Safety Simulation Training

Regardless of how much classroom training an individual has received, one of the true measures of that individual's learning is whether or not he or she can apply what they have learned. The Safety Simulation Training program (SST) represents the latest in safety training concepts specifically tailored for community corrections agencies. This simulation-based training program takes officer safety training from classroom theory to a real world setting. SST is a comprehensive approach to safety training that developed as a continuation of our lecture and interactive training packages. The goal of SST is to provide current, practical safety training and to deliver this training using cost efficient, state-of-the-art methods and technologies. SST will provide agencies the opportunity for an ongoing dialogue regarding the latest safety issues and continued individualized training development.

After reviewing the philosophy, purpose and logistics of this program, participants are presented with various scenarios. These scenarios simulate field settings, office settings, and home contacts. The backgrounds for each of these scenarios were taken from actual incidents reported by state, federal and county probation and pretrial services officers. Our goal in simulation-based training is to create as realistic a setting as possible for officers, strive for win-win situations in order to facilitate learning, and constructively critique an officer's performance without being judgmental.

This simulation-based program takes the next logical step in the development of sound and effective safety practices by allowing officers to "put it all together." Quite often, the result is the realization by officers that they still have much to learn. This dynamic training program meets the legal challenge of being "relevant and realistic."

Length of Program - 2 days

Safety Simulation: Training of Trainers

Our Training of Trainers program provides agency trainers with a detailed and thorough model to conduct simulation-based training in their agency. Instruction is provided to trainers on how to:

Create as realistic a setting as possible for each scenario,
Create win-win situations in order to facilitate learning, and
Constructively critique performance while not being judgmental.
As trainers will learn, it is during these debriefing periods that many of the objectives of the session are brought together. Successful debriefing sessions are critical to the success of any simulation-based program. Participants will learn how to effectively explain and discuss theories and concepts so that students have a framework within which they can assess a situation, decide on a course of action, and then act.

However, even more than in a classroom setting, effective trainers are the key to success of the program. Just because a trainer is effective in presenting information does not mean they will have the skills to provide effective simulation training. This program provides those skills and teaches how to conduct Safety Simulation Training in a safe, positive, yet dynamic manner; maximizing participant skill retention.

Length of Program - 3 days

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