2020 Conference

2020 National Training and Performance Conference

The New Normal-Planning Quality Training in a Virtual World

Wednesday, September 23, 2020


IACTP Members and Friends:

Our plans for the 2020 national conference in Portland, Maine have been temporarily delayed as a result of the COVID pandemic.

This year, IACTP, in partnership with the National Institute of Corrections, will host a FREE one-day virtual training event – The New Normal-Planning Quality Training in a Virtual World.  Please join us on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 for a full day of training and information sharing that you can incorporate into your agency’s training plans during these challenging times. IACTP hopes to provide quality and timely training; this event promises to be both, so don’t miss it. Registration opening soon.



We hope to see you in-person soon. Until then, stay safe and connect with IACTP leadership if we can support your training efforts.

Future Conference Locations

2021 – TBD

2022 – Maine



IACTP National Training & Performance Conference






 NOTE: Times are for Eastern Time Zone (please adjust for your location)

10:00 am – 11:30 am  SESSION #1: The Nuts and Bolts of Virtual Training: A Comparison of Platforms

This session will compare multiple virtual platforms, identify the tips/tricks of each platform, tool comparison charts for each platform (annotation, polls, chat, emoticons, whiteboards, breakout rooms, etc.)

Presenters:  Jeff Hadnot (Colorado-NIC), Leslie LeMaster (Colorado-NIC), Ashley Kerr (Ohio, 2019 IACTP Trainer of the Year)

This session will include a welcome by IACTP President, Trish Signor


11:30 am – 12:00 pm  Break

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm   SESSION #2:  Dial-up Connections:  Create Engagement Utilizing Instructional Strategies in a Virtual Setting

As we move toward the “new normal” of virtual instructor led training, we as trainers are challenged with ensuring participant engagement and that application will actually occur as a result of the training intervention. How do we do that??? During this workshop we will explore methods to encourage participant involvement as well as tips and techniques that will allow the instructor to measure the participant’s ability to apply the information/new skill they are receiving

Presenters: Jeremy Holkup (North Dakota) and Jim Wiseman (Missouri)

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm      Break

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm     SESSION #3: Presenting a NEO Academy in a Virtual Format: The Ohio Experience

This session will focus on the lessons learned, obstacles/barriers and successes Ohio has experienced transitioning to a virtual new employee orientation program.

Presenters: Elizabeth Kreger (and staff-Ohio)

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm      Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm     SESSION #4: IACTP – The Perks, The Privileges, The People

Conference participants will be offered the opportunity to interact with the Board members.  Prior to the conference, participants will be encouraged to submit questions/inquiries to be answered by the Board during this session.  This interactive session is designed to encourage dialogue between members and the Board.  This will be similar to the all member meeting we conduct on the final day of the conference.

Produced/Moderated by: Jeff Hadnot (Colorado-NIC)


* The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) will produce the IACTP virtual conference by sharing their resources and expertise.