International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training

2014 Call for Presenters


IADLEST is known for being the catalyst for law enforcement improvement; and each year, the annual conference showcases this commitment by focusing on the most  pressing issues for training managers and executives. The IADLEST Conference will challenge delegates by examining emerging concepts and methods and providing access to:

1. New ideas and approaches to law enforcement training

2. Both leading edge and topical presentations

3. Opportunities to connect with key individuals and organizations across the law enforcement standards and training segment

Presentation Topics

The 2014 Conference will be held in West Destin, Florida June 1-4, 2014, at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, and will give you an opportunity to share your knowledge with peers. IADLEST is looking for approximately 20 professionals to present on a topic related to one of IADLEST’s 3 major mission areas, including:

· Enhancing professionalism in law enforcement

· Increasing officer safety

· Reducing training costs & officer liability

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

1. Effective methods/approaches to reduce officer injury and LODD (Line of duty deaths)

2. New training approaches and technologies, including blended training, eLearning, simulation based training, virtual worlds and mobile learning and practical exercises

3. Adapting training and techniques to new student demographics

4. Instructional systems design applied to law enforcement training, newest technology available

5. Legal issues, such as certification/decertification practices, avoiding/mitigating officer liability and accreditation, ADA Laws and how they apply to academies.

6. Best practices in academy and POST operations, including compliance tracking

7. Police officers as first responders and the implications for training

8. New business models and approaches to fund and operate POST organizations and training academies

9. Legal issues impacting law enforcement training and standards

10. Leadership

Submission Process

Submission Deadline: October 18, 2013

Two submission options:

1. An online form is available:, which can be filled out and submitted. Bios or resumes may be uploaded and submitted with the online form.

§  A printed version can also be scanned and emailed to:

§  You will receive a confirmation e-mail within 72 hours of receiving the completed form.

Review Process

The IADLEST Selection Committee will review abstracts during November, 2013. During this time, the Committee will request more information from potential presenters, if needed. Presenter selections will be based on the following criteria:

1.) Topic relevance to IADLEST’s major mission areas and relevance to the majority of IADLEST members and conference attendees

2.) Clear statement of solutions to common challenges in the industry

3.) Extent to which attendees would benefit from your presentation

4.) Original work of the author/presenter

5.) Speaker's topic expertise and knowledge

6.) Speakers presentation experience and skill level

The selection of presenters will be announced, via e-mail by December 30, 2013. Selected presenters must sign a presentation commitment letter by January 17, 2014.

Corresponding papers will be published by IADLEST following the presentation at the 2014 Conference.


Speakers will receive 1 night of lodging at the conference host hotel and will be provided complimentary lunch during the day of the presentation.

Travel expenses, IADLEST conference registration fees (optional attendance), and other expenses incurred will be the responsibility of the presenter.

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