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“John, I really appreciated your high level of professionalism in the way you spoke, the way you maintained command of the room, and, of course, in the content of the course material. You were confident but in no way arrogant – and respected all thoughts and comments. Thank you so much for the class!”

Advanced Expert Witnessing Attendee, Baton Rouge, LA, Jan 19, 2023


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Join your host, John Collins, every two weeks for this one-of-a-kind discussion
about issues and opportunities facing the forensic laboratory community.

The Crime Lab COACH Cast is released on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.
Each season ends after Thanksgiving and begins after the New Year.

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ADVANCED EXPERT WITNESSING is an engaging, interactive 4-day training program for forensic laboratory professionals seeking to elevate their effectiveness during courtroom testimony.

class dates

Feb 5 – 8, 2024
Apr 1 – 4, 2024
Jun 3 – 6, 2024
Aug 5 – 8, 2024
Dec 2 – 5, 2024


Late: $495 per student (Payment received on or after the start date)

Early: $440 per student (Payment received prior to the start date)

Online or live upon request

Time Commitment
Approximately 18 hours over 4 days


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Video: John Collins discusses importance of expert witness testimony

INTELLIGENT INFLUENCE is an engaging, interactive 2-day training program 
for forensic laboratory professionals seeking to expand their
professional effectiveness

class dates

Feb 6 – 7, 2024
Apr 2 – 3, 2024
Jun 4 – 5, 2024
Aug 6 – 7, 2024
Dec 3 – 4, 2024


Early: $220 per student (Payment received prior to the start date)
Late: $280 per student (Payment received on or after the start date)

Online (live available upon request)

Time Commitment
Approximately 8 hours over 2 days


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THE PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION SCHOOL is a 20-hour program with final examination spread out over two consecutive weeks. The program is entirely self-paced.

Participants are guided through daily learning modules supported by videos, lectures, and other tools designed to accelerate professional learning and maturity in forensic science.

100-question multiple-choice final examination is administered during the second week. Students may take the exam whenever they are ready, but must complete it by the end of the week.

class dates

Begins on the first Monday of each month, excluding January, July, and September.


Early: $495 per student (Payment received prior to the start date)
Late: $550 per student (Payment received on or after the start date)
Subscription: Registration discounts available for advanced payment for multiple participants


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Time Commitment
Approximately 18 hours in the first week.
Final examination completed any time during the second week.

PROFESSIONAL ACCELERATOR is a sustained 6-week training and coaching program for forensic laboratory scientists seeking to expand their individual effectiveness and influence.

Participants are guided through weekly learning modules supported by videos, articles, personal exercises, assessments, and other tools designed to facilitate personal growth and reflection.

A 90 minute private coaching session is held during the final week.


The Professional Accelerator is AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES for forensic laboratory scientists looking for high-quality opportunities to amplify their overall professional effectiveness, all under the watch and support of a trained, qualified leadership coach. The program lasts six weeks and concludes with a private 90-minute coaching session that reinforces the learning and inspires continued commitment to progress.

Three times each year, we host GROUP CLASSES for multiple participants who have the opportunity to socialize and interact with fellow participants during the course. Group activities depend on the number of participants.


April 1, 2024
Aug 5, 2024
Oct 21, 2024


Early: $1,695 per student (Payment received prior to the start date)
Late: $1,850 per student (Payment received on or after the start date)

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A two-day facilitated workshop and management clinic focused on the identification of personal talents and strengths as the foundations of effective leadership and teamwork

Each participant will complete the GALLUP CliftonStrengths® Assessment prior to the workshop, and will receive a personal report showing her or his CliftonStrengths® profile.

Participants will come to appreciate the variety of strengths that exist in the human population and be better able to navigate the advantages and challenges that each strength presents.

Mastery of strength principles will be translated into a more skillful and patient approach to influencing or leading people in a professional environment.


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Live, on-site at host organization

Time Commitment
Approximately 16 hours over 2 days

Post-Event Reinforcement Coaching
Recommended and Available Upon Request

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The Full Infusion program is a limited-availability, coaching and consulting program in which John Collins becomes a part of your team for one year. As part of the Full Infusion package, your team members have access to all of our training and coaching programs.

Full Infusion is a significant commitment requiring considerable managerial and professional desire for individual and organizational improvement. This is for serious clients only. If you are interested, you may use the following resources to begin the process without any obligation. We will provide you a quote upon request.

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ARticles by John Collins

Stochastics – The Science of Randomness (2009)

Should Forensic Labs be Separated from Law Enforcement Agencies (2009)

Contextual Contamination of Forensic Evidence by Post-Conviction Litigators (2010)

A Reality Check on Crime Lab Backlogs (2012)

Ten Criteria Defining a Model Forensic Science Laboratory (2014)

Innocence Fraud (2015)

An Assessment of Professional Coaching as a Method for Accelerating the Development of Forensic Science Talent (2017)

SOME Past Clients

Public safety agencies committed to the development of leadership and professionalism in forensic science

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