Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 8:00 AM EDT
Friday, March 31, 2023 at 12:30 PM EDT

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Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg-Hershey 
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111

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Molly Burns 
PA Association of Conservation Districts 

2023 Verbal Judo for Conservation Districts - Harrisburg 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 March 30-31, 2023, in Harrisburg, 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 April 4-5, 2023 in Cranberry Township, PA

Space 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.

More Information

Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Hotel Phone: 717.939.7841

Check in: 4:00 p.m. | Check out: 11:00 a.m.

Room Block Rate: $111.00 plus tax
Room Block Deadline: March 15, 2023

You must book by March 15 to receive the reduced rate. After March 15 regular rates will apply. Please note the hotel may charge an early checkout fee of $50.00 to any guest who checks out before their stated departure date.

Click here to book your room online or call 717.939.7841 and ask for the "Chapter 102 Technical Training" room block.

Meals & Travel

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

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 17

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