Training for Organizations

Faculty, staff, and graduate students associated with DGSS present numerous workshops to governmental and non-governmental organizations. These organizations include academic, tribal, political, and law enforcement agencies from across the state.

Working with these organizations exposes students to the diversity of policies and programs existing within government and provides them with skill-building opportunities, professional networking, and ideas for the future.

Our workshops cover a variety of issues important to organizations, including topics in research methods, ethics, and emergency management, as well as several other topics.

  • Government to Government Relationships (Partnered with UI Extension [C d’A FRETP])
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Human Trafficking (WRICOPS)
  • Interest-based Negotiation
  • Leadership in Public Organizations
  • Local Government Structure and Function
  • National Incident Management System Compliance
  • Organizational Change
  • Police/Citizen Relationship Improvement
  • Policy Development and Governance
  • Program Evaluation and Grant Compliance
  • Program Evaluation Research
  • Racial Profiling and Biased Policing
  • Rural Poverty Reduction
  • State and Local Anti-Terrorism (WRICOPS)
  • Survey Research Methodology
  • Tribal Perspectives on Natural Resource Stewardship
  • Tribal Sovereignty (Partnered with UI Extension [C d’A FRETP])
  • Trust and Social Capital
  • Victim Rights and Notification Systems in Washington State
  • Vigilant, Prepared and Resilient Communities (WRICOPS)


  • Appreciative Inquiry (WRICOPS)
  • Collaboration and Resource Leveraging
  • Collaboration for Tribal Natural Resource Managers
  • Collaborative Potential Assessment
  • Community Assessment: Asset Mapping
  • Community Assessment Through Survey Research
  • Community-based Collaborative Decision-making
  • Community Emergency Response Team Training
  • Community Engagement and Collaboration
  • Community Partnerships (WRICOPS)
  • Community Problem Solving (WRICOPS)
  • Community Oriented Policing (WRICOPS)
  • Conflict Management
  • COP, Disaster Planning and Resilient Communities
  • Digital and Computer Evidence Collection and Processing
  • Disaster Planning and Preparedness Lessons
  • Employee Job Satisfaction and Stress
  • Ethics and Decision Making in the Political Environment
  • Ethics for Law Enforcement (FLETC certified, WRICOPS)
  • Ethics for Public Administrators