Course Summary:Today’s increased service demands and scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master “Emotional Survival” skills in order to navigate a public safety career in a way that protects both their professional and personal lives.
Thousands of officers are currently in crisis—experiencing trauma, family and financial distress, behavioral health challenges, substance abuse and other health issues. Employee wellness programs shouldn’t wait for crisis to occur, but should begin during the hiring process and continue through retirement. Both preventative programs and crisis intervention should be utilized to influence the professional and personal lives of employees and their families.
“One of the biggest challenges to policing in a democratic society is maintaining an emotionally healthy force work of professional men and women who can deal with matters and issues that the rest of society cannot handle. If the average person could deal with the situation that the police are responding to, the police probably would not have been called for in the first place.…What becomes of the professional men and women who have to address those issues over the course of the decades of a police career?—Dr. Kevin Gilmartin (Nationally-recognized police psychologist and author of Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement)
DAY 1Dr. Kevin Gilmartin is a behavioral scientist specializing in law enforcement related issues. He is a principal and co -founder of Gilmartin, Harris, and Associates, a behavioral sciences/management consulting company specializing in law enforcement/ public safety consultation.
Dr. Gilmartin previously spent twenty years working in law enforcement in Tucson, Arizona. During his tenure he supervised the Hostage Negotiations Team and the Behavioral Sciences Unit.
Dr. Gilmartin will discuss:
DAY 2Captain Brian Nanavaty, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, will introduce attendees to the innovative Indianapolis employee wellness program that US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has called “the model for law enforcement wellness.”
Ground-breaking research and proven strategies to address officer distress from the Indianapolis Model© will be introduced to aid agencies in reversing the trends of organizational paralysis that result in a failure to intervene as employees face personal and career crisis.
Captain Nanavaty will discuss:
DAY 3 (Half Day)Harry P. Dolan is a 32-year police veteran who has served in the position as a Chief of Police from 1987 until his retirement from the Raleigh Police Department, he is one of the nation's most experienced police chiefs—having served in the position for 4 separate agencies.
Chief Dolan created Surviving Verbal Conflict© Verbal De-escalation training to provide public safety professionals with time-tested communication skills that have been proven to help de-escalate volatile situations, safeguard fellow officers’ emotional and professional well-being, and significantly enhance the agency’s professional image.
Chief Dolan will discuss:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - Friday, October 28, 2016
Day 1: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Registration from 8:00-8:30)
Day 2: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Day 3: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
645 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Dr. Kevin Gilmartin
Capt. Brian Nanavaty
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Chief Harry P. Dolan (Ret.)
Raleigh Police Department
*Registration fee includes coffee, course materials and certificate of completion.
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Dolan Consulting Group
*Certificates of completion will be sent to attendees electronically following course completion.
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