MAGNUS Well-being Part 2: Strengths, Challenges and Coping in the time of COVID-19

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That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Our greatest test, as individuals, families and communities, comes in times of crisis. In the current crisis, our leadership and coping tools are being tested. The outcome of these tests is a function of our brain fitness. 

This seminar will describe the various elements of brain fitness: the equilibrating factors that determine mood, motivation, mental performance, social orientation and resilience. At the conclusion of the seminar you will be offered a free assessment of these variables and the opportunity to monitor these over time.

Dr. Mitch Javidi, Ph.D, Chancellor, National Command & Staff College is an envisioneer with over 35 years of practical and hands-on Leadership Development and Consulting experience in diverse industries including Academia, Military, Law Enforcement, Government, Pharmaceuticals, Supply Change, Automotive and Technology. As a globally recognized leader, he is the founder of the National Command & Staff College, Co-Founder of Beroe Inc. and the founder of Digiton Corporation, a leading Supply Chain Optimization and Consulting Company with an exit back in 2006.   He has trained fortune 100 leaders worldwide including the Command & Staff at the Joint Special Operations Command “JSOC” and the US Army Special Operations Command “USASOC.” He was awarded the honorary member of the United States Army Special Operations Command in 1999, honorary Sheriff by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2016 and honorary Police Commander by the Santa Fe ISD Police Department (2019). He was also the recipient of the “Spirit Award” from the National Tactical Officers’ Association.  This prestigious award is presented by NTOA to an individual whose work saves lives (2019).Read More

Dr. Terry Anderson serves as the Chief Leadership Officer at the International Academy of Public Safety and the President of Anderson Corporate and Executive Coaching, Inc.  He serves both the corporate and public safety sectors mainly on the West Coast of the US and Canada. He is also the founder, and past President and CEO and Board Director of a publishing and consulting firm, Consulting Resource Group International, Inc., which he sold to a partner in 2002.  He now provides strategic change consulting and leadership coaching services for business and police executives and has done so for over 30 years.  He is result-oriented and seeks always to move authenticated best practices into practice.  He is the coauthor of the renown book (now in its Third Edition) Every Officer is a Leader: Coaching Leadership, Learning and Performance in Justice, Public Safety, and Security Organizations,”  (2017).  He earned his B.A. (1967) in Psychology and his M.A. in Education (1973) from California State University, Chico, and his Ph.D. in Administration and Management (supervised by Faculty at the University of Massachusetts School of Management, and School of Counseling and Consulting), through Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, California, (1991).

He has been trusted by executives at Folsom Police, New Westminster Police Service, Vancouver Police, San Diego Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the California State University, Fullerton Police Department, the LA County Sheriff’s Department and LAPD.

Terry has served as a professor to over 8,000 students who took his field practice, leadership, interpersonal relations and problem-solving courses for over 38 years.  He has delivered useful plenary and keynote speeches, workshops and seminars to over 50,000 leaders in 9 countries where he has presented at conferences for the International Academy of Public Safety, BC Probational Officers; California Peace Officers’ Standards and Training; California Command College; the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia; the British Columbia Association of Police Chiefs; Court/Sheriffs Services Branch of the BC Government; Swedish Business Development Association; Meeting Professionals International; The Economist Entrepreneurial Conference in Budapest; Canadian Entrepreneurial Conference in Quebec City; El Centro Police Department; Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department; Los Angeles Police Department; Western Society of Criminology Conferences; and the First International Leadership Forum (1999) in the UK.

Dr. Antonio Ocana is a physician who listens. He sits at the crossroads of community medicine, addiction medicine and mental health. He received an MSc in Clinical Nutrition and MD from University of Toronto, Canada. He did his Family Medicine residency in Calgary, Alberta in 1993. He completed a fellowship in addiction medicine at the University of British Columbia in 2004. Dr. Ocana has been caring for first responders since 2003 when he was employed as an occupational health and disability consultant for the RCMP, E Division in Vancouver Canada. Since then, he has provided longitudinal care for hundreds of police, fire, corrections and military personnel. Dr. Ocana has won awards for his research and has taught mental health to students, physicians, psychiatrists, nurses and pharmacists. He has given keynote addresses in workplace mental health to HR professionals, benefits providers and policy makers. He has a keen interest in ADHD, psychopharmacology and addiction medicine and is considered an international expert in those three fields. He is sought for his medical-legal opinion by police agencies, insurers, disability managers, employers, academia and the courts. Dr. Ocana is also an entrepreneur, CEO and founder of Epiphany360 a technology company that improves the mental healthcare experience for both patients and clinicians. Most importantly, Dr. Ocana has 25 years-experience assessing and managing patients with complex mental health conditions including addictions to all substances and behaviours including Compulsive Gambling, Eating and Gaming Disorders; Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, PTSD as well as Chronic Pain and Fatigue Syndromes. Dr. Ocana, is a specialist in mental health and addiction, qualified to practice in both Canada and the US through Sage Mental Health and Addiction Clinic at info@myvirtualsage.com

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