Conference Spotlight: Learning Lab Track

Whoever said hands-on learning is the best obviously has attended the annual IACP conference.

As a small classroom-style environment, the Learning Lab Track will primarily focus on providing attendees with hands-on experience. Unlike most other conference workshops, these specialized sessions are great opportunities for people to learn exactly how to do new things and ask questions as they are learning. With on-site training, these workshops are designed to engage the learner with a number of new and upcoming trends and technologies.

In this week’s conference spotlight, the IACP is highlighting a few workshops from the Learning Lab Track.

A Learning Lab session at the annual IACP conference

A Learning Lab session at the annual IACP conference

1. Find the rise of Twitter confusing? Come join the IACP Center for Social Media staff at the session, Establishing a Social Media Presence. This workshop will provide step-by-step tutorials on how law enforcement agencies can establish an online presence while maintaining an overarching monitoring strategy. Learn how to hash tag and re-tweet the #IACP.

2.  If education is an interest, then the session Life after the Job: So You Want to Teach? might be for you. This great workshop will focus on the criteria needed for a job search in the academic field. Whether your goal is to teach at a physical or an online institution, the session will walk attendees through the rigorous process of resume preparation, job searches, and faculty selection.

3. Lastly, at the ATF eTrace Firearms Tracing System, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) representatives will be providing hands-on training on the agency’s web-based program. Meant to allow law enforcement agencies to submit electronic firearms trace requests, this eTrace system monitors the process, compiles results, and queries firearms related data.

The Learning Lab Track is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to develop or enhance their skills with on-site instructors. Be sure to swing by these interactive classes in Room 7B or contact Rebecca McClelland at the IACP for more information. 

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