MAGNUS Leadership - Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office - November 19-20, 2020

MAGNUS Leadership Workshop
Sponsored by Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office

Dates: November 19-20, 2020
Schedule: 8am-5pm daily (CST

Credit Type:  16 hours, Continuing Education
Location: 1233 Westbank Expressway, Harvey LA 70058

Total Seats ~ 40
Registration: $335
Registration Closes: November 12, 2020


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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 are unprecedented, increasing stress on law enforcement professionals around the world. MAGNUS OVEA 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 desire to improve community trust and recognize the need to reduce community criticism, Magnus OVEA is for you!

If you are looking to lead through precarious times and personally and professionally move from resiliency to antifragility (gaining from disorder), MAGNUS OVEA will deliver!

The great value of MAGNUS OVEA 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 the 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 psychophysical responses to relationships, and positive intelligence, as well as the latest research on promoting healthy workplace environments.


JOSEPH P. LOPINTO, III is the Sheriff of Jefferson Parish. On March 24, 2018 he was elected with 52% of the vote to complete Sheriff Normand’s unfinished term.  He served the Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office as Chief Criminal Deputy and  Commander  of Field Operations, Legal Liaison to Sheriff Newell Normand, Narcotics Detective, and Deputy. He joined the JPSO in 1997 as a recruit.

A 1994 graduate of Brother Martin High School, Mr. Lopinto worked his way through college and graduate school, receiving a Juris Doctor (law degree) from Loyola University School of Law, Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola University, and Associate degree from Delgado. He has been instrumental in law-enforcement education, serving as both a teacher and mentor in the Jefferson Parish Academy as well as with other sheriffs and law schools throughout the state.

Previously, he was elected three times to the Louisiana House of Representatives where he served as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Commerce and as Chairman of the House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice during his tenure.

A lifelong resident of Jefferson Parish, Joseph and his wife, Lauren, have been married for 15 years and have seven year old twins, Joey and Lily.


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Mitch Javidi, Ph.D, Founder, CEO & President

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 and honorary Sheriff by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2016. He served as a tenured Associate 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,” a general theory of Leadership. He has 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, HAPCOA, HIDTA, National Tactical officers Association, California Police Chiefs Associations, National Sheriffs Association, WLLE, and may other national and state associations.

His most recent co-authored article was published in the Police Chief Magazine. His most recent 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”. His coauthored article entitled “Human Factors: Police Leaders Improving Safety While Developing Meaningful Public Trust” coauthored with Dr. Anthony Normore and Lt. Darius Bone was recently published by the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. Click here for publications.

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.



Cancellation 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: November 19, 2020

End date: November 20, 2020

Start time: 08:00 a.m. CDT

End time: 05:00 p.m. CDT

Venue: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

Directions: 1233 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA 70058

Phone: 919-753-1127


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