Greetings.

This is Gary Klugiewicz.

Recently, I assisted Jack Hoban, the president of Resolution Group International, in teaching the first ever RGI Conflict Resolution Mentoring Course for members of the Camden County, NJ Police Department. RGI is conducting a yearlong training experiment for this agency that is designed to enhance the professional and tactical skills of their officers. While the basic RGI Conflict Management Program is designed to teach ethical decision making skills along with the verbal and physical skills necessary for a modern police officer, the mentoring class focuses on sustainment of these skills within the department.

Here is the group photo taken after the beach workout.

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The class was a taught by Jack Hoban, and his core RGI Instructors that include Joseph Shusko, Brian Pensak, Craig Gray, and Artie Mark.

Twenty mentors were chosen from the ranks of the Camden County PD. These men and women represented a wide range of experience, ethnic backgrounds, and departmental rank. They were an amazing group of people who were highly motivated, passionate about their mission, and ready to sustain the basic three day RGI Conflict Resolution Program that will be taught to the entire department. This mentoring class provide by the RGI training staff gave these officer the mentoring skills to assist their fellow officers process, internalize, and sustain the lesson taught in the basic RGI Conflict Resolution Course.

The reason that I titled this blog entry RGI Mentoring Training: A Life Changing Experience is because of the change it has made to the participants who shared their life stories in the Tie Ins, the ethical stories that accompany all RGI Training.

Here is the group doing morning physical training followed by a Tie In.

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After physical adversity training, the group leader tells a Tie In – that after physical training helps to imprint the lesson into the participant’s memory.

Here is Joe Shusko, affectionately known as “Joe Marine”, leading a group discussion that concludes with a series of Tie Ins by the participants.

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The stories told by these officer were unbelievable. To a person, their stories graphically portrayed the importance of this Ethical Protector training to the individual officer and the department as a whole. The second reason that I labeled this training as being life changing is the impact this training had on the instructors. Every instructor was moved by what was taught, experienced, and learned during this training.  On a personal level, I was revitalized because I was once again reminded of the importance of this type of training, reminded that I also need to still walk the walk as an instructor in terms of physical fitness, and given new mentoring skills to improve my professional and personal life.

Here I get a certificate of participation by Jack Hoban and Camden County PD Deputy Police Chief Orlando Cuevas.

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Vistelar is very proud of our partnership with the Resolution Group International.

We will continue to keep you updated on this amazing life changing training taking place at the Camden County PD.

For more information about the Resolution Group International, check out their website at http://www.resgroupintl.com/