Employee Evaluations: Improving Performance

Employee Evaluation: Improving Performance

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

February 21, 2020, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST #10035-1116)

$150/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here.

 

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This one day course is a designed for all law enforcement professionals from chief executive officer to first-line supervisors that evaluate employee performance.

What if we could take the angst out of conducting employee evaluations? This frustration is not only on the part of the evaluator, but also the employee receiving the evaluation. This training will provide concrete solutions on how to easily complete these forms and improve employee motivation and effectiveness.
Organizations, as well as those supervisors that complete employee evaluations, must understand the importance of this critical function. By completing accurate, detailed, and specific evaluations, evaluators will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their employees. In addition, quality employee evaluations are defensible for future employment actions should it be necessary. The outcome of this training is to understand the purpose of employee evaluations is not to deliver a rating, but to improve performance!

Topics Include:

• Best Practices for Employee Evaluations
• Why are evaluations so important?
• Differences between quantitative and qualitative measurements
• Planning for the review process and the need for supportive documentation.
• Legal considerations
• The importance of equitable evaluations
• Performance evaluation language samples
• The need for ongoing feedback sessions

Solutions for Government Managers and Supervisors

Solutions for Government Managers and Supervisors

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

February 19 - 20, 2020, 8 AM - 4 PM
14 hours (POST #10444-0002)

$250/ officer
$225/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here. 


COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This course would be applicable for: Anyone who supervises or manages employees from the executive level to experienced or new front line supervisors, or those who desire to understand impactful supervisory practices.
This dynamic two day course is a career development tool to enhance and refine the leadership skills of law enforcement supervisors across a variety of organizations. Good supervision transcends agencies and provides the core principles of quality supervisory techniques. It also lays a strong groundwork of knowledge for those striving to be promoted to supervisory positions. Concentrating on the idea that people are the true assets of their agency, participants will understand the importance of their role in maximizing employee performance through strong supervision techniques. You will understand the value in developing flexibility in your leadership approaches to garner peak performance and meet organizational goals.

Topics Include:

• Qualities of excellence in supervision
• Developing the leader within
• Leadership, management and supervision strategies
• Making a difference in your agency
• Communicating effectively both up and down
the chain of command
• DISC personal profile system
• Goal setting and implementation –
the supervisor’s role
• Preparing meaningful performance evaluations
Topics Include:
• Qualities of excellence in supervision
• Developing the leader within
• Leadership, management and supervision strategies
• Making a difference in your agency
• Communicating effectively both up and down
the chain of command
• DISC personal profile system
• Goal setting and implementation –
the supervisor’s role
• Preparing meaningful performance evaluations

De-escalation & Smarter Policing

De-escalation & Smarter Policing

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

January 24, 2020, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST Board Approved #10444-0007)

$150/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here.

 

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This training meets requirements to comply with Minnesota Statute 626.8469 Training in Crisis Response, Conflict Management and Cultural Diversity.

This training has been approved by Minnesota POST to cover 8 hours of the mandatory training. Components covered include Conflict Management and Mediation as well as Recognizing and Valuing Community Diversity and Cultural Differences to Include Implicit Bias training as set by POST. Components not covered are the Crisis Intervention and Mental Illness Crises portion of the mandate which is often covered by mental health professionals that provide training in those areas.

Who should attend: Sworn police officers from the rank of Chief of Police/Sheriff to police officers and deputies. This course is taught by active/retired chiefs of police. This is the training that is sweeping the nation with 1000’s of law enforcement professionals trained in the last years alone!

Nothing is as important to government services as the relationship between law enforcement and the public that is served. Recent inflammatory actions and news stories have had a severe impact and the perception of law enforcement. Agencies and individual employees must understand their role and that every action and statement that is made reflects on the profession as a whole. This training will focus not only on individual employee attitudes and beliefs, but also organizational concepts that either enhances trust or perpetuates a lack of trust with the communities that are served.

Topics Include:

• The concept and foundations of Blue Courage
as they apply to law enforcement authority
• Service, justice, legitimacy and fundamental
fairness as they apply to the Nobility of Policing
• Resilience and apply techniques designed to
enhance ability to function in peak capacity
• Civil and Human Rights
• De-escalation Techniques
• Policing using influence and control
• The concepts of Procedural Justice
• Cultural Competency

Recruiting and Applicant Background Investigations

Recruiting and Applicant Background Investigations

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

January 22 - 23, 2020, 8 AM - 4 PM
14 hours (POST #10444-0003)

$250/ officer
$225/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here.

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Who should attend this course: Anyone who is involved or supervises recruiting and background investigations for their agency including sworn officers, civilians, Human Resources, or anyone wanting a better knowledge of the hiring process. Example forms will be provided to those at the training.
Participants will learn the importance of not only recruiting but also retention of quality personnel. An organizational assessment should be the first step in the process and the need to break the cycle of mediocrity.
Background investigators will leave with the knowledge of their role in the selection process, the legal aspects of the background investigation, background interview sources of information and preparing the investigation report. Background investigations affect the future of an organization in many ways, thus selection practices are vital to ensuring that future law enforcement employees and supervisors are suited for the variety of duties expected from the populations they serve. This course will provide techniques and procedures for the background investigator.

Topics Include:

• The importance of a recruiting plan
• Assessment of you organization
• Organization wellness
• What type of employees do you want
• Marketing and selling your organization
• Professional standards model for backgrounds
• Why background investigations are necessary
• Sources of information/Investigative techniques
• Conflicts vs. responsibilities for investigators
• Pre-interview procedures
• Job-related inquiries
• On-line data bases/social networking sites

De-escalation & Smarter Policing

De-escalation & Smarter Policing

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

January 15, 2020, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST Board Approved #10444-0007)

$150/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

 

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This training meets requirements to comply with Minnesota Statute 626.8469 Training in Crisis Response, Conflict Management and Cultural Diversity.

This training has been approved by Minnesota POST to cover 8 hours of the mandatory training. Components covered include Conflict Management and Mediation as well as Recognizing and Valuing Community Diversity and Cultural Differences to Include Implicit Bias training as set by POST. Components not covered are the Crisis Intervention and Mental Illness Crises portion of the mandate which is often covered by mental health professionals that provide training in those areas.

Who should attend: Sworn police officers from the rank of Chief of Police/Sheriff to police officers and deputies. This course is taught by active/retired chiefs of police. This is the training that is sweeping the nation with 1000’s of law enforcement professionals trained in the last years alone!

Nothing is as important to government services as the relationship between law enforcement and the public that is served. Recent inflammatory actions and news stories have had a severe impact and the perception of law enforcement. Agencies and individual employees must understand their role and that every action and statement that is made reflects on the profession as a whole. This training will focus not only on individual employee attitudes and beliefs, but also organizational concepts that either enhances trust or perpetuates a lack of trust with the communities that are served.

Topics Include:

• The concept and foundations of Blue Courage
as they apply to law enforcement authority
• Service, justice, legitimacy and fundamental
fairness as they apply to the Nobility of Policing
• Resilience and apply techniques designed to
enhance ability to function in peak capacity
• Civil and Human Rights
• De-escalation Techniques
• Policing using influence and control
• The concepts of Procedural Justice
• Cultural Competency

Solutions to Problem Employees

On-Target Solutions to Problem Employees

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

August 23, 2019, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST #10444-0001)

$150/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

To view the course flyer and register, click here.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Problem employees can cause problems and wreak havoc within their organizations. Left unaddressed, problem employees are often allowed to infect the organization without providing value.

This upbeat and interactive course provides real world, successful examples on how to deal with different types of problem employees. Every government agency struggles with employees that are insubordinate, lazy, abuse sick time, display negative attitudes, and commit misconduct. Many executives and supervisors are ill equipped to deal with these problems other than with traditional discipline. On-Target Solutions to Problem Employees provides the government professional with the knowledge and tools necessary to deal with all types of problem employees.

This course will influence participantsopinions and attitudes and provide specific and proven ways how to handle problem employees!

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

• Defining the problem employee

• The organizational or supervisory role and the cause

of the problem employee

• Morale in this department horrible!

• Understanding if the employee is a problem or troubled

• Preventing employees from becoming problems

• The role of positive discipline in shaping employees

• The impact of negative discipline

• The concept of dynamic counseling session

• The power of expectation

Handling morale killers in your organization

 

Who should attend: This one day course is a designed for all professionals from chief executive officer to first-line supervisors that manage employees.

Evidence Storage and Management

Evidence Storage and Management

Presented by: R.P. "Rusty" Sullivan, On-Target Solutions Group

August 23, 2019, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST #10444-0008)

$150/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

To view the course flyer and register, click here.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This seminar is designed for both civilian/sworn personnel with custodial duties and those responsible for the management of these functions including supervisors and executives. Agency size often impacts involved storage variables - presented materials can identify employable options to preserve evidence integrity from unwarranted courtroom challenges.
These often out of sight - out of mind minutia level duties, if neglected have insidious damage potentials. Criminal prosecution efforts combined with an agency’s public reputation and simultaneously the careers of its Chief/Sheriff downwards to assigned custodians have repeatedly been irreparably damaged for failing to continuously and appropriately manage this assignment.
Systematic evidence storage duties are often assigned with little or no functional training. The involved transaction procedures require efforts uncommon to other business type storage facilities. This one-day best practice course is designed for managing a professional evidence storage operation.

 

Note: Attendees are encouraged to bring related hypothetical incident concerns for educational process review among their peers.

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

• Gatekeeper/Right of Refusal Concepts
• Safety Aspects
• Integrity Packaging
• Storage Area Security
• Critical Documentation - Whys
• Internal Integrity and Audit
• Management
-Personnel
-Access Control
-Error Response
-Malfeasance
-Agency Confidence
• Professionalism advancement

 

Your presenter: R.P. “Rusty” Sullivan on-going 40 year law enforcement sworn and civilian career continues to build upon 20 years of accumulated full-time forensic practitioner/supervisor assignments. He has served as the President and Chairman of the Board of the Illinois Division of the International Association for Identification. He has over 18 years of presenting in this field and has provided annual state level forensic training conferences and workshop(s) and is a court recognized expert in the forensic sub-disciplines of Latent Fingerprint and Digital Data Recovery. Rusty has been requested and performed audits and reports on evidence rooms for agencies.

Internal Affairs & Professional Standards for Law Enforcement

Internal Affairs & Professional Standards for Law Enforcement

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

August 21 - 22, 2019, 8 AM - 4 PM.
14 hours (POST #10444-0004)

$250/ officer
$225/ if 3 or more from same agency

To view the course announcement and register, click here.

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL: 

The professional standards model is a must for law enforcement and government officials to be prepared before a critical incident occurs. This course sets the stage for law enforcement professionals to create an agency wide practice of professional standards for all agency operations. In the covered material, attendees will understand "best practices" including how to avoid the problems before they occur and properly address issues that do arise.

This is a comprehensive course covering the entire internal affairs process through final discipline. Participants will learn the skills necessary to review, investigate and complete internal affairs investigations based on sound investigative techniques and within legal guidelines.

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: 

• Current climate between public and police

• Breaking the cycle of mediocrity

• The professional standards model

• 5 root causes of discipline problems

• Stakeholders and their perceptions

• Types of internal investigations

• The complaint process

• The investigation process

• Officer involved shootings and major incidents

• Applicable case law

• Employee rights

• Appropriate discipline procedures

• Workplace searches

• False Complaints

• Official hearing requirements

• How discipline is determined

• The effect of untruthfulness

 

Who should attend: This nationally acclaimed course is for law enforcement executives, supervisors, internal affairs investigators, human resource personnel and anyone who desires to understand law enforcement professional standards and internal affairs investigations.

 

Evidence Recovery Skill Sets for Police & Fire Personnel

Evidence Recovery Skill Sets for Police & Fire Personnel

Presented by: R.P. "Rusty" Sullivan, On-Target Solutions Group

August 21 - 22, 2019, 8 AM - 4 PM.
14 hours (POST #10444-0009)

$375/ officer
$325/ if 3 or more from same agency

To view the course announcement and register, click here.

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL: 

This foundational course is designed for any personnel assigned to Patrol, Investigations and Fire Scene duties, empowering them to identify, collect and record commonly encountered evidence at crime scenes. Skill sets learned can increase your agency’s case clearance rates and successful courtroom prosecution efforts, while simultaneously building public service satisfaction levels and their confidence in investigative efforts.
Training encompasses on-scene application of forensic scientific principles and is presented in a concise-immersive style utilizing lecture and hands on exercises. Upon completion attendees will be able to perform basic crime scene processing and recovery efforts.

 

• Note: Individually owned flashlight use is encouraged during classroom practical exercises. Students can bring any other available camera or forensic equipment to build confidence-familiarity of use during the training. Practice materials will be provided at the training.

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: 

• Forensic Concepts
• Safety Considerations
• Crime Scene Analysis/Considerations
• Finger-Palm Print Recovery Techniques
• Footwear/Tool Mark Impression Evidence
• Blood Presumptive Testing
• Blood Evidence Recovery Methods
• Touch DNA Collection Efforts
• Evidence Packaging
• Photographic Preservation Concepts
• Documentation – Reports/Chain of Custody
• Court Room Testimony/Demonstrative Presentations
• Forensic Skill Development Investments

 

Your presenter: R.P. “Rusty” Sullivan’s on-going 40 year law enforcement sworn and civilian career continues to build upon 20 years of accumulated full-time forensic practitioner/supervisor assignments. He has served as the President and Chairman of the Board of the Illinois Division of the International Association for Identification. He has over 18 years of presenting in this field and has provided annual state level forensic training conferences and workshop(s) and is a court recognized expert in the forensic sub-disciplines of Latent Fingerprint and Digital Data Recovery. Rusty is currently working as a civilian Forensic Investigator (CSI)/Mobile Digital Device Analyst and has served on large and mid-sized agencies, having a multi-year assignment to Major Crimes Task Force evidence team as well as management, supervisory and front-line evidence experience in high profile and complex investigations.

Leadership for Law Enforcement

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

November 13, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (MN POST Board Approved #10444-0006)

$150/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Leadership 11-13-18

 

COURSE SUMMARY:

Who should attend:

This course is a designed for all law enforcement professionals who strive to be an effective leader. Without understanding leadership and developing strong leadership skills, organizational success can suffer. Effective leaders get employees to want to provide quality service.

Why another program on leadership?

Leadership has been a recognized discipline for thousands of years in the military, business, politics and government. Understanding leadership differences along with similar approaches across disciplines can be of great value to government executives. Advances in the understanding of leadership as it pertains to government service have found that the best leaders must have an overlapping skill set.

This compelling and powerful program provides real world, successful examples on how leadership in government has evolved. Participants will take away a clear understanding of leadership styles and strengths, and what it takes to become an even more effective leader. You will understand the value in developing flexibility in your leadership approach to garner peak performance and meet organizational goals.

Topics Include:

• What is leadership - do not follow the fads
• How has leadership advanced in government
• The difference between leadership, management and administration
• The 5 levels of leadership
• Preventing employees from becoming problems
• Symptoms of leadership deficit
• What gets measured gets done
• 21 irrefutable laws of leadership