The Annual National Conference June 10th – 12st, 2020
NAFTO is proud to offer some outstanding training at our 2020 3-Day National Conference in Spokane, Washington. This year’s training is specifically designed for Field Trainers working in Patrol, Detention, Communications, and Emergency Medicine. NAFTO is working to prepare your Field Training Unit for the challenges of 21st Century Policing by providing comprehensive and client-oriented curriculum. This year, NAFTO presents course topics including De-escalation, 21st Century Policing, Communication, Remedial Training, Standardization, Interpersonal Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Instructor Development, Reducing Liability, and Program Defensibility.
Keynote presentation by John Bostain of Command Presence
“Why Do We Know What We Think We Know?” – John Bostain
John Bostain is the President of Command Presence, LLC. John has committed the last 23 years to law enforcement, 20 of which have been as a law enforcement trainer. He has presented nationally and internationally on contemporary law enforcement topics such as dynamics of officer/citizen encounters, use of force, human performance factors, and instructor development. In 2012, he became the recipient of the prestigious Trainer of the Year Award as selected by Law Officer Magazine. He’s certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science Institute (FSI) and holds a B.S.Ed in Adult Education from Valdosta State University.
General Session Course by Dep. Chief Kyle Sumpter of Federal Way Police
“Deadly Force Principles” – Dep. Chief Kyle Sumpter
Deputy Chief Kyle Sumpter was a patrol officer, major crimes detective, firearms instructor, and responsible for his department’s firearms and deadly force training. He was a SWAT officer and commanded the largest team in the state. He organized and commanded a regional team of detectives responsible for investigating officer-involved shootings. He gives training around the state and serves as an expert witness in police litigation.
Breakout Sessions Offered:
Be an Effective Trainer, Bring Us Your Challenges, Tactical Social Interaction, Consistency in DOR Evaluation, FTO Back to Basics, FTO Selection Process Workshop, CIT in the Academy and FTO Car, Enhanced Coaching & Adaptive Communication, The Right Fit – Matching Instruction to Student Personality, Civil Liability – Defending Use of Force & Training Courses, Transformational Trainer, Top 10 Case Laws Every FTO Should Know.
Registration is $349.00 per non-NAFTO member attendees and $324.00 for current NAFTO members. This fee includes a 1-year NAFTO membership, 2 breakfasts, 2 catered lunches, and a banquet dinner (Thursday 06/11/2020).
To register, please go to https://nafto.org/national-conference/
Questions can be e-mailed to email@example.comLODGING IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ATTENDEES. Northern Quest is offering an amazing discounted room rate of $131.00/night for Conference Attendees. Provide the event code #23222 and ask for the conference room rate or book online using this link:
Cost savings considerations at this year’s conference:
- Complimentary shuttle from the Conference Center to and from Spokane Airport, downtown Spokane, and the surrounding area; no rental car required.
- Minutes from international airport with many direct flight options.
- Waived resort fee and free parking for local attendees.
- 5 meals provided for reduced Per Diem.
- No sales tax at Conference Center.
- Self-contained venue with numerous dining and entertainment options on property.
- 14 class options over 3 days of training.
Due to restriction from the venue, REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by May 15th, 2020. Seating limited to the 1st 200 applicants.
Early Conference Check-In Begins Tuesday, June 9th, at 1800 Hours in the Hotel Lobby
Don’t forget, there’s still time to submit applications for Master Field Training Officer and nominations for Field Training Officer of the Year. All applications and nominations must be received by March 15th, 2020. For additional information on awards go to https://tinyurl.com/FTOoftheYear and to https://tinyurl.com/MasterFTO. Master Field Training Officer certification costs your agency nothing and is a great way to recognize the hard work and dedication of your department’s Field Training Officers.
2020 National Conference Itinerary
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
|10:00am –5:00pm||NAFTO Board Meeting|
|5:00pm – 7:00pm||Pre-Registration|
Wednesday June 10, 2020
|7:00am – 8:00am||Registration– Pavillion IV|
|8:00am – 8:50am||Opening Ceremony
Welcome – Dan Greene – NAFTO Executive Director
Presentation of Colors – Spokane Honor Guard
Benediction – TBD
Capt. Andrew Garry – Kalispel Tribal Police Dept.
Chief Brad Richmond – Airway Heights Police Dept.
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich- Spokane County Sheriff
|9:00am – 12:00pm||“Why Do We Know What We Think We Know?”
John Bostain with Command Presence
|12:00pm – 12:55pm||Lunch (Included) – Pavillion IV|
|1:00pm – 2:50pm||Bring Us Your Challenges
|Consistency in DOR Evaluations
Lt. Bryan Klingele
|3:00pm – 4:50pm||Tactical Social Interaction
|FTO Selection Process Workshop
|5:00pm – 7:00pm||Dinner – On Your Own|
|7:00pm – 11:00pm||NAFTO Night In – Northern Quest Loft|
Thursday June 11, 2020
|7:00am – 8:00am||Breakfast (Included) – Pavillion IV|
|8:00am – 9:50am||FTO Back to Basics
Cmdr. Jeff Eddy
|Enhanced Coaching & Adaptive Communication
Sgt. Martin Tucker
|10:00am – 11:50am||The Right Fit – Matching Instruction to Student Personality
Dr. Lou Sowers
|Top 10 Case Laws Every FTO Should Know
Ofc. Graham Tinius
|12:00pm – 12:55pm||Annual NAFTO General Membership Meeting
Lunch (Included) – Pavillion IV
|1:00pm – 2:50pm||Civil Liability – Defending Use of Force & Training Courses
Heather Yakely, Esq.
|CIT in the Academy and FTO Car
Dep. Dan Moman
|3:00pm – 4:50pm||Be an Effective Trainer
|5:30pm – 6:00pm||Networking and Social Hour– Pavillion IV|
|6:00pm – 8:00pm||NAFTO Banquet – Pavillion IV|
|8:00pm -11:00pm||Hospitality Suite|
Friday June 12, 2020
|7:00am –8:00am||Breakfast (Included) – Pavillion IV
WANAFTO Business Meeting
|8:00am – 11:00am||Deadly Force Principles
Dep. Chief Kyle Sumpter