Developing Defendable Psychomotor Skills Performance Measures

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John G. Peters Jr., Ph.D. is the founder of the Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths, Inc. (IPICD). IPICD’s sole purpose to educate interested parties about arrest-related and incustody deaths. John G. Peters Jr., Ph.D. is a former police administrator, police officer and current international trainer.

Course Description:

Through the use of lecture, PowerPoint, and video this hands-on program will teach how to write quantifiable and court-defensible psychomotor skill performance objectives (regardless of the psychomotor skill), and how to evaluate those skills. Sample psychomotor skill performance measures will be provided in addition to the ones developed during the program.

NOTE: You will be asked to bring a psychomotor skill lesson plan with you.


  • Competency-based Training vs. Training Completion
  • 3 Domains of Learning
  • Principles of Instructional Design
  • Goals vs. Objectives
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Learning styles and their myths
  • Why Lesson Plans are not Sufficient for Skill Testing
  • Components of Performance Testing
  • Characteristics of Sound Performance Criteria
  • Psychomotor Performance Criteria
  • The Role of Unit Lesson Plans
  • Fair and Effective Evaluation Guidelines
  • Training Liability Overview
  • Americans with Disabilities Act, and Psychomotor Skills
  • Reasonable Accommodation
  • Remedial Training
  • Writing Job-related Psychomotor Skills Performance Standards

Course Details:

- 302 Funds Eligible -