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Instructor Development

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Instructor:  Steve Peterson
  • Date: September 10-11, 2020
  • Location: RCCC-N, Bldg 400, Room 4133
  • Time: 8 am -5pm
  • Total Hours: 16

Instructor Development

There are many who have the knowledge to do this job.  There are many who can present information in an engaging way.  There are few who can do both.  Students quickly can determine if their Instructor has the credibility and ability to engage and hold their attention.  If the Instructor has only one of those things, you lose half the class.  If the Instructor has neither, you lose the whole class.  If your message isn’t heard, the training is a waste of time.  In this 2-day class, students will learn the basics of public speaking, methods of engaging students and how to hold the students interest while conveying the teaching objectives.  Student centered activities reinforce teaching points, engage students and provide examples of methods of instruction.  This course can’t give instructors the knowledge of their topic, but it can improve their ability to teach their topics more effectively.  Topics include:

Principles of Adult Learning

Student Centered Activities

Presentation Skills

Classroom Management Issues

At the conclusion of this class, students will be able to:

Increase their credibility as an Instructor

Organize their topics to maximize learning

Handle difficult students

Lead Instructor Biography

Steven R. Peterson had been a Special Agent (SA) of the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for nearly three decades.  At the time of his retirement, SA Peterson was the most senior DEA street agent in the world.  During his tenure, SA Peterson had been stationed in Boston, New York, Atlanta, retiring in Charlotte in 2010.  For nearly ten years he had been the DEA Atlanta Field Division Training Coordinator (DTC), responsible for coordinating and conducting training to all DEA employees within the Atlanta Division, as well as Task Force Officers, State & Local Police Officers and civilians within Georgia, Tennessee and North & South Carolina.  As a DEA DTC, SA Peterson has taught over

80,000 law enforcement officers.  Prior to training, as a street agent working undercover for over 18 years, SA Peterson received numerous awards and commendations, including appointment as Lead Investigator in the investigation of the murder of DEA SA Ray Stastny in 1987 in Atlanta.

SA Peterson was a DEA Certified Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Tactical/Raids Instructor, Clan Lab Certified, Site Safety Officer, a member of DEA’s Traumatic Incident Response Team, graduate from the DEA Instructor Development Course (IDC), a Georgia POST Certified Instructor and a DHS Certified Instructor.  SA Peterson is also the co-author of the DEA DTC Training Manual distributed by the DEA Academy to all DEA DTCs throughout the US.  SA Peterson served as the President of the National Drug Enforcement Officers Association (NDEOA) for three years, the longest term of any President in the NDEOA’s 40-year history.

In 2010 SA Peterson took over the National Law Enforcement Speakers Bureau, LLC, a network of retired DEA Special Agents and other topic specific experts, providing the highest quality of training to the law enforcement community.  He is an adjunct instructor for DEA’s Academy at the Office of Training in Quantico, VA and a full-time Instructor at the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, SC.  But most importantly, he is the husband of a beautiful wife and father of three great daughters.  In actuality, he’s just an ordinary guy battling the forces of evil in extraordinary ways.

To register for this class please click this link.    If you have any questions, please contact us at LETrain@rccc.edu


September 10
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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