3-Days GREAT TO MAGNUS: Leadership, Wellness and Mental Toughness – PRIMER | DuPont PD, WA June 21-23, 2023

Sponsored by the DuPont Police Department, WA

Dates: June 21-23, 2023
Schedule: 8am-4pm daily (PST)

Credit Type:  24 hours, Continuing Education
Location: DuPont Police Department, 1780 Civic Drive, DuPont, WA  98327
Registration: $495
Registration Closes: June 16, 2023




Workshop Description: 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 creating increasing stress on law enforcement professionals around the world. GREAT is no longer good enough. This workshop makes the argument that there is a “next” for GREAT leaders. The “next” is to become MAGNUS because the new normal mandates this leadership progression.

  • If you are looking to reduce risks and liabilities, “GREAT TO MAGNUS” workshop will deliver!
  • If you desire to improve community trust and recognize the need to reduce community criticism, “GREAT TO MAGNUS” workshop is for you.
  • If you wish to build stronger leadership, performance and psychological resilience, “GREAT TO MAGNUS” workshop is for you.
  • If you are looking to increase retention, “GREAT TO MAGNUS” workshop is for you.

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.  The workshop introduces a new theory of human behavior “MAGNUS OVEA” that utilizes a series of interlinking interpersonal and intrapersonal neurobiological capacities designed to turbocharge start performance.  Filled with tactical and practical tools, you will be able to identify, relate to and build a road map for your journey to include information on a new set of self-assessments tools to measure psychological, emotional and biological key performance indicators and a and digital (Android and iOS) AAP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completing the course, each participant will:

  • Develop an understanding of GREAT to MAGNUS principles.
  • Apply Interpersonal and Intrapersonal neurobiology principles to enhance wellness and wellbeing.
  • Identify what sabotages you and how to stop your personal saboteurs.
  • Acquire tools to become more and strengthen leadership and performance.
  • Learn how to apply Emotional Intelligence and Positive Intelligence principles to daily activities.
  • Learn application of Reversal Theory and Transcendent Virtues to become psychologically more resilient.


Sponsoring Agency

MISSION: The mission of the DuPont Police Department is to protect life, fight crime, uphold individual rights and support the community.

CORE VALUES: Duty, Professionalism, Dedication

VISION STATEMENT: “We never terminate the pursuit of excellence…”

The DuPont Police Department (DPD) is a modern, full-service, values-based police agency consisting of dedicated and ethical law enforcement professionals.  We serve a community located along the I-5 corridor, 15 minutes south of Tacoma and next to the west coast’s largest military installation, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). DuPont is home to just under 10,000 residents, most of whom are military personnel, veterans and other working class families. The community has schools, businesses and numerous community events throughout the year.

Our Department is comprised of two primary divisions: The Operations Bureau and the Administrative Services Division.

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.

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Cancelation Policy

  • 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.

Event Details

Start date: June 21, 2023

End date: June 23, 2023

Start time: 08:00 PDT

End time: 16:00 PDT

Venue: DuPont Police Department, 1780 Civic Drive, DuPont, WA 98327

Phone: 919.753.1127

Email: sbass@iaps.org

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