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WIFLE PRESENTS Virtual training August 2020
No FEES Charged, Advanced Registration Is Required


No Wait list Offered.  When a session is filled, it will not longer show in the registration section.

Monday, August 3, 2020                  1:00 – 2:30 PM EST

The New Generations: How to Recruit, Retain, and Motivate

The new generations are here and they are taking over leadership positions within our agencies.  In a refreshing way, we will explore the numerous positive characteristics they bring to our organizations and how to utilize their unique skill sets.  We will study the way they were raised and how it has molded them into the employees they are today.  Building on that information, we will examine researched-based studies to explore how to recruit, retain, motivate and grow them into the leaders that we need for the future.

No Wait list Offered.  When this session is filled, it will not longer show in the registration section.

Col. Brenda Dietzman‚Äč (Ret.) is a passionate speaker who has more than 28 years of law enforcement and corrections experience. Upon retiring she co-founded Wayfinder Consulting, LLC., an organization that provides evidence-based training solutions and inspiring presentations for individual and organizational improvement delivered by caring professionals. She has presented at numerous national, state and local events for both private and public sector organizations. Her areas of expertise include: resilience, generations, recruiting and retention, leadership, developing women leaders, and ethics. Her company also consults with organizations to improve processes and provides ways to strengthen and grow relationships between public and private entities. 
In 2019, Col. Dietzman retired from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office as the undersheriff in charge of jail operations. She oversaw two facilities with a total population of 1400+ inmates, 300+ employees and a $33 million budget. During her time in law enforcement, she also served as the captain in charge of the Patrol Division and the Judicial Division, a lieutenant in both the Patrol Division and the Special Project Unit, a Community Policing sergeant, detective, and deputy.

During her career, she was awarded two bronze medals of Meritorious Conduct, two bronze medals of Outstanding Service, and the Core Value Award from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. Also, she was named the ASIS Officer of the Year, Wichita Crime Commission Officer of the Year, Thomas Hopkins Post & Aux. Officer of the Year, Sedgwick County Board of County Commission Chairman's Award Recipient, Wichita Crime Commission Humanitarian of the Year, and the American Red Cross Volunteer of the Year. 
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Wichita State University. She completed the Mini-MPA from Wichita State University. She enjoys traveling, photography, mountain biking, running, and reading. She is married and has three adorable rescue dogs.

She is a certified instructor through the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST). 


Monday August 3, 2020          3:00 – 4:30 PM EST

Retirement with Tammy Flanagan

Tammy Flanagan is a regular presenter at the WIFLE Annual Leadership Training. She has spent 30 years helping federal employees take charge of their retirement by understanding their benefits. She runs her own consulting business at and provides individual counseling as well as online training for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Plan Your Federal Retirement and the Federal Long Term Care insurance Program. She also serves as the senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning Inc., which conducts federal retirement planning workshops and seminars. Tammy will be sharing an informative PowerPoint presentation with the audience.  Before the presentation, please email your retirement questions to; Tammy will respond during the presentation.

No Wait list Offered.  When this session is filled, it will not longer show in the registration section.

Tammy Flanagan Senior Benefits Director, National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. has a long history in the area of federal benefits.  She began her government career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1980-1988), serving in various positions including Position Classification Specialist and Retirement Counselor.  She provided training for federal employees during the implementation of the Federal Employees Retirement System in 1987.  Ms. Flanagan felt drawn to the Federal audience and decided to pursue lecturing and training as a career.

Ms. Flanagan introduced specialized retirement training for law enforcement groups, senior executives and most recently, retirees facing the decision of Medicare enrollment.  She lectures and consults with federal employees in all aspects of benefits, specializing in the concerns of pre-retirement planning, mid-career planning, and new employee training.  Her presentations are tailored to meet the needs of her audiences and she prides herself on being a fountain of retirement information.  Her lectures are complemented with a 180-page Federal Benefits Workbook that she designed and authored to serve as a lecture guide and resource.

Ms. Flanagan’s presentations provide thorough and up-to-date coverage of the federal retirement systems, federal insurance programs, Thrift Savings Plan and Social Security. When the need arises, she provides instructional videos, live training, satellite training and individual counseling.   Since 2006, Ms. Flanagan has written a popular weekly column called Retirement Planning on and she often co-hosts For Your Benefit, a radio program heard on Washington’s WFED (AM 1500) and  She has been quoted in the Federal Diary in the Washington Post and numerous federal employee publications, including the Federal Times and Government Executive Magazine. 

Wednesday August 5, 2020              1:00 – 2:30 PM EST  Tentative

C.O.P.S. – When an Officer Dies – Impacts on Line-of-Duty Deaths    

     This session explores line-of-duty death trends across the nation and provides insight on various ways these deaths impact families and agencies.  In depth detailed recommendations for handling Line-of-Duty Death and addressing the needs of families and co-workers as well as best practices for departments/agencies for supporting families and co-workers.

No Wait list Offered.  When this session is filled, it will not longer show in the registration section.

Dianne Bernhard, Executive Director of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), retired after 23 years from the Columbia (MO) Police Department as their Deputy Chief of Police. Dianne is most proud of her work as a patrol officer, creating a camp for kids, a Crisis Intervention Team, a leadership academy, and reconstructing and managing a $19 million budget. Dianne was also a devoted member of the Columbia Police Mounted Team.

Dianne was first introduced to C.O.P.S. in 2005 when her co-worker and friend, Officer Molly Thomas-Bowden, was shot and killed on a traffic stop. Dianne says, “Witnessing the extreme grief in Molly’s family and seeing C.O.P.S. embrace her family and healing and hope emerging, I became a believer in the power of the blue family.” Dianne is proud to honor Molly while serving all of America’s surviving family members and co-workers by ensuring the C.O.P.S. organization continues to be there for fallen officer’s families and co-workers, for as long as they are needed.


Wednesday August 5, 2020              3:00 – 4:30 PM EST

When Women are the Problem: The Intersection of Misogyny and White Supremacy

Law Enforcement agencies need to understand how misogynist attitudes are used to bolster extremist ideologies and violent behaviors.  At times, the precursors to misogynist hate or violence could seen to be harmless “locker room” talk. Law Enforcement officials will learn what real dangers misogynist extremist groups pose to the public safety. 

No Wait list Offered.  When this session is filled, it will not longer show in the registration section.

Jessica Reaves, Editorial Director, Anti-Defamation League. Jessica Reaves, is a former staff reporter for the Chicago Tribune and, Jessica joined ADL’s Center on Extremism (COE) as an investigative researcher in 2014. In her current role as COE’s Editorial Director, she shapes and edits the full range of COE’s written products, from major reports to daily blog posts. Jessica also monitors and writes about misogyny, especially within the white supremacist movement.



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The WIFLE Foundation, Inc.'s Annual Leadership Training enhances law enforcement knowledge in critical and timely topics by skilled presenters in various law enforcement fields from a variety of Federal, State and local agencies. Highly acclaimed, WIFLE is a leader in professional training for women advancing their law enforcement career.

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