Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Emmy Awards in San Diego

June 18th is Emmy Awards night in San Diego. This year I am working as the event Co-Producer for the Pacifica Southwest Chapter of the National Television Academy.

Emmy 2011 is being held at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California. The Gala night includes live entertainment, standup comedy and should prove to be an exciting night for those who are honored by their peers and receive the coveted Emmy Award for excellence.


The purpose of the Emmy Awards is to recognize outstanding achievements in television by conferring annual awards of merit in the Pacific Southwest region. The Pacific Southwest region includes San Diego, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

The annual presentation of these awards is intended to be an incentive for the continued pursuit of excellence for those working in television and to focus public attention on outstanding cultural, educational, technological, entertainment, news and informational achievements in television.

I have been an Academy member for many years and it's a great thrill going on stage to receive an Emmy Award, but this year I will be working behind the scenes to create a special night for this year's recipients.

For more information about the Academy:          www.nataspsw.org


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Peace Officer Training

I am just getting started on a video training project for State of California peace officers. It's a two week course for new supervisors or police sergeants. If you are a peace officer and get promoted to a supervisors position you are required to take this course. I am directing two dozen video segments that are part of the course. We are filming at the CHP Academy in Sacramento.

I have produced many projects for government organizations over the years. But what makes this a very special one is the involvement of The Ken Blanchard Companies. This course utilizes the Blanchard Situational Leadership II program as part of the training course:

"Situational Leadership® II (SLII®) is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical method of effectively managing and developing people, time, and resources in the world. SLII is a model and a set of tools for opening up communication and helping others develop self-reliance. It is designed to increase the frequency and quality of conversations about performance and development between managers and the people they work with so that competence is developed, commitment is gained, and talented individuals are retained." www.kenblanchard.com

I have been involved with Blanchard and their training approach for over 20 years and I think it's one of the best. This training program is a real win-win for helping new peace officer supervisors get their job done properly.