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Call for 2020 IADLEST Conference Speakers

IADLEST is committed to transforming policing by pursuing excellence in training and the development of professional standards; 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 standards and 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 2020 Conference will be held in Fort Worth, TX June 7-10, 2020, at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, and will give you an opportunity to share your knowledge with peers. IADLEST is looking for approximately 10-12 professionals to present on a topic related to one of the following. The membership is asking for more "hands on" type training, especially from other IADLEST members:

  • The science behind training
  • Cultural challenges
  • Effective curriculum development
  • Police suicide prevention
  • New developments in certification & decertification
  • Officer wellness
  • Data based policing
  • Leadership for recruit officers
  • Academy injury prevention
  • Using social media to promote academy training
  • Designing science-based curriculum
  • Effective adult learning techniques
  • Instructor development – beyond the basics
  • How to develop and write scenarios
  • Incorporating technology into training
  • Design of interactive and effective online training
  • How to build muscle memory and keep skills from deteriorating
  • Hiring for character
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Measuring the effectiveness of training

Submission Process

Submission Deadline: September 27, 2019

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.
  2. A fillable PDF form is also available. That form can be filled out and printed. Bios and resumes may be mailed or emailed with the form. The printed version can be mailed to:

1330 Manship Pl.
Meridian, ID 83642

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

All speaker proposals will be carefully reviewed by the IADLEST Training & Standards Committee for their applicability to the IADLEST conference attendees. Presenter selections will also be based on the following criteria:

  1. Clear statement of solutions to common challenges in the industry
  2. Extent to which attendees would benefit from your presentation
  3. Original work of the author/presenter
  4. Speaker's topic expertise and knowledge
  5. Speakers presentation experience and skill level

Speakers must commit, as part of their IADLEST speaker agreement, to maintain an educational focus for their session and to eliminate all sales messages or presentations. Sessions that incorporate a sales theme or message and/or receive low ratings will not be selected to serve at future conferences.

The selection of presenters will be announced, via e-mail mid-December. Selected presenters must sign a presentation commitment letter by January 10, 2020.


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

Speaker (1 per presentation) will be offered a discounted registration fee to attend the entire conference if desired.

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

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