ACC PBL Instructor Certification Course

Problem Based Learning Certification

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Problem Based Learning (PBL) is a state-of-the-art educational approach originally used by medical school. PBL is emerging as the most dynamic and engagin form of learning for officers of all ranks. This intensive, one-of-a-kind, 10-day course is described as one of the most challenging courses in policing today. PBL is student based and uses real life problems to help students learn how to solve problems and think in creative ways. Susccessful candidates will be certified PLB instructors joining an elite group of police educators centered at the Police Society for Problem Based Learning.

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in collaboration with the Police Society for Problem Based Learning (PSPBL) offer this course to start your training as a PBL facilitator. At the end of this course you will acquire a Level I and start the work to acquire Level II after practicing the different techniques for one year.

You Will Learn

  • How to use PBL to help students self-discover course materials and take ownership of their own learning.
  • How to use the tools of Police PBL: the ill-structured problem, the cohort learning group, tutoring and mentoring, emotional intelligence, and the evaluation rubic.
  • How to encourage students to think creatively and think on their feet in a competent and confident manner.
  • How to coach students to resolve neighborhood problems in collaboration with the community.
  • How to help police recruits become confident, safe and ethnical officers.

Who Should Attend

  • Academy instructors and managers
  • Field training officers and patrol supervisors
  • Educators in criminal justices and policing


Course Dates:

June 15 – 26, 2015
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m (Monday to Friday)

Assiniboine Community College
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1430 Victoria Avenue East
R7A 2A9

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  • There is a cafeteria on site.
  • There are restaurants within a short drive.
The Course is $3,200.00.
This is a 2 weeks course.

To register please e-mail, fax or mail registration form with payment method. For more information:

Tel: 204.728.8730
Toll Free: 800.862.6307 ext 6072
1430 Victoria Avenue East
Brandon, MB, Canada R7A 2A9

Payment Types:

  • Cheque
  • Money Order (Canadian Funds)
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Invoice to Company
  • Cash

Our Instructors:

Gerry Cleveland
Gerry Cleveland – is the co-chair of the Police Society for Problem Based Learning, co-developer of the national Police Training Officer program, and developer of PLB instructor certification for the U.S. Department of Justice. He is an internationally respected education specialist and former high school principal. For 15 years, Gerry has consulted and taught using problem learning. He worked for 10 years as a police officer and has a Juris doctor in Law from Notre Dame University where he currently practices commercial and credit law and lectures at the School of Law at Notre Dame University Australia.

Greg Saville

Greg Saville – is the co-chair of the Police Society for Problem Based Learning, co-developer of the national Police Training Officer program, and developer of PBL Instructor certification. He has taught as a criminologist at Canadian and U.S. universities and is a senior partner with AlterNation, a Canadian/U.S. consulting firm helping change agents with transformative change. Greg is an experienced police educator and a form police officer.



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