North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Developing Speaking Skills

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Individuals who will be making presentations in the criminal justice profession.

Course Goal:

To provide the skills necessary to competently plan, prepare, present and evaluate a speech. 

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:

•     Prepare, organize and deliver a successful presentation.

•     Select and use appropriate, effective visual aids.

•     Evaluate his/her own presentation and those of others.

•     Develop confidence before an audience.

•     Speak extemporaneously.


This course employs conference, programmed text, demonstration and practical exercises.

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions. Students are expected to participate in classroom discussion and evaluation, as well as present at least two 10-15 minute speeches on a topic of their choice.


Special Concerns:

This program will utilize classroom instruction and video to facilitate the development of a presentation style.  Practice and constructive critiques will be utilized to enhance the abilities of the participants.


Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional classroom and online) on our  North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.



Course Coordinator:

Michael Kudrick

Length of Course:

Three days - 24 hours
Required course in the Community Policing Certificate Program (CPCP) 
 Limit 2 students per department