Good morning.

This is Gary Klugiewicz.

Tony Pinelle and I just finished a Verbal Defense & Influence Instructor Class at the Colorado Division of Youth Corrections. We had a great class based on our Emotionally Safe Performance-Driven Instruction methodology.

We had a productive and enjoyable time training with this class filled with true professionals. If you know anything about youth corrections, you know that they are striving to create a treatment based environment within the walls of correctional facilities. They have a diverse group of residents that span the entire gamut of age, gender, size, culture, education, mental health, and threat potential.

Vistelar is proud to be one of the youth corrections partners in finding new solutions to this national challenge.

One of Verbal Defense & Influences greatest strengths is the fact that we train for the performance, not the test. Rather than wasting valuable class time forcing students to memorize (short-term) answers to pass a written test, our classes focus on training participants to perform skills that they can take away with them back to their duty assignments.

Watch the video below where I will attempt to explain how we conduct fire drills, not fire talks in our training sessions.


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