PSPBL Annual Conference 2015

PSPBL Annual Conference 2015 | Police Society for Problem Based Learning Annual Conference


Police Society for Problem Based Learning Annual Conference

We are pleased to announce preliminary information for the 2015 PSPBL Annual Conference!

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department will host the 2015 Annual Conference June 1, 2 & 3, 2015.

Michael Scott, Director of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, will be our Keynote Speaker.

Further details will be coming soon.


ACC PBL Instructor Certification Course

Problem Based Learning Certification

Registration Form


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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PSPBL Annual Conference 2014

Planning for problems: Innovative strategies for police agencies.

Please join us for our Annual Conference in the heart of the East Bayless than 45 minutes from beautiful San Francisco.Through our conference theme we’ll emphasize networking, focus on PTO and PBL facillitation skills and highlight the introduction of PTO 2.0.

June 10-12, 2014


Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord, California.


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PSPBL 2014 Flyer



OAPE 2014 Conference

Evolution of Police Training and Education

25 Years of the Ontario Association of Police Educators

Conference Syllabus
Information Sheet
2014 Flyer
2014 Reg. Form

Our theme will be in keeping with the quarter century anniversary focusing on our grass roots and training evolution since 1989. There will be a Meet & Greet, Getaway Lounge, a Trade Show, Wellness activities, and much more!

There will be a Meet and Greet at the Getaway Lounge at OPC begins at 6:00 pm on Monday August 25, 2014. Conference delegates will also enjoy 2 evening barbecue meals that will include entertainment and provide an excellent opportunity to network with other delegates.

Early Bird Conference Fee for those registered prior to July 21st, 2014!

*Please indicate if you require accommodations Monday August 25 and/or Thursday August 28.

The Conference is scheduled to begin at:
9:00 am on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and conclude on:
Thursday August 28, 2014.
The Ontario Police College
PO Box 1190
10716 Hacienda Road
Aylmer West ON N5H 2T2

Telephone: 519-773-5361

Accommodations and meals are included with your registration.
Ontario Police College is the provincial training facility for all police services in Ontario and has recruit dormitory style rooms that all delegates will be housed in.
Other courses may be in session so delegates are reminded to be respectful of classroom activities.
Each delegate will have a private room with single bed. Bedding is supplied.
Each area or “pod” as it is referred to include ten bed rooms, a common area, and 2 shared bathroom facilities including showers.
Personal bath items such as towels and shampoo are NOT provided.
Delegates must supply their own personal effects.
Meals are provided in a cafeteria style setting whereby delegates will have a small selection of nutritious food products to choose from. Meals are included with your registration.
The 2014 Conference fee remains at the 2013 price of $295.00 if paid before July 20, 2014. The Conference late fee will be $325.00 if not received before July 20, 2014.
Full Conference registration fees include meals and accommodations.
The Conference rate for a single day rate is $175.00 (includes lunch) (accommodations extra)
Registration for rooms will take place in the front lobby of the Ontario Police College Monday August 25, 2014 between 4:30 pm -10 pm and again on Tuesday 8:00 am – 9:00 am, Conference registration between 8–9 am.
Registration closes two weeks prior to Conference start.

*Manner of attire for the conference is business casual (i.e. open collared shirt/golf shirt with dress pants) during the day and casual (i.e. shorts) during evening events. Average temperature in southwestern Ontario during the end of August is 25 – 30 degrees Celsius and is generally humid. Please keep this in mind.

Payment Types:

Cheques payable to “Ontario Association of Police Educators”.
Credit Cards are not accepted.
Mail your cheque and completed registration form to:
Sgt. Michael Knight O.A.P.E.
President C/O Aylmer Police Service
20 Beech Street East Aylmer,
Ontario N5H 3H6



Wellness Activities begin at 4 pm Tuesday through Wednesday and will include swimming, workouts, biking, gym, yoga, volleyball, golf and area tours.
OPC has an excellent physical fitness centre that delegates may enjoy.

Extra Info:

Further information about the OPC and conference may be found at in the Student Resident Handbook, as well as
Questions or concerns may be addressed to any OAPE executive member.
Contact information is located on our website.

Our Speakers:

Dave Grossman
Dave Grossman’s career includes service in the US Army as U.S. Army Ranger and a teacher of psychology at West Point. He has authored three books dealing with; the physical effects that violent stresses produce on humans, the techniques used by armies to train soldiers to kill are mirrored in certain types of video games and the physiological and psychological effects of violence for people forced to kill in their line of work (soldiers and police officers).
Dr. Angelo Caravaggio
Dr. Angelo Caravaggio has been an officer in the Canadian Forces for over 30 years, serving in many leadership positions across Canada and in NATO, achieving the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the process. Highly engaged in the development of professional military education for the past 10 years, notably specializing in command and leadership curriculum, he was appointed to his current position as Director of the Center for National Security Studies in 2010. His areas of expertise include executive leadership development, strategic thinking, operational planning, and military history.
Dr. Peter Boyles
Dr. Peter Boyles is a psychiatrist from Ottawa who introduced the idea of psychiatrists and/or a resident doctor going out in an unmarked cruiser with a plainclothes officer to respond to live mental health calls.
Chris Prochut
Chris Prochut was a Commander for the Bolingbrook Police Department at the height of the Drew Peterson investigation, who nearly lost his life, but instead lost his career. Chris Prochut’s story of stress, suicide and mental illness is a must see experience for all police officers.


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911 Incident Training Management



911 Incident Training Management

On March 13, 2014, we have a 911 Incident Management training session coming up at La Cité , with very big players in 911 response and training.

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