Courses



MACNLOW training courses provide relevant, practical information you will take back and use immediately in the workplace! Utilizing a combination of lecture, small and large group exercises, personal assessment tools and role play, we actively involve attendees in the learning process. Because our class sizes are limited, your personal questions and concerns will always be addressed.

In addition to the courses shown below, MACNLOW has many other options from which to choose.  If you don't see something you're looking for, please contact us for assistance or to host a course at your agency.  We also provide customized in-service training programs to address the specific needs of your agency.
Our calendar is updated weekly, so please check back often for more information or contact us at info@macnlow.com or at 517-410-0825 to be added to our mailing list.

Please note that all classes run from 8 am to 5 pm unless otherwise noted in the course description. Pricing information is included in the course description.

Cancellation/Refund Policy (as of 9-1-17):  All course cancellations must be in writing and sent via e-mail to register@macnlow.com. Cancellations made within four days of registration will be fully refunded or not billed to the agency, provided the initial registration occurs more than two weeks prior to the class start date. Cancellations made after four days of the initial registration date and up to two weeks prior to the course start date will be refunded less a $50 processing fee.  Cancellations made with less than two weeks notice prior to the course start date will be refunded less a $100 processing fee as MACNLOW has already committed those funds for the course.  No shows are non-refundable.  For special circumstances regarding cancellations, please contact Kristen at 517-410-0825 or send e-mail to kkemp@macnlow.com.


October 19, 2020

Advanced 40-Hour Dispatch School

This course will utilize a virtual classroom with LIVE instruction and an interactive virtual classroom with two-way audio and video interaction amongst participants and the instructor(s).  This is a great way to participate in a MACNLOW course while avoiding travel and travel-related expenses ... More Info

October 22, 2020

Suicide Calls: Helping the Caller & the Telecommunicator

Attendees will assess their listening skills, learn to apply the skills and "thinking patterns" to help handle a suicide call successfully, assess psychological considerations, keep the caller talking, ask critical questions, and gain call handling methods proven effective for ot... More Info

October 23, 2020

Stress Management

Attendees will complete a Stress Response Profile to analyze their individual stress levels with an emphasis on the challenges of a dispatching career, both in terms of tasks and toxic people, utilize the Thought Reframing and FIT/S/ACE approaches to handling stress, and examine individual appr... More Info

October 26, 2020

Basic 40-Hour Dispatch School

This course will utilize a virtual classroom with LIVE instruction and an interactive virtual classroom with two-way audio and video interaction amongst participants and the instructor(s).  This is a great way to participate in a MACNLOW course while avoiding travel and travel-related expenses ... More Info

October 26, 2020

Introduction to Fire/EMS Dispatching: Part One

This four-hour course is designed for telecommunicators who have or will have Fire/EMS dispatch responsibilities as part of their daily duties.  Students will be taught concepts, terminology and challenges associated with Fire/EMS dispatching. The course will discuss work flow, different appart... More Info

October 26, 2020

Tactical Dispatching

This course will serve as an introduction to Tactical Dispatching. Students will learn the roles and responsibilities of a Tactical Dispatcher and gain an understanding of the ICS and NIMS structure and systems.  The primary objective of the course is to illustrate the importance of the Tactica... More Info

October 27, 2020

Active Shooter Incidents for Dispatch

Lansing MI

Active shooter incidents are dynamic situations that pose many unique challenges for public safety communications.  These situations require an enormous response from law enforcement, fire, EMS, various support entities and communication centers.   As with any other type of ... More Info

November 05, 2020

Professional Policing

Lansing MI

Policing in America is complicated and we, as a profession, have been tasked to do it better than ever before. We are up to that task. This course teaches time-tested practices you can use to ensure your success as a professional.  The legitimacy of the individual officer and organization ... More Info

November 30, 2020

Basic 40-Hour Dispatch School

This course will utilize a virtual classroom with LIVE instruction and an interactive virtual classroom with two-way audio and video interaction amongst participants and the instructor(s).  This is a great way to participate in a MACNLOW course while avoiding travel and travel-related expenses ... More Info

December 01, 2020

Critical Supervisory Issues

Ithaca MI

This two-day course is designed specifically for supervisors who direct, motivate, lead, appraise and discipline others.  Topics covered in the third and final course in MACNLOW’s Capstone Award/Supervisory Series include supervisory responsibility, procedures to investigate citizen ... More Info

December 01, 2020

Police Supervision (law enforcement) aka Achieving Supervisory Excellence (dispatch)

Lansing MI

Police Supervision (aka Achieving Supervisory Excellence) is a three-day course designed specifically for first-line supervisors who direct, motivate, lead, appraise and discipline others.  As a result of coaching, role play, exercises, self-assessments, group discussions and lecture,... More Info

December 07, 2020

Advanced 40-Hour Dispatch School

This course will utilize a virtual classroom with LIVE instruction and an interactive virtual classroom with two-way audio and video interaction amongst participants and the instructor(s).  This is a great way to participate in a MACNLOW course while avoiding travel and travel-related expenses ... More Info

December 07, 2020

Suicide Calls: Helping the Caller & the Telecommunicator

Attendees will assess their listening skills, learn to apply the skills and "thinking patterns" to help handle a suicide call successfully, assess psychological considerations, keep the caller talking, ask critical questions, and gain call handling methods proven effective for ot... More Info

December 08, 2020

911 Dispatch Liability

Utilizing 911 cases which pinpoint various types of liability, this course analyzes liability issues, examines common elements of liability, looks at why people sue, examines the typical process of a lawsuit, develops measures for reducing and/or preventing liability, demonstrates courtroo... More Info

December 09, 2020

Stress Management

Attendees will complete a Stress Response Profile to analyze their individual stress levels with an emphasis on the challenges of a dispatching career, both in terms of tasks and toxic people, utilize the Thought Reframing and FIT/S/ACE approaches to handling stress, and examine individual appr... More Info

December 10, 2020

Homeland Security for the Telecommunicator

A comprehensive overview to define “terrorism;” identify the similarities and differences between “Domestic” and “International” terrorism; identify common misconceptions related to terrorists; discuss potential terrorist targets; identify and define eig... More Info

December 11, 2020

Handling Domestic Violence Calls

This course focuses on helping telecommunicators learn innovative ways to capture information, frame effective questions, understand the psychological dynamics of domestic violence, and methods to keep their officers safe.  SNC approved with Module II(a) endorsement; MNA200608E. ... More Info