Law Enforcement Trainers Unite at the 13th Annual U.S.N.S.T.A. Training SeminarPrint Version

Posted: 23 April 2012

U.S.N.S.T.A. Presents 13th Annual Training Seminar with Biloxi PD

United States National Standards of Training Association (U.S.N.S.T.A.)

United States National Standards of Training Association (U.S.N.S.T.A.) announces its 13th Annual Training Seminar that provides contemporary instruction in a variety of use of force topics. The event, titled 2012 Instructors Academy, will train departmental instructors, trainers, and training coordinators how to optimize their current training programs to maximize their agency’s return on investment.

Presented with Biloxi Police Department, the 2012 Instructors Academy will be held at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Trainers from across the country will come together on December 10-13, 2012 to contribute their knowledge and experience to solving critical issues faced by our nation’s first responders.

U.S.N.S.T.A. invites all law enforcement, corrections, military, and security personnel and administrators to attend this training seminar.


About the 2012 Instructors Academy

This instructor development training seminar is designed to help trainers put all their training programs into an integrated system of use of force training. Departments have already invested time and resources into budget line items for an array of less-lethal subjects such as baton training, handcuff training, defensive tactics training, ground defense training, weapon retention training, OC training, Taser training, and high risk arrest training. This conference will provide tools to maximize these training investments.

In developing the training seminar, U.S.N.S.T.A. training staff started by asking the question, as an instructor, what are you trying to teach your students. Are you trying to get your students to memorize course material and pass a test, or are you trying to develop their skills to stay safe and effective in the operating environment?

The 2012 Instructors Academy sets out to assist the instructor in learning how to better be able to work within time and budget restrictions, increase student proficiency and retention, train students that are resistant to being trained, address different learning styles, and organize and deliver multi-discipline lesson plans.


Why Attend This Training Seminar?

As an instructor, you most likely have been exposed to a wide variety of programs that are often taught as separate subjects. There is no way you can transfer all of this content to your students in the limited timeframes you are allotted for training. Your job is to synthesize all of this material and package it in a way that allows you to get as much useful information to your students as possible. The 2012 Instructors Academy is designed to help you better be able to package this information and deliver it in a way that maximizes the student’s proficiency and retention.

We will seek to provide answers to such questions as:

I am a new instructor, where do I begin to develop my skills for transferring less-lethal training content?

How can I get creative in budgeting, lesson planning, and time management to meet the training demands of my department?

How do I address motivational issues with students? How do I train people that don’t want to be trained, and how do I teach something new to veteran officers that have been doing things the same way for years?

How do I sharpen my instructor instincts to better know what my students lack and instruct them in the skills they need to survive and succeed?

The instructors that will be presenting bring a wealth of experience. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to avoid the mistakes that we have already made, and pick up tricks of the trade for conducting use of force training.


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