One reason for ILJ’s success in criminal justice training is the emphasis we place on adult learning methods. Not all subject matter experts are good teachers. Our expert trainers have additional credentials—a practical, working knowledge of the material, and the ability to employ teaching methods that facilitate learning and keep participants actively engaged in the training process. Examples include

  • Scenarios based on situations encountered in the field
  • Team exercises that result in products, such as action plans, that can be taken home and put to use
  • Case studies that illustrate how actual problems were resolved in similar jurisdictions
  • Use of multimedia presentations and hands-on demonstrations
  • Web-based distance learning classes, teleconferences,

Technical Assistance (TA)

In addition to handling requests for materials and information, TA methods may include

  • Regional training events, which may be less costly and more effective than traveling to national training conferences
  • “Host site” training that includes opportunities to observe a successful program in operation.
  • Individual, short-term TA by an expert on site—for example to facilitate collaboration, assist with data analysis, or help develop a strategic plan
  • Train-the-trainer approaches

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