2019 Annual Training Conference

April 24 - 26, 2019

Doubletree Hotel
1909 Spring Road
Oak Brook, Illinois, 60523


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Keynote speaker:

David Grossman, author of On Killing
Topic: "The Bullet Proof Mind"
Police officers and soldiers know all about maintaining physical readiness, but it is the mind that must first be properly prepared, the mind that controls the hands, arms, eyes, and ears. From Lt. Col. Grossman, a former Army Ranger, you’ll learn how the body responds to lethal combat, what happens to your blood flow, your muscles, your judgment, memory, vision, and hearing when someone is trying to kill you or attack you. You’ll learn how to keep going and how to prepare your mind for survival instead of defeat.

Hotel Reservations:

Rooms can be reserved here at the low rate of $119 per night.  Please reserve your room by April 3rd to ensure this rate!  

Overall Breakout Session Schedule
(Subject change)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

12:30 p.m. (private)
Board of Officers meeting

2:00 p.m. (open to all)
Executive Board

3:30-5 p.m. (open to all)
Opening Ceremony
General Session

6:00 p.m. (private)
Board of Officers dinner

8:00 p.m. - ?
Hospitality Room sponsored by Illinois Railroad Association Chiefs

Thursday, April 25, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Vendor exhibits open

Speaker on Leadership (TBD)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Committee meetings

Time to visit with vendors

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch for all attendees

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: David Grossman
"The Bullet Proof Mind"

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Voluntary Police Chief Certification Exam (tentative)

5:00-8:30 p.m. 
Host Chief's Reception
Special Olympics Silent Auction
Special Presentation (tentative)

8:00 p.m. - ?
Hospitality Room sponsored by Illinois Railroad Association Chiefs

Friday, April 26, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Breakout sessions (TBD)

12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch for all attendees

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Legal Update
Breakout Sessions
Committee meetings

6:00-7:00 p.m.
Reception before banquet

7:00-9:30 p.m.

Annual Awards Banquet and
Installation of Officers

9:00 p.m. - ?
Hospitality Room sponsored by Illinois Railroad Association Chiefs