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Where Do Trainers Go To Learn?

NCJ Number
Law and Order Volume: 56 Issue: 6 Dated: June 2008 Pages: 20,23,24
Ed Nowicki
Date Published
June 2008
3 pages
This article touts the benefits of the annual International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) Conference in providing an instructor-focused, inservice training for those who teach inservice training, with attention to the features of the 2008 ILEETA Conference.
Membership in ILEETA is select; the qualification requirement is being assigned to education or training duties full-time or part-time within a criminal justice system. The goal of the annual ILEETA Conference is to make all instructors in the criminal justice system better instructors, regardless of the topics they teach. The conference also offers new concepts and methods for instruction and adult learning. In addition, the conference offers a wide range of instructor certification programs in various specialized areas. The 2008 ILEETA Conference offered 25 separate instructor or armorer certification programs. Although training was the focus of the conference, it also included a vendor expo as a complement to the training offerings. The blend of general instructor topics, along with a wide range of specialized instructor-related topics provided learning opportunities for virtually any law enforcement instructor. In addition to the Instructor and Armorer Certification Track, four additional training tracks were Management and Administration of Training, Officer Safety and Use of Force, Instructor Development, and Specialized and General Training Track. A total of 115 courses were offered, with as many as 17 sessions offered simultaneously. All courses offered were rigorously evaluated prior to acceptance for inclusion in the conference. All classes are taught by highly qualified, well-known instructors in their fields. The 2009 ILEETA Conference will be held in Wheeling, IL on April 20-25.