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 info@macnlow.com.

November 28, 2022

Basic 40-Hour Dispatch School

Charlotte MI

MACNLOW’s Basic 40-Hour Dispatch School utilizes a unique and practical combination of lecture, personal assessment, small group exercises, skill-building exercises, and role play to cement learning. Our instructors for this course are all highly-qualified, experienced disp... More Info

December 05, 2022

Advanced 40-Hour Dispatch School

Charlotte MI

MACNLOW’s Advanced 40-Hour Dispatch School enables attendees to meet all SNC Module II requirements (MNA2022-2926) by attending all five days for $699 or any one-day course for $275.  Our team utilizes a unique & practical combination of lecture, personal assessmen... More Info

December 05, 2022

Handling Domestic Violence Calls (Virtual or Traditional Classroom)

Charlotte MI

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; MNA2022-2927.&nbs... More Info

December 06, 2022

Suicide Calls: Helping the Caller & the Telecommunicator (Virtual or Traditional Classroom)

Charlotte MI

Attendees will discuss facts, statistics, and myths about suicide and suicidal callers, practice their reflective listening skills, discuss crucial direct questions to ask to keep the caller talking, and gain call handling methods proven effective for others. The course also addresses tele... More Info

December 07, 2022

Homeland Security for Telecommunicators

Charlotte MI

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 08, 2022

911 Dispatch Liability

Charlotte MI

Utilizing 911 cases which pinpoint various types of liability, this course analyzes liability issues, examines common elements of liability, develops measures for reducing and/or preventing liability, and considers “best practices” for telecommunicators and supervisors. &n... More Info

December 09, 2022

Stress Management (Virtual or Traditional Classroom)

Charlotte MI

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 14, 2022

Delivering Exemplary Customer Service

Charlotte MI

This session of the course can be taken in person at Eaton County Central Dispatch, 911 Courthouse Drive, Charlotte, Michigan
OR
In our virtual classroom, featuring live instruction and interaction with the instructor and attendees who are in the traditional classroom in Eaton County.<... More Info

December 15, 2022

Handling Calls Regarding Missing and Exploited Children (New Course!)

This session of the course is being offered in our virtual classroom only featuring live instruction and interaction with the instructor and other attendees.

This course is designed to provide information and tools for the telecommunicator to quickly gather information when deali... More Info

January 09, 2023

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

Grand Rapids 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

January 17, 2023

Behaviors and Warning Signs of an Active Shooter

Virtual Classroom with Live In

This four-hour course is designed to offer insight into the behaviors, characteristics, and warning signs of an active shooter prior to an active shooter event. We will examine specific behaviors that may precede an attack and which of those behaviors dispatchers and law enforcement might find ... More Info

January 17, 2023

Incident Debriefing (1 pm to 5 pm)

MI

Incident Debriefing is an essential part of learning, improving and identifying the steps in a given incident. This course will highlight the need for Incident Debriefing and will focus on providing an overall plan for post-incident management. Upon completion of this course, the participa... More Info

January 20, 2023

Tactical Dispatching

This four-hour 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 t... More Info

January 23, 2023

Basic 40-Hour Dispatch School

Kalamazoo MI

MACNLOW’s Basic 40-Hour Dispatch School utilizes a unique and practical combination of lecture, personal assessment, small group exercises, skill-building exercises, and role play to cement learning. Our instructors for this course are all highly-qualified, experienced disp... More Info

February 13, 2023

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

Grand Rapids 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