Workshops

Upcoming Events

Judy and Eric are available individually or as a team for multiple-day training. We speak at events and conferences; as well as conducting classes for Public Information Officers, public safety leaders, and those wanting to improve their communications skills.

June 19, 2024: CACP PEM Program, Calgary, AB (Closed Session)

June 26, 2024: National Sheriffs Association Conference, Oklahoma City, OK

July 8, 2024: Executive Communication for LE Leaders, Whitby, ON CANDA - Closed Session

July 9, 2024: The Executive Communicator - Email for Details, Hosted by Durham Regional Police, Whitby, ON CANADA

July 15, 2024: Authenticity in Policing (U of Chicago, PLA), Chicago, IL (Closed Session)

August 25, 2024: Communicating in Crisis, NIOA Conference, Clearwater, FL

September 16, 2024: The Executive Communicator, Savannah, GA

October 1, 2024: EDITS Training Symposium, Bluebell, PA

October 10, 2024: Meta Communications for Law Enforcement Leaders, Buffalo, NY (Closed Session)

October 23, 2024: AZ POST Exec. Leadership Program, Phoenix, AZ (Closed Session)

October 28, 2024: The Executive Communicator, AZ POST, Phoenix, AZ

November 12, 2024: The Strategic PIO - Communicating in Crisis, Angleton, TX (near Houston)

November 18, 2024: The Strategic PIO, Buncombe County SO, Asheville, NC

December 2, 2024: U of TN, LEIC Crisis Seminar, Nashville, TN (Details to follow)


Conference Speaking

Judy and Eric have taught nationally and internationally at conferences ranging from the FBI-NAA, FBI-LEEDA, NIOA, NAWLEE and many state and regional police and fire chiefs’ association events.

Sessions can range from 90 minutes to half-day sessions focusing on media relations, managing one’s message, crisis communications, social media, and internal/change communication.

Judy Pal

Training Opportunities

Police and Public Safety PIO Training

We offer 90-minute familiarization sessions to five-day intense courses that include on-camera interviews and desktop simulations. In addition, we offer workshops focused on key messaging and interview techniques.

Communicating in Crisis

Half-day sessions focus on communicating during a multi- jurisdictional event, and building trust before, during and after a crisis. Two-day sessions include desk-top crisis simulations.

Crisis Communications Planning Session

Two day session focusing on building a crisis communication manual for your agency. This includes creating a messaging strategy and outlining resources. These classes are limited to those who have taken the full PIO training course taught by Judy or Eric through FBI-LEEDA or ILEA.

Communication Psychology for Command Staff

Day-long workshop that gives command staff and leaders an understanding of the importance of the public perception of police, and provides strategies to improve an agency's image. Media relations, internal communications and strategies to improve both are discussed.

Communicating Change

Day-long workshop that teaches participants more about target audiences and how to communicate a new vision, strategies of an organization, and how to obtain employee buy-in to either maintain or improve morale.

Meta-Communication for Executives

Communication is at the heart of good policing. Understanding how to communicate within one’s agency, to elected officials and leaders, with peers, and externally is a learned skill. This course delves into the academia and practice of meta communication, and provides strategies and tactics to become a better communicator.

Public Perception & Police

Half-day workshop on the importance of a community's perception of police and the importance of maintaining a positive public image and building trust in your agency.

Social Media

One-day workshop outlining how social media can work for your agency. We cover the importance of policy and tips to help get your message directly to your target audiences, and hold media accountable. This is a strategic session, not a class to learn how to create a social media page or presence.