Workshops 2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
9:15 am - 10:15 am 

  • Leadership and the Response to COVID-19
    Kimberly Turner, Communications Administrator, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
    Description Coming Soon! 

10:30 am - 11:30 am

  • Formal Mentoring in Law Enforcement Agencies
    Ruben Pola, Sergeant, Hayward Police Department

    This presentation will be presented with lecture, visual aids (power point) and audience participation. The presentation will encompass first a historical look at the origins of mentoring and the role mentoring has played in western civilization. Next, the role informal mentoring has played in modern law enforcement will be discussed. The class will focus on an examination of formal mentoring within a modern police agency and how such a program can positively impact recruiting, retention and training. The class will culminate with a discussion on how a formal mentoring program was introduced within the Hayward Police Department and how audience members can start programs of their own.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:15 am - 10:15 am

  • Workshop Coming Soon!

10:30 am - 11:30 am 

  • Behind the Crime Scene: Women in Law Enforcement; You Made it – Now What?
    Tracy Miller, CEO, TM Consulting & Gina Osborn, Retired FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI
    This is an interactive, engaging course taught by a Senior Assistant District Attorney and a retired FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge, each with over two decades of law enforcement experience. This presentation is empowering and analyzes the role of women in law enforcement at the top of their careers. It discusses the challenges women in law enforcement still face today working in a male dominated field. The presenters will discuss the mental and physical tolls placed on women in law enforcement and often the isolation they face once they are promoted. Audience members will learn steps they can take to choose to thrive, not just survive and to embrace their authentic selves and stop feeling compelled to pursue perfection. They will also learn, once they have made it to the top, that they have a responsibility to mentor and support other women in the profession.

Thursday, September 10, 2020
9:15 am - 10:15 am

  • The Leadership Advantage - Four Critical Skills to Develop On Your Leadership Journey
    Janet Davis, Chief, McFarland Police Department
    Leadership development is a personal journey and does not fit into a “one-size-fits-all” box. Just like every bullet proof vest is unique to us, so is our leadership style. We will be having a discussion on developing practical leadership skills. We will be discussing ways to develop our own authentic leadership style: How to Build Confidence, Reclaiming Our Power, and Navigating Work Relationships.

10:30 am - 11:30 am 

  • The Challenge of Leadership 
    Jennifer Grasso, Sergeant, Los Angeles Police Department
    Description Coming Soon! 

Friday, September 11, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

  • The Art of Selling Yourself (No, Not Prostitution!)
    Deanna Cantrell, Chief, San Luis Obispo Police Department & Diana Clevenger, Lieutenant, Mesa Police Department
    Preparing for Promotion begins long before the assessment. Relationship building, linking your experiences to leadership roles and describing how you will perform in your new role, is part of the content Chief Deanna Cantrell, San Louis Obispo, Ca. and Lieutenant Diana Clevenger, Mesa, Az. will cover in this webinar. During this course we will discuss preparation techniques, the importance of a mentor and role playing as well as your commitment to the process. We will discuss confidence building techniques, leadership attributes, and discuss contemporary issues in law enforcement. The instructors will discuss socio-factors, such as gender roles and how they may be viewed within an organization.    

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm 

  • Resiliency in 2020-Can I Get a Do-Over?
    Heather Williams, PsyD, Premier First Responder Psychological Services 
    COVID-19, pandemic, social unrest, tactical alert schedules, politics, extremes, health concerns, relationship struggles…The list of words describing the stress of 2020 is endless. With that said, 2020 has also been an opportunity for resiliency, strength and growth. You may be exhausted just reading this description given everything you have worked through this year. Join Heather in a straight forward and humorous presentation as she navigates and validates the stress and traumas of 2020 while providing a unique look at what building resiliency means today and into the future.