All New COHORT Diversity Training Program

“Law Enforcement Agencies across the nation call new COHORT Diversity Training program REFRESHING, IMPACTFUL, and EYE-OPENING!”

Tru Pettigrew and I bring you a brand new law enforcement diversity training!

The content of this program was born out of our experiences in working with Law Enforcement agencies over the last 10+ years and has been time tested and proven. This content goes beyond theory and is based on the success of real world application.

The Community COHORT Diversity Training program is a full-day interactive Diversity & Inclusion workshop that has been created and facilitated by a culturally diverse leadership team that consists of a former Law Enforcement Officer and a Diversity & Inclusion advocate and practitioner. The program’s name, COHORT, is based on the recognition that Law Enforcement Officers and civilians are all a part of the same community, share the same values, and all want the same things, thus, we are all a part of the same COHORT in that regard. By definition, Cohort is “a group of people banded together based on shared interests, values, or attributes”. COHORT as we have defined it, also serves as an acronym for Community Organizers Helping Officers Restore Trust.

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If your agency is interested in bringing this training to your community, please email us here.

Dave Closson Named Top “40 Under 40” Military Class of 2016

(November 1, 2016), where America’s military connects with civilian careers, announced today that Dave Closson has been recognized as one of The Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2016. The military-experienced individuals who make up the 2016 class were selected by’s worldwide military base newspaper, Military Transition News (MTN), and the winners are being released in honor of Veterans Day.

The Top 40 Under 40 Military recognizes top performing service members who are serving or have served in the U.S. armed forces. They are profiled each year in the November / December Veterans Day issue of MTN.

“A recognition like this is incredible,” said Casey J. Cornelius, CEO of ForCollegeForLife.  “We see Dave as the leading voice for student veterans and being named to the Top 40 Under 40 class affirms his distinct position within this esteemed community.”

“This all seems surreal,” Closson said upon learning of the award.  “It is an honor, of course, but I feel like I’m just doing what I’m called to do.  This provides an opportunity to serve other veterans and try to help better their journey.”

When asked what he thought made him stand out among so many nominees, he chuckled.  “I’m not doing anything special, I’m just doing my thing.”

Jake Hutchings, VP of sees it a bit differently.  “Dave and the other winners of this year’s Top 40 Under 40 Military program represent the immense devotion and hard work high-achieving military members put forth, both within their respective military designations and later on in the civilian world.”

Read the full Press Release Here.

See the full 2016 Top 40 Under 40 Military list here.