Now I understand current police shootings: the science behind it and how to prevent it through training. This should be mandatory training. Charismatic, motivational instructor … most thought provoking class I’ve ever taken.
I … have heard nothing but great things since your training and more important have heard a different interactive tone from co-workers in their view of their work world, their place in it, and … their desired place in it. It really is remarkable.
This seminar provided real tools that I can take back and implement immediately to create change. The information about old brain/new brain (neurobiological responses) to fear was amazing and I can take that back to make officers and the public safer. It gives me hope with all that is happening with police shootings. We can fix this and now, I know how.
I don’t make these claims in the abstract; I make them after having seen the results …. I have observed the results in the courtroom, I have had the opportunity to speak directly with the kids in the program, and I have happily heard of many success stories after they have completed the Compass Program and left the detention center.
I came to [ICT’s three day Leadership Seminar] expecting the same old, same old. I was shocked to not only find myself loving the course but learning things about my work community that I had never even considered. My outlook towards each person has changed and the things I learned about myself made a powerful impact on my life, paths, and choices that are now, crystal clear. Now, I will make those choices based on conscious decisions. My eyes are wide open!
I was assigned to take [ICT’s three day] Leadership Seminar … it was without a doubt, the best training that I have attended in my 19 years with this department. Ms. McDermott had keen insight into the future of this department and challenged us to share in that vision. Not only did we have the challenge of looking at our careers, and our fit in the future here, but we had a team building experience that will enhance our ability to work together as a team. We all left the training with a renewed hope for the future of our department and the role that we play in it…
It only takes a few minutes with [Ms. McDermott] to recognize her intelligence, enthusiasm, dedication, and her love for her work. She employs the admirable combination of firm structure and compassionate caring.
After your [Motivational Interviewing and Training for Trainers] courses, I made a connection with the kids for the first time while teaching. I feel effective for the first time in my job. Thank you.
We are very pleased with the outcomes of this developmental training and it is a pleasure to hear staff talking about, and more importantly, practicing what they learned. I highly recommend Island Consulting & Training and the evaluations from my staff support this endorsement of superior training. Ms. McDermott customized our training to meet our specific needs, and I am aware that she has customized training for a number of Probation Departments. Ms. McDermott is a talented instructor, facilitator, and trainer and we are looking forward to having her work with us on other training ventures.
Understanding the learning process beginning with unconscious incompetence was extremely useful to me. This helps me to better evaluate and understand the training needs of different staff. Great tool.
Donna “Jamie” McDermott,
CEO and Founder of ICT
“The answers to the real problems we face in restorative justice and public safety are never found in training manuals. Therefore, it is always a mistake to think we can teach people what to think. The goal, instead, should be to provide them with the tools they need to think through a problem, develop an ethical solution, and act in the face of profound stress. This is what ICT does. This is who we are.” – Donna “Jamie” McDermott, MPPA
Jamie selected to present two workshops at the September 2017 CPPCA Conference
The conference will be held on the Historic Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA.
Workshops will focus on SB1143: Discovery, Implementation, Compliance
Given the tremendous success of her presentation to 136 probation managers at the CAPIA Conference in Pismo Beach on November 15th, 2016, CPPCA has invited Jamie to provide two-four hour sessions dedicated to this critical topic for institutions.
SB1143 was co-sponsored by Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC). SB1143 must be fully implemented by probation departments by January 1, 2018.
The CPPCA courses will delve more deeply into the legislation and steps needed to comply with this new legislative mandate. Participants will leave the course with a plan of action and tools to assist with implementation..
This is what institutions executives had to say about the CAPIA presentation:
“This training should be offered to every staff from line staff to management in order to provide understanding of the youth we work with and the change that is expected of all institutions. Excellent training!”
“I have been coming to CAPIA for eight years. This is, hands down, the best training I have experienced.”
“An excellent trainer and so very knowledgeable about topics needing to be addressed due to new law changes and legislation.”
“I really enjoyed the energy of the facilitator. She was on point with everything she said; very relevant to my work.”
“[Our] county needs this presenter to facilitate … supervisor training. This class is great and she is very motivational.”
“When you’re in a position of leadership, you should constantly be probing and delving into what could possibly make your department better.”
—David Todd, Police Chief
• Serve public safety organizations that are committed to building competencies and a plan for ongoing success in personnel, sworn and non-sworn
• Specialize in the creation and delivery of dynamic, learner-centered training curricula
• Provide proven, expert, and credible training that is specifically designed to develop positive leadership and management skills in probation, police, sheriff’s and prison personnel
• Analyze current trends and best practices that stem from direct experience in the field to bring the most up-to-date, advanced training available