NSA Webinar Series

NSA’s webinar series will feature a webinar on the second Thursday of each month at 2:00pm Eastern.

If you are interested in presenting a webinar, please contact Hilary Burgess at (800) 424-7827 x320 or hburgess@sheriffs.orgClick here to see the webinar requirements.  

From time to time, NSA also offers special, sponsored webinars. For more information on sponsoring a webinar, click here.


Upcoming Webinars

VUCA and the Centurion Principle of MAGNUS Officers

December 14 @ 2pm Eastern

Law enforcement officers operate in a world of increasing Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA). MAGNUS Officers (Javidi, et al) counter the effects of VUCA through the purposeful integration and encapsulation of key virtues in their lives. Practically every ethical failure or instance of police misconduct can be traced back to a violation of the Centurion Principle, operating “out from under authority” and pursuing ego-centric gratifications. Conversely, MAGNUS officers faithfully represent their authorities without letting their egos get in the way.

This webinar explores the consequences of officers “giving away” lawful authority by resorting to ego-power. Then presents practical steps to professionally exercise their authority to build trust, generate voluntary compliance with the law, and prevent ethical failures.

Presenter: Sheriff Ray Nash (Ret.), Vice-President, Training and Development, International Academy of Public Safety and Director, Sheriff's Institute for Credible Leadership Development, Summerville, SC


Implementing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Programs in Jails

January 11 @ 2pm Eastern

Middlesex County, Massachusetts did not let failure stop them when tackling opioid addiction issues.  They learned from what did not work in the first design of their MATADOR (Medication Assisted Treatment and Directed Opioid Recovery) Program to reboot, improve services, and achieve promising results.  The program employs a unique opioid and heroin addiction treatment model that deploys the use of an injectable form of a non-habit forming, long lasting medication that blocks the effects of opioids. Medication is combined with counseling /programming to address the substance abuse issues. Sheriff Koutoujian defines the success of the program by a person that is in compliance with counseling and programs.

Presenter:  Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian, Middlesex County, MA


Grant Funding for Public Safety Initiatives

February 8 @ 2pm Eastern

Looking for alternative means to fund your technology projects? Join us in this fast-paced webinar as we discuss the landscape of public safety grants, current priorities, examples of funded projects, and tips for writing a successful proposal.

Presenters: Michael Paddock, Chief Executive Officer and Ashley Schultz, Grants Development Consultant, Grants Office, LLC



January 11: Medication Assisted Treatment
February 8: Grant Funding for Public Safety Initiatives
March 8: Developing a Peer Support Program
April 12: OD for a Change: Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness and Community Impact
May 10: Effectively using Law Enforcement Volunteers and Reserves to Enhance Agency Performance and Public Trust
June 14: Resiliency
July 12: TBD
August 9: The Role of America's Sheriffs in the Response to Labor Trafficking
September 13: TBD
October 11: TBD
November 8: TBD
December 13: TBD