2024 Winter Training Conference Schedule

Sunday, February 11

1:00 pm – Registration

5:00 pm – NFL Super Bowl Party
All attendees and registered vendors are invited to attend! Enjoy dinner while watching the Super Bowl.

Monday, February 12

7:00 am – Registration

8:00 am – 8:30 am – Opening Ceremony

Presentation of Colors

8:30 am – 9:30 am – Wisconsin Counterdrug Program Overview Zach Eighmy

9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Line of Duty Death Lessons  Sheriff Scott Knudson 

In May 2023, St. Croix County Deputy Kaitie Leising was murdered in the line of duty. As we navigated through the following week, here were some lessons learned.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch with Exhibitors

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Technology Show – Exhibits Open

Tuesday, February 13

7:30 am – Registration

8:00 am – 4:00 pm – Profiling Dangerous People – Phil Chalmers

Phil Chalmers’ training is a favorite among law enforcement and professionals nationwide. Phil will cover several different types of offenders, including serial killers, school shooters, mass murderers, spree killers and family annihilators. He will cover the causes, warning signs and triggers of today’s dangerous killers. He will discuss school shooting trends, help attendees devise a school safety plan, and will examine dangerous and violent youth culture, including the killing of law enforcement officers. He will also teach attendees the myths of today’s serial killers and provide attendees with crime prevention strategies. He will do this by examining hundreds of crime scene photos and active shooting videos, walking attendees through dozens of actual crime scenes. And Phil is the only trainer in the world where convicted offenders call into the class LIVE, to answer questions from attendees. These live calls will come from serial killers, school shooters, and family annihilators. Past attendees have said Phil’s class is the best training of their careers, and Phil is endorsed by hundreds of organizations like the National Sheriff’s Association, and numerous experts in the field like Lt Col Dave Grossman. For more information, visit PhilChalmers.com. 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Annual Business Meeting & Lunch

6:00 pm  – WS&DSA Banquet
All attendees  are invited to attend! Tickets for guests must be purchased.

Wednesday, February 14

8:00 am – 12:00pm – Drive the Road Leadership – Paul D. Laney-Sheriff (Ret), President/CEO & Mary Phillippi, PDL Connect Consulting, L.L.C.

Sheriff (Ret) Paul D. Laney and Mary Phillippi are accomplished trainers with over 50 years of combined leadership experience. They have refined this experience into a unique approach to leadership development using interactive discussion, real world examples, and scenario-based practical applications to teach leadership.

During this presentation they will delve into leadership basics such as leadership styles, communication, accountability, and conflict resolution. Their Drive the Road Leadership Philosophy empowers leaders to set the vision, goals and to keep people on the road and out of the ditches. They will demonstrate how their training will transform an employee’s leadership potential into reality.