PORAC Training – Internal Affairs Class

Internal Affairs Class – San Diego

Two-day class – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This California POST-certified course provides an overview of the role that internal affairs plays in a law enforcement agency. Emphasis is on legal issues, case law, rights and responsibilities, California Peace Officers Bill of Rights, critical incidents, conduct unbecoming an officer, and a variety of other legal considerations.

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PORAC Training – Advanced Collective Bargaining

Advanced Collective Bargaining – PORAC HQ

Three-day class – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A brief review of the basic course will precede a comprehensive program designed to go beyond the negotiation of an MOU. Attendees will also learn to file grievances when the MOU is not followed, as well as how to deal with the issues that occur outside the MOU process. Less theory and more hands-on negotiating will be the focus of this course. Participants will progress through a series of increasingly difficult training exercises developed to progressively increase their negotiation skills. Attendees will learn to deal with monetary and no cost items resulting in a bargaining agreement that addresses the needs of the members and the city/county. This is an intensive and demanding course.

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PORAC Training – Line of Duty Death

Line of Duty Death – PORAC Headquarters

One-day class – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please Note: This class is limited to 2 Members per Association. If a member association wishes to register a department representative to attend with them as one of their initial 2, please register them as a PORAC member. PORAC will contact you to verify that the member association is sponsoring their attendance.  After Friday, August 24, 2018 additional association members, RAM members & non members may register at listed pricing.
 

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PORAC Training – Basic Collective Bargaining

Basic Collective Bargaining – San Diego

Three-day class – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An introductory course to collective bargaining, providing the participant with an overview of the collective bargaining process. This course will include legal analysis of laws related to collective bargaining including Meyers-Milias-Brown, analysis of positional and hard/soft bargaining as compared to interest-based bargaining, how to prepare for negotiations, basic contract costing, and defining what is good faith bargaining. Hands-on bargaining exercises, including contract costing, will help to prepare the participant for negotiations. This course is intensive and demanding. Participants should be prepared to put in additional hours to those identified below.

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PORAC Training – Media Relations Class

Media Relations Class – Sacramento

Two-day class – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The PORAC Training Department is offering an all new media class.  Join us for an interactive course demonstrating how law enforcement and other newsmakers can communicate more effectively with the media and public during both routine, as well as breaking news events.  From day to day encounters, to mass casualty incidents, this class reveals how it is imperative for the newsmaker to get out in front of an event as soon as possible in order to give the story a direction. Students have the option to go before a live TV news camera during the class for breaking news simulations to test their skills.    

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*Class is limited to 30 attendees (no exceptions)*

PORAC Training – Association Leadership

Association Leadership – Reno

Two-day class – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This course is designed to strengthen your organization by identifying and understanding the roles, duties and responsibilities of association board members. Participants will learn the skills necessary to deal with the day-to-day operations of running an association, from parliamentary procedures to fiduciary duties. Additional subject matter includes defining an association, organizational models, conflict resolution, corporate responsibilities, financial management, the duty of fair representation, bylaws, and the legal and ethical responsibilities of association board members.

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2018 PORAC Conference Training Speakers Announced

The 2018 PORAC Conference Training Speakers

Dr. William J. Lewinski, Ph.D.

Dr. Lewinski is one of the world’s leading behavioral scientists whose work has focused primarily on the intensive study of the human dynamics involved in high stress, life-threatening encounters. He has a Ph.D. in Police Psychology and is a professor emeritus of Law Enforcement at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he taught for more than 28 years, and he now serves as the executive director of the Force Science® Institute which is a research, consulting and training organization focused primarily on human behavior in use-of-force situations.

Dr. Lewinski’s research has looked at subject and officer movement in lethal force encounters, action/reaction parameters, perception and memory.  His groundbreaking findings have been presented at peer-reviewed conferences in psychology, criminal justice and engineering and they have been widely published in national law enforcement publications.

Dr. Lewinski is an extremely popular speaker and consultant who has presented to and worked with a diverse span of groups, including major international groups including the British House of Commons and House of Lords to the London Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, and the Police Service of Northern Ireland, as well as domestically to a wide range of federal, state and local law enforcement organizations.

 

Ronald G. DeLord, PLLC

Ron DeLord was elected in 1977 to the first of ten three-year terms as president of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT), representing 20,000 members. He later served as executive director and special counsel to the executive director at CLEAT from 2008 to 2013. Prior to joining CLEAT, DeLord served as a police officer for the Beaumont (Texas) Police Department from 1969 to 1971 and the Mesquite (Texas) Police Department from 1971 to 1978.

DeLord attended the ten-week Harvard University Trade Union Program, in Cambridge in 1992. He received a B.S. degree in Government from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas in 1971; an M.A. degree in Police Science and Administration from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas in 1982; and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the South Texas College of Law in Houston in 1986. He has been a licensed Texas attorney since 1987.

DeLord is a guest faculty member at the Harvard Trade Union Program and the Police Union Leadership Seminar sponsored by the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School. He has also served as a lecturer for the Police Labor-Management Executive Leadership Programs sponsored by the School of Labor and Industrial Relations and School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. He conducts seminars and lectures throughout United States, Canada and Australia.

PORAC Training – Basic Collective Bargaining

Basic Collective Bargaining – Reno

Three-day class – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An introductory course to collective bargaining, providing the participant with an overview of the collective bargaining process. This course will include legal analysis of laws related to collective bargaining including Meyers-Milias-Brown, analysis of positional and hard/soft bargaining as compared to interest-based bargaining, how to prepare for negotiations, basic contract costing, and defining what is good faith bargaining. Hands-on bargaining exercises, including contract costing, will help to prepare the participant for negotiations. This course is intensive and demanding. Participants should be prepared to put in additional hours to those identified below.

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PORAC Training – Political Action/PAC Management

Political Action/PAC Management – PORAC Headquarters

Two-day class, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Political Action will look at the value and future of political action and political action committees (PACs) as they pertain to the law enforcement community. Participants will learn the value of establishing a PAC and receive an overview of the current rules governing campaign and PAC expenditures. Learn how to author a bill and how a bill becomes law. Also covered will be an overview of the legislative process, current legislation affecting law enforcement, how to interpret proposed language, campaign strategies, and your legal and fiduciary responsibilities.

PAC Management will begin with a review of the state campaign laws contained in the Political Reform Act of 1974 and the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Participants will work from the PORAC Political Action Committee (PAC) Guide, which will provide required information and documents necessary to establish and maintain a PAC, including definitions of legal terms, commonly asked questions and answers, record-keeping requirements, state and county filing addresses for campaign reports, tax rules, sample completed state and county filing addresses for campaign reports, sample completed federal tax forms and sample completed state campaign reporting forms.

 

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