How did you answer the question raised in the headline? Do you need help implementing online training at your fire or police department?
I recently taught a class titled, Strategies & Tactics for Success with On-Line Training and Education. The class focused on online training in public safety departments. The audience was training officers, directors, chiefs, department budget staff, technology officers, and instructors.
Most class attendees fell into one of the following four categories:
NOTE: Although the class was attended primarily by fire service staff, the subject matter of online training and e-learning could easily cross over to law enforcement and all areas of safety training.
Attendees to the class or readers of this post (you) have an interest in learning about how to:
Following is a summary synopsis of the class:
If a public safety department, police, fire, EMS, and so on. is considering implementing online training technologies, the training chief or project team leader must establish their end game goals. Using the following three principles when developing the specific goals and objectives for the project will serve as the guiding principles for the project.
Let this process guide your end goals for implementing an online training solutions, such as TargetSolutions.
There are 10 key implementation tactics needed for successful implementation of online learning for a public safety department; they include:
As illustrated in the 10 implementation tactics, getting started requires considerable planning, management buy-in, technology understanding, and funding. When first staring out ask yourself the following seven questions. This a good starting point and the questions will help you to understand the full needs, impact and depth of the project:
This post is intended to provide a short synopsis of how to get started with implementing online training programs for your fire or police department. This is just a guideline to get the ball rolling and not a full guide for implementation.
If you’re new to TargetSolutions and need help implementing the online training management platform, contact our Customer Support team online.
Bill Booth’s organization, the Interact Business Group, is recognized as a national leader for the development of strategic business plans for the public safety training centers. In 2012, Booth started ResponderGateway.net, which is a news, opinions and technology website. He lives in Northern San Diego County with his wife Carole. He can be followed on twitter @InteractBill.
Blog Written by Bill Booth, Interact Business Group