The CCUPCA Training Resource Board looks forward to alerting you of new training outlets and resources to advance your organization. The following training opportunities include registration and contact information as provided by their presenters.
Uber/Law Enforcement Resources – Webinar
5/11 to 6/4, every Monday through Thursday, at 11am ET and 6pm ET
To adapt to the COVID-19 related challenges on social distancing, Uber’s Law Enforcement Operations team invites you to join us for a new online webinar presentation “Uber Resources for Law Enforcement.” This 30-minute webinar series is intended to keep you up-to-date on the changes we have made to our law enforcement portal, educate you on our platform, the data available, and how you can request that data 24hrs a day / 365 days a year. These webinars can be accessed by individual registrants to comply with social distancing. To attend one of Uber’s Resources for Law Enforcement webinar presentations please register via one of the following links:
START: Defining Terrorism – Webinar
Tuesday, May 26 at 12 pm ET
START Graduate Studies Director Marcus Boyd will provide a virtual lecture on “Defining Terrorism.” When we talk about terrorism, we often assume that others know what we mean and share the same definition. The words “terrorism” and “terrorist” tell us just as much about the person using the terms as it does about who they are describing. The terms and the tactics flow like a thread through history, but a comprehensive definition remains elusive. This talk, based on a lecture from START’s Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis, delves into the difficulties and pitfalls of defining terrorism. RSVPs are required. If you have any questions, please email the START events team at [email protected] Register: https://www.start.umd.edu/events/start-webinar-series-defining-terrorism
U.S. Institute of Peace/Center for Research on Extremism: Trends in Far-Right Violence and Terrorism – Webinar
Thursday, May 28 at 11am ET
This webinar will include presentations by researchers from the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) of the University of Oslo, a world-leading research center specifically devoted to the study of far-right extremism and violence. These events are hosted by the RESOLVE Network and the U.S. Institute of Peace, in collaboration with C-REX and the Polarization and Extremism Research and Intervention Lab (PERIL) at the American University. Jihadist violent extremism and the threat from al-Qaida, the Islamic State, and their associates have received most of the focus since 2001; however, threats and attacks by nationalist and xenophobic violent extremists (particularly white supremacists) have become more visible, prominent, and intertwined with global and geopolitical challenges. While in the spotlight today, this phenomenon has been evolving and present throughout history, with significant changes in types of perpetrators, targets and modus operandi. Experts in this webinar will present analyses of both the historical context and current manifestations of far-right violence and terrorism. The Zoom information, agendas, and speaker bios will be sent to confirmed participants in advance of each research webinar. If interested, please submit your RSVP here. Questions about the webinars may be directed to: Ms. Megan Loney (mloney @ usip.org).
START: Weaponized Words – Webinar
Monday, June 8 at 12pm ET
American University faculty Prof. Kurt Braddock will discuss his new book Weaponized Words: The Strategic Role of Persuasion in Violent Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization in this virtual event. Weaponized Words is designed to strengthen a reader’s understanding of the persuasive mechanisms used by terrorist groups and how they are effective in order to defeat them. The book applies existing theories of persuasion to domains unique to this digital era, such as social media, YouTube, websites, and message boards to name but a few. Terrorists deploy a range of communication methods and harness reliable communication theories to create strategic messages that persuade peaceful individuals to join their groups and engage in violence. RSVPs are required. If you have any questions, please email the START events team at [email protected]. Register: https://www.start.umd.edu/events/book-talk-weaponized-words-strategic-role-persuasion-violent-radicalization-and-counter
U.S. Institute of Peace/Center for Research on Extremism: Extreme Right Responses in Times of Global Crisis – Webinar
Thursday, June 11 at 11 AM EST
How have far-right groups have capitalized on and reacted to global crises both past and present? What tools and connections has the far-right leveraged to address and instrumentalist shocks within the international system? This webinar will include presentations by researchers from the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) of the University of Oslo, a world-leading research center specifically devoted to the study of far-right extremism and violence. These events are hosted by the RESOLVE Network and the U.S. Institute of Peace, in collaboration with C-REX and the Polarization and Extremism Research and Intervention Lab (PERIL) at the American University. The Zoom information, agendas, and speaker bios will be sent to confirmed participants in advance of each research webinar. If interested, please submit your RSVP here. Should you have any questions about the webinars, please contact Ms. Megan Loney (mloney @ usip.org).
Online Training Services
CCUPCA is pleased to inform you of significant online offerings by its public safety and law enforcement partners at the regional, state and federal levels. We invite you to visit here frequently for low- or no-cost online programming as well as featured webinars and online courses in the areas of Executive Development, Public Policy, and Leadership, among others.
Research Resource Features
CCUPCA also seeks to provide key information resources for our guests and members. We encourage our visitors to utilize these resources, including downloading of any posted materials here. Additionally, we welcome submissions consistent with our organization’s mission and commitment to inform.