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De-Escalation: Definitions, Best Practice, & Collaboration

Conference Overview

Presenters will provide an overview on the most beneficial process to facilitate the following topics using best-practice and or research-based materials:

  • De-escalation training
  • De-escalation in patrol tactics communication training, including tactical methods that use time, distance, cover, and concealment, to avoid escalating situations 
  • Implicit and explicit bias, cultural competency, and the historical intersection of race and policing
  • Cultural Intelligence and how it may or may not affect the de-escalation process
  • Emotional Intelligence and how it may or may not affect the de-escalation process 
  • Shoot/Don’t Shoot scenario training
  • Delivery and evaluation of de-escalation training and long-term effectiveness. 


Conference Goals

  • To provide a platform for presenting, observing, debating, and evaluating best-practice and research-based approaches to de-escalation and communication training for those in public safety careers. 
  • To network with other experts in the field to improve collaboration and information sharing to produce systemic change that will have a positive impact on our communities.  
  • To be updated on current legislative requirements for training around de-escalation.


Conference Registration* 


Early Registration (Pay by August 15, 2019)

  • Members - $100
  • Non-Members - $175
  • Students - $50 (proof of student status required)

Regular Registration (August 16 – September 15, 2019)

  • Members - $150
  • Non-Members - $225
  • Students - $75 (proof of student status required)

Late Registration (Starting September   16, 2019)

  • Members - $200
  • Non-Members - $275
  • Students - $100 (proof of student status required)


*Non-Members can become members for a $25 fee (Active) or $15 fee (Student) with conference registration. A 50% discount!

Conference Details

Conference Date: POSTPONED UNTIL 2020


Conference Location : TBD

Call for Presentations

Submission Requirements

The Washington State Association of Public Safety Trainers and Educators (WSAPSTE) is looking for presenters that have the expertise in the topics of de-escalation and communication.  Desired presentations will include discussion or presentation of one or more of the following topics:

  • De-escalation training
  • De-escalation in patrol tactics communication training, including tactical methods that use time, distance, cover, and concealment, to avoid escalating situations 
  • Implicit and explicit bias, cultural competency, and the historical intersection of race and policing
  • Cultural Intelligence and how it may or may not affect the de-escalation process
  • Emotional Intelligence and how it may or may not affect the de-escalation process 
  • Shoot/Don’t Shoot scenario training
  • Delivery and evaluation of de-escalation training and long-term effectiveness. 


Research-based / Best-Practice

WSAPSTE prefers presentations that have data demonstrating success and or behavioral change in the organization and in the community. WSAPSTE will not accept presentations that speak negatively about other presenters or approaches to de-escalation training or research. 


Presentation Format

The Presentations will be scheduled for 90-minute blocks. Presenters can choose to showcase their research or training related to the conference theme. The room is a lecture hall with theater seating. However, demonstration space can be accommodated if needed.


Technology will be available. Please list your technology needs in your presentation submission.  


Deadline

The deadline for submission of proposals is August 30, 2019. 


Speaker Benefits 

If you are selected to present, WSAPSTE will waive your conference fees. We regret that we are not able to cover the cost of travel, meals, and or lodging. This helps keep the cost for attendance lower. 

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Conference Forms

Presentation proposals can be submitted to info@wsapste.org

Fill out the attached form and email it by August 30, 2019 for consideration.  

Presenters will be notified by September 10 of their submission acceptance. 

Presentation Proposal (pdf)

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Save The Date!

WSAPSTE Conference to be held in Seattle, WA Area.

October 24 - 25, 2019. 

Two days of training and networking!