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Let’s Talk Policing in Challenging Times – The Network Webinar Series

July 27, 2020

In follow-up to the Transformational Leadership webinar hosted on June 23, 2020, the second webinar in CPKN’s The Network Webinar Series will be a panel discussion to answer questions from the webinar attendees. Joining (ret’d) Chief Devon Clunis will be Chief Constable Del Manak, Victoria Police Department and Tom Stamatakis, President, Canadian Police Association. The panelists will discuss: – What does systemic racism mean? How do we proceed when the public assumes racism? – What does defunding the police mean, what does this look like across the country, and what are the implications? – How do we support the mental health of police service members in light of the pandemic, recent protests, and calls for defunding? How can we support officers and their families? Join us on Wednesday August 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern to continue this important conversation!

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Course Survey Maintenance

July 2, 2020

CPKN uses Survey Monkey for its course survey feedback. Survey Monkey is undergoing routine maintenance and as a result, surveys will be temporarily unavailable on July 3, 2020 between 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Eastern. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 40th Anniversary

June 26, 2020

Did you know that 2020 is the 40th anniversary of the formal recognition of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a mental health disoder in the Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)? The Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research (CIPSRT) and Treatment has many helpful resources and on their website. These resources Include: informative videos about PTSD importance of leadership Self-assessment tools First-hand story-telling from the front line In preparation to recognize and reduce the stigma of PTSD, visit the CIPSRT website and post on social media on June 27, 2020 for the #WearTealChallenge.  

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Transformational Leadership Webinar

June 19, 2020

Join us for a webinar on June 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM Eastern for a webinar on Transformational Leadership. This event is free to attend. The #BlackLivesMatter movement in the United States is having broad impacts on Canadians. As you know, we are seeing peaceful protests in cities large and small, media coverage alleging acts of racism by Canadian officers, and calls from politicians and citizens for body worn cameras on all officers as well as the defunding of police. How will Canadian police services navigate these challenges? CPKN will host a webinar event led by Chief Devon Clunis (ret’d) to discuss transformational leadership in response to recent events. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Register online now! To read some of Devon’s recent media interviews, click on the links below. Article in the Winnipeg Free Press CTV News Interview      

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Virtual Classrooms

May 28, 2020

As many services and public safety organizations modify training to meet social distancing requirements, training departments are either using or exploring virtual classrooms. In our Spring Newsletter, we published some Tips and Tricks for running a successful virtual classroom. Here are links to other helpful articles from around the web: The Harvard Business Review has published an article on elevating your personal presence in virtual meetings and how to best manage them. A white paper from Adobe discusses Best Practices for Virtual Classroom Training. Research Gate has a published article used as the foundation for our newsletter story with best practices for virtual classrooms.

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Update to the LMS

May 28, 2020

CPKN staff recently hosted a webinar to provide an update on what’s a part of the update to the LMS. Want to know more? View the webinar video to hear from Randy Cameron about some new features and from Evan Jackson about what we need to do in the back-end to ensure a successful experience.  

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Certificate Update in LMS

May 26, 2020

On May 25, CPKN successfully upgraded the LMS to ILIAS 5.4. Things went well and we are pleased with the transition. There is one outstanding item that requires additional work. Learner Certificates With the update to ILIAS 5.4, one of the enhancements is persisting certificates which means if a course is archived or removed, the learner will still have access to the certificate. Also all certificates will be saved in a new dropdown on the Personal Desktop called Achievements in addition to their traditional placement under the course title. CPKN’s development team will complete the migration of all learner certificates by June 5, 2020, however, it is a short two-step process for learners to migrate their own certificates in the LMS if they require immediate access. To access certificates, learners can follow these steps: Step One Log in to the LMS, visit the “Personal Data and Profile” dropdown on the Personal Desktop tab and click the “Start Migration” button in the notification. Step Two Click on the “Save” button. Step Three Learners will now find…

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Weed Out The Risk Program

May 22, 2020

Weed Out the Risk: An-Anti Crash Course for Canadian Youth Weed Out the Risk (WOTR) is an interactive harm reduction program that aims to educate youth on the risks associated with using cannabis and driving or being a passenger in a high driver’s vehicle. The single-session challenges youth misconceptions about impaired driving using a variety of games, videos, and case studies to engage youth participants. WOTR is available in both French and English and has been endorsed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, MADD Canada, the Cannabis Council of Canada, teachers and most importantly by the tens of thousands of youth participants who are now making more informed decisions. Our facilitator training allows you to bring the Weed Out the Risk program to your community. This training is a cost-effective and valuable professional development opportunity. Trainings can be completed in just a few hours either in-person or online. Upon completion of the training, participants receive full access to the program and its supplementary materials such as the Facilitator’s Manual and an Educator’s Guide.…

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Modernizing Police Leadership Competencies Project Report

May 14, 2020

In the fall of 2019, CPKN began work on a project to update senior policing leadership competencies found in the Competency-Based Management Framework (CBMF) with project partners, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Canadian Police College (CPC). This project is partially funded by Public Safety Canada with additional contributions from the project partners.  The project team engaged the services of the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance (CSKA) to undertake research and develop a project report. The final report has been complete and is available to download. The Modernizing Police Leadership Competencies project has proven to be a valuable initiative to the benefit of Canadian Policing. As you will see in the report, there were three significant outcomes: Creation of an updated Competency Profile for Police Executive Leadership (Appendix A of the report). This was based on information, discussions and analysis resulting from the literature review, community survey and facilitated workshop that formed the foundation of this project. Definition of a series of next steps to complete the updating of the Police Leadership Model taking…

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Easter Long Weekend

April 9, 2020

CPKN’s office will be closed for the Easter Long weekend beginning on Friday, April 10, 2020. We will be back online Tuesday April 14, 2o20 to respond to your calls and emails.

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