Training for Transfer

Training for Transfer

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Training, Leadership, & Change Management; LLC



Training for Transfer Instructor Cadre 

Diverse Experience:  Our training team brings significant real-life experience and expertise in law enforcement.  Our instructors have held a wide variety of positions including department division command, SWAT team leader, academy instructors, state-wide training coordinator, CSI investigator, detective, FTO, PTO to name a few.  Our training staff has experiences in larger metropolitan agencies, smaller departments, and sheriff's departments. 


Training Expertise:  Training for Transfer instructors have a wide scope of experience in training law enforcement personnel in many disciplines.  These include skills areas such as firearms, arrest control, and defensive tactics; also specialty topics such as sniper skills, dynamic entry tactics, use of force decisions, and street survival methods.  They have significant time as trainers in basic operations such as report writing, FTO/PTO, interviewing skills, and legal footing, and have written hundreds of training plans, manuals, courses, and instructional aids.  Importantly, our staff has many years experience in providing training to fellow instructors and training unit managers. Bringing these experiences as actual trainers in law enforcement disciplines allows our staff to focus on providing fellow trainers with advanced skills that matter. 

Focused Skills Development:   Training for Transfer instructors focus on providing skills and techniques which efficiently and effectively address real-life issues with practical and proven techniques.  Each class is designed to provide specific skills, but also allows for addressing individual issues trainers may face.  Our curriculum undergo frequent review and revision to assure up-to-date instruction is provided.  The instructors make sure classes are highly interactive and realistically address needs of those attending. 

 Our Instructor Team includes:

Tim McGraw

Tim has over 30 years experience in training.  He spent over 10 years as a Training Division Commander.  He has served on numerous regional and statewide training entities including POST Training, North Central Training Region, and the Colorado Association of Law Enforcement Trainers.  Tim was president of CALET and coordinated five state-wide training conferences.  He has taught Train-the-Trainer, Training Unit Management, Trainer Skills Development, Building Training Scenarios, Training Procedure Development, and Trainer Re-certification for over 14 years throughout Colorado.  He presented Managing the Training Unit at a national conference in Ohio.

Tim spent over three decades as a police officer at the University of Colorado Police Department.  His assignments included patrol, investigations, technical services, and administration.  He served as an officer, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, and as a division commander.  After officially retiring, Tim returned to the CU-Boulder Police Department where he serves as an administrative consultant focusing on policy development and training plans and programs.  Tim has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, with an emphasis in Social Sciences.  He has earned several graduate-school level credit hours in various subjects related to adult education and educational processes. 


Will Cochenour
Will comes from a family of educators and trainers and during his professional life has often found himself in training and leadership roles.  After completing his bachelors degree in 1999, Will worked as a police officer at the Lakewood  Police Department in Lakewood, Colorado until 2015.  He spent the majority of his time working in patrol, the traditional police role. Will also worked in investigations, special enforcement, training, and served for many years on the SWAT team.  As with the rest of his work career, he took on training and leadership roles while working at the police department.  In an effort to increase his effectiveness and knowledge in adult education and learning, Will attended the University of Wyoming where he completed his Masters Degree in 2013 in Education with a focus in Instructional Design. 

Will has taught Train-the-Trainer (Instructional Methodology), Blue ICS, Trainer Skills Development, and Building Training Scenarios to numerous law enforcement agencies and hundreds of trainers.  He has authored a number of detailed training plans and programs.  

When not instructing, Will serves as an Instructional Designer for a 500+ member sheriff's department.  He has developed numerous training plans, programs, and coordinated several training initiatives for the sheriff's department.

Janet Larson

We are very excited to announce that Janet will be joining our team at the end of August.  You may know Janet as the Training Coordinator at the County Sheriffs of Colorado.  Her expertise in training will be a great addition to our team.

Mindy Nace

Mindy is an active member of a Front Range municipal police department in Colorado.  She was asked to become an instructor after excelling in instructional development, showing high level skills as a trainer, and demonstrating effective leadership skills.

Mindy serves as an FTO and Arrest Control/Defensive Tactics Instructor for her department and has engaged in numerous training initiatives.  She has developed a considerable amount of training resource material for the Instructional Methodology Train-the-Trainer course.  Mindy has instructed officers in a wide variety of topics, and has instructed officers from numerous agencies.

Mike Wagner

Mike is a commander at a Sheriff's Department.  He has been a trainer for over a decade, and trains in a number of disciplines.  His experiences includes being a training division commander for a department of over 350 personnel.  He developed a number of management programs, devices, and tools that substantially add to the oversight of agency training functions.

Mike is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, Colorado Law Enforcement Officers Association, FBI Executive Development Association.  Mike has instructed thousands of officers and administrators throughout the United States.