Indianapolis Area (Plainfield) IN Sept. 15-16, 2016

Thursday, September 15 2016 8:00 AM - Friday, September 16 2016 5:00 PM [CST]

5402 Sugar Grove Rd., Plainfield, IN, 46168, United States

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News Media Relations Class PARTIAL APPROVAL - $295.00

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Thursday, September 15 2016 8:00 AM - Friday, September 16 2016 5:00 PM [CST]

Indianapolis Area (Plainfield), 5402 Sugar Grove Rd., Plainfield, IN, 46168, United States.

News Media Relations& On-Camera Training Class

Class:  News Media Relations
Host:   Indiana Law Enforcement Academy -
5402 Sugar Grove Rd.  Plainfield, Indiana   46168    Sept. 15-16, 2016   8 am - 5 pm
             ILEA In-Service Credit:  16 hours   
Course Length:  2 Days -  $295.

With the recent shootings in San Bernardino, Roseburg and Colorado Springs and recent officer-involved shootings, THIS may be the most relevant, timely and valuable training you will ever receive.  This class is taught by 2 instructors who were on the ground for mass shootings as well as in Ferguson and Baltimore during protests.

This class is geared for:  Public Information Officers, Command Staff, Trainers, Community Relations Personnel and anyone else who deals with the News Media .  This fast-paced, hands-on, interactive training is designed to help Law Enforcement communicate more effectively with the Media and Public, both routinely and during times of crisis.   In addition to instruction, an assortment of video clips demonstrating both good and bad media relations incidents are projected on-screen.   The class is conducted by Emmy Award Winning veteran broadcast news reporter Russell Ruffin who has worked with both Fox News and NBC, covering such stories as the Fall of the Soviet Union, Columbine High School Shootings, the 9-11 Attack, Oklahoma City Bombing, as well as Police and Fire beats.

Class Participation: LIVE On-Camera
To make the experience more realistic, a full-size TV News camera is brought in so that everyone in the class can practice before a LIVE camera.    Breaking News Simulations are run and each student goes before the LIVE camera for interviews and news conferences.  The instructor and the rest of the class act as reporters by asking tough questions.    Participants are given an objective critique, along with a DVD video of their performance.

Topics Covered:
Lessons Learned from Ferguson and Baltimore
Holding an Effective News Conference/Interview
Keeping  Your  Media Message On Track
News Release Writing and Distribution
Becoming More Proactive and Less Reactive
Using  the Social Media to Your Advantage
Turning Negative Press into Positive Press
Creating a More Positive Public Image
Managing Tricky Questioning
Handling Ambush Interviews and Investigative Reporters
Creating and Distributing Your Own Sound Bites and Interviews
Projecting the Proper Body Language


Materials Provided:  126 page Media Relations Guide/Workbook.  DVD video of on-camera practice.
Maximum Class Size:  25        To Register:  (hyperlink)
                                                     for any questions or to register by phone: 303-470-0716


Seminar Cancellation Policy:
We provide a full refund for our Training Class if we are given at least 14 days notice.  We provide a 50% refund for cancellations made between 13 and 7 days of the class.  There is no refund for cancellations made less than 7 days prior to a class.  You will still be permitted to reassign your seat to someone, or you may attend any future class in any region of the country without any additional charge.


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Best Western – Atrea   2.07 miles away
6109 Cambridge Way
Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 837-7500

Cambria Suites   1.88 miles away
6014 Gateway Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 279-2394

Candlewood Suites Indianapolis Airport
West Bradbury Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Tele: (317) 241-9595  Fax: (317) 241-9696
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Comfort Inn     2.03 miles away
6107 Cambridge Way
Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 839-9600

Crowne Plaza – Indianapolis Airport 
2501 South High School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241
(317) 243-1029

Days Inn    2.03 miles Away
2245 East Hadley Road (Perry Road)
Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 839-5000

Hampton Inn
2244 East Hadley Road (Perry Road)
Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 839-9993

Holiday Inn Express
6296 Cambridge Way
Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 839-9000

Homewood Suites by Hilton
2264 East Hadley Road (Perry Road)
Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 839-1900

La Quinta Inn and Suites
2251 Manchester Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168
Phone 317-279-2650  Fax 317-279-2659

Lees Inn of America
6010 Gateway Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 837-9000

Motel 6
6105 Cambridge Way
Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 838-9300

Ramada Limited
6023 Gateway Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 839-3670

Staybridge Suites
6295 Cambridge Way
Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 839-2700

Super 8
6015 Gateway Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 837-8888

Value Place
6295 Gateway Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 837-2950




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