Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 8:00 AM EDT
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 12:30 PM EDT

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Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Cranberry 
2000 Garden View Lane
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

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Molly Burns 
PA Association of Conservation Districts 

2023 Verbal Judo for Conservation Districts - Cranberry Township Session

This course is open to all Pennsylvania conservation district and DEP staff.

Dates & Locations

For your convenience, the course is offered in eastern, central, and western PA.
You are registering for April 4-5, 2023 in Cranberry Township, PA

If you would like to register for one of the other dates and locations instead:
* Click here for March 28-29, 2023, in Bethlehem, PA
* Click here for March 30-31, 2023, in Harrisburg, PA

Spacd is limited, so sign up today!

About the Course

Verbal JudoŽ is a tactical communications course originally designed for law enforcement officers, but has applications for anyone who regularly deals with the public. Drawing on his personal experiences, Mr. Freeman has specifically adapted thecourse for regulatory inspectors and other government enforcement personnel. Attendees will learn techniques to redirect handle emotionally-charged verbal attacks in order to generate voluntary compliance. Attendees will leave this course with improved verbal communication skills and enhanced professionalism.

Click Here to View the Draft Agenda

About Our Instructor

Michael Freeman has worked with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for over 28 years. As a regulatory inspector in the Hazardous Waste program, he helped build thecriminal investigation program and became its first commissioned law enforcement officer. He held this position for almost 24 years before transferring to the Land Protection Division in 2022. He is a certified Verbal Judo instructor and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Cranberry
2000 Garden View Lane
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Hotel Phone: 724.779.9999

Check in: 3:00 p.m. | Check out: Noon

Room Block Rate: $98.00 plus tax
Room Block Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2023

You must book by March 3 to receive the reduced rate. After March 3 regular rates will apply.

Click here to book your room online or call 724.779.9999 and ask for the “Chapter 102 Technical Training Group” room block.

Meals & Travel

Registration includes lunch and breaks on Tuesday and a continental breakfast on Wednesday. Everything else, including travel and lodging, is on your own.

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 24

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