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10th Annual Training Conference

Holiday Inn

Saratoga Springs, New York

November 13-15, 2019


 Updated 11/5/2019

Pre-Conference - Tuesday, November 12th

                                    Time on your own / Spa services available at Complexions Spa

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Early registration                                                                            Lobby                                                 

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm       Board Meeting for NYWLE Board of Directors                            TBA

7:00 pm                       Scavenger Hunt                                                                              Meet in Lobby                                                                

                        Wednesday, November 13th                          

9:30 am – 11:30 am    Conference Registration                                                                 Lobby/Atrium                        

11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Lunch                                                                                                Ballroom

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm  Opening Ceremony                                                                          Ballroom

                                     Color Guard/Tribute to Fallen NY Women in Law Enforcement

                                     Welcoming RemarksKim Shappy - President, NYWLE

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm  Introduction of members running for Board                                     Ballroom                           

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm     Ilse Knecht- “I Am Evidence” - Joyful Heart Foundation                  Ballroom                                                                                  

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm     Election of Board members/Afternoon break                                                                                                        

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm      Major Eric Laughton- 4 Principles for Smashing Through               Ballroom

                                     Roadblocks and Living Your Best Life

3:15 pm –4:45 pm       Leadership Panel:                                                                                 Ballroom

                                     Inspector Neely Jennings-New York State Police

                                     Chief Mary Ritayik- New Paltz University Police

                                     Judge Kate Hogan- New York State Court of Claims

                                     Chief Theresa Shortell- New York City Police Department

5:30 pm– 8:30 pm       Welcome Reception - Sponsored by Motorola Solutions                  The Canfield  

                                    Group Photo to be taken at Canfield at 6:00 pm

                                    Entertainment- Dueling Pianos

                                     Off site- Shuttles will be available


Thursday, November 14th

7:30 am – 8:30 am     Trauma Sensitive Yoga/Optional- Kim Cardona, NYSP                      Fitness Center                            

8:00 am- 9:00 am       Breakfast                                                                                            Ballroom

                                    ‘BE THE MATCH’ Bone Marrow Registry will be held all day in the lobby

                                     Please consider signing up to save a life!

9:00 am – 10:15 am    Use of Legal Force Issues and Investigations                                    Ballroom

                                     Michael Puckett- Division of Criminal Justice Services

                                     Mark Rusin- Syracuse Police Department   

10:15 am – 10:30 am  Break                                                                                     

10:30 am – 11:30 am  Crime Analysis: Making it Work For You                                             Ballroom

                                     Kathryn Mendolera- Crime Analyst; Erie County CAC

                                     Julie Horn, Crime Analyst; NYSIC

11:30 am – 12:15 pm  Sexual Assault Trauma Standards                                                      Ballroom

                                    Tracy Downing- Director of Training Program’s and Initiatives,

                                    Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm    Working Lunch – NYWLE Business Meeting                                          Ballroom

                                     Swearing in of Board members/Officers                             

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm      Baby and Toddler Trauma Investigations                                              Ballroom

                                    Leigh Bishop- Babies and Toddlers, Inc.                 

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm      Break                                                                                                             

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm      Breaking Through the Burnout Barrier                                             Ballroom

                                     Brandielee Baker- Code 9 Training Program Director

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm      Wrap Up / Raffle Drawings

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm    Banquet -                                                                                             Ballroom

                                    Dinner, followed by dancing with music by Funk Evolution

Friday, November 15th

7:30 am – 8:30 am      Boot Camp/Optional - Lisa Loughran, retired NYSP                       Fitness Center                                                    

8:00 am – 9:00 am      Breakfast/Checkout                  

9:00 am – 10:15 am    Beyond the Database: Working to Resolve Cold Case Missing And Unidentified Cases      Ballroom

                                    Lori Bruski- Regional Program Specialist- National Missing and Unidentified Persons System

10:15 am – 10:30 am  Break

10:30 am - 11:15 am    Media Management                                                                             Ballroom

                                    Darcy Wells-Communications Director NYS AFL-CIO, Former PIO- New York State Police

11:15 am – 12:15 pm  Fitting “Fit”ness into Your Already Hectic Overwhelmed Life        Ballroom

                                    Lisa Loughran- Retired Captain; New York State Police

12:15 pm- 12:30 pm    Wrap up

Conference Adjourned – Safe Trip Home