Law Enforcement Administration

Managing the Training Function:

Academy Administration and Instructor Development


Plano, Texas, USA

Past Event

28 Hours TCOLE Credit

ILEA Headquarters
at The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

Online registration is closed. Please bring your completed registration form to the door.


Significant and ongoing change in society and the workplace dictate the need for special talents and abilities on the part of those administering training at every level of law enforcement. The time when an organization arbitrarily assigns someone to be a “training manager” should be over. Recent events and litigation, especially scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Justice, have demonstrated once again, that the training responsibility reaches well beyond the walls of the classroom or academy setting. This intensive four-day program will identify and enhance the skills necessary to succeed in this rapidly changing and challenging environment.


Tuition includes all instruction and handouts. Lodging and meals are excluded.

  • $650 ILEA Member
  • $750 Non-member


  • Tools of the Trade - The topics selected for the tools of the trade are areas that provide specific and relative information in order to be successful in that position of agency responsibility. The instruction will provide the manager a framework in which will assist them in outlining their specific work day as well as the future of the training function within their organization. Topics range from how to build internal support; boundary management; project and research management; building a training schedule; understand their licensing authorities (POSTS); identification and selection of training staff; standard operating procedures; as well as other areas of importance in the life a of a training manager.
  • Employee Relations (EEOC) - With a significant number of EEOC complaints coming from the public safety, this block of instructions will familiarize new training managers with the concept of organizational liability and how to minimize risk; the concept of workplace retaliation and the consequences thereof.  Participants will learn components for developing and creating a workplace environment that promotes the prevention discrimination and retaliation.
  • Budgeting - Participants will learn their role as officials in the budget process; learn several different budgeting formats; identify methods for supplementing their budget and learn identify cost saving initiatives that may be used in their organization.
  • Personnel and Training Liability Issues - This block of instruction will orient participants with law enforcement trainer’s legal responsibilities and accountability. Participants will first be taught ethical leadership principles as a guide for creating a positive training environment; followed by case studies of high risk instructional behavior; review of selected federal statutes; selected constitutional amendents; the US Supreme Court Standards for Use of Force and Case Law Updates.
  • Teaching to the Nexus - This block of instruction builds on the adult education section. Any classroom will usually present to several types of learners. This section encourages and demonstrates to participants how to teach to all learning styles during a block of instruction in order to maximize learning. This is call “Teaching to the Nexus”.
  • Principles of Adult Education - This section will describe the varieties of ways adults learn, and identify teaching methods (andragogy) to facilitate learning. Theories such as Transformational Learning, Affective Learning, Psychomotor Learning, Cognitive Learning and Generation Based-Teaching will be discussed.


  • Rusty K. Goodpaster, Executive Director, Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
    Mr. Goodpaster served with the Bloomfield Police Department and Greene County Sheriff’s Department prior to joining the staff at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in June 1983. In December 2005 he was named Executive Director. Rusty holds a Baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Indianapolis.
  • Steven M. Otto, Business Management Consultant, Bedford, TX
    Mr. Otto was appointed in July 2013 as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Criminal Justice (online) Program for the University of Maryland University College. Steve brings extensive experience in recruiting and hiring police personnel including having served as the Senior Training Advisor and Training Coordinator for the Department of State Civilian Policing Program (CIVPOL). He is the former Director of Training for the Dallas Police Department. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Texas at Permian Basin.
  • Gregory Smith, M.A.,  Director, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration
    Prior to his appointment as Director, Mr. Gregory Smith served ILEA for more than 17 years. Mr. Smith holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology (specializing in Social Psychology) from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science, with Minors in Multi-Cultural Education and Military Science from Ball State University.
  • Joe C. Tooley, Attorney at Law
    Joe C. Tooley maintains an established litigation and appellate practice providing representation for government entities and officials, private businesses and corporations. Tooley has trained and spoken to attorneys, public safety, law enforcement officials, and lay individuals in civil liability, litigation practice, law enforcement management and loss prevention. A former police officer and police academy coordinator, Joe completed his B.S. degree in Criminal Justice at East Texas State University. He earned his J.D. degree from SMU Dedman School of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1982.

*Sample of instructors who are used on a rotation and availability basis.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those charged with oversight of the training function in law enforcement organizations.

Schedule and Faculty

Monday, June 20

8:30 am

Introduction and Course Overview

8:45 am

Tools of the Trade

  • Steven M. Otto, Business Management Consultant

12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm

Tools of the Trade (continued)

  • Mr. Otto

4:30 pm


Tuesday, June 21



  • Rusty K. Goodpaster, Executive Director, Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm

Employee Relations (EEO)

  • Mr. Goodpaster

4:30 pm


Wednesday, June 22

8:30 am

Personnel and Training Liability Issues

  • Joe C. Tooley, Attorney at Law

12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm

Personnel and Training Liability Issues (continued)

  • Mr. Tooley

4:30 pm


Thursday, June 23

8:30 am

Teaching to the Nexus

  • Gregory Smith

12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm

Principles of Adult Education

  • Mr. Smith

4:30 pm


Overnight Accommodations

Hyatt Place Dallas/Plano
3100 Dallas Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
Tel: 972.378.3997

Hyatt Place Plano welcomes our guests attending ILEA – Managing the Training Function, at The Center for American and International Law. We have set aside a block of rooms with a group rate of $94 plus applicable fees/taxes for 6/18/2016-6/23/2016.

Please make your reservations by 6/4/2016 . As long as the reservation is made by this date, and the group block has availability, you will receive the group rate. Any reservations not received on or before this cut-off date are subject to hotel availability at the best available prevailing rate.

Booking Instructions

Book online   

Type in Arrival/Departure Dates
Enter Group/Corporate #: G-AL32
Call 888-HYATT-HP (888.492.8847) or 972.378.3997

Dates available: 6/18/2016-6/23/2016
Mention the group name: CAILAW / ILEA – Managing Training

  • A valid credit card is required to make reservations
  • Tax Exemption Certificates and Credit Card Authorization Forms may be faxed to the hotel directly at 972.608.4427 prior to your arrival.

TCOLE Credit

Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for 28 hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit.

Course Cancellation Policy

Occasionally, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) may be forced to cancel a scheduled program. Whenever possible, the decision to cancel is made at least fourteen days prior to the start of the program, and registered participants are notified once that decision has been made. If the distance to the training site requires that you make airline and/or hotel reservations, please contact ILEA (+1.972.244.3430) to inquire about the status of any program before making travel arrangements. While paid registrations in cancelled courses will be refunded in full, ILEA will not be responsible for monetary loss due to cancellations or changes in airline or hotel reservations.

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