The Criminal Justice Training Center at Napa Valley College, in partnership with the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance, has designed a brand new Cultural Diversity Training For Trainers Course specifically for law enforcement trainers. This class will prepare participants to teach a variety of cultural diversity related topics to entry-level and in-service law enforcement personnel. It is designed for civilian and sworn personnel working at the line, supervisory, or management level.
The course includes two components with a total of 32 hours of training. The first 8-hour component is completed individually online at the participant’s own pace. After successfully completing the online component and achieving a passing grade, the participant may attend the second component, which includes a 24-hour face-to-face workshop offered at Napa Valley College or at the Museum of Tolerance.
This is a highly interactive and experience-based course designed to show instructors how to facilitate cultural diversity training through experiential learning. Participants will engage in group discussions, complete a field experience, and present a teach-back demonstrating facilitation of a related learning activity. In order to receive a certificate, participants must successfully complete the online training component, attend all scheduled hours of the workshop, and successfully facilitate a learning activity related to cultural diversity training. This course is certified by the California Commission On Peace Officer Standards and Training.
Author Greg Miraglia will be one of the featured speakers. Other speakers include retired police chief, Susan Jones, and civil rights attorney, Toni Lisoni.
The course is being offered in the Napa Valley at the Criminal Justice Training Center or at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Both courses offer participants with an immersion experience. Students attending the course in Napa will have a choice of attending a field trip to San Francisco’s Castro District or one to a Sikh Temple and Muslim Mosque. Both trips will feature a panel discussion and tours.