MAGNUS Leadership - El Centro, CA - October 27-28, 2021

MAGNUS Leadership Workshop
Sponsored by El Centro Police Department, CA

Dates: October 27-28, 2021
Schedule: 8am-5pm daily (PST)

Credit Type:  16 hours, Continuing Education
Location: LECC Training Room 2417, La Brucherie Rd., Imperial, CA 92251
Registration: $335
Registration Closes: October 20, 2021


Seats Available!



We are living in a rapidly changing world!  As culture changes, it is crucial for leaders to adapt to this new dynamic.   Public Safety professionals live with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) daily. The scrutiny and criticism pitted against law enforcement today is unprecedented, increasing stress on law enforcement professionals around the world.  MAGNUS leadership and well-being principles afford leaders the needed foundation, skills and tools to develop, maintain and turbocharge star performance.   Turbocharging leadership capacity at a personal and organizational level produces a culture of accountability and connection leading to star performance by promoting a sense of safety and support within an organization.

  • If you wish to build stronger Intra-Neurobiological resilience, MAGNUS Leadership Workshop is for you.
  • If you desire to improve community trust and recognize the need to reduce community criticism, MAGNUS is for you!
  • If you are looking to lead through precarious times and personally and professionally move from resiliency to anti fragility (gaining from disorder), MAGNUS will deliver!

The great value of MAGNUS Leadership Principles is based on the science and practices of human behavior and are delivered in a format that is easily applicable to our daily lives to improve leadership and well-being of each person willing to apply these principles.

This workshop introduces both a challenging and rewarding New Wave of Leadership by promoting well-being through awakening self-awareness, improving accountability, applying psycho-physical responses to relationships and positive intelligence, as well as the latest research on promoting healthy workplace environments.

Sponsored by IC LECC & HIDTA

Chief Brian Johnson, El Centro Police Department, CA

Police Chief Brian Johnson has over 32-years of law enforcement experience and is currently the Chief of Police for the El Centro Police Department, El Centro, California. He honorably retired as a Captain with the Los Angeles Police Department where he served for over 26 years in a variety of assignments. Chief Johnson earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Long Beach and a Masters degree in Behavioral Science from California State University Dominguez Hills.

Chief Johnson’s last assignment with the LAPD was the Area Commanding Officer for the Pacific Community Police Station. Pacific Division is world famous as the home to Venice Beach and LAX Airport. He serviced a community of approximately 205,000 residents and area consisting of approximately 26 square miles. He was proud to serve alongside the 300 sworn and civilian members of the LAPD Pacific Division before his retirement.

Chief Johnson is a graduated of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, West Point Leadership Program, and FBI National Academy – Session 218. Chief Johnson has been the recipient of numerous external and internal commendations, awards, and he has been awarded the prestigious Police Meritorious Service Medal. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and is on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Asian American Law Enforcement Commanders and served on the board of directors for the Los Angeles Police Museum.

Chief Johnson has an unwavering commitment to community policing and his leadership style promotes community partnerships, problem-solving and proactive crime fighting strategies. He is also part of the John Maxwell Team (JMT) as a certified coach, trainer and speaker. Most recently, he graduated from the prestigious National Command & Staff College, Command & Staff Leadership (Command College) and received California POST highest award, Executive Certificate.

Chief Johnson strives to instill a sense of teamwork and collaboration with the community, faith-based organizations, non-profits, law enforcement organizations and other members of the criminal justice system.

He has been a guest speaker for various community groups and volunteers with several police organizations to provide contemporary leadership develop and professional development through varies workshops and master-mind groups.

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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.

Chief Mark Garcia

Mark A. Garcia is a retired Chief of Police, who also has presented extensive character based leadership training to law enforcement, community and faith based leaders. Chief Garcia is a leadership expert who has consulted with and taught federal, state and local law enforcement leaders on building leadership capacity, including teaching at the Executive Leadership Institute at Drucker.

Chief Garcia holds an MS in management and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and California Command College.  Chief Garcia is an SME in ethics, character and virtue having previously served as the Executive Director of the Josephson Institute for Ethics Exemplary Policing Initiative.

Chief Garcia is the co-author of two books and leadership papers and articles, and provides keynote addresses, training and consulting services.

Magnus Leadership Practices

We are living in a world that is rapidly changing.  Leadership and supervision must adapt to this new dynamic by practicing MAGNUS principles to realize results with confidence.  Turbocharging leadership capacity at a personal and organizational level produces a culture of accountability and star performance promoting a sense of safety and support within an organization.

Magnus practices are designed based on scientific research on human moral development, as well as tried and true practices of a MAGNUS  leadership. Promoting self-awareness, accountability, psychophysical responses to relationships and positive intelligence, as well as the latest research on promoting healthy workplace environments changes employees, which changes organizations.

Magnus practices provide foundational leadership principles coupled with scientific practices that build connected cultures and promote well-being.


Ethics pervade everything law enforcement professionals do daily, weekly and throughout one’s career.  Building effective cultures is not easy, but can be accomplished when intentional.  Understanding the role that ongoing ethics training, incorporated into all organizational training and processes, is essential, but often lacking in organizations.

Professional organizations must be willing to commit to continuous improvement, the research is clear, become stagnant and pay the price.  Character is perishable and must be built daily, MAGNUS practices provide the ongoing improvement necessary to be the best.

Event Details

Start date: October 27, 2021

End date: October 28, 2021

Start time: 08:00 a.m. PDT

End time: 05:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: LECC Training Room 2417

Directions: LECC Training Room 2417, La Brucherie Rd., Imperial, CA 92251

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