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. Walk-in registration will be accepted for the program.


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


8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily


  • 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.


  • Vernell E. Dooley, Jr., Deputy Chief, Glenn Heights Police Department, TX
    Prior to joining the Glenn Heights Police Department in July 2017, Chief Dooley was with the Denton Police Department. He enjoyed many different assignments at Denton PD, including the Director of Training. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of North Texas, a Master’s degree in Criminology from The University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas.
  • Richard N. Holden, Ph.D., Scholar-in-Residence, ILEA
    In addition to joining ILEA as Scholar-in-Residence in 2015, Dr. Holden is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas at Dallas. Rick holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, a Master of Science degree in Human Relations and Management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Abilene Christian University.
  • Carl Pendleton, Officer, Norman Police Department, OK
    Officer Pendleton has been with the Norman Police Department since 2009 currently serving as their Police Recruiter. Carl has a passion for teaching and instructs multiple disciplines at the Norman Police Academy, as well as numerous agencies across the state. Carl graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Criminology, with a Minor in Religious Studies and subsequently a Master of Education degree in Adult & Higher Education.
  • 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.
  • John D. Wong, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professor of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, University of Dallas
    Dr. Wong received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Economics degrees from WSU, a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Northeastern University. Dr. Wong was previously the Associate Dean of the School of Business and Public Leadership at the University of North Texas at Dallas and was responsible for all managerial oversight over all School of Business and Public Leadership activities. Dr. Wong has written extensively on public finance and policy issues.

*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.

Overnight Accommodations

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 $100 plus applicable fees/taxes for 9/10/2017 - 9/15/2017.

Please make your reservations by 8/26/2017. 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-LA19
Call 888-HYATT-HP (888.492.8847) or 972.378.3997

Dates available: 9/10/2017 - 9/15/2017
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.

Eligibility Policy

The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration provides  professional education and technical support to the law enforcement community. 

A registrant in an ILEA program must be a sworn officer; a civilian employee of a law enforcement department; or an employee of a municipal, county or state agency.

Anyone interested in attending an ILEA program who does not meet the above standard requirements will need to request advance approval. Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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