September 23-24, 2020 | Franklin, TN
In recent years, law enforcement agencies have been facing major public and media scrutiny in how public safety situations are managed in their communities. Building strong relationships with key supporters and the media BEFORE a crisis occurs will open lines of communication during adverse situations. Join us to learn how agencies can best tell their story, whether it is to build positive messaging, crisis communications, or to provide continuity of operations following an incident.
**This class is cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date** Two full days of training, including handouts, templates, and practical exercises, including on-camera media training and crisis communication simulation. Practical mock exercises will be included to enrich the learning experience for the participant to handle communicating in a real world setting. Even if you have previously taken media/PIO training, this is a strong skills refresher, and provides helpful techniques for everyday communications and for promotional interviews. Attendees had this to say... *"Anne Schwartz is a top-notch instructor with a plethora of real-world experience to draw from. So much great information to bring home."* *"Great information - I will be able to prepare our departments' media releases, establish our social media presence, control interviews and apply the do's and don'ts of working with the media."* *"I will use the press-release examples and templates—very helpful!"*
Upon completion of this training, you will be able to: • Develop a communications operation to build community trust and create ambassadors to share your message • Understand why building strong media and community relationships is the key to your agency’s mission and success • Identify the needs of the media and how you are able to fulfill those needs • Create a message for your situation and identify the appropriate platform on which to share it • Employ tactics for optimal community relations • Leverage new tools to feel more confident with the media
* Community Corrections Officer * Court System Personnel * Educator * Emergency Management * Law Enforcement * Law Enforcement Support * Prosecutors * Social Workers * Tribes/Tribal Partners * Victim Service Providers
Williamson County Public Safety Center 304 Beasley Dr Franklin, TN 37064
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This fee includes 16 hours of training, program materials, instructional costs, and refreshment breaks. Participants are responsible for costs and arrangements related to meals, travel, and lodging.
Another great training opportunity in Franklin TN! [Psychology of School Threat Assessments](http://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/training/details/TR00006819/TRI0010252/psychology-of-threat-assessments-1) September 21-22, 2020 | $295 Examine the psychological and behavioral aspects of threat assessment and management. Gain understanding in normal versus abnormal child and adolescent behaviors, identifying red-flags, why threats are made, and how threats can be managed along a pathway toward violence (both short and long-term) to ensure personnel safety. Review common problems in school threat assessment and propose solutions. Learn multidisciplinary threat assessment and management strategies and explore empirically based youth-violence risk and protective factors. Review assessment tools for use in the school system. Participate in simulated threat assessments and management with followup discussion (hotwash).