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2016 Executive Training Institute (#ETI2016)
April 17-20, 2016, Rivers Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, Minnesota
"21st Century Leadership Lessons: Relationships, Innovation, Tactics."
(Rates start at $97/night.)
(Rates from 139/night)
Implicit Bias: Raising awareness and overcoming its consequencesCo-founder and president of UCLA’s Center for Policing Equity, Phillip Atiba Goff will bring his engaging, sometimes humorous style to discuss a serious issue facing 21st law enforcement leaders: Implicit bias. Goff identifies how implicit bias impacts decision-making in a law enforcement context and teaches strategies to address implicit bias on the job.
To strengthen trust among law enforcement officers and the communities they serve, President Obama commissioned a taskforce on 21st Century Policing, comprised of law enforcement leaders, public safety researchers, and community stakeholders. The task force’s final report recommended six pillars to strengthen police-community relations. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how to implement the recommendations (or expand on recommendations agencies already have in place) while ensuring communities are safe.
Monday Night Special Session:
Investing in community relations
Ferguson Missouri: Lessons Learned
New Technology: Getting community buy-in before you buyBefore implementing any new technology, it is critical to develop an action plan, implement a sound policy, understand the laws governing the use and obtain as high a level of community buy in as possible before you buy.
This session will highlight the St. Paul Police Department’s recent work to engage community stakeholders and develop a comprehensive technological plan before purchasing and implementing body-worn cameras.
Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) for small agencies
Geared toward agencies with fewer than 15 officers, this session will help rural law enforcement leaders gain a better understand of identifying and creating community networks for localized crisis intervention. Attendees will become more knowledge in the brain science behind mental illness and learn de-escalation steps for crisis calls.
Wellness and Well-being: A cultural shiftThis breakout will discuss steps departments need to implement to have an effective, holistic mental wellness program. Captain Brian Nanavaty will talk about the program he helped implement that considers a myriad of factors including post hire action items, early warning screenings financial planning and retirement preparation. The program there has resulted in fewer cases of discipline and an increase in officers seeking personal and professional assistance.
Community Roundtables: Getting the right voices to the debate
Meaningful community dialogue is critical when addressing serious public safety issues in our communities. This breakout will provide tangible steps to ensure community members who will provide valuable feedback for law enforcement are at the table. It will walk you through how to talk about the “tough” topics in a way where people feel empowered to be honest and open. It will also talk about formulating an action plan to address community concerns.
HR for Small Agencies: Termination and DisciplineAimed at Chiefs with fewer than 15 officers, this session will mainly focus on the challenges of termination and discipline in small agencies. Attendees will gain a better understanding of what types of policies help set clear guidelines and expectations to avoid problems while also providing clear outcomes for those who violate policy; learn how to identify and deploy your city’s resources to ensure discipline and termination are carried out by the book; and become more knowledgeable on the legal/law enforcement experts to guide chiefs through difficult personnel situations when they arise.
This panel discussion will explore the talents, skills and professional development background city leaders are looking for in a police chief and highlight what you can do in your current role to prepare for the next level of leadership. It will also explain the career guide the MCPA has developed (CLEO Certification) to identify the training, personal development, and community service necessary to be a more effective public safety leader.
Hear from departments large and small that have implemented body-worn cameras about what they’ve learned when it comes to deploying the technology, storing the data, maintaining the expectation of privacy, and other policy best practices. The session will also feature an update from MCPA’s Legislative Committee Co-chair on exactly where the ever-changing debate on body-worn cameras stands at the Capitol.
Learn how to take community policing from being a stand-alone program to a department-wide culture. Hear from a panel of chiefs who’ve improved police-community relations through a combination of special outreach initiatives and training for street officers. Chiefs in Hopkins and Columbia Heights will explore how they’ve used these strategies to more effectively address demographic changes, especially in the schools. Shakopee’s Chief will talk about how community dialogue helped cut through some of the misleading numbers when it came to perceived city safety.