FTO Refresher

7 CEUs (Minnesota POST)
1-day course

Our one-day FTO Refresher course is intended for Field Training Officers who have been previously trained in a basic course. It focuses on continued development of your FTO as a trainer. No matter who trained your current FTOs, this refresher course will enhance their performance.

This course reviews important topics from our 3-day basic course, and includes timely updates on a variety of field training topics.

Our FTO Refresher course is targeted toward two groups:

  1. FTOs who attended Field Training Solutions Basic course in the past will benefit from this course as a refresher.
  2. FTOs who were trained under a different program will find their training and problem-solving skills enhanced by this course.

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  • Problem- and scenario-based training. This block presents two training methods that are well suited to the field training process, and should be in every FTO’s toolkit.
  • DISC Personality Profile. Attendees will take the DISC Personality Profile in order to understand the impact of personality on communication, evaluation, and the positive relationship between the FTO and the recruit.
  • DOJ recommendations for FTOs. In a recent consent decree, the Department of Justice field identified specific learning objectives for FTOs. Many of these learning objectives are consistent with learning research.
  • Evaluation. We’ll evaluate case law to learn what the courts want from field training evaluation. We also put FTOs through calibration exercises to demonstrate the value of well-written definitions and behavioral anchors.

In keeping with DOJ recommendations, our FTO Refresher Course also covers:

  • Learning preferences. Participants will take an assessment to determine how their brain best receives new information. More important, participants will learn how to adapt lessons to the learning preference of the recruit.
  • Generational differences. The generation now entering the workforce requires a new approach. Learn more about the upcoming generation and the work environment they work best in.