I am writing this in the O’Hare International Airport on my way from Chicago to Las Vegas where I am teaching an Excellence in Training and Verbal Trauma Control Course. This past week I had the pleasure and honor to attend and present at the 2009 ILEETA International Training Conference and Expo in Wheeling, Illinois. Over the years I have attending a number of law enforcement instructor conferences and none compare to the atmosphere and energy of an ILEETA Conference. Every year I attend this great learning event it reminds me of the title of Mike Durant’s great book ‘In The Company of Heroes’.
The quality of people that attend this conference and the quality of the presentations is almost beyond description. Ed Nowicki, the Executive Director of ILEETA, along with Harvey Hedden, Jim Smith, Dianne and Gena Nowicki and so many others work tirelessly for this organization all year with a simple mission serve the members of ILEETA. If you are a law enforcement trainer, in any discipline, you need to be a member of this organization. Membership details are available atwww.ileeta.org. If you are a member you need to start saving now to attend the 2010 conference.
Check back Friday as I get back on track with sharing specific thoughts on achieving Excellence in Training.