GPOD Announces Global Partnership with Dale Carnegie Training

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Ken McMahon, 612-860-8693, ken@significant-llc.com

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GPOD Announces Global Partnership with Dale Carnegie Training

February 13th, 2017 – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – Global Peace Officer Development (GPOD™) and Dale Carnegie Training today unveiled a new course to help law enforcement officers increase community confidence and trust. The customized program, entitled Dale Carnegie Training® for Law Enforcement, will begin rolling out in Spring 2017. 

Launched and tested in early 2016 by law enforcement and business leaders in Minneapolis/St. Paul, GPOD emerged in the wake of civil unrest in Ferguson, MO, and Gallup research showing U.S. confidence in police had hit a 22-year low. The GPOD mission is to develop and support peace officers to help increase community confidence in law enforcement from 50% to 75% and beyond.

Through its global partnership with Dale Carnegie Training, GPOD will leverage expertise honed by more than 100 years of customer-focused training from the business world, delivered across 90 countries and in all 50 states. Founded in 1912, Dale Carnegie has grown from one man’s belief in the power of self-improvement to a global program with eight (8) million graduates in 25 languages.

“Law enforcement officers are well trained experts in tactical policing skills but there is limited funding to support the human relations side of professional development training,” said Brian Convery, co-founder of GPOD and a retired police Sergeant with more than 20 years in Minnesota law enforcement. “This training will enable peace officers to enhance soft skills, increase emotional intelligence and cultivate a culture of customer service to further build community trust.”

While Dale Carnegie Training is offering a substantial discount and pledging a number of GPOD related scholarships, a full 20 to 24 hours of accredited, high quality training still costs as much as $1,500 per seat for the Dale Carnegie Training® for Law Enforcement course.

“GPOD depends on corporate sponsorships and was created so companies can support police and the community while receiving a tax benefit,” said Ken McMahon, co-founder of GPOD and a business executive based in Minneapolis/St. Paul. “In this high stakes environment, business and law enforcement leaders are confident that professional, customer-focused training programs offered by Dale Carnegie can create positive change for police officers and the community.” 

Fiscal sponsorship for GPOD is provided by GTS Educational Events, a federally tax-exempt 501c3 organization. Founded in 1976, St. Paul-based GTS serves the educational needs of government and civic professionals. “We look forward to supporting both law enforcement and the community at such a crucial time in history,” said Mary Wynne, Executive Director of GTS. Financial support for GPOD is tax deductible and can be offered as a corporate sponsorship or charitable contribution.   

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About GPOD

Global Peace Officer Development (GPOD™) was founded in early 2016 by a retired police officer and a business executive to help law enforcement officers enhance community relations through customer-focused soft skills training from the business world. The GPOD mission is to develop and support those who protect and serve to help increase community confidence and trust in law enforcement from 50% to 75% and beyond. GPOD is based in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

About Dale Carnegie Training

Founded in 1912, Dale Carnegie Training has grown from one man’s belief in the power of self-improvement to offices in 90 countries and all 50 states. Dale Carnegie has produced more than eight (8) million graduates in 25 languages worldwide. Every three minutes someone graduates a Dale Carnegie Training® course. The company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York.

About GTS Educational Events 

Founded in 1976 as a Joint Powers Association with support from the University of Minnesota, GTS Educational Events designs, convenes and supports government and civic sector educational opportunities that engage, inspire and inform. GTS is a federally tax-exempt 501c3 organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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