Weiss

Patrol workload staffing can be tedious. It may require trial and error before getting to that optimized point where the staff allocation is exactly the level needed to fully cover [...]

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Katie Nelson

The use of social media gave people the freedom and power to share their stories and experiences. Some abused this which resulted in the proliferation of false information and fake [...]

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Jeff Sweetin

Law enforcement is an elite profession that comes with specific skills and training. These are in demand for private establishments that desire to have a certain level of expertise in [...]

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.

Your job brings you in contact with the criminally accused, but now you are called the “defendant” in a civil case. What are the steps in civil litigation? Is your [...]

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Ray Nash

Law enforcement is identified to be one of the most stressful professions. But more often than not, what’s keeping our police, corrections and probation officers stressed out isn’t [...]

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Corey Yunke

Any agency that delivers services to the community understands the value in engaging the citizens and that return on investment is measured through the trust earned. It’s another story [...]

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Adam Ricci

In arenas that deal with emergency response and public safety, it is best to be prepared for things not to go as planned. Change can be scary – but it is [...]

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Mike Eberhardt
Pete Gagliardi

Whether implementing a regional or agency-wide preventive crime gun strategy, the establishment of formal policies is a critical factor that must be addressed.  These policies can be wide ranging in [...]

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James Williams
Ken Clary

When people refer to car crashes as accidents, it gives a tone that there isn’t much anyone can do to prevent it. But through evidence-based policing, the Metropolitan Nashville [...]

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Chase Wetherington

It wasn’t until about 50 years ago that the law enforcement field actually implemented efforts to encourage its members to pursue higher level of education. Prior this, just about anyone [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The United States Supreme Court decision of Garrity v. New Jersey became the baseline in which government employees have the right to be free from compulsory self-incrimination. However, the concept [...]

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Kimberly Miller

The success or failure of any organization is often attributed to its leadership. Great leaders create a great team that results in great performance. An organization’s effectiveness and dynamics, [...]

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Corey Yunke

From being a place in the internet where students merely kill their time to connect and meet people through their network of friends, social media has evolved into a one-stop [...]

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Rich Martin

In 2018, CareerCast ranked policing as the fourth most stressful job in the US brought about by the dangerous and demanding nature of the profession. When an individual’s stress is [...]

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Peter Bellmio

One of the most common problems encountered by law enforcement agencies is the allocation of their resources. Various approaches have been employed by agencies not just around the US but [...]

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Stacey A. Wright

Cyberthreats are plenty, thus securing technology and infrastructure is now integral in any business or agency. But too often, the higher-ups of these organizations are not as adept with the [...]

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Mark Warren

In this three-part seminar series we start with a question we often use in class: Somewhere in your community today, there is someone that you believe could be capable of [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

In 2012, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–V) rewrote the definition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) such that it is no longer confined to those who experienced [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The debate on gun control can get heated but despite conflicting positions from different sectors of society, federal statutes have definite stipulations on firearm possession in effect. These, together with [...]

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Thomas Dworak

EQ has been found to be correlated to success. The better we are in managing our emotions, the better will we be able to handle whatever it is that life [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Succession planning is complex – it is not just a matter of picking and choosing a person to pass the torch to. It’s an arduous process that involves modeling, coaching, [...]

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Amy Morgan

Difficult conversations are just that – difficult. They happen in instances when we need to communicate our grievances, things that we want to change, or deliver bad news. But there are [...]

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Mark Warren

The Workplace Violence webinar series started with a brief overview on the dynamics of the actors, the causes, types, phases, and impact of critical incidents. It also delved into the [...]

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Corey Yunke

There’s a common misconception that social media management is fast, free and easy. Unlike our personal social media accounts, managing social media for an organization requires a working budget, [...]

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Shon F. Barnes
Daniel Stewart

Evidence-based methods have been utilized in medicine and sciences for a significant time and it has resulted in desirable results. Evidence-based policing is a practice that is being embraced by [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), first enacted in 1990 and amended in 2009 was put into place to eradicate discrimination against individuals with disabilities. In the workplace setting, ADA works to [...]

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Mark Warren

On February 15, 2019, another shooting incident took place – this time around, it is in Aurora, Illinois. Gary Martin, a worker at Henry Pratt Co., open fired and killed five other employees, [...]

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Jamey Gadoury
Thomas Dworak

If there is one thing that we ought to mindfully invest our time and efforts on, it is our personal growth. Doing this entails looking at one’s habits and [...]

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Kimberly Miller

With the growing amount of professional coaches and leadership strategies that are out there, it can get overwhelming which of them will suit us best – from stylish buzzwords, clever mnemonics [...]

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Peter Bellmio

This is a contentious issue in many police agencies. There is no generally accepted “best schedule."  Each system has advantages and disadvantages that must be weighed based on local needs. [...]

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.

Use of force is one of those cases that is always open for public debate. Law enforcement is scrutinized so many times for such incidents. Numerous factors are considered, and [...]

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Justin Watt
Jamey Gadoury

War zone. Unspeakable crimes. Americans responsible. What makes one person speak for justice when others stay silent? What happens when accusations lack evidence – and a life hangs in the balance? [...]

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Corey Yunke

While social media is viewed as nothing but an avenue to kill time for most people, it has evolved into playing a critical role for institutions – from private companies to [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The Family Medical Leave Act is one of the major pieces of legislation adopted in the early 1990s. It requires nearly all public employers to provide up to 12 weeks per [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

Saying that communication is important is an understatement. It serves a central role in our lives, specifically our relationships – from the people closest to us to the most random strangers. [...]

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Eric La Scola

An exceeding number of police departments and law enforcement agencies, whose officers spend upwards of 3-4 hours a day completing incident reports and other time-sensitive paperwork, are turning to smarter [...]

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David J. Rogers

When a person decides to be a part of the world of criminal justice, they are generally drawn in by the authority, having the means to protect the people they [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Taking on the job in the public sector means being ready to be of service to the people. For those working as first responders, health providers, or law enforcers – service [...]

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Peter Bellmio

Police patrol workforce staffing can be a tedious exercise that requires an immense amount of data collection and hours of number crunching during analysis. Despite the seemingly time-consuming effort, being [...]

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Gary Cordner

Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) has been around for two decades but only has been getting a lot of traction in the last few years. However, evidence-based policing is being practiced by [...]

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Amy Morgan

There are different types of personalities in the workplace, some of whom we may not necessarily see eye-to-eye with. Some claim the disconnect to be a result of generational differences. [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

Organizational culture and the management/leadership style makes all the difference for the agency and its members. It should become instinctive for any organization – be it a private entity or [...]

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Kimberly Miller

The human mind is a truly incredible thing. How it processes information outside of our consciousness is amazing. Implicit bias is one of those brain functions that run in the [...]

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Peter Bellmio

Workforce staffing can be problematic for law enforcement patrol officers who are always on the move. But to be able to support an agency’s requests for additional resources – be [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

As employees and employers, it is always good to maintain fairness in the workplace. How can one ensure that they are doing what is fair at all times? The National [...]

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Natasha Terk

For some people, the word meeting evokes hours spent unproductively, listening to people talk about topics that could've easily been settled through a call or email, or in some cases, [...]

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Tiffany Anderson
Candace Hammond

Most public safety agencies have existing facilities that are sufficient for their daily operations and activities. But for some, additional facilities or improvements to existing ones are necessary to deliver [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

Wouldn’t it be just nice if everyone in your workplace is working and contributing the best that they can? Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Some would only [...]

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Joe Alexander
Julie Ward

Cliché as it sounds, change is really the only permanent thing in life. Most think of the learning curve and the disruption when change happens, but with change also comes [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The First Amendment rights are one of the great pillars of our democracy. Freedom of speech becomes a sensitive issue once a person enters the arena of public service though. [...]

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Dean Cunningham
Kate Kimble

Technology helped a lot for people to keep in touch and stay updated whether it is with other people or with their community. Every minute, millions of content are being [...]

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Difficult Employees
Kimberly Miller

Every organization has got its own share of good and bad. There are your superstar employees – the Jedis of your agency. Then there are your naysayers, critics, and apathetics – they [...]

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Thomas Dworak

Leadership is very important for any organization. Thus, hiring the right candidates and succession planning is critical to ensure an organization’s continuity. Finding the right leaders can be elusive [...]

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Jamey Gadoury
Judith S. Bethge
Thomas Dworak
Roy Bethge

During our final session Judy, Jamey, Roy and Thom will be taking your questions. Need further clarity on a concept? Want to go further down the rabbit hole on Courageous [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

The only permanent thing in the world is change. Trite as it might sound, it’s the reality. Changes happen in our personal lives, in our workplace, in society. There’[...]

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E5 Leadership
Ray Nash

The type of leadership in effect in any agency is reflected in the people that work within its halls and the institution itself. Whether the agency and its personnel will [...]

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Brian Murphy

Lt. Murphy will share his story of being a reluctant hero in the face of being shot 15 times during the Sikh Temple Shooting in Oak Creek, WI. Discussion will include [...]

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Will Davis

Creating a long-term and sustainable strategic plan can be one of the challenges for institutions – whether public or private. Ensuring that an institution's priorities and trajectory are congruent to the [...]

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Matthew Kail
Duane T. Bowers, LPC

Work-related stress is prevalent – it happens to people with 9 to 5 desk jobs, field workers, start-up entrepreneurs, top-tier executives; blue collar, white collar. Work-related stress can be reduced and relieved by [...]

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Dan Linskey
Jamey Gadoury
Roy Bethge

Dan Linsky was Superintendent-In-Chief (ret) of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon Bombing. Chief Linskey will share leadership lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombing including the role of [...]

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Ray Nash

Resiliency is a highly-revered quality. Overcoming adversity and our personal demons can be tough. More so when you’re in a position that exposes you to different characters and situations. [...]

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Leadership Seminar Series
Judith S. Bethge
Roy Bethge

In this session, participants will gain a better understanding of courageous leadership and develop strategies to improve their overall leadership capacity. Topics will include developing courage, the importance of mindset [...]

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Natasha Terk

Writing isn’t everyone’s strongest suit but it’s one of those things that we won’t be able to avoid. We need to write, even its just for [...]

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Ray Nash

Virtually all instances of police misconduct are the result of ego-driven officers operating “out from under authority.” Officers have been delegated all of the lawful authority necessary to accomplish the [...]

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John Thompson

In today’s society, EQ is more important in the field of public service. John Thompson shares this to the attendees as he discusses Emotional Intelligence for Law Enforcement. John [...]

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Thomas Dworak

  Thomas Dworak is the instructor, content developer and consultant for the Virtus Group where he facilitates and develops training programs. His prolific background in law enforcement and education shaped [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

From an outsiders’ point of view, law enforcement seems to be one of those muscle-intensive jobs. Once you’re in the profession though, then you’ll realize that brain really [...]

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Michael G. Aamodt

Employers use background checks – both criminal and credit history – when deciding which candidates to hire. Due to the increase in lawsuits involving background checks, they tread a fine line when [...]

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Ray Nash

Ray Nash has 40 years of experience working in law enforcement. Ray was first appointed as a police chief at the age of 23, had 3 terms as a sheriff, and became the [...]

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Cassidee Carlson

The recent shooting in Kentucky was the 11th of the year, and the worst so far. This statistic is difficult to wrap our heads around as it is only 25 days [...]

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Natasha Terk

Regardless of the industry or the niche of your business, organization, or agency, Performance Review is a great way to ensure that your workforce remains competitive. Further, employees need Performance [...]

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Thomas Dworak

Law enforcement is a prestigious career path, but recently, the younger generation isn't as keen into entering this field with the expanse of opportunities and possibilities being presented by the [...]

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Amy Morgan

Self-fulfilling prophecy (SFP), when used positively, can assist us in manifesting our intentions and goals and turn these into reality. Unfortunately, people use SFP at times as negative self-talk. The [...]

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Best Practices in Drug Testing
Mark Hendershot

Drug use and abuse are some of the biggest issues of the global community – in the legal and criminal perspective, as well in the scientific and medical point of view. [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

Being the first line supervisor is the gateway to being a part of management. Too often, however, associates are promoted to first line supervisor positions without sufficient training or mentorship. [...]

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Mark Hendershot

How does your organization ensure they are hiring the right people, with the correct mix of technical and soft skills, who are well suited to the demands of the job, [...]

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Thomas Dworak

The goal of a Field Training and Evaluation Program is the development of high performing, emotionally intelligent, adaptive critical thinkers who are able to respond to the demands of a [...]

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Ray Nash

  The Dynamic of Authority is the cornerstone of the Police Dynamics program. Virtually every instance of police misconduct results from officers operating “out from under” the principle of authority. [...]

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Rob Trivino

  In this webinar Rob will discuss the After Action Review and how to use it. He will present his guiding principles of the AAR which will allow you to [...]

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Rob Trivino

In this webinar Rob will talk about select areas of leadership that have proven critical to his leadership success. He will present his core leadership principles, which are based on [...]

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Dave Hagar
Deanna Cantrell

  The instructors are currently sworn law enforcement at the Mesa Police Department: Assistant Chief Deanna Cantrell and Commander Dave Hagar. During this two part course, they will discuss the [...]

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Amy Morgan

  This webinar will compare specific steps to action improvement, with the mentally beneficial side of debriefing after a critical incident, and will provide a way to blend the two [...]

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Michael Mitchell
Kimberly Schlau
Roy Bethge

Below 100 is an officer safety program focused on changing law enforcement culture and saving lives. It's already making a difference: Between 2002 and 2011, an average of more than 165 line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) [...]

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Paul Nelson

  No matter how their mission statements may differ, all police departments share a common goal of reducing crime. There are various theories and strategies about how to achieve crime [...]

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Dave Hagar
Deanna Cantrell

  The instructors are currently sworn law enforcement at the Mesa Police Department: Assistant Chief Deanna Cantrell and Commander Dave Hagar. During this two part course, they will discuss the [...]

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G. M. Cox

During this webinar you will learn: The various roles the leaders of the 21st Century need to master in order to be effective leaders, not just managers; The types of [...]

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Articles

Webinar presenter Jonni Redick answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Five Ways to Survive the Promotional Preparation. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Rich Martin answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Culture will Develop with or without You: The Importance of Leadership in Creating the Desired Organizational [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Josh Fisher answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Data-Driven Decision Making for Animal Welfare Organizations (part 1).  Here are just a few of his responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Brenda Dietzman answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Executive Skills: How to be a More Efficient Leader at Any Level. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Ed Sherman answered a number of your questions after his presentation, The Leader's Dilemma: How to Balance Two Important Needs. Here are just a few of his [...]

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Webinar presenter Al Cobos answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Motivational Conversations for Community Building.  Here are just a few of his responses. Audience Question: How can [...]

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Webinar presenters Cheryl Stewart and Michael Brown answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Emotional Intelligence: Learning More about Self-Expression and Emotional Expression.  Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Damon Ing answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Becoming a First-Line Supervisor.  Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: My [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Grant McDougall answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Millennials and Generation Z in Law Enforcement.  Here are just a few of his responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Obed Magny answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Morale in Criminal Justice Agencies. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenters Cheryl Stewart and Mike Brown answered a number of your questions after their presentation,  Emotional Intelligence: Recognizing Interpersonal Skills and Empathy in Criminal Justice Situations. Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenter Brenda Dietzman answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Leadership Lessons Learned throughout a Career.  Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Rich LeCates, joined by Johnny Roberson, answered a number of your questions after his presentation, How Should We Train Our Officers for Long-Term, Fulfilling Careers? Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenter Al Cobos answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Motivational Conversations for Investigators. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Can you [...]

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Webinar presenters Mike Brown and Cheryl Stewart answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Emotional Intelligence: Flexibility and Stress Management (Part 3). Here are just a few of their [...]

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Webinar presenter Brenda Dietzman answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Growing Your Career by Developing Your Brand. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Jamie Roush answered a number of your questions after her presentation, You Don't Need More Data, You Need the RIGHT Data. Here are just a few of her [...]

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Webinar presenter Al Cobos answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Motivational Conversations for Supervisors: Easy to Learn Skills Needed to Move Your Team in the Right Direction. [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Understanding Unethical Behavior. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: What advice [...]

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Webinar presenters Cheryl Stewart and Mike Brown answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Emotional Intelligence: Using Self-Perception and Self Awareness in Criminal Justice.  Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenters Cheryl Stewart and Mike Brown answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Emotional Intelligence: How EQ Can Make a Difference in Your Criminal Justice Career.  Here [...]

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Webinar presenter Mark Warren answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Dealing with High-Risk Terminations. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Mark, you've [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Goold answered a number of your questions after his presentation, It's the Manager. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Do you [...]

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Al Cobos shares terrific insights and advice during his webinars. Here’s just one great reminder he had for our audiences during the webinar, Motivation and Meaning for Law Enforcement [...]

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Bob Troyer shared some incredible insights and advice during the webinar, "Preserving an Enhancing Your Violent Crime Reduction Program in the Era of "De-funding."  Here’s just one reminder.   &[...]

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Brenda Dietzman's webinars never dissappoint --and are filled with insights, stories and practical tips for our audiences. Here's just one reminder she shared during the webinar The New Generations: How [...]

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Al Cobos always has terrific insights and advice during his webinars. Here's just one great reminder he shared during the webinar, Motivation and Meaning for Law Enforcement Personnel.   "Leadership [...]

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Chief Doreen Jokerst shared a number of great insights, advice and reminders for others during the panel discussion, In Search of Excellence: Lessons on Leadership, Life, and How to Empower [...]

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Dr. Kimberly Miller shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her Ask Me Anything webinar, Maintaining Resilience. Here’s just one reminder she shared with our audiences.   "[...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Recruiting and Retaining Quality Employees: Creating and Maintaining a Great Workforce.  Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Smile! You're on Not So Candid Camera. Here are just a few of his responses. Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Leadership and the Art of the Sale.  Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Brenda Dietzman answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Building Resiliency: The Dawn of the Mentally Strong Employee. Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Jesse Loomis answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Conducting Online Sheriff Sales in the COVID -19 Era.  Here are just a few of his responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Anne Li Kringen answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Using Social Media for Recruiting. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar panelists Sheriffs David Hutchinson, James Stuart, David Beth, Clifford Pinkney (ret), presenter Mark Pfeifle and NSA Executive Director Johnathan Thompson answered a number of your questions after their presentation, [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Gipsy Escobar answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Using Data and Performance Measurement to Improve Criminal Justice Outcomes. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Obed Magny answered a number of your questions after his presentation Job Satisfaction: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Morale and Reducing Stress with the Employees in Your [...]

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Webinar presenters Brian Williamson, Joseph Hoebeke, Mike Brown, Deanna Cantrell, and Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Tough Times, Hard Conversations and Healing - [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Jeff Thompson and Kevin Morison answered a number of your questions after their presentation, An Occupational Risk: What Law Enforcement Agencies Can Do to Prevent Officer Suicide.  [...]

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Webinar presenter Thom Dworak answered a number of your questions after his presentation Emphasizing EQ in Your Organizational Culture. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Al Cobos answered a number of your questions after his presentation, The Connection between Personal and Organizational Ethics.  Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Transformation and Change for Justice Professionals.  Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Josh Fisher answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Getting Started with Managed Intake. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Dr. Kimberly Miller shared some insightful information during her webinar, Owning Racism and Living the Solution. Here’s just one snippet from the show.   Click Here to Watch a [...]

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Brenda Dietzman shared some insightful information during her webinar, Developing Women as Leaders: Evidence-Based Insight and Solutions for Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing Women Leaders. Here’s just one snippet from [...]

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Webinar presenter Brenda Dietzman answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Developing Women as Leaders: Evidence-Based Insight and Solutions for Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing Women Leaders. Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Calming Your Storm: Tools to De-Escalate Yourself, Increase Emotional Control and Reduce "Reactivity." Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Cara Rabe Hemp and Asst. Chief Sheryl Victorian answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Success Factors for Your Career.”  Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Beyond Racism: Identifying the Roadblocks, Barriers, and Blind Spots that are Holding Your Organization Back. Here [...]

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Webinar presenter Jake Kamins answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Working and Managing Inter-Agency Relationships: Investigating and Prosecuting Animal Abuse Cases. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Kimberly Miller, Tina Buneta, Chief Doreen Jokerst and Cheif Deanna Cantrell answered a number of your questions after their presentation, In Search of Excellence: Lessons on Leadership, [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Owning Racism & Living the Solution. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Continency Planning: Continuity of Operations, Planning, Resiliency, Redundancy, Disaster Recovery, and Crisis Communications. Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, 1983 Civil Rights Litigation: What Justice Professionals Need to Know. Here are just a few of his responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Al Cobos answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Motivation and Meaning for Law Enforcement Personnel.  Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Michel Goold answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Like Being the Boss? You'll Need Your Team to Stay That Way. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Denise Beagley answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Ethical Decision Making for Law Enforcement and Other Justice Professionals.  Here are just a few of her [...]

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Marisa McKeown shared some incredible insights and advice during the webinar, NIBIN-Led Policing:  Prosecutor's Perspective.  Here’s just one poignant reminder. "Employee attrition is devastating to working cases."   Click [...]

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Mike Eberhardt shared some incredible insights and advice during the webinar, Incorporating the Minimum Required Operating Standards (MROS) into Your Agency’s NIBIN Organizational Lifestyle.  Here’s just one poignant [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD shared some incredible insights and advice during the webinar, Creating and Maintaining a Professional Workplace: Managing Difficult People, and Dealing with Negativity.  Here’s just one [...]

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Katie Nelson shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her webinar, Stand Up, Stand Out: How Social Media Enhances Your Staying Power. Here’s just one reminder she [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, What Justice Professionals Need to Know about Applying Common Law Contract Principles to Bargaining Agreements. Here are [...]

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Dr. Kimberly Miller, Tina Buneta, Doreen Jokerst, Joseph Hoebeke, Justin Smith, William Beck and Jack Cauley shared some incredible insights and advice during their panel discussion webinar, “Leadership on the [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Kimberly Miller, Tina Buneta, Joseph Hoebeke, Doreen Jokerst, Justin Smith, William Beck, and Jack Cauley answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Leadership on the [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, More Ways to Bounce and Build Your Resilience, part 2 of her Resiliency Webinar Series. Here are [...]

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Dr. Kimberly Miller shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her Resiliency series, Increasing Your Bounceability: Ways to Build Resilience Every Day,  and Part 2,  More Ways to Bounce [...]

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Dr. Kimberly Miller shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her Resiliency series, Increasing Your Bounceability: Ways to Build Resilience Every Day,  and Part 2,  More Ways to Bounce [...]

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Dr. Kimberly Miller shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her Resiliency series, Increasing Your Bounceability: Ways to Build Resilience Every Day,  and Part 2,  More Ways to Bounce [...]

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Dr. Kimberly Miller shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her Resiliency series, Increasing Your Bounceability: Ways to Build Resilience Every Day,  and Part 2,  More Ways to Bounce [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, More Ways to Bounce and Build Your Resilience. Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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We loved this reminder Dr. Kimberly Miller shared during her webinar, Increasing Your Bounceability: Ways to Build Resilience Every Day." "Remember, when you say No to other people you're saying [...]

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Dr. Karin Montejo shared some super insights and research during her webinar, "Creating Your Own Brand of Leadership -- Authentically." Here's just one stat she shared from an FSU study [...]

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During the webinar, Hashtags and Hate Mail, our speaker, Nina Stively asked audience members to share if they or their agency has received harassing or aggressive emails, social media posts, [...]

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Recruiting has been a challenge for many criminal justice agencies for the last few years. Here's what one audience shared during the webinar, The Workforce Crisis and What Law Enforcement [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Increasing Your Bounceability: Ways to Build Resilience Every Day. Here are just a few of her [...]

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Webinar presenters Kevin Morison and Sarah Mostyn answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Workforce Crisis and What Law Enforcement Agencies are Doing about It. Here are [...]

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Jessica Reaves and Michael Lieberman of the Anti Defamation League shared incredible insights and advice during their powerful webinar, "Understanding Gender-Based Hate Crime."  Here's just one element from that webinar. &[...]

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Jessica Reaves and Michael Lieberman of the Anti Defamation League shared incredible insights and advice during their powerful webinar, "Understanding Gender-Based Hate Crime."  Here's just one element from that webinar. &[...]

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We loved this reminder that Michael Parker shared about recruiting during his webinar, "Creating a Constant Stream of Recruits: Finding Great People to Meet Your Justice Agency's Goals." It's a [...]

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Katie Nelson has an incredible way of sharing lots of terrific insights and advice during her webinars, and her webinar, "Risk vs Reward: Being the Middle Man in the Digital [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD gave us a super reminder about the importance of what we say and how it affects others during his webinar, “Creating and Maintaining a Professional Workforce: [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD gave us a super reminder about the importance of understanding who you are and how that affects what you do every day during his webinar, "Creating [...]

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Webinar presenters Peter Bellmio and Darrel Stephens answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Humanizing Policing: 8 Steps that Build Community Confidence and Promote Officer Safety.  Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenter Denise Beagley answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Cultural Intelligence for Justice Professionals. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: We [...]

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Webinar presenter Nina Stively answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Hashtags and Hate Mail. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: It's in [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Sean Goodison answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Moving to NIBRS: Insights into the Past, Present and Future of Incident-Based Reporting.  Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenter Michael Parker answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Creating a Constant Stream of Recruits. Here are just a few of his responses.     Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Cassie Johnson answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Professional Certification for Law Enforcement Planners. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Chase Wetherington answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Law Enforcement Agencies and Military Recruitment: An Analysis of Current and Prior Military Service on LEO [...]

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Webinar presenter Katie Nelson answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Risk vs Reward: Being the Middle Man in the Digital Age. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenters Halcyon Frank answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Building Trust in 911.  Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: I want to [...]

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Webinar presenter Peter Bellmio answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Beyond Strategic Planning: Creating a Community Crime Control Plan for Your Agency. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Chris Jones answered a number of your questions after his presentation, More Effective Personality Conflict Management by Using the Myers Briggs Dichotomies.  Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenters Sonia Quinones and Karin Montejo answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Creating Your Own Brand of Leadership Authentically.  Here are just a few of their [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Marketing & Hiring: How to Stand Out When You are a Small Fish in a Big [...]

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Hiring and retaining great people is a critical issue facing many justice agencies these days. Love this insight and reminder  Assistant Chief Harry Glidden shared during his webinar, Integrating Community [...]

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Sometimes a philosophy or approach becomes such a part of an organization that it becomes integral to the organization -- a guiding principle. Love this insight and reminder  Assistant Chief [...]

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Kimberly Miller shared a number of superb insights and tips during her two-part series, Turning Conflict into Conversation and Making Your Words an Asset Not a Liability. Here's just one: "[...]

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Corey Dobridnia shared a lot of great reminders of how PR and Branding are intertwined throughout all the functions of your agency -- even hiring. Here's another insight she shared [...]

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There are a lot of ways the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be used in organizational life. Here's just one reminder Chris Jones shared during his webinar, More Effective Personality [...]

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We all have challenging people in our lives, whether they're co-workers, colleagues, or other associates. Love this perspective from Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD about understanding these difficult individuals. "Try to [...]

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Impact Dispatch's Halcyon Frank shared this great reminder about the impact trust has on an agency's growth and development during her webinar, Building Trust in 911.  "The efficiency of your agency [...]

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Love this reminder Corey Dobridnia shared during her webinar, The Public Relations Aspect of Law Enforcement: Creating Internal Agency Buy-in within Your Agency.   "Employees crave a sense of professional [...]

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Love this reminder from Chief Sonia Quinones during her webinar, Creating Your Own Brand of Leadership Authentically.   "A key skill of being a leader is influence."   Click Here [...]

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Love this reminder  Dr. Kimberly Miller made during her two-part webinar series, Turning Conflict into Conversation and Making Your Words into an Asset, Not a Liability. "Eighty-six percent of workplace [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Turning Conflict into Conversation. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question:  I [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Making Your Words an Asset, Not a Liability: How to Improve What You Say and How [...]

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Webinar presenter Corey Dobridnia answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Public Relations Aspect of Law Enforcement: Creating Internal Agency Buy-in within Your Agency from Day 1. Here [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Enhancing Your Leadership Skills. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Karen Ziegler answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Writing Winning Grant Proposals for a Regional Preventive Crime Gun Strategy. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, First Amendment, Social Media, and Employee Discipline. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Wayne Beyer answered a number of your questions after his presentation, The Rights of Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, and Other Law Enforcement Professionals. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Karin Montejo answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Using Your Words: Communicating Your Authority. Here are just a few of her responses.     Audience [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Mallory O'Brien and John Hollway answered a number of your questions after their presentation, How Justice Agencies Can Implement and Benefit from Sentinel Event Reviews.  Here are [...]

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  Webinar presenter Peter Bellmio answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Staffing 911 Centers in the Era of NG911. Here are just a few of his responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenters Paige Valenta and Anne Li Kringen answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Women in Policing: Performance & Outcomes. Here are just a few of their [...]

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Webinar presenter Evie Monnington-Taylor answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Recruiting a Diverse Police Force.  Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: You [...]

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Webinar presenter Rob Weinhold answered a number of your questions after his presentation,  The Art of Crisis Leadership. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: A [...]

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Webinar presenter Amy Morgan answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Honoring Our Differences.  Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: Amy sometimes we [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Alexander Weiss answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Race, Ethnicity and Police Deployment. Here are just a few of his responses.     Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Mastering Police Work. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: How do [...]

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Webinar presenter Katie Nelson answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Your Story, Your Time: Elevating Your Social Media Presence in the Digital Age.  Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter Jeff Sweetin answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Trends in Off Duty Work: Challenges and Considerations.  Here are just a few of his responses.   &[...]

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Webinar presenter Sheriff Ray Nash (ret) answered a number of your questions after his presentation, The Dynamic of Restoration: Restoring Renegade Officers. Here are just a few of his responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Cara Rabe-Hemp and Asst. Chief Sheryl Victorian answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Women in Law Enforcement: Navigating Police Culture.  Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter Corey Yunke answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Fostering and Maximizing Your Agency's Community Engagement.  Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Adam Ricci answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Leading the Chaos.    Here are just a few of his responses.     Audience Question:  How do [...]

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Webinar presenters Rachel Tolber and Dr. Natalie Todak answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Women in Law Enforcement: Promotion & Assignment.  Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Securing the Future of Your Agency through Succession Planning.   Here are just a few of her [...]

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Webinar presenter Stacey Wright answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Cyber Metrics for Agency Execs.   Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: Do [...]

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Webinar presenter Peter Bellmio answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Staffing Analysis for Criminal Investigations.  Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Is [...]

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Webinar presenter Corey Yunke answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Finding Your Social Media "Voice."   Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Do [...]

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Webinar presenters Col. Sam Johnson, Sheriff Steve Levorchick, Sheriff Andy Louderback, Skip Gavorski, and Jason Henkel answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Is Your Body Armor Helpful [...]

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Webinar presenter Ivonne Roman answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Women in Law Enforcement: Physical Fitness Standards and Testing. Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Thom Dworak answered a number of your questions after his presentation, EQ and You: Developing Your Emotional Intelligence...a Deep Dive. Here are just a few of his [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox PhD answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Fine Tuning Your Training. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Amy Morgan answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Difficult Conversations. Here are just a few of her responses.     Audience Question: How would you [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Coaching and Developing Your Bench. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Christina McCale

The National Institute of Justice's LEADS Scholar Program is taking applications for its next cohort of scholars. Applications are due May 31, 2019. The program, founded in 2014 in partnership with the IACP, [...]

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Webinar presenters  Deputy Chief Shon Barnes and Captain Dan Stewart answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Implementing Evidence-Based Policing: Lessons from LEADS Scholars Research.  Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenter Corey Yunke  answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Social Media on a Shoe String Budget." Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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We loved this important reminder that Deputy Chief Shon Barnes made during his webinar, Implementing Evidence-Based Policing: Lessons from LEADS Scholars Research.   "Leaders must be able to recognize talent." &[...]

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We loved this statement Deputy Chief Shon Barnes made during his webinar, Implementing Evidence-Based Policing: Lessons from LEADS Scholars Research. “Being a great researcher doesn't mean having all the answers. [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “The ADA for Justice Professionals.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Does the [...]

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Webinar presenter Dave Rogers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Cultural Awareness for Probation Officers and Justice Professionals.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenters Thom Dworak and Jamey Gadoury answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Mind.Set + Habit.Set = Your Growth." Here are a few of their responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Leading for Influence: It Matters What You Choose Each Day." Here are a few of her [...]

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Webinar presenter Wayne Beyer answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Police Liability: Recent Developments under 1983." Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: What is [...]

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We loved this quote from Dr. Kimberly Miller made during her webinar, Leading for Influence: It Matters What You Choose Each Day. “Being a leader doesn't require a title. Having [...]

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We loved this quote from Dr. Kimberly Miller made during her webinar, Leading for Influence: It Matters What You Choose Each Day. “Influence is having people follow up because of [...]

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We loved this quote Dr. Kimberly Miller made during her webinar, Leading for Influence: It Matters What You Choose Each Day. “Leadership isn't about rank, power, and authority. Leadership is [...]

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Webinar presenter Corey Yunke answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Launching Your Social Media Program.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: How do [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon  answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “The Family Medical Leave Act for Justice Professionals.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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It's important to talk through decisions, conflicts etc. But as Dr. Jeff Fox PhD reminded us during his webinar, "Communications Skills for All Occasions,” then there's a time to take [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Keeping Your Super Heroes Super." Here are a few of her responses.   Audience Question: Our [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Creating a Leadership Paradigm." Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Do [...]

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Webinar presenters Maureen McGough and Jim Doyle answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Learning from Error in Criminal Justice: A Sentinel Events Approach." Here are [...]

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Love this insight from Dr. Brenda Uekert on the importance of paying attention to how you're feeling during your career.   "Think of burnout differently. What if burnout can be [...]

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Love this insight from The Virtus Group's Roy Bethge during his recent workshop, "Lead Well." "Informal leaders are our biggest advocates and change agents in our organizations."     Check [...]

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Love this insight from The Virtus Group's Thom Dworak during his recent workshop, "Lead Well." "Organizationally, we don't lean on leaders without titles enough."     Check out our webinars, [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller  answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Implicit Bias: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You." Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Natasha Terk answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Planning and Leading In-Person and Virtual Meetings." Here are a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Peter Bellmio answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Measuring Patrol Workload." Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Before everybody [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon of the Minnesota Sheriffs Association and Washington County Attorneys Office answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Fair Labor Standards Act for [...]

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Write It Well's Natasha Terk shared some amazing statistics and super tips for getting the most from your meetings during her recent webinar, "Planning and Leading Effective In-Person [...]

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Webinar presenter Gary Cordner with the National Institute of Justice answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Leads Scholars & Agencies: NIJ Initiatives to Advance Evidence-Based Policing.&[...]

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Webinar presenters Tiffany Anderson and Candace Hammond of the Chandler Police Department answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Planning, Designing and Constructing a Public Safety [...]

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Love Thom Dworak's reminder about the importance of being a lifelong learner from his presentation, "Who's Up Next: Succession Planning for Continuous Organizational Growth."   "I'm not only a presenter, [...]

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During their live interview, "Not Your Momma's Ethics," Dr. Kimberly Miller and The Virtus Group's Roy Bethge shared a great saying a great insight about how to combat unethical behavior. &[...]

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During their live interview, "Not Your Momma's Ethics," Dr. Kimberly Miller and The Virtus Group's Roy Bethge shared a great insight about knowing how to make an ethical choice.   "[...]

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During their live interview, "Not Your Momma's Ethics," Dr. Kimberly Miller and The Virtus Group's Roy Bethge shared a great insight about navigating Life's ethical challenges.   "Most of Life's [...]

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During their live interview, "Not Your Momma's Ethics," Dr. Kimberly Miller and The Virtus Group's Roy Bethge a great insight about Character and Ethics.   "What does it say about [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Kimberly Miller and The Virtus Group's Roy Bethge answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Not Your Momma's Ethics." Here [...]

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Natasha Terk

We are all wasting so much time and money sitting in poorly planned and unnecessary meetings!  Consider these statistics: According to Lucid Meetings, there are somewhere between 36-55 million meetingsevery [...]

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Now more than ever, public safety agencies have to be able to make the most of their limited resources. Check out this infographic that highlights the things DXC Technology's [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Creating, Managing or Becoming Peak Performers." Here are a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenters Harmony Goorley answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "​Recipes for Controlling the Emotional Hijack." Here are a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Dealing with the Dark Side: How to Handle Your Most Difficult Employees." Here [...]

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Webinar presenters Kate Kimble and Dean Cunningham answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Breaking Your Own News." Here are a few of their responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Aamodt answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Hiring Great People: What Best Predicts the Performance of Law Enforcement Personnel." Here [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "What Justice Professionals Need to Know about First Amendment Speech and the Public Sector." Here [...]

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Webinar presenters Julie Ward and Joe Alexander answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "How Data Analytics Improve Agency and Facilities Management." Here are a few [...]

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Natasha Terk

Everyone loves to hate meetings. We talk about how unproductive they are, ultimately wasting volumes of time and money. It’s easy to see how many people might develop a [...]

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Christina McCale

Whether you've just gotten the funding and approval to build a new facility or to modernize an existing building and bring it up to code, facilities construction can sound exciting... [...]

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Miles Anthony Smith

We all know someone in our life who has inspired us to do things beyond what we thought we were capable of, right? Perhaps this was a personal scenario where [...]

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Such great insight from Dr. Kimberly Miller about establishing expectations with others. Check out more of her insights from her webinar, "Dealing With The Dark Side: How To Handle Your [...]

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Such great insight from Dr. Kimberly Miller about understanding other people and their motivations. Check out more of her insights from her webinar, "Dealing With The Dark Side: How To [...]

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Christina McCale

For many of us, our careers are part of identity. But just as many of us evolve over our lifespans, so too do our careers. But how do you manage [...]

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Christina McCale

Ethics is a part of our every day lives. From how we choose to interact with others to the choices we make, our beliefs and ethics are refelcted in everything [...]

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Miles Anthony Smith

Emotional intelligence (EQ) pays off big time for companies, directly improving their bottom line, not just the wellness of their employees. Skeptical that EQ is just a bunch of hippy-dippy [...]

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Christina McCale

What do you have in common with NFL football players, Oscar-winning actors, or world renown musicians? At some point in time, you - like they - have likely given some [...]

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Webinar presenter Kate Kimble answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Humanizing Your Agency through Social Media: Humor and Heart​." Here are a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Thom Dworak answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Succession Planning for Continuous Organizational Growth." Here are a few of his responses.   [...]

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Christina McCale

Under normal circumstances, most of us are likely rational, likable human beings.  But given the right stressors — a fight with our spouse, job loss, or even just traffic — even the [...]

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Natasha Terk

Whether they’re called conference calls, Skype calls, webinars or con-calls, businesses are relying on virtual meetings more and more.     To learn more about managing your meetings more [...]

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Christina McCale

Flag burning. Letters to the Editor. Peaceful Protest. Taking a knee. Graphic t-shirts. The First Amendment is regularly cited in a variety of situations, but does the Free Speech protections [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD answered a number of your questions after his presentation,  Creating and Managing Organizational Change. Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Christina McCale

Police body cameras were initially heralded as a landmark in policing: as a way to not only monitor law enforcement officers but also to provide an additional, unbiased account of [...]

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Christina McCale

Finding and keeping great people has been a concern for all kinds of organizations for decades.  However, for a once seemingly stable profession that once could easily attract enough candidates [...]

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Christina McCale

Every organization does some form of succession planning, even if it is no more than who will fill in for a supervisor when they're on vacation. The notion of passing [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Giglio, Brady and Discipline Disclosures: What Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Need to Know." Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Ray Nash answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "E5 Leadership." Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question: You talked about [...]

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Christina McCale

Social media can seem like a rather "fluffy" or unimportant activity -- especially when compared to the crime-fighting activities justice professionals regularly engage in. But social media can be a [...]

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Natasha Terk

Most of us have had this experience: we show up to a meeting to discuss one topic but a meeting participant takes the conversation in a different direction. We call [...]

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Christina McCale

While a natural part of life, change can still be a challenging - even frightening -- thing for people. So how does a leader manage change so that the necessary [...]

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Such great insight from Dr. Ed Sherman about the importance of implementing and making use of the knowledge we gain. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "The [...]

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Love this comment from Ray Nash about the role of character in the hiring process. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 Leadership." "Hire for character. Train [...]

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Ray Nash of the Police Dynamics Institute shared a great number of insights and ideas during his webinar, E5 Leadership.  Check out this insight about the importance of setting standards [...]

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More words of wisdom from our speaker, Ray Nash of the Police Dynamics Institute, about the importance of authenticity and leadership. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "[...]

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What a great reminder from Ray Nash about the importance of authenticity and leadership. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 Leadership." "Credible leaders know the essence [...]

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Such a great comment and important from Ray Nash about the role and importance of discipline. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 Leadership." "Failure to discipline [...]

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Love this comment from Ray Nash about how to give praise and feedback to reinforce the behaviors you want. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 Leadership." "[...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Ed Sherman of The Counseling Team answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "The Power of Resilient Leadership." Here are some of his [...]

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Love this reference Dr. Ed Sherman made during his recent webinar, The Power of Resilient Leadership. Be sure to check out his recording for more insights and great resources. "Surprises [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Michael White and Asst Chief Brenda Buren answered a number of your questions after their presentation, What Law Enforcement Agencies Need to Know to Implement [...]

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Webinar presenter Kate Kimble answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Social Media Bootcamp." Here are some of her responses.   Audience Question: Can [...]

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Love this comment from Thom Dworak about understanding, and maintaining perspective, regarding mistakes. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "Emotional Intelligence." "Sadly, more often than not, mistakes [...]

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Love this comment from Dr. KImberly Miller about the importance of performance and interacting with others. Check out more of her insights from her webinar, "Bringing Your Best to a [...]

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Webinar presenter Will Davis answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Strategic Planning as a Management Philosophy. Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question: Are there [...]

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Christina McCale

Today's public safety professionals face incredible challenges: from life and death situations to agitated citizens, from on-going public scrutiny to ever-changing laws, and rising expectations. Perhaps one of the biggest [...]

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In today’s society, EQ is more important than ever in the field of public service. Check out this infographic that highlights the things John Thompson, Deputy Executive [...]

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Webinar presenters Matthew Kail and Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Creating a CulturOrganizationaloinal Wellness. Here are some of their responses.   Audience Question: Do [...]

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Christina McCale

Career management can mean a lot of things to different people. For some, it might be just simply being prepared to "take the next step" when the opportunity arises while [...]

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Christina McCale

There are professional standards for so many things... even within the justice profession. But very few of our professional standards involve setting expectations regarding the character of the people who [...]

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Webinar presenter Ray Nash answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Resiliency and the Dynamic of Restoration. Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question:  [...]

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"Ethics training is our greatest need. We react the way we've been trained." Such an insightful and honest comment from Dr. Jeff Fox during his presentation about the importance of [...]

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"Nothing is more devastating to an organization or an employee than unethical acts." We loved this insightful and honest comment from Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD during his presentation about the [...]

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Love this comment from Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD during his presentation about the importance of ethics, "Developing the Individual and Organizational Ethic." "Your paradigm is like a pair of glasses. [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Developing the Individual and Organizational Ethic. Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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"We all have baggage. Some people have a truckload. Some people have a carryon. But we all have baggage." Just one of the many interesting comments from Dr. Jeff Fox, [...]

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"Ethics must be taught throughout the career...not just at the beginning." Such an insightful and honest comment from Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD during his presentation about the importance of [...]

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Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. "We're [...]

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Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. "How [...]

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Webinar presenter Denise Beagley answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Motivational Interviewing for Coaching and Supervision. Here are some of her responses.   Audience Question: Can [...]

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Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. "The [...]

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Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. "It's [...]

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Christina McCale

Those who strive to protect the Internet's youngest victims face incredible challenges - and can bear tremendous emotional tolls. Knowing this, many ICACs create support and wellness programs to give [...]

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Christina McCale

Social media has come a long ways from the days of AOL and MySpace. But is your agency keeping up with the trends and changes -- or are you still [...]

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Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. "Part [...]

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Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. "You're [...]

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Webinar presenter Thom Dworak answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Leadership EQ from the Inside Out.  Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Love this quote from Roy Bethge in a recent conversation about leadership.  "Trust building is an integral part of leadership."   To see the full video, check out our  Virtus [...]

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Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. "When [...]

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Love this quote from The Virtus Group's Jamey Gadoury! To see the full video, check out the 8-part Justice Clearinghouse/Virtus Group Leadership Seminar Series. "Leaving a legacy doesn't start [...]

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Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. "I took a couple of deep [...]

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Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, provided some excellent insights and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. "[...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for Effective Decision Making. Here are some of his responses. &[...]

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Christina McCale

Being a law enforcement officer and working in the justice profession is a calling: A calling to serve. A calling to protect our communities. A calling to help. That requires [...]

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 Webinar presenter Ray Nash answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Making the Character Connection - The Dynamic of Virtue. Here are some of his responses.   [...]

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Christina McCale

Ethics, whether we realize it or not, is a foundation of our governmental and justice system -- even of our very society in which we live. So what happens when [...]

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Natasha Terk

Regardless of the industry or the niche of your business, organization, or agency, Performance Review is a great way to ensure that your workforce remains competitive. Further, employees need Performance [...]

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  Webinar presenter Natasha Terk answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Writing Performance Reviews the SMART Way. Here are some of her responses.   Audience Question: How [...]

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Christina McCale

Does the phrase "I need a report...." strike horror in your heart? Does the notion of writing long-form reports make you groan in dread? Does the prospect of trying to [...]

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Christina McCale

When most people hear the term "motivational interviewing," they typically think of how counselors or psychologists engage with patients in a clinical setting. But motivational interviewing is a flexible communication [...]

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Christina McCale

  What does character mean to you? How would you define it? And perhaps most importantly, what role does character play in your agency or organization? To some, character is [...]

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Christina McCale

People use terms like "psychopath" or "manic" or "depressed" to describe others - often forgetting that these are actually mental health terms with real definitions and diagnoses. But how do [...]

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Christina McCale

While the most visible parts of leadership are what you do, leadership starts with who you are and how you engage with the world around you... or what has now [...]

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Christina McCale

Viewing images of child exploitation is nothing short of disturbing. But what if it was your job to find and remove images of children being harmed.... all day. Every day...? [...]

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Christina McCale

Background checks are a common part of the modern hiring process: but what role should background checks play in hiring decisions? How much of what employers believe about the background [...]

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Christina McCale

Once a critical incident has begun, people have only moments before needing to take action. But without training, it's difficult to know what action to take is the right one. [...]

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Christina McCale

None of us want to believe an intruder will invade our workplaces and cause murder or mayhem. But workplace violence happens every year... Even at government agencies. Join us for [...]

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Christina McCale

Critical thinking is more than just a theoretical premise to be included in college courses. At its core, critical thinking is a foundational skill -- for life, work, and certainly [...]

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Christina McCale

The end of the year can have a lot of significance: the holidays. A time for reflection and setting goals. The end of the fiscal year.  And for many, many [...]

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Christina McCale

We've all heard that Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, is important in today's workplace. Employees with EQ are more likely to persevere, have better self-control in difficult situations, and get along [...]

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Christina McCale

For some organizations, part of "working your way up the ladder" and getting promoted includes managing different parts of a public safety organization... Which sometimes includes managing IT. But what [...]

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Christina McCale

Staff will often complain when they hear they have to adapt what they're doing and start to base their efforts on "evidence-based practices." Evidence-based practices really aren't anything new. They've [...]

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Christina McCale

We've all heard of, or perhaps been cautioned about, self-fulfilling prophecies. Usually, however, it's done in a negative context. For example: perhaps an employee, worrying that their supervisor is unhappy [...]

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Christina McCale

Emergency preparedness doesn't happen overnight - nor does it happen in a vacuum. On June 5, 2014, a man armed with a shotgun killed 1 student and injured 2 more at Seattle Pacific University.  [...]

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Christina McCale

  The manager's job has never been an easy one. But management and leadership for public sector agencies can be particularly fraught with challenges. And some might say that the [...]

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Christina McCale

What can the Oscar-nominated 2011 movie Moneyball (yes, that movie - the one with Brad Pitt) teach you about better decision-making? It turns out, a lot. If you don't know the [...]

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Christina McCale

Asking for help isn't easy for many people - but it can be especially difficult for first responders.   Join webinar presenter, Amy Morgan, director of Academy Hour, to learn: How [...]

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Christina McCale

First responders and professionals in the justice/public safety see a lot -- and deal with a lot. First responders see the horrors of situations. Police officers see the worst [...]

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Christina McCale

Leadership isn't easy.  While managing and leading during a routine day - the type of day where you know the general "outline" of your day might look like or what "[...]

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Christina McCale

  [caption id="attachment_6317" align="alignright" width="199"] Thomas Dworak is a retired Sergeant (31 years) from a suburban Chicago police department where he was the Field Training and Evaluation Program Coordinator [...]

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