Training Force USA

Creating and Maintaining
Safe and Professional  
Work Environments 
OCTOBER 5, 2018  
HOPKINTON, MASSACHUSETTS (Boston Area) _____________________________________________________ 

The topic of sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and unprofessional behavior has taken center stage in the media in recent months. Most governmental entities address, train, and regulate in this area, but we can do more to cultivate, promote, and maintain professional and safe working environments.
This 8 hour course is designed to help participants understand applicable law, identify and correct offending behaviors, appreciate how to effectively deal with complaints and those affected, and how to create and sustain professional and collegial working conditions.
Through the use of lecture, interactive discussion, and examination of actual and hypothetical situations, the instructor will guide participants toward a more thorough understanding of the impact of discriminatory behaviors and how to foster healthy and safe professional working environments.
Training topics will include:
  • Overview of applicable sexual harassment laws and potential liability.
  • Identifying abusive behavior and how to address it.
  • How to conduct an honest assessment of institutional culture.
  • Examining scenarios and solutions.
  • Creating and enforcing effective policies.
  • Ensuring reliable and effective reporting procedures.
  • Maintaining integrity during the investigative process.
  • Protecting the accused and the accuser.
  • Guarding against retaliatory action.
  • Developing practical and consistent mechanisms for fostering professionalism.

Michael Ramage is a Florida attorney with almost 40 years of experience working with the law enforcement community.  He received his B.A. from the University of Kentucky and his Juris Doctor from the U.K. Law School in 1978.  He is a former prosecutor in the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office. He was an attorney in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement from late 1985 until his retirement in early 2014. Michael has taught basic academy classes and specialized training classes including work as an adjunct instructor in criminal law at Tallahassee Community College, as well as various courses for the Florida Police Attorneys Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Florida Association of Police Attorneys. He is currently the General Counsel for a Tallahassee, Florida non-profit organization focusing on homeland security and law enforcement projects and is a featured speaker for Training Force USA.

Sworn and non-sworn members of the criminal justice community, Human Resource personnel, all supervisors, etc.

  • LOCATION:    
    Hopkinton Massachusetts Police Department 

    74 Main Street

    Hopkinton, Massachusetts  01748  

    Friday, October 5, 2018

    Class starts at 8:00 AM Sharp - and ends at 5:00 PM (EST) 

    Business casual attire  
  • COST:        $199.00 per person
          Includes instruction, class materials, and certificate of completion
      Cancellations and Substitutions:  
  • Upon submission of this registration, participants are responsible for payment of this course.
    Please note that if you do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.
  • Substitutions may be made at any time by phone, e-mail or online at the registration site.

:     CLAUDE A. PICHARD, Training Force USA
                      Phone: 850-251-1223