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How to Plan a Successful Training for Law Enforcement Webinar
Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
11:00 AM PT/12:00 PM MT/1:00 PM CT/2:00 PM ET

This webinar is approximately 90 minutes long.


We are often asked how to plan a successful training event for law enforcement and other allied professionals. To support communities in this work, we are delighted to announce a webinar on this subject.

This webinar covers topics such as:

  • Timelines for success
  • Authentic collaboration
  • Participation across disciplines
  • Creating a professional environment
  • Principles of adult learning
  • Marketing, marketing, marketing
  • Follow-up support
Help prepare your community for successful training, to improve the law enforcement investigation and community response to gender-based violence.



Joanne ArchambaultJoanne Archambault Executive Director, EVAWI
Retired Sergeant, San Diego Police Department 

In January 2003, Sergeant Joanne Archambault (Retired, San Diego Police Department) founded End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) and she continues to serve as its Executive Director.

In April 2010, Ms. Archambault was honored by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for her decades of service on behalf of sexual assault victims, with a prestigious National Crime Victims' Service Award for Allied Professionals. On October 27, 2010, Sgt. Archambault was invited to meet with President Obama and Vice President Biden for the first assembly on violence against women to ever be held at the White House. On October 15, 2015, Sgt. Archambault was again invited to the White House by Vice President Biden to sit on a panel of law enforcement leaders tasked with addressing gender bias in policing.

Prior to founding EVAWI, Sgt. Archambault worked for the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) for almost 23 years, before retiring in 2002. Throughout her career, she has worked tirelessly to improve criminal justice and community responses to sexual assault, authoring and co-authoring hundreds of reports, articles, chapters, and training materials of various kinds, including the first national training curriculum for sexual assault investigation produced by the National Center for Women & Policing. To enhance this work, she produced a series of training videos in 2001 entitled, Sexual Assault Training and Investigations: The Preliminary Response. She also served for five years as co-editor of the Sexual Assault Report, a bimonthly publication of the Civic Research Institute.

Sgt. Archambault has provided training for tens of thousands of practitioners, policymakers and others - both across the country and around the world. She has been instrumental in creating system-level change through individual contacts, as well as policy initiatives and recommendations for best practice.

Picture of Kimberly LonswayKimberly A. Lonsway, Ph.D.
Director of Research, EVAWI

Dr. Lonsway earned her Ph.D. in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She then served for two years as a post-doctoral research fellow at the interdisciplinary American Bar Foundation in Chicago, Illinois. Her research focuses on sexual violence and the criminal justice and community response system, and she has volunteered for over fifteen years as a victim advocate for rape crisis centers in two different communities. In 2012, she was awarded the first-ever Volunteer of the Decade Award from the Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention (SARP) Center in San Luis Obispo, CA - an award specifically created to recognize Lonsway's years of service and dedication to this local rape crisis center.

Dr. Lonsway joined EVAWI in 2004, where she currently serves as the Director of Research. In this position, Dr. Lonsway develops grant proposals, conducts original research, develops training content and resource materials, and provides training and technical assistance for multidisciplinary audiences of practitioners in the fields of law enforcement, victim advocacy, health care, prosecution, and related disciplines.

Dr. Lonsway is the co-author of a book with Penny Harrington entitled: "Investigating Sexual Harassment in Law Enforcement and Nontraditional Fields for Women" (Prentice Hall). She has also written over 40 published articles, book chapters, technical reports, government reports, and commissioned documents. Along with Sgt. Joanne Archambault (Retired), she served for five years as Co-Editor of the bimonthly Sexual Assault Report, published by the Civic Research Institute. In addition, Dr. Lonsway has provided training for thousands of professionals in various disciplines from across the country and around the world.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K015 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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