National Conference

Our annual conference for 2022 will be held at The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY, June 8th, 9th, and 10th.

NAFTO is proud to offer some outstanding training at our 2022 3-Day National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  This year’s training is specifically designed for Field Trainers working in Patrol, Detention, Communications, and Emergency Medicine. NAFTO is working to prepare your Field Training Unit for the challenges of 21st Century Policing by providing comprehensive and client-oriented curriculum. This year, NAFTO presents course topics including De-escalation, 21st Century Policing, Communication, Remedial Training, Standardization, Interpersonal Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Instructor Development, Reducing Liability, and Program Defensibility. 

Highlights

Keynote presentation by Roy Bethge

FTOs – Growing Courage to Lead – Roy Bethge 

Roy Bethge is a veteran police leader with more than 31 years of law enforcement experience. He currently serves as the Chief of Police in Cherry Valley, IL. Roy retired in May of 2017 as Deputy Chief of Operations for the Buffalo Grove Police Department in Northern Illinois. He has an extensive background as a trainer in the subject areas of leadership development, officer safety, use of force, and adult learning. He is a lead instructor for Louisiana State University’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training as well as a private consultant. Mr. Bethge is the chair of the Education and Training Committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Mr. Bethge presents nationally on the topics of Leadership, Instructor Development, Personal Development, and Organizational Change.

Breakout Sessions Offered:

Breakout session topics will include Accurate Appraisal Writing, Providing Proper Feedback, Modifying Behavior, Leadership Concepts, Communication Techniques, Motivation, Adult Learning Concepts, Remedial Training, Reducing Agency Liability, and Program Structure and Development. 

Closing Presentation by Joe Willis 

“An Honorable Profession”Joe Willis

Joe is the Director of Training at An Honorable Profession.  After more than 20-years of honorable service to the United States Army he retired as a Military Police First Sergeant.  His last few military assignments include Operations Sergeant Major for a Combined Arms Training Brigade, Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Department of Military Science at West Point, Equal Opportunity Program Manager for the United States Military Academy, and First Sergeant for a Military Police Initial Entry Training Company.  Since his retirement he’s worked as training and development consultant.  Learn more about Joe and the VennLeader Model at www.VennLeader.com.

Registration

Registration is $375.00 per non-NAFTO member attendees and $350.00 for current NAFTO members. This fee includes a 1-year NAFTO membership, 2 breakfasts, 2 catered lunches, and a banquet dinner (Thursday 06/9/2022).

Due to restriction from the venue, REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by May 15th, 2022. Seating limited to the 1st 100 applicants.

Early Conference Check-In Begins Tuesday, June 7th, at 1800 Hours in the event space area.

Questions can be e-mailed to director@nafto.org

Lodging

galt hotel logo

140 North Fourth Street, Louisville, KY  40202

LODGING IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ATTENDEES. Galt House is offering an amazing, discounted room rate of $149.00/night for a Deluxe Room or $179.00/night for an Executive Suite, for Conference Attendees.

Galt House is extending the conference room rate for 3 days before and 3 days after the conference, making this the perfect reason to come early, stay late, see Louisville, KY, and extend your training in to a vacation.

Cost savings considerations at this year’s conference:

  • The hotel is less than 10 minutes from the airport with rideshares and taxis available, and the conference is self-contained; no rental car required.
  • Minutes from international airport with many direct flight options.
  • 5 meals provided for reduced Per Diem.
  • Self-contained venue with numerous dining and entertainment options on property.
  • 14 class options over 3 days of training.

Don’t forget, there’s still time to submit applications for Master Field Training Officer and nominations for Field Training Officer of the Year. All applications and nominations must be received by March 15th, 2022.  Master Field Training Officer certification costs your agency nothing and is a great way to recognize the hard work and dedication of your department’s Field Training Officers. 

2022 Itinerary TBA

2021 National Conference Itinerary