Webinar Archives

OD for a Change: Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness and Community Impact
April 12, 2018

Learn how to optimize your organization by installing a Continuous Improvement Team, engage in Strategic Management, and Lead Change in your culture for positive community impact.

Presenters: Dr. Terry D. Anderson, Chief Leadership Officer, International Academy of Public Safety; Chief (Ret.) Sam Spiegel, Consultant to Public Safety Agency Executives; and Chief (Ret.) Ward Clapham, Consultant to Public Safety Agency Executives


Protecting Your Jail – Part I: Avoiding Costly Lawsuits and Saving Money by Advancing Your Suicide Prevention Program
March 15, 2018

It’s a new year, and given the focus in 2017 on inmate litigation, especially with the mentally-ill population, it is vitally important for Sheriffs and Jail Administrators to critically examine their suicide prevention programs. This webinar examines suicide prevention programs with the goal of assisting counties to not only meet minimum standards, but to truly understand and identify system areas that can be advanced or elevated. The webinar guides the audience in how to ensure that their system is reliable, that it really works, and that the effectiveness is sustainable. Creating a suicide prevention system that truly works and continues to be reliable year after year, will not only provide peace of mind that cost savings from lawsuits are achieved, but will also garner the county political capital by demonstrating safety and treatment effectiveness with their high-risk populations.

Presenters: Dr. Elizabeth Falcon, Psy.D., CCHP-MH, MBA and Dr. David Stephens, Psy.D.

Peer Support: Developing and Keeping a Program Strong
March 08, 2018

Peer Support provides a way for employees and their family members to confidentially talk about personal and professional problems with specially trained co-workers who understand and want to help. This webinar is designed to raise awareness and emphasize the importance of peer support programs for first responder agencies. The peer support selection process will be covered and the benefits of starting a program will be identified. In addition, participants will learn what is involved in being a peer supporter, as well as recognize the importance of maintaining their peer support team.

Presenter: Nancy Bohl-Penrod, Ph.D., Director, The Counseling Team International

Ridesharing as a Road Safety Tool [SPONSORED BY LYFT]
February 22, 2018

How Lyft and law enforcement can partner to accelerate the safety benefits of app-based ridesharing.

Presenters: Tommy Hayes, Policy Partnerships Manager, Lyft, San Francisco, CA and Master Police Officer Dimitrios “Jim” Mastoras, Restaurant Liaison Officer, Arlington County, Virginia Police Department

Implementing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Programs in Jails
January 11, 2018

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

VUCA and the Centurion Principle of MAGNUS Officers
December 14, 2017

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

Formulary Management – Dispelling the Myth
November 09, 2017

If you’ve ever had to jump through hoops to get a prescription covered by your health insurance, you have some firsthand knowledge of drug formularies. Insurers don’t pay for prescriptions through coded billing the way they pay for doctor visits, exams, or hospital services. Learn about formulary management and its potential impact on the correctional health care environment.

Presenter: Stephen Ford, BS, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist, Diamond Pharmacy Services, Indiana, PA

Legalizing Marijuana in Colorado: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
October 12, 2017

Is your state considering medical or recreational marijuana? Attend this webinar to learn what has gone right and wrong in Colorado, what you should be prepared for and expect if your state adopts one or both initiatives.

Presenters: Dr. Kimberly Miller, Licensed Psychologist & Law Enforcement Consultant, Fort Collins, Colorado and Lt. David Pearson, Fort Collins, Colorado Police Services

Suicidal Calls: The Concepts, the Law, and Use of Force
September 14, 2017

This webinar will take a look at a suicidal call from the aspect of law enforcement concepts, the application of the law, and understanding use of force.

Presenter: Lt. David Pearson, Fort Collins, Colorado Police Services

FirstNet: The Next Steps (Sponsored by AT&T)
September 07, 2017

Now that State Plans are available, and we are in the opt-in phase, join this webinar to learn about FirstNet and the AT&T public-private partnership that will help transform communications for public safety. This will include an overview of timelines, features and benefits that FirstNet will offer.

Presenters: Doug Clark, Assistant Vice President, FirstNet State Outreach & Consultation