Training and Training Management

Management of Field Training Programs (LE-M01)

PURPOSE OF COURSE:   This 8-hour program has been designed to provide students with the tools to effectively manage the Field Training Process at their agencies regardless of the model used.

COURSE OVERVIEW:      The primary focus of the course will be to provide the necessary tools to those assigned to manage the field training process for their agencies.  From the selection of a program, selection of trainers to the training of new officers this course will cover the steps and controls necessary to ensure that the program is effective and legally defensible.

COURSE GOALS:    The goals of this course are to:

  1. Identify why proper supervision and management of the field training process is important.

  2. Identify an agency’s responsibility to supervise the process.

  3. Discuss Statutes and Case Law relevant to the field training process.

  4. Discuss program selection and design.

  5. Discuss management issues common to all field training programs.

    1. Selection of FTOs

    2. Evaluation of FTOs

    3. Retention of FTOs

    4. Training of FTOs

    5. Evaluation of program used.

    6. Handling training failures

    7. Scheduling and FTO burnout

  6. Discuss management issues unique to Evaluative Programs.

    1. DORs

    2. Management of standards used.

    3. Management reporting

  7. Discuss Management issues unique to Problem-based Learning and Coaching and Mentoring Programs

    1. Evaluation methods

    2. Review of training matrix

    3. Scheduling

    4. Management reporting

Police Training Manager (LE-M02)

PURPOSE OF COURSE:   This 32-hour program has been designed by James Wagner and Associates, LLC for the purpose of providing information, skills, and resources for managing training at a Police Agency.

COURSE OVERVIEW:      The primary focus of the course will be to provide training officers with the specialized skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to manage the training of their departments.

COURSE GOALS:    The goals of this course are to:

  1. Identify training organization and Policy needs

  2. Discuss Statutory Requirements and case law issues related to training.

  3. Discuss Accreditation Requirements

  4. Identify OSHA Requirements (if applicable to your state)

  5. Discuss how to identify Department/ Job specific needs

  6. Be able to establish a trainer selection, development, and evaluation process.

  7. Be able to construct a comprehensive training plan

  8. Discuss training design and implementation

  9. Be able to construct assessment tools

  10. Be able to complete a training cost analysis

  11. Discuss record keeping

  12. Identify risk management concerns

  13. Discuss liability issues related to training.

  14. Be able to complete annual reporting related to training

Instructor Development (LE-T01)

PURPOSE OF COURSE:   This 40-hour program has been designed by James Wagner and Associates, LLC for the purpose of providing information, skills, and resources for constructing and delivering training.

COURSE OVERVIEW:      The primary focus of the course will be to provide training officers with the specialized skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to construct and deliver training to their departments.

COURSE GOALS:    The goals of this course are to:

  1. Discuss Adult Learning Theory

  2. Identify the role of Multiple Intelligences Theory in constructing training.

  3. Identify and use the 7 Teaching and Learning Methods.

  4. Discuss Problem-Based Learning

  5. Identify the elements of legal and defensible training.

  6. Using Job/Task Analysis in training design.

  7. Creating measurable and clear training objectives.

  8. Training design and implementation

    1. Online

    2. In-person

    3. Blended

  9. Constructing Exercises

  10. Constructing assessment tools

    1. Traditional assessment methods

    2. Authentic assessment methods

  11. Lesson plan construction

  12. Using Multi-media in training

  13. Keeping your students engaged and learning.

  14. Managing the training environment.

  15. Addressing Training Failures.

  16. Record keeping

    1. Lesson Plans

    2. After Training Reports

    3. Sign-in Sheets

    4. Assessment tools

  17. Risk Management concerns

    1. Safety Plans

    2. OSHA Reporting

  18. Liability issues related to training.

    1. Tort (State)

    2. §1983 (Federal)