MAGNUS Leadership - Officer Resiliency & Well-being - Virtual Workshop - Nov 9-11, 2020

MAGNUS Leadership Resiliency & Well-being Workshop
Virtual Session

Dates: November 9-11, 2020 (4 Hrs. per day, 3 days) Live
Schedule: 1:00 PM -5:00 PM (EST)
Credit Type:  16 hours, Continuing Education (12 Hrs. Live plus 4 Hrs. e-Learning)
Location:  Virtual Session + 4 hrs. of eLearning on LMS
Registration: $235
Class Size: 300
Note: The recording of the live session will be available to attendees for up to one year after the live event.
Registration Closes: November 8, 2020



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Law Enforcement professionals of all ranks and assignments are exposed to occupational trauma and stress daily.  Preparing for that trauma and stress is essential to improving functionality in both our personal and professional lives.  Law Enforcement personnel are often reluctant to seek outside support and try to “power through” by building compartments in their lives that erode their resilience, not addressing the primary factors that create moral scars.

Magnus OVEA for Enhanced Wellness and Resiliency is the tool to effectively heal our moral scars while providing enhanced functionality through a deep dive into understanding the neurobiology of stress, design thinking for optimal health and performance and improving resilience by understanding the mental, physical, social and spiritual dimensions of our true selves. Through understanding the impacts of trauma and stress and applying the effective tools learned in this educational process all participants will foster resilience enhancing their psychophysiological functioning at home and in the field.

The Workshop introduces wellness and well-being, MAGNUS OVEA, an internationally recognized theory and practice of human behavior.  The workshop addresses fragility and challenges associated with wellness and well-being in public safety. The key imperatives for building a “Culture of Anti-Fragility” at both personal and professional level are scientifically demonstrated and directly applied in the classroom setting.  More specifically, the workshop will provide effective methods for processing stress and overcoming trauma through proactive strategies for turbocharging mental and emotional resiliency.  It is a fresh and innovative way of excelling beyond wellness into well-being with an ultimate goal of reducing personal and organizational risks and liabilities.

The science developed to assist both the military and Law Enforcement and Public Safety will provide dynamic and motivational presentation to capture your attention while teaching you neurobiological and personality triggers to help you protect yourself against the effects of stress chemicals including the over use of cortisol.

The course also includes access to 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.

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.

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.


Instructor: Dan Willis

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.


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 09, 2020

End date: November 11, 2020

Start time: 01:00 p.m. EDT

End time: 05:00 p.m. EDT

Venue: Virtual Live

Phone: 919-753-1127


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