Webinars

The National Sheriffs' Association has teamed up with the Justice Clearinghouse to produce our popular webinars!

If you are interested in presenting a webinar, please contact Christina McCale at chris@justiceclearinghouse.com. You can check out all the webinar offerings JCH has to offer NSA here!

Looking for a past webinar? Check out our webinar archives for previous NSA webinars. 


Knowing that justice professionals are always living with ever-shrinking budgets, Justice Clearinghouse’s goal is to bring conference-quality presenters to the justice community through webinars, thus eliminating the need for expensive travel, time-intensive attendance, and the frustration of trying to backfill positions. This also allows more of your team to benefit from the same great training content only a few could hear previously. 

What our partnership with JCH means for YOU:

  • All webinars are free to attend live.
  • A wide array of webinar topics, ranging from leadership and management to addressing mass casualty events, to dealing with cyber threats.
  • Interviews with expert speakers.
  • Infographics highlighting key topics of the webinars.
  • Other content relevant to law enforcement and public safety arena.


2018 Webinars:

June 14: The Power of Resilient Leadership

This webinar discusses the impact of resilient leadership and how this form of leadership can be used to help others withstand crisis situations and adapt to, or rebound from, adversity.  Resilient leaders, especially those within the field of public safety, often become catalysts that motivate others by inspiring trust, honesty and fidelity while pushing others to succeed.

Presenter: Dr. Ed Sherman, PsyD. Dr. Sherman received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego. Dr. Sherman has 40 years of experience in public safety having served as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, and paramedic.

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June 20: Giglio, Brady and Discipline Disclosures: What Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Need to Know

In the decisions of the United States Surpeme Court, commonly known as Brady and Giglio, it was decreed the government has an affirmative obligation to disclose exculpatory information to the defense — including impeachment material.

In this presentation, we explore the impact of employment discipline on those disclosure obligations.

Presenter: Richard Hodsdon. Rick currently is an assistant county attorney in Stillwater, MN where his duties include representation of the county and criminal justice agencies. He has trained thousands of government staff on civil litigation, criminal law and personnel issues. Rick has also served as counsel to the Minnesota Sheriffs Association for over 30 years.

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June 27: Legal Issues in Today's Jails: Medical Care

The duty to provide medical care is one of the greatest challenges within any institution with inmates presenting with high rates of chronic, complex illnesses, drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness. This webinar will focus on the leading Supreme Court decision of Estelle v. Gamble, which established the standard by which all medical claims are evaluated under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

Presenter: Carrie Hill. Carrie is an attorney and national criminal justice consultant.  She has dedicated her 29-year career to providing professional development seminars in correctional law, along with criminal justice consulting, to educate and empower those working in the correctional industry. She currently serves as the Director of NSA's National Center for Jail Operations.

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August 29: What Justice Professionals Need to Know about First Amendment Speech and the Public Sector

The Supreme Court has ruled that, while public employees maintain their First Amendment communication rights, those rights must be balanced against impact and harm to the organization the employee works for.

Presenter: Richard Hodsdon. Rick currently is an assistant county attorney in Stillwater, MN where his duties include representation of the county and criminal justice agencies. He has trained thousands of government staff on civil litigation, criminal law and personnel issues. Rick has also served as counsel to the Minnesota Sheriffs Association for over 30 years.

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September 11: “Officer Why Did You Shoot My Dog?” The Dynamics of Officer Involved Shootings of Dogs

As if law enforcement and the communities they serve have not been dealing with a crisis recently, there is an even larger one seriously eroding public faith and profoundly affecting law enforcement/community relations. It is officers shooting family pets. When dogs are shot by law enforcement, it rips at the basic thread that holds law enforcement and the community together. Today there are more than 80 million dogs living in 57 million U.S. households. Sixty-three percent of those households consider their dog a friend and family member. Chances are very high that law enforcement will encounter dogs in their daily interaction with the public. When a law enforcement officer kills or shoots someone’s dog, it deeply affects the family, as well as the officer, the neighborhood and the community.

Presenter: John Thompson. John Thompson is the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA). Mr. Thompson has operational responsibility for NSA’s programs and services.

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October 17: Implicit Bias: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Bias is a hot topic these days and it is often associated with a great deal of negativity and judgment. However, the truth is implicit bias happens outside of our consciousness and is a result of societal programming, not personal choice. This course will explore the foundations of bias, how we come to make certain associations, the reasons our brain is hard-wired for bias and how our experiences reinforce our beliefs. We will also explore how we can become more aware of the biases we hold and detail the tools and strategies (both individual and organizational) we can use to change them. Finally, we will explore the relationship between bias, ethics and leadership and discuss how to lead in a way that improves influence and reduces liability.

Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Miller. Dr. Miller is a sought-after speaker, consultant and trainer who has been inspiring and motivating individuals in our profession for over 14 years. She is a strength-based facilitator of individual and organizational change and is known for her relationship-based approach to her work and the skill-based, engaging training and consultation services she offers. She uses workshops, coaching, and organizational interventions to improve not only the individual line-level employee skills but also works to improve supervision, management, and the entire organization.

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December 11: Keeping Your Super Heroes Super

Public safety professionals are passionate about serving others; however, this calling can take its toll. High stress, low sleep, dealing with the worst of society and witnessing human tragedy reduces employees' mental/physical health. This class will explore the differences between stress, burnout and compassion fatigue and describe how to address each one, discuss why we all struggle to have balance in our lives and engage in regular self-care, detail what our “early warning systems” are, and describe specific strategies, tools and interventions that can be used by both individuals and organizations to foster healthy coping, balance and a positive mindset in employees.

Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Miller. Dr. Miller is a sought-after speaker, consultant and trainer who has been inspiring and motivating individuals in our profession for over 14 years. She is a strength-based facilitator of individual and organizational change and is known for her relationship-based approach to her work and the skill-based, engaging training and consultation services she offers. She uses workshops, coaching, and organizational interventions to improve not only the individual line-level employee skills but also works to improve supervision, management, and the entire organization.

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