Date:  Sunday-Monday, November 7-8, 2004, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost:
  $70.  Funding assistance for the registration fee and travel expenses may be available.
Number of Attendees:
 By invitation only.  Maximum of 12 protégés.  Persons interested in participating in this workshop as a protégé should contact one of the Mentoring Committee co-chairs:
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  Karen Irish: kirish@att.net
     
  Debbie Figarelli: debra.figarelli@phoenix.gov
Course Description:
  The workshop is part of an ASCLD program to encourage laboratories to become accredited by ASCLD/LAB.  The program assists representatives from non-accredited laboratories (protégés) by pairing them with ASCLD/LAB inspectors (mentors) as a means to provide them with a source of encouragement and knowledge about the accreditation process. The workshop helps to ensure that both parties fully understand their respective responsibilities and expectations in this partnership.

Date:  Sunday, November 7, 2004, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost:
  $150 (includes the cost for the DISC assessment tool)
Course Description:
 As you assume increased responsibility in your lab, understanding yourself and others is essential.  This one-day program focuses on your personal behavioral and leadership style, identifying the styles of others, and using the information to improve relationships in the lab.  You will receive a comprehensive behavioral/leadership profile which, based on your style, makes specific recommendations for how to communicate with others and how they might better communicate with you, the role and strengths you bring to a team, the factors you consider in decision making, and more.  It brings clarity to how you perceive yourself and more importantly, how others perceive you.  The take away value of this program is immediate and long lasting.
Requirements:
  Registration must occur prior to the ASCLD meeting.  Registrants will be directed on how to complete the DISC profile on-line prior to arrival.

Date:  Sunday, November 7, 2004, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost
:  $100
Course Description
:  This workshop is intended for laboratory directors, quality managers, or examiners from laboratories having a Digital Evidence discipline who are preparing (or will be preparing) for ASCLD/LAB accreditation in that discipline.   Methods of attaining compliance with selected standards and criteria will be presented, as will an overview and discussion of current issues relating to Digital Evidence accreditation. The workshop is partially interactive.
Requirements
: Attendees should bring a laptop computer that has the following software installed: Microsoft PowerPoint (versions from MS Office 2000 through MS Office XP) and Adobe Acrobat (version 5.0 or greater).

Date:  Sunday, November 7, 2004, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost:
  $100
Course Description:
 Participants will be provided with information on the implementation of quality systems in crime scene investigation in Australia using interactive technologies for crime scene proficiency testing, scene recording, and the presentation of evidence in court.  The development of intelligence and results management systems will also be discussed.  “After the Fact”, an interactive software package developed to train and assess the competency of crime scene examiners, will be demonstrated and provided to participants.
Requirements:
  Attendees must bring a laptop computer with a minimum of: pentium II processor, 64 MB RAM, 200 MB free hard disk space, CD ROM drive, and a 16 bit sound card.  

Date:  Choice of two sessions: 
            Session #1—Monday, November 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
           
Session #2—Monday, November 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: 
$75
Course Description:
  Workshop participants will gain the knowledge and skills required to assemble an electronic criteria file (ASCLD/LAB Legacy program) or electronic conformance file (ASCLD/LAB-International program).
Requirements:
  Attendees must bring a laptop computer with Windows 98 or newer operating system and CD ROM drive.  Required software is MS Office (Word, Excel), Acrobat reader, and basic image viewing software.

Date:  Monday, November 8, 2004, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost:
  $100
Course Description:
 Much of your success as a Lab Director relies upon your ability to attract and retain the right people. This process begins with an accurate description of the lab work and excellent interviewing skills.  This one-day session designed for new and seasoned directors and supervisors focuses on the critical interviewing skills required to make an effective hiring or promotion decision.  Participants will be given the tools to avoid common interview “traps” and conduct more focused, efficient, and legal selection interviews that ensure a good “fit” in the lab.
Requirements:
  None

Date:  Monday, November 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost:
  $20
Course Description:
  NIJ will provide information on its grant programs in the investigative and forensic sciences, how to successfully navigate the grant application process, and how to manage grants that your lab is awarded.
Requirements:
  None

Date:  Monday, November 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost:
  $75
Course Description:
  This workshop is designed for forensic professionals who believe that they need a new lab but just don’t know where to start. Tools and methodologies will be provided to attendees to help quantify, justify, and build support for capital investment in their forensic facilities. The course content will include issues and trends in the design of forensic facilities; assessing existing facilities; determining whether to renovate or build new; and methodologies for sizing, scheduling, and costing a project. This workshop will be very participatory so attendees should come prepared to roll up their sleeves and try their hands at designing a lab. 
Requirements:
  Attendees are encouraged to bring and share specific metrics about their existing lab, operations, staffing, and funding.  A short questionnaire will be provided online or on-site to gather this information before the workshop.