Training Calendar

How To Solutions

Michigan

Hosted by:

Ottawa County Sheriff's Office (Grand Rapids area)

Held at:

Ottawa County Administrative Offices

12220 Fillmore St

West Olive, MI 49460

December 14, 2017

Time: 8am-4pm

MCOLES/302 7hrs

This course takes the position that the responsibility for quality-control enforcement in an organization depends on the loyalty and abilities of its first-line supervisors. Effective supervisors are those that know when to motivate, when to lead, when to discipline, when to be subordinate, and when to just get out of the way.

Attendees are taught:
• The legal and fiduciary responsibilities of a first-line supervisor 

• How to build a positive Supervisor-to-Subordinate relationship 

• How to apply basic principles of employee motivation, leadership and performance management to day-to-day performance problems 

• How to establish accountability with the difficult employee 

• How to conduct a Problem-Solving conference and document a plan for performance improvement 

• How to complete a Critical Incident Report that documents an employee’s performance problem. 
Students receive class outline, model forms, rules, and certificate of attendance

John has over 33 years of law enforcement experience in state and county
law enforcement agencies. He has worked as a trooper, deputy sheriff, field
training officer, jail commander, and investigation commander.
John attended Kent State University and holds numerous advanced
law enforcement training certifications.  John’s expertise is in
leadership, supervision and police report writing.


Education:
John is a graduate of the Ohio State Patrol Academy and attended Kent State University.  Apart from his formal education, he holds numerous training certificates signifying his commitment to continued education.


They are as follows:
•Police Procedures, Policy and Management Theories
•Ohio State Patrol Training Certificate
•Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Certificate
•Criminal Interrogation & Behavioral Analysis in Interviews
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-First Line Supervisor
•Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Service-Crime Prevention
•Van Meter & Associates, Inc.-Standard Task Accountability and Rating System
•Medina County Law Enforcement Academy-Drug Interdiction
•Public Agency Training Council-Court Security
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-Basic Corrections Certificate
•Adjunct Instructor at Cuyahoga Community College

Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $170.00 First 150.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $150.00 First $130.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course.

 

Course Date 12-14-2017 8:00 am
Course End Date 12-14-2017 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 08-08-2017
Cut off date 12-13-2017

Hosted by:

Ypsilanti Police Department

held at the:

Eastern Michigan University

Sill Hall Rm 1101

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

January 25, 2018

Time: 8am-4pm

MCOLES/302  (8hrs)

 
It is a fundamental principle of American labor relations that employees owe their employers a full day's work for a full day's pay.  Employers owe their employees a fair and objective method for defining, measuring and evaluating whether employees are living up to their responsibilities-without resorting to quotas.  This course provides the necessary information and system required for employer and employees to fulfill their obligations to one another and the citizens they serve.


Attendees are taught:

Management’s rights to measure and evaluate work unit productivity without establishing quotas
How to defend productivity standards from the “Quota” challenge
How to develop job-specific work productivity rating scores
How to calculate productivity rating scores
How to ensure that employees are receiving notice when they fail to be productive employees

Students receive class outline, model forms, rules, and certificate of attendance. (Class size is limited, please
register early)


D. J. Van Meter Ph.D. / Associate

D.J. Van Meter Ph.D. is the principle of Van Meter &  Associates, Inc. (VMA)
and has spent the last  45 years in law enforcement, 15 years as a sworn officer.
He has a Ph.D. in Training and Organizational Development from The Ohio State
University, Columbus, Ohio and also hold’s a Master’s Degree in Labor and
Human Resource Management.  He works with counsel as an expert witness, reviews
discipline and termination cases and develops customized policy and procedures
manuals for all public safety organizations nationwide.  He is the author of the book,
Evaluating Dysfunctional Police Performance: A Z-based Approach published by
Charles Thomas Publishing. Dr. Van Meter is qualified in state/federal courts
as an expert in law enforcement training, use-of-force, and management and
operational policies.

Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $180.00 First $160.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $160.00 First $140.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course

 

Course Date 01-25-2018 8:00 am
Course End Date 01-25-2018 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07-25-2017
Cut off date 01-24-2018

 Hosted by the:

St. Joseph County Central Dispatch

Held at the:

Fabius Park Fire Department

15149 Broadway

Three Rivers, MI 49093

Time: 8am-4pm

MCOLES/302

Of all the problems that face public safety, the shortage of practical leaders is an issue that must be addressed. Effective leadership is the cornerstone of day-to-day supervision and can be developed through experience and proper training. It is from training and experience that potential leaders are taught how to apply core competencies required of anyone thrust into a leadership situation or position. This course provides the proper training to develop an effective leader.

Topics are:

Leaders and Leadership

Leadership vs Management

Major Challenges Facing Leaders

Leadership and Motivation

How Leaders Behave

Four Ways Leaders Get Others to Follow Leadership Power

 

Students receive class outline, model forms, rules, and certificate of attendance. (Class size is limited, please

register early)

 

“I believe the entire program was excellent.  Mr Detchon is a very knowledgeable man.  Lots of good ideas to take back to my department.”  St. Louis, MO

John Detchon has over 33 years of law enforcement experience in state and county law enforcement agencies.  He has worked as a trooper, deputy sheriff, field training officer, jail commander, and investigation commander. John attended Kent State University and holds numerous advanced law enforcement training certifications.  John’s expertise is in leadership, supervision and police report writing.

Education:

John is a graduate of the Ohio State Patrol Academy and attended Kent State University.  Apart from his formal education, he holds numerous training certificates signifying his commitment to continued education.

They are as follows:

  Police Procedures, Policy and Management Theories

  Ohio State Patrol Training Certificate

  Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Certificate

  Criminal Interrogation & Behavioral Analysis in Interviews

  Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-First Line Supervisor

  Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Service-Crime Prevention

   Van Meter & Associates, Inc.-Standard Task Accountability and Rating System

   Medina County Law Enforcement Academy-Drug Interdiction

   Public Agency Training Council-Court Security

   Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-Basic Corrections Certificate

   Adjunct Instructor at Cuyahoga Community College

Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $180.00 First $160.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $160.00 First $140.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course.

 

“I BELIEVE THE ENTIRE PROGRAM WAS EXCELLENT. MR. DETCHON IS A VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE MAN.  LOTS OF IDEAS TO TAKE BACK TO MY DEPARTMENT.”  MI

 


“I THINK IT WAS SPOT ON AND I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH.  I HAVE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL AND LOOK FORWARD TO WHAT I HAVE LEARNED TAKING BACK TO MY DEPARTMENT” MI

 

 

Course Date 02-08-2018 8:00 am
Course End Date 02-08-2018 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 08-03-2017
Cut off date 02-07-2018

Hosted by:

St. Joseph County Central Dispatch

Held at:

Fabius Park Fire Department

15149 Broadway

Three Rivers, MI 49093

February 9, 2018

Time: 8am-4pm

MCOLES/302

This course takes the position that the responsibility for quality-control enforcement in an organization depends on the loyalty and abilities of its first-line supervisors. Effective supervisors are those that know when to motivate, when to lead, when to discipline, when to be subordinate, and when to just get out of the way.

Attendees are taught:
• The legal and fiduciary responsibilities of a first-line supervisor 

• How to build a positive Supervisor-to-Subordinate relationship 

• How to apply basic principles of employee motivation, leadership and performance management to day-to-day performance problems 

• How to establish accountability with the difficult employee 

• How to conduct a Problem-Solving conference and document a plan for performance improvement 

• How to complete a Critical Incident Report that documents an employee’s performance problem. 
Students receive class outline, model forms, rules, and certificate of attendance

John has over 33 years of law enforcement experience in state and county
law enforcement agencies. He has worked as a trooper, deputy sheriff, field
training officer, jail commander, and investigation commander.
John attended Kent State University and holds numerous advanced
law enforcement training certifications.  John’s expertise is in
leadership, supervision and police report writing.


Education:
John is a graduate of the Ohio State Patrol Academy and attended Kent State University.  Apart from his formal education, he holds numerous training certificates signifying his commitment to continued education.


They are as follows:
•Police Procedures, Policy and Management Theories
•Ohio State Patrol Training Certificate
•Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Certificate
•Criminal Interrogation & Behavioral Analysis in Interviews
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-First Line Supervisor
•Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Service-Crime Prevention
•Van Meter & Associates, Inc.-Standard Task Accountability and Rating System
•Medina County Law Enforcement Academy-Drug Interdiction
•Public Agency Training Council-Court Security
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-Basic Corrections Certificate
•Adjunct Instructor at Cuyahoga Community College

Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $180.00 First $160.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $160.00 First $140.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course.

 

Course Date 02-09-2018 8:00 am
Course End Date 02-09-2018 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 08-02-2017
Cut off date 02-08-2018

 Hosted by the:

St. Joseph County Central Dispatch

Held at the:

Fabius Park Fire Department

15149 Broadway

Three Rivers, MI 49093

Date: March 21, 2018

Time: 8am-4pm

MCOLES/302

This course teaches that the employment relationship is an enforceable contract wherein management has inherent and enforceable rights. These rights include requiring employees to: attend work on a regular basis, give a fair day’s work, be subordinate, lawful to directives, perform to standards, get along with others and to be loyal to their employer’s lawful business needs. The problem is that the traditional people- oriented style of management has been seriously weakened by 40 years of employee labor and employee rights laws. A performance-oriented model of management based on principles found in contract law, economics and Performance Theory is a more powerful, practical, simpler and enforceable alternative. We are a “How to” company providing answers.

Topics include: Management’s Rights

• understanding why management must move away from people management and move towards performance management.

• provide support for the fact that courts and arbiters support the enforcement of management’s rights

• define the “Universal Rights” of management

• design the foundation for a performance-oriented style of management

Attendees will receive a certificate of training, a class manual and hard copies of
 model forms and policies to use as resources for implementing this program into
 their agency.  Class size is limited, please register early.

D. J. Van Meter Ph.D. / Associate

D.J. Van Meter Ph.D. is the principle of Van Meter &  Associates, Inc. (VMA)
and has spent the last  44 years in law enforcement, 15 years as a sworn officer.
He has a Ph.D. in Training and Organizational Development from The Ohio State
University, Columbus, Ohio and also hold’s a Master’s Degree in Labor and
Human Resource Management.  He works with counsel as an expert witness, reviews
discipline and termination cases and develops customized policy and procedures
manuals for all public safety organizations nationwide.  He is the author of the book,
Evaluating Dysfunctional Police Performance: A Z-based Approach published by
Charles Thomas Publishing. Dr. Van Meter is qualified in state/federal courts
as an expert in law enforcement training, use-of-force, and management and
operational policies.

Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $180.00 First $160.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $160.00 First $140.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course.

Course Date 03-21-2018 8:00 am
Course End Date 03-21-2018 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 08-03-2017
Cut off date 03-20-2018

Hosted by the:

St. Joseph County Central Dispatch

Held at the:

Fabius Park Fire Department

15149 Broadway

Three Rivers, MI 49093

Date: March 22, 2018

Time: 9am-3pm

MCOLES/302

 

Performance Improvement Programs are well accepted by courts, arbiters, civil review boards and employees as a non-punitive means for dealing with employee performance deficiencies. They reduce the burden on management by placing the responsibility squarely on the employee’s shoulders for improvement, reduces the basis for grievances because they are non-punitive methods for correcting deficient performance and they provide a valid offense against claims of illegal discrimination.

 

Attendees are taught:

The three causes for performance failure

The standard for determining when performance needs improvement

The advantages of performance improvement plans over punitive action

How to develop a Performance Improvement Plan

What it takes to enforce an improvement plan

Students receive class outline, model forms, rules, and certificate of attendance. (Class size is limited, please

register early)

D. J. Van Meter Ph.D. / Associate


D.J. Van Meter Ph.D. is the principle of Van Meter &  Associates, Inc. (VMA) and
has spent the last  45 years in law enforcement, 15 years as a sworn officer. 
He has a Ph.D. in Training and Organizational Development from The Ohio State University,
Columbus, Ohio and also hold’s a Master’s Degree in Labor and Human Resource Management.
He works with counsel as an expert witness, reviews discipline and termination cases
and develops customized policy and procedures manuals for all public safety organizations
nationwide. He is the author of the book, Evaluating Dysfunctional Police Performance:
A Z-based Approach published by Charles Thomas Publishing. Dr. Van Meter is qualified
in state/federal courts as an expert in law enforcement training, use-of-force, and
management and operational policies.

Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $180.00 First $160.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $160.00 First $140.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course.

 

Course Date 03-22-2018 9:00 am
Course End Date 03-22-2018 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date 08-03-2017
Cut off date 03-21-2018

Hosted by the:

St. Joseph County Central Dispatch

Held at the:

Fabius Park Fire Department

15149 Broadway

Three Rivers, MI 49093

Date: May 2, 2018

Time: 8am-4pm

MCOLES/302

 

The traditional punitive approach to progressive discipline and termination has become increasingly burdensome and complex. Civil rights laws, unions and civil service boards provide too many opportunities for problem employees to file frivolous grievances and law suits. Management needs to include non- punitive approaches, last chance agreements and no-fault terminations to deal with employees who will not or can’t comply with the rules of the organization and be productive.

Topics Include:

  • How courts and arbiters support management’s right to enforce its rules, policies, procedures and practices with discipline and termination.
  • The principles of Just Cause and Due Process as they apply to progressive discipline and terminations.
  • How to use traditional v. non-traditional approaches to progressive discipline and termination.

Attendees will receive a manual, model forms, model discipline-termination policy and certificate of attendance.

 

D.J. Van Meter Ph.D. is the principle of Van Meter & Associates, Inc. (VMA)
and has spent the last  44 years in law enforcement, 15 years as a sworn officer.
He has a Ph.D. in Training and Organizational Development from The Ohio State
University, Columbus, Ohio and also holds a Master’s Degree in Labor and
Human Resource Management.  He works with counsel as an expert witness, reviews
discipline and termination cases and develops customized policy and procedures
manuals for all public safety organizations nationwide.  He is the author of the book,
Evaluating Dysfunctional Police Performance: A Z-based Approach published by
Charles Thomas Publishing. Dr. Van Meter is qualified in state/federal courts
as an expert in law enforcement training, use-of-force, and management and
operational policies.

 

Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $180.00 First $160.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $160.00 First $140.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course.

Course Date 05-02-2018 8:00 am
Course End Date 05-02-2018 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 08-03-2017
Cut off date 05-01-2018

Hosted by the:

St. Joseph County Central Dispatch

Held at the:

Fabius Park Fire Department

15149 Broadway

Three Rivers, MI 49093

Date: May 3, 2018

Time: 9am-3pm

MCOLES/302

 

Requiring employees to have regular and predictable attendance is one of management’s most powerful rights; yet, many managers have given up on trying to hold employees accountable for absenteeism problems. Facts are that courts and arbiters regularly support management rights in this area provided that employers have clear policy, standards and consistent enforcement.  This course provides the knowledge and tools that are necessary  

Attendees will be taught:

  • That courts’ and arbiters’ support for management’s rights to define, control and enforce employee absenteeism

  • How to set  fair and enforceable standards for attendance/absenteeism

  • The rules, policies and procedures needed to enforce attendance standards

  • How to give employees proper notice prior to disciplining or terminating employees who can’t or won’t attend work on a regular and predictable basis.

  • Attendees will receive a manual, model forms, model policies and certificate of attendance.

 D.J. Van Meter Ph.D. is the principle of Van Meter &  Associates, Inc. (VMA)
and has spent the last  44 years in law enforcement, 15 years as a sworn officer.
He has a Ph.D. in Training and Organizational Development from The Ohio State
University, Columbus, Ohio and also hold’s a Master’s Degree in Labor and
Human Resource Management.  He works with counsel as an expert witness, reviews
discipline and termination cases and develops customized policy and procedures
manuals for all public safety organizations nationwide.  He is the author of the book,
Evaluating Dysfunctional Police Performance: A Z-based Approach published by
Charles Thomas Publishing. Dr. Van Meter is qualified in state/federal courts
as an expert in law enforcement training, use-of-force, and management and
operational policies.

Regular Tuition: $180.00 First $160.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $160.00 First $140.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course. 

Course Date 05-03-2018 9:00 am
Course End Date 05-03-2018 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date 08-03-2017
Cut off date 05-02-2018
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