- Did you know that most first responders become insulin resistant leading to detrimental health effects?
- Did you know most first responders have increased inflammation that leads to heart attacks and strokes due to the daily stressors?
- Did you know that most first responders try to resist stress while holding onto harmful chemicals instead of flushing the stress out of their system?
- Did you know we all have saboteurs that keep us from maximizing our success?
- Did you now that there are viable tools to combat each of these issues and become unbreakable?
In the film Unbreakable, David Dunn, is involved in a devastating train crash and walks away without a scratch, he learns that he is unbreakable. Faced with injury he heals almost immediately. First responders respond to volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous “VUCA” events daily, we see the worst in some, we see tragedy, we are asked to pick up the pieces of those who just experienced the worst thing they have ever experienced. In the process we pick up moral scars, if we aren’t careful, we become fragile.
This class will provide 20 Imperative Laws fact-based information and debunk the numerous wellbeing, nutrition, health and wellness “fads” that exist. The instructors will empower attendees with practical scientific information to make positive changes to their psychological wellbeing, nutrition, fitness, and overall health. Attendees will leave this training session with the knowledge and resources to have better informed conversations with their healthcare providers and ultimately become the best advocates for their own health optimization.
This course will provide you with the 20 Imperative Laws for Wellness and Wellbeing including:
- Flush stress from your system to live a more vibrant life.
- Reverse from a stressful state to a calm state quickly.
- Insulin Resistance, Inflammation, Heart Health, Disease Prevention and how they are related.
- Guidance to help attendees understand their own blood work and how it relates to overall health.
- Employee Wellness Program development with a focus on Nutrition, Supplements, Fitness Training, Financial Planning and Mental Health Awareness.
- How to gauge success in wellness/fitness programs to include pre- and post-testing options and how to fund them.
- Nutrition instruction that will discuss in detail what to eat for reduction in bodily inflammation and health optimization. Personalized macro nutrient based nutritional protocols will be developed for everyone attending the session.
- How proper nutrition protocols directly relate to improved blood health markers, disease prevention, insulin response and reduction of bodily inflammation.
- The importance of adequate sleep, stress reduction hydration and recovery.
Instructor: Assistant Chief Stephen Petrilli Jr., FBINA#264
Stephen A. Petrilli Jr., Assistant Chief of Police, Normal Police Department, IL
Steve Petrilli has been with the Normal Police Department for 22 years and is currently the Assistant Chief of Operations. He has been a recruiter, FTO, SWAT Operator and K-9 handler. Steve has held supervisory roles in Patrol, VICE, SWAT, Pro-Active Gang Crimes Unit and for the Town of Normal Employee Wellness Committee.
He is a graduate of Illinois State University (B.S.), Northwestern Police Staff and Command and the FBI National Academy Session #264.
Steve is a former college athlete, a Certified Physical Preparation Specialist (CPPS), a CF-L1 Trainer, and has successfully completed L-1 Power Athlete Methodology Training, CrossfFit Law Enforcement Application Specialty Training and Lee Taft Speed School. Steve is currently is a S&C coach at The Athlete Factory in Bloomington, Illinois. Steve is also the owner of First Responder Health and Wellness LLC.
Instructor: Chief Mark Garcia
Chief Mark A. Garcia Director Influence & Development
Mark A. Garcia served in law enforcement for 31 years. Chief Garcia served as the Chief of Police for the City of Redlands for 6 ½ years, retiring in 2018. Prior to becoming the Redlands Chief of Police, he served San Bernardino Police Department for 24 years ascending to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police. Chief Garcia’s experience includes being Narcotics Bureau Commander, Tactical Commander, District Commander, Investigations Commander, Personnel and Training Commander, overseeing Internal Affairs and serving as the department’s Public Information Officer. Chief Garcia has received numerous awards including the Medal of Valor, Officer of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Some of the highlights of Chief Garcia’s career include being the point car in President Reagan’s motorcade, being responsible for external security for President George W. Bush’s visit to San Bernardino, leading Redlands through the December 02 terrorist incident and developing future leaders.
Chief Garcia’s passion for character-based leadership development led to starting Blue Virtue Leadership and he has taught hundreds of officers how to develop their leadership capacity, how to build character, how to enhance organizational culture, how to build a Virtue Based Policing structure, how to create organizational ethics programs, Service Oriented Leadership and Strategic and Tactical Decision Making. He has made numerous presentations on leadership, ethics and culture, including the Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium, California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute at the Drucker School of Management, California College and University Chiefs of Police Conference, Faith and Justice Summit, University of Redlands and Cal State San Bernardino.
Chief Garcia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and a Master’s of Science in Management. He considers himself to be a lifelong learner having completed many certificate programs including the prestigious Leadership Decision Making Program, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education; Josephson’s Institute of Ethics Train the Trainer Program, Master Instructor Development Program and is a certified leadership development trainer for the John Maxwell Team. He serves on the California Police Chief’s Association Training Committee, and serves on the Police Public Safety, Image and Ethics Committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Ret. Captain Dan Willis, FBINA#241
The course also includes access to additional 4 hrs. of “Bulletproof Spirit – Emotional Survival and Wellness Strategies” e-Learning course. Participants are encouraged to complete this eLearning before the Live training. It will provide essential emotional intelligence and wellness information to promote officer survivability and protection against the many adverse effects of the profession. Suicide is the #1 cause of officer death with another estimated 120,000 (nearly 1 in 5) working with PTSD. Students will learn tactical emotional intelligence techniques, effective methods to process stress, overcome trauma, proactive strategies to protect and heal their spirit to maintain mental – emotional – and physical fitness, and ways to maintain their motivation and professionalism while serving to protect and give life to others with compassion, integrity, and good health.
For the past twenty-five years, Captain Dan Willis has been a police officer for the La Mesa Police Department near San Diego, California. He has served as homicide detective, SWAT commander, and instructor for the San Diego Public Safety Institute, the county’s police academy, where he provides emotional-survival training. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two stepsons.
Instructor: Dr. Mitch Javidi
Mitch is an envisioneer with over 30 years of practical and hands-on Leadership Development experience in diverse industries including Academia, Military, Law Enforcement, Government, and Technology. As a globally recognized leader, he is the founder of the National Command & Staff College, Institute for Credible Leadership Development and the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development. He has trained 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). He served as a tenured Professor at NC State University for 16 years before taking an early retirement but continues to serve as an Adjunct professor without pay (by choice) at both NC State and Illinois State Universities. He is a member of the “Academy of Outstanding Teachers and Scholars” at NC State University and the Distinguished 2004 Alumni of the University of Oklahoma. Mitch is the developer of “MAGNUS OVEA,” a general theory of Officers’ Wellness, Resiliency and Leadership. He is a published scholar with over 890+ conference presentations worldwide to include presentations for Fortune 500 companies as well as top Public Safety organizations including FBI NAA, Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA), HIDTA, National Tactical officers Association (NTOA), California Police Chiefs Associations, National Sheriffs Association (NSA), Women Leadership in law Enforcement (WLLE), California Chief of Police Association (CATO), and may other national and state associations. As well, he has provided educational programs for NYPD, LAPD, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, Ogden Police Department, NC State Patrol, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Walnut Creek Police Department and 200+ other agencies nationwide. His most recent co-authored article was published in the Police Chief Magazine. Two of his coauthored articles have been published by the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin ~ “Human Factors: Police Leaders Improving Safety While Developing Meaningful Public Trust” and “Unbundling Beliefs and Values.” His select books include “Deliberate Leadership: Achieving Success Through Personal Styles,” “Handbook of Research on Effective Communication, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution”, and “Moral Compass for the Law Enforcement Professionals”. Dr. Javidi was the recipient of prestigious “Person of the Year” award by the National Society of Accountants ~ Senator William Victor “Bill” Roth, Jr. “Roth IRA” received the award in the following year.
- We may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.
- If a program is canceled, we will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related costs, charges or expenses, including but not limited to cancellation/change charges assessed by hotels, airlines or travel agencies. No other refunds beyond the cancellation of the event will be provided.
- Requests for substitutions for another class or of another attendee for the same class will be accommodated whenever possible. Additional fees will not be charged for reasonable substitutions.
- Refunds will not be issued for ‘no shows” or when a course is delayed or rescheduled.
- All registration fees must be paid prior to the start of the class.
Day 1: March 01, 2021
Day 2: March 08, 2021
Day 3: March 15, 2021
Day 4: March 22, 2021
Start time: 01:00 p.m. EST
End time: 05:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Virtual Live (4 hrs. per day)