… I attended [two of] your [live on-line] classes this week. … your classes were the most significant and informative classes I’ve attended since being employed as a JIO in my 21 year career. Thank you. … Thanks again, GREAT CLASSES!! Keep up the good and Meaningful work.
Island Consulting & Training is providing Live On-Line STC Approved Training.
Continue meeting STC and departmental training requirements in a seamless manner while complying with CDC recommendations.
… I had the pleasure of being in two of the Zoom (Live On-Line) trainings this week (Addictionology and Emotional Intelligence: Trauma and Resiliency). The Instructor, Ms. Jamie McDermott, was awesome. She was insightful, fun, attentive, patient, and very encouraging and for us first timers of Zoom; she made us feel right at home. … they make learning enjoyable. Big Time Kudos …
March 19, 2020
Subject: COVID-19 Alternative Training Platform Design Approved by STC
Dear Chief Probation Officer,
With coronavirus (COVID-19) continuing to spread around the world, your personal and organizational health remains important to Island Consulting and Training (ICT).
Undoubtedly, this outbreak is causing some serious concerns for your executive team, department and your training team. Several training managers (law enforcement and civilian) reached out to ICT hoping for immediate solutions. To that end, beginning March 17th, we are happy to continue to provide exceptional service in support of your training mission.
Effective immediately, ICT is providing Live On-Line STC Approved Training. This means that you can continue meeting STC and departmental training requirements in a seamless manner while complying with CDC recommendations.
We have been using the live on-line platform for a year in Jamie’s second business and are now offering this new platform to our law enforcement partners.
Since the pandemic began, ICT has been working with several probation departments and BSCC/STC proactively. As of Monday, March 17, 2020, STC has approved ICT’s use of Live On-Line Training using the Zoom platform. Therefore, ICT is “up and running” and actively scheduling training dates for four and eight hour Live On-Line STC Approved Trainings. Training dates for April are filling up quickly! There are a few training dates open in April if you would like to get your STC training program “back on track” immediately. Please call Jamie directly at (916) 704-4803 to schedule Live On-Line STC Approved Training. You can also reach out to ICT at email@example.com.
History: As you may be aware, Jamie was the STC training manager and lead trainer for a department of 600 providing her with a very clear picture of what may be happening on your end. Furthermore, Jamie was the training manager and President of Southern Counties Training Association (SCTA) when law enforcement lost STC funding. She led teams that created and implemented new systems to meet those requirements. Her department wanted to ensure that all officers were properly trained, and they were committed to meeting legal requirements under best practices. Both of those missions were accomplished, and Jamie’s team was recognized by the BOC (now BSCC) for innovation during that challenging time.
Currently, ICT can be of assistance in several key ways during this pandemic.
During 2019, Jamie invested $170,000 in a new “civilian centered” on-line training and consulting business. That business is thriving and has been active for approximately one year. Jamie presently leads live on-line seminars and one-on-one coaching sessions, meetings and has experienced great success with this new live on-line classroom experience. Because of this, ICT is ready to begin facilitating STC training immediately via the ZOOM platform.
STC Requirements: Jamie has worked directly with STC to ensure that ICT meets all BSCC requirements while utilizing this new platform. We are very happy to announce that STC approved ICT’s live on-line classroom program on Monday, March 17, 2020! Therefore, you will be able to meet your training requirements AND meet the Center for Disease Control social distancing precautions simultaneously. Officers can use a laptop or desktop computer and take a four or eight-hour STC course from the comfort and safety of their home or office desk. Computer labs with WIFI connection can also be utilized in compliance with CDC social distancing recommendations.
ICT will track attendance and verify participation as Jamie will personally teach each course via ZOOM. Best practices for adult learning are always at the center of ICT’s curriculum and we will include testing in this new platform to ensure transfer of knowledge.
You may want to know about the immediate steps ICT is taking to contribute to support the health of your department and your organizational success during the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. While taking the precautions outlined by the Center for Disease Control, ICT is also adapting our operations in the following ways:
• Adjusting In-Person Events. Impacted trainings, seminars and meetings are being re-designed for a virtual audience and large events have been rescheduled. We have postponed our major non-STC events and all STC live in-person training for March and part of April. We are preparing to utilize alternative training options for one year pursuant to current medical opinions regarding the spread of the virus. ICT is investing in more infrastructure and has hired an additional team member, dedicated to I.T. This brings our team of exceptional professionals, committed to exceeding your expectations to six.
• Alternative Training Options. Effective immediately, we can provide alternative training options for most of the courses we offer in our catalog (Link here) so that your training program can proceed seamlessly.
If your training department already has a course(s) scheduled with ICT, let’s keep those dates! We will simply change the platform and you will not need to reschedule anything. Simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take it from there.
The ICT catalog is also attached for your convenience. Please note that our catalog is a living document. Please check back from time to time and if there is a course you do not see, please ask us. We are presently developing new training to meet State requirements and have announced those courses on our website and in the catalog.
• ICT Assistance. If you have concerns about any upcoming in-person training, we are happy to assist you in exploring alternatives. Again, if your department already has a courses scheduled with ICT, let’s keep those dates. We will simply change the platform and you will not need to reschedule anything. Our Professional Services Team is prepared and willing to help you best utilize technology to sustain your training program during this uncertain time.