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Stanhope 2020: The New Normal in Police Training

September 30 - October 1, 2020

Virtual Stanhope Conference 

Welcome Message from Chief Kimberley Greenwood, CPKN Board Chair

CPKN's History and the Stanhope Conference, Presented by Sandy Sweet, President & CEO CPKN

September 30, 2020 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern

11:30 a.m. - 1:20 a.m.
Session One: Leadership In Challenging Times

Policing in Canada has been impacted in numerous ways since March of 2020. A global pandemic required shifts in how police services across the country worked, trained, and served their respective communities. The Black Lives Matter movement originating in the United States quickly took root in Canada with protests occurring from coast to coast to coast. These protests quickly led to national discussions and social media hashtags about defunding the police. Hear from senior police leaders about how these major issues have impacted the world of policing and how they may continue to impact operations and training into the future.

This session hosted by the Collaboration & Engagement Sub-committee of the National Advisory Committee will also include an update from the committee about recent and upcoming activities.

Speakers: Chief Kimberley Greenwood, Barrie Police Service; Chief Mark Neufeld, Calgary Police Service; Chief Nishan Duraiappah, Peel Regional Police Service; Paul Hebert, Ontario Police College;  Supt. Larry Montgomery, Pacific Region Training Unit, RCMP

1:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Session Two: Responding to Calls For Mental Health Support: Training & Inter-disciplinary Perspectives

A four-person panel will speak about their perspectives on attending a call that is known as or has a high probability to involve a person with mental health concerns. Panel members include a Crisis-Intervention Social Worker, a Police Officer, an Educator, and an individual with both lived experience as well as professional experience with service providers.

This session is hosted by the Learning Needs Subcommittee of the National Advisory Committee and will include an update from the committee about recent and upcoming activities.

Speakers: Jennifer Ward, Canadian Mental Health Association; Sgt. James Stanberg, Delta Police Department; Steve Bentley, Delta Police Department; Leslie Hadfield, Atlantic Police Academy; Lana Frado, Sound Times Support Services; Keri Hatch, Ontario Provincial Police; Inspector Shelley Thompson, Peel Regional Police Service

3: 30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Session Three: COVID-19 and the Pivot to Virtual Learning

In this session, we will explore how police training units responded to COVID19 and turned training challenges into opportunities. What strategies were employed to quickly pivot training to virtual spaces? How were challenges addressed?

This session is hosted by the Innovation and Learning Sub-committee and will include an update from the committee on recent and upcoming activities from the committee.

Speakers: Jason Siu & Joe Countrymen, York Regional Police Service; Michael Rybacha & Mabel Hong, Vancouver Police Department; Tom Strancaric, Hamilton Police Service; Shelley Tiffin, JIBC; Betty Froese, Vancouver Police Department; Sean O'Brien, Toronto Police Service

September 30, 2020 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Eastern

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Virtual Social

Take some time to catch-up online with fellow delegate. Stay tuned for more details!

October 1, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern

11:00 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m.
Session Four: Developing Basic Constable Competencies - a Case Study

How can the Police Sector Council Competency-Based Management Framework be applied across the country? What activities are currently underway to update and promote the use of the Competency-Based Management Framework on a national scale? Join this discussion and hear about a current project in British Columbia that included a curriculum review of basic constable training resulting in the addition of two new competencies. Following this Case Study there will be a brief presentation, a discussion of recent and upcoming projects to update the Competency-Based Management Framework.

This session is hosted by the Competencies Sub-committee and will include an update from the committee on recent and upcoming activities.

Speakers: Angela Ripley; Steve Schnitzer, JIBC; Sandy Sweet, CPKN

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session Five: Axon Virtual Training & 360 Video Training

Have a glimpse at the future of technology-enhanced learning. Halton Police Service has recently implemented virtual empathy training using an oculus headset.  Presenters from Axon and the Halton Police Service will talk about the training, its implementation, and impacts.

We will also hear about 360 training being developed by OPVTA. This new form of training offers a glimpse into this upcoming stream of products and will provide examples to demonstrate just what is 360 training and how it can be implemented.

Speakers: Robert Murphy, Axon; Dave Tutte, Halton Regional Police Service; Sgt. Sean O'Brien, Toronto Police Service

4:05 p.m. - 4:15p.m.
Wrap Up

Stanhope Conference wrap-up.

Speaker: Sandy Sweet, President & CEO, CPKN