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Current Classes

Positive Interactions with Difficult People

From The Healthy Dispatcher:

Difficult callers are the norm in 9-1-1, and negative interactions with these types of callers can quickly go sideways. Stressed calltakers who are not equipped with the right communication skills for these moment are more likely to further irritate callers by being short or using a rude tone. In addition to exposing their agency to potential liability, frequent negative interactions can cause a calltaker to leave the profession more quickly. In addition to improving calltaking ability, participants will learn ways to effectively navigate interpersonal conflict within the comm center (which can be even more stressful than on the phone).  

Participants will learn proven strategies to:

  • Stay present and courteous even when they’ve lost patience
  • Defuse conflict and regain common ground
  • Effectively give and receive criticism
  • Become more aware if they’re the problem, and take ownership of the solution

About the Instructor:

Adam Timm is a bestselling author, keynote speaker and consultant on the topics of personal resilience and peak performance for 9-1-1 telecommunicators. Adam spent over a decade as a 9-1-1 operator for the Los Angeles Police Department, where he pioneered a stress resilience program that contributed to a 45% decrease in sick time usage. After leaving the LAPD, Adam started his training company, “The Healthy Dispatcher,” to bring tools for resilience to this challenging profession.

Date/Time:
May 26, 2020, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free


Effective Supervision: How to Get the Most Out of Your People

From The Healthy Dispatcher:

One of the most difficult positions in emergency communications is supervisor. One day you’re one of the group, the next day you’re their boss, with little preparation for the new role. This class explores goal setting, delegating, praising and disciplining, the critical importance of following up, managing vs. micromanaging, critical thinking skills and problem solving, and how to most effectively interact up the chain of command.

About the Instructor:

Adam Timm is a bestselling author, keynote speaker and consultant on the topics of personal resilience and peak performance for 9-1-1 telecommunicators. Adam spent over a decade as a 9-1-1 operator for the Los Angeles Police Department, where he pioneered a stress resilience program that contributed to a 45% decrease in sick time usage. After leaving the LAPD, Adam started his training company, “The Healthy Dispatcher,” to bring tools for resilience to this challenging profession.

Date/Time:
May 27, 2020, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free

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