Region V – Transparency Engagement: Best Practices Communicating in a post George Floyd World – Madera

November 9, 2021   |   Madera, CA

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Madera County Sheriff’s Office
2725 Falcon Drive
Madera, CA 93637

9:00am -5:00pm

NO POST credit given


The core of resiliency is using psychological skills to navigate through difficult times. This training will include information about specific tools that increase resiliency.
These tools will help you address insomnia, irritability, anger, anxiety, and symptoms of depression and PTSD. These skills will enhance your overall performance at work and help repair relationships at home.

Registration Fees:
$100 – Member
$150 – Non-Member

The easiest way to register a group of individuals is using our online system. To choose group registration, click the registration link at the top of this page.

Login to our system or create an account. Then, on the registration page, click the second blue button indicating group registration for your agency. On the following screen, click the green button that says “Register an Attendee” and search for attendees you wish to register. Follow the prompts to complete the registration process.

Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.

All sworn patrol personnel.


Laura Cole

Laura Cole is the President and Founder of Cole Pro Media and Critical Incident Videos. The Transparency Engagement Advising firms take an innovative approach to helping numerous district attorneys and law enforcement organizations build trust and legitimacy with the communities they serve. As a former accomplished news reporter on both a local and national level, including serving as a White House Correspondent, Cole is passionate about teaching agencies the best practices for engaging with the public. With a “no spin” policy, Cole places a strict emphasis on transparency.  She specializes in releasing body-cam footage with context that focuses on open and honest communication.

Cole Pro Media is the Transparency Engagement Advising firm for the California State Sheriffs’ Association and the California District Attorneys Association. As a sought-after speaker, Cole has shared her Crisis Communications philosophy at several events including for the California Police Chiefs Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Major Cities Chiefs Association. With commitment and dedication to strengthening the relationship between district attorneys, law enforcement and the community, Cole continues to lead the charge in steering agencies in the direction of best communication practices.

Ken Pritchett

Ken Pritchett is a Transparency Engagement Advisor for Cole Pro Media with 20 years’ experience in television news working as both anchor and reporter. While focused on state and national politics, Ken covered a variety of stories including crime, wildfires, and local community news. He capped his career at the top station in San Francisco where he won an Emmy, multiple AP awards, and the prestigious Peabody award.

Since leaving TV news, Ken has shared his media experience and storytelling ability with Fortune 500 companies and major nonprofits. Now, his focus has been on helping law enforcement with crisis communications and delivering their own message on social media.

Stefanie Cruz

Stefanie brings 20 years of news and communications experience to Cole Pro Media. As a news anchor and reporter, Stefanie has covered stories from all over the country and internationally. In the days following 9/11, she reported from Ground Zero and she has also reported on immigration, NAFTA and environmental issues from south of the border.

Stefanie’s work has earned her several Emmy nominations. She also serves as a board member for the Sacramento domestic violence shelter, My Sister’s House.

Joe Vasquez

Joe Vazquez is a Transparency Engagement Advisor for Cole Pro Media with more than 30 years of experience in television news working as a reporter, anchor, and assignment editor.

A national Emmy award winner for breaking news, Joe covered just about every big story in the Bay Area in recent years including the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also served as a mentor for dozens of young journalists around the country through the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), specializing in on-camera coaching.

Ramona Russell

Ramona Russell is a Transparency Engagement Advisor focused on helping agencies succeed in engaging with the public in an open and honest way. She is also a published writer with a background in advertising, event planning, fundraising, project management and speech writing.

Ramona has helped people get major attention and publicity for their businesses, books, charitable organizations, and advocacy work. She, as well as her clients, have appeared in multiple national news outlets, podcasts, TV, and radio shows. Ramona is passionate about government and community relations, mental health, and anything to do with animals and children.

Randee Deason

Randee Deason is a Transparency Engagement Advisor with more than 30 years of news media experience. He’s worked in TV newsrooms across the country, covering stories from an unbiased perspective that helps the public understand what it means to engage in a transparent manner.

Randee has won several Emmys, the Edward R. Murrow award, and the distinguished Peabody award. As a photojournalist, Randee focuses on using video to tell stories in a transparent way that informs communities.