Understanding the concepts discussed in this class is critical for supervisors to fully evaluate use of force issues.
I have never attended a better course with a more knowledgeable instructor.
Force Encounters Analysis is a fantastic class! The modules on reaction times and the process of fight or flight were the most interesting ones I've seen.
Know the science of Force Encounters BEFORE you are on the stand.
Craig,Thanks again for sharing your knowledge, it was the cornerstone of our first training fly-in. I received numerous compliments on your course and the fact the fly-in was more than just an excuse to get a meal. We were hoping for 30-40 people when we started planning the event and ended up with 104 and 25 aircraft from over 20 different agencies.In this age of oversight and scrutiny, we are proud of the fact that our fly-in will now be associated with quality training and content. I’ve attached a couple pictures.Best Regards,
The training I received in CTI's Human Factors: Threat and Error Management, and Force Encounters Analysis courses have significantly enhanced the use of force and firearms training that I provide to my fellow officers. Anyone involved in teaching officer survival skills, analyzing use of force incidents, and/or designing use of force policies should attend this training. Thank you for the work you are doing to provide this information to our LE community. As a community, police trainers need to be intimately familiar with the concepts and scientifically validated research presented here. It is not enough to use terms like tunnel vision and increased heart rate, without knowing what is actually happening and why. CTI presents the science in a way that facilitates comprehension without excessive simplification. This is training that I can take back to my agency and immediately put into action. These courses have also provided me with a direction to take for my personal study and research into the critical task of training our officers to not only survive, but also to prevail in a life-or-death encounter.
Ultimately the best qualitative and quantitative statistical information to help perform better at any L.E. position. This allows every officer a reality check of their own performance and skill set to improve at a higher optimal level.
I attended the Human Factors in Safety Management System (SMS) Analysis course at HAI delivered by Craig E. Geis, LTC, US Army, ret. The course was excellent. I should have taken this class a while ago. I am currently an SP in my organization, and this course will continue to pay dividends for progressions to come. Additionally, there were maintainers and safety personnel there, who took away more than expected from the course.The course looked in depth on the human factors aspects of errors in aviation and ground accidents. Mr. Geis also gave examples to remedy culture, training, and mental preparedness so as to prepare for anticipated high-stress situations.From an Army perspective, he built upon the rote memorization, and gave it a better understanding and meaning of human error. He included recent examples of civilian and military accidents to show how to analyze the crews' response, not to armchair quarterback, but to provide lessons learned into accident prevention.Mr. Geis will break down the components of the brain and how it all works, so we can better understand its effects on us during extreme stress. He will show how the most advanced aviators (10,000-hour guys) make catastrophic mistakes under extremely stressful situations based on human brain functions, not skill.He will show your instructors how to change their teaching techniques so as to prepare ground and aviators alike for high-stress situations.This is a great training opportunity, and I am also guiding my command into an on-site seminar for our organization.Highly recommend this class. It will include all aspects of aviation and ground operations. Make sure you include 1st responders at your organization.
The essence of police work is to perform the commonplace under uncommon conditions. This course is a must for trainers and investigators alike, to better understand the science behind the art of police work.
Lt. Colonel Geis is extremely knowledgeable as it relates to the brain. Although the class is scientific, LTC. Geis reinforces the learning by using personal stories and video. Extend the class!