Sample Training Schedule

Disciplinary Board Training – Comprehensive Training Day

8 – 8:30am: Morning coffee and light breakfast

8:30 – 9:00am: Welcome and Introduction 

  • Board Member responsibilities
  • Confidentiality
  • Essential skills

9:00 – 10:25am: Asking Questions

  • Core questions
  • Open ended questions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Leading questions
  • Silence

10:25 – 10:40am: Break

10:40 – 11:00am: Practice with Question

  • Positive feedback and highlights
  • Areas to improve

11:00 – 12:00pm: Evidence

  • Direct evidence
  • Circumstantial evidence
  • Technological evidence
  • Secondhand and hearsay evidence

12:00 – 1:00pm: Luncheon

  • Note Card Activity
  • Discussion of personnel, resources, handbooks, protocols

1:00 – 2:15pm: Credibility Analysis

  • Motivation
  • Alibis
  • Fears and social repercussions
  • Changing version of events
  • Concealing and withholding
  • Resisting questioning

2:15 – 2:30pm: Quickshop Case Study

  • Verbal communication practice on credibility

2:45 – 3:50pm: Weighing Information Presented and Deliberation

  • One word against another
  • Corroboration
  • Conflicts in fact versions
  • Admission of responsibility
  • Character witnesses

3:50 – 4:00pm: Quickshop Case Study

  • Verbal communication practice on deliberation

4:00 – 4:50pm: Deciding the Outcome

  • Standards of proof
  • Unknowing commission
  • Deliberate commission
  • Diminished capacity
  • Motivation and intent
  • Ranking the violation

4:50 – 5:00pm: Wrap-up and Final Thoughts