New and Better; HeartSET, MindSET, SkillSET and ToolSET (Tuesday, Oct. 24: Opening Plenary)

This keynote presentation will focus on four primary areas of perspective: HeartSET, MindSET, SkillSET and ToolSET. This presentation will address “Why” we serve in the role of training manager and are we delivering on our promise (execution) to the oath of office. Also addressed is: -Challenge paradigms about the Training Manager/Learning and Development Professional role from the internal and external perspective -Discuss “The Social Contract Theory” and ethical obligations associated with the role of Training Managers and Learning and Development Professionals -Drive New and Better behaviors into hearts and minds of staff as a Training Manager/Learning and Development Professional.

About the Presenter:
Ramon Barboza is a retired 25 year veteran of the Reno Police Department and now serves as an independent consultant for some of the world’s foremost authorities on Leadership and Diversity practices, Guardian Quest, Satori, and Franklin Covey. Ramon has delivered instruction to many Fortune 500 companies and governmental organizations.

STC Learning Portal - Bring your Laptop (Wednesday, Oct. 25: Sessions A1/B1)

This training will cover how to use the Learning Portal to deliver, track, and manage the department's training function. Attendees will explore the various ways the Learning Portal can help deliver e-learning, blended learning, peer to peer learning, and manage instructor led training. Attendees will also be introduced to a variety of innovative ways to capture training hours and develop learning tracks for required or mandated training.

About the Presenters:
John Prince has been an STC Field Rep for 16 years and has provided training statewide in Team Development, Organization Health, Instructor Development, Core Course Development, and several other training related topics. Prior to STC, he was a Lieutenant for the Imperial County Sheriff's Department.

Chelsea Paez has worked for the STC division for 3 years and is currently the Program Analyst and Learning Portal "super user." Chelsea has completed the STC Instructor Development Course and is ToP's Facilitated Methods certified. She holds a bachelor's degree in ethnic studies from California State University Sacramento.

Take Health Into Your Own Hands: Ayurveda (Wednesday, Oct. 25: Sessions A2/B2 )

This training provides simple, hands-on health promotion tools, stress-reducing techniques, recipes, and empowering exercises. Trainings are rooted in Yoga and Ayurveda, the ancient sister sciences of healthy living. As a holistic medical system of healing, Ayurveda addresses the root causes of health problems at the levels of the body, mind, soul, and five senses.

About the Presenter:
Ananta Ripa Ajmera is author of the best selling book, The Ayurveda Way. She is a Certified Ayurveda Health Practitioner and has taught at Stanford School of Medicine, UNICEF, California Department of Public Health, and certified for STC instruction with sheriff, police, and probabtion departments statewide. She serves as Director of Branding and Yoga Studies at Vedika Global; an Acharya Shunya foundation.

Inclusive Leadership (Wednesday, Oct. 25: Sessions A3/B3)

This workshop will focus on Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, and Team Building. Instruction will be provided on: Comfort Zones, Embracing Change, The Value of Diversity and Inclusion, The Impact of Stereotypes in the Workplace, Personal Leadership, and The Road to Respect.

About the Presenter:
Chisa Golbourne is an accomplished trainer and facilitator for Blue Courage. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and Sociology from Rutgers University with expertise in the Private and Public sector. Chisa has delivered training programs for Fortune 500 companies, federal, state, and local governments. Chisa is the creator of ACES HIGH: a six-month professional growth, and development program.

Turning Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) into Effective Trainers (Wednesday, Oct. 25: Sessions A4/B4)

This training covers the fundamentals of transitioning subject matter experts into instructors. Topics include the ABCs of course/time structure, working with SMEs to create learning objectives, create/implement/debrief interactive activities, using media, and PowerPoint do’s/don’ts. Also examined is the vital nature of debriefing with trainers for trainer growth and to determine trainer commitment levels as well as recruiting and retaining instructors.

About the Presenter:
Lee Comer has over 15 years of experience architecting and delivering innovative curriculum for government agencies, primarily law enforcement, throughout California. Lee works with content area experts and, with them, develops training programs that engage learners and produce optimal results.

Emerging Instructional Technology - Bring your Laptop(Thursday, Oct. 26: Sessions C1/D1))

Online platforms and software applications have improved the quality of outcome-based training and significantly reduced costs. In this workshop we will learn how to marry proven student-centered facilitation practices with emerging instructional technology. We will examine strategies to reduce costs and improve effectiveness using these new tools. Students will walk away with the ability to implement these latest developments into their curricula.

About the Presenter:
Kris Allshouse Executive Director for the Los Angeles County RTC, and teaches at Golden West College. He has designed and taught over 60 courses for CA Law Enforcement including the POST IDI Advanced Instructor Course and the Master Instructor Certification Course. His published works include: "What Happened to Public Trust," "The 85 Percent Rule: Effective Outcome-Based Instruction," and "What Do You Mean I'm Wrong?"

Change Management Training (Thursday, Oct. 26: Sessions C2/D2)

Transitioning subject matter experts into instructors requires developing new skills within SMEs that they may or may not see as valued. This training covers the basics of and challenges around curriculum design and the anatomy of an 4- or 8-hour training day including how to create, implement, and debrief activities with instructors. This course models how to create and order learning objectives, the ABCs of course/time structure, generic issues that come up organically in group work, using media, PowerPoint do’s/don’ts, and strategies for overcoming SME's classroom possible shortcomings.

About the Presenter:
Zakiya Khalfani is a certified STC trainer backed by over 20 years experience working for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in senior management. She has provided training for the counties of San Mateo, San Francisco, and Alameda for nine years, in various subjects within the realm of interpersonal skills.

Surviving Compassion Fatigue: The Importance of Self-Care (Thursday, Oct. 26: Sessions C3/D3)

This course explains the concept of Compassion Fatigue (also known as Secondary and Vicarious Trauma), which professionals sometimes encounter. Training Managers will be able to transfer this knowledge and skillsets to their staff, instructors, and training providers. Participants will learn to recognize early warning signs, symptoms, causes, triggers, and the impacts of Compassion Fatigue in themselves and in colleagues. They will also be taught strategies and methods to mitigate the effects, and create inner regulation states rapidly.

About the Presenter:
Beverly Kyer is a public speaker, educator, and an author with more than 30 years experience with specialties in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; the Trauma Impact on Brain Development, Behavior and Learning in Children, and Adults, and Compassion Fatigue. Beverly has authored books about secondary and vicarious trauma in Service Providers and Caregivers.

Managing Upwards: How to Effectively Communicate with Your Managers and Administrators (Thursday, Oct. 26: Sessions C4/D4)

Creating value driven partnerships is the focus of this training. Exploring rank structure and communications styles inside law enforcement organizations for efficacy of leadership. Everyone leads someone; how might you be responsible for your leadership?

About the Presenter:
Annmarie Gray is a retired sergeant that brings her life experiences as a “street cop” and a leadership coach into the learning environment to increase sound decision-making and accountability within the law enforcement arena. Over the past 15 years, Annmarie has trained hundreds of supervisory law enforcement professionals..

The Science of Forgiveness, Stress Management, and Happiness (Friday, Oct. 27: Closing Plenary)

This session discusses the extensive research on the training and measurement of forgiveness therapy. The research demonstrates that learning forgiveness leads to increased physical vitality, hope, greater self–efficacy, enhanced optimism and conflict resolution skills. It also shows that forgiveness lessons the physical and emotional toll of stress, and decreases hurt, anger depression, and blood pressure.

About the Presenter:
Dr. Frederic Luskinis the author of the best seller Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness and Stress Free for Good. He has worked with many organizations and has trained lawyers, doctors, church leaders and congregations, hospital staffs, teachers and other professionals to manage stress and enhance forgiveness. Dr. Luskin, Ph.D. is the Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects and an Associate Professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.