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ASCLD Train the Director Webinar Series

ASCLD Train the Director Webinar Series

2023 Webinars

The FTCOE and ASCLD are pleased to bring you the 2023 collaborative installment in the Train the Director webinar series. This year our subject matter experts will be covering a variety of topics including standards development, positive quality culture, case management, digital tools, and more!

1.) The State of Standard Development & Tools for Assessing and Implementing Standards
This webinar originally occurred on January 17, 2023
Presenters: Ray Wickenheiser, Ph.D., Erin Forry, & Teresa Ambrosius 
Roundtable Discussion: Jody Wolf, M.S., M.B.A., Eva M.L. King, M.S., Reta Newman, & Peter Stout, Ph.D. 
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2.) Maintaining a Positive Quality Culture during Change
This webinar originally occurred on January 24, 2023 
Presenters: John Knell & Brooke Arnone, M.Ed.
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3.) Triaging Cases - Case Management and All That Means
This webinar originally occurred January 31, 2023
Presenters: Chris Krug, M.S., M.P.A. & Jeremy Triplett, M.S.
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4.) Going All In - Laboratories With Completely Digital Systems
This webinar originally occurred on February 2, 2023
Presenters: Timothy Suggs & Mandy Tinkley
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2022 Webinars

The FTCOE and ASCLD are pleased to bring you the latest collaborative installment in the Train the Director webinar series. This year our subject matter experts will be covering a variety of topics including BJA Forensic Grants 101, applying the OSAC Registry of Standards to quality systems, COVID-19 impacts on forensic laboratories, and marijuana legalization laws!

1.) BJA Forensic Grants 101 – Forensic Grant Opportunities
This event originally occurred on March 10, 2022
Presenter(s): Andrea Borchardt, M.S.
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2.) BJA Forensic Grants 101 – Grant Application and Award Acceptance
This event originally occurred on March 17, 2022
Presenter(s): Alan Spanbauer, M.B.A.
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3.) BJA Forensic Grants 101 – Award Management
This webinar originally occurred on March 24, 2022
Presenter(s): Mila Hago, M.P.A.
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4.) Application of the OSAC Registry of Standards to Forensic Science Service Providers’ Quality Systems
This webinar originally occurred on March 31, 2022
Presenter(s): John Paul Jones II, M.B.A. & Mark D. Stolorow, M.S., M.B.A. 
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5.) Legalization of Marijuana: The Journey of Marijuana Laws in Colorado and Ohio
This webinar originally occurred on April 5, 2022
Presenter(s): Melissa Colmenero & Barbara Hoover
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6.) Pandemic Impacts in the Workplace: Employee Wellness, Returning to the Office, & Remote Testimony
This webinar originally occurred on April 12, 2022
Presenter(s): Angie Jones, Jessica Domme, & Kristin Feeback, PsyD
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2021 Webinars

Due to the overwhelming response to the first two seasons, the FTCOE and ASCLD are pleased to bring you the latest collaborative installment in the Train the Director webinar series. This year, our subject matter experts will be covering a variety of topics, including creating an unbiased culture in the laboratory, new hire onboarding, online learning platforms, 3D firearm technology, and more!

1.) Developing an Unbiased Culture in Your Laboratory
Live webinar originally occurred on May 26th, 2021
Presenter: Jody Wolf
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2.) Firearms 3D Technology: Advantages and Value for Implementing 3D Technologies
Live webinar originally occurred on June 2nd, 2021
Presenters: Erich Smith & Heather Seubert
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3.) Successful Onboarding in Crime Laboratories
Live webinar originally occurred on June 16th, 2021
Presenter: Samantha Webb
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4.) Best Practices for Engaging Participants in Video Conferences
Live webinar originally occurred on July 7th, 2021
Presenters: Michael McGuire & Tracy Routsong
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2020 Webinars

In season two of the ASCLD Train the Director webinar series, subject matter experts covered a variety of topics to include quality assurance, investigative genetic genealogy, toxicology, and marijuana analysis.

1.) Quality Assurance: Beyond Accreditation
Live webinar originally occurred on January 9th, 2020

Presenter: Erin Forry
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2.) Investigative Genetic Genealogy: Background and Crime Lab Strategy
Live webinar originally occurred on January 23rd, 2020

Presenter: Dr. Ray Wickenheiser
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3.) Toxicology: Instrumentation, Methodology, and Workflows
Live webinar originally occurred on February 6th, 2020
Presenters: Bruce Houlihan & Dan Anderson
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4.) Marijuana Analysis in a New Frontier: Two State Laboratory Approaches
Live webinar originally occurred on March 5th, 2020
Presenters: Linda Jackson & Shawn West
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2019 Webinars

In the first installment of the ASCLD Train the Director webinar series, the presenters covered topics from five different forensic disciplines: digital forensics, fire debris analysis, trace analysis, quality assurance, and crime gun intelligence. The subject matter experts that presented on these topics are champions in their respective fields and continue to bring valuable information to the forensic community through their detailed and thorough research.

1.) NIBIN Challenges and Opportunities
Live webinar originally occurred on January 24th, 2019

Presenters: Justin Bechaver, Jessica Ellefritz, Jennifer Gelston, & Benjamin Swanholm
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2.) Digital Forensics: An Overview for the Laboratory Manager
Live webinar originally occurred on January 31st, 2019 

Presenters: Timothy Scanlan & Stephen Villere
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3.) Fire Debris Analysis is Not Black Magic!
Live webinar originally occurred on February 7th, 2019
Presenter: Carl Chasteen
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4.) Trace Evidence for the Crime Laboratory
Live webinar originally occurred on February 14th, 2019
Presenter: Susan Gross, M.S.F.S.
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5.) Quality Assurance in the Forensic Laboratory
Live webinar originally occurred on February 21st, 2019
Presenters: Brooke Arnone & Stewart Raley
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Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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