2-Days GREAT TO MAGNUS: Leadership, Wellness and Resilience, April 11-12, 2023, Swinomish Casino & Lodge, Anacortes, WA

Sponsored by the San Juan County Sheriff’s office and the Swinomish Police Department 

Dates: April 11-12, 2023
Schedule: 8am-4pm daily (PST)
Credit Type:  16 hours, Continuing Education
Location: Swimonish Casino & Lodge – 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221
Registration Closes: April 9, 2023

Registration: Includes lunch (2 days), 2 books – “Deliberate Leadership” and “Moral Compass” – workbook and 3 assessments. All participants will also receive a certificate of completion signed by Dr. Mitch Javidi.




GREAT TO MAGNUS provides the theory, science principles, practices, formulas and step-by-step inter/intra neurobiological roadmap to deliver results with confidence.

Those of us who have been a student of leadership and have followed the work of Jim Collins “GOOD TO GREAT”, recognize that becoming GREAT LEADERS is a complex but rewarding journey. But what happens to leaders when they become great in what they do? Are they finished or can they raise the bar to become MORE by over excelling in their leadership, wellness and resiliency?

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 first responders today is unprecedented creating increasing stress on public safety professionals. GREAT is no longer good enough – we need to build higher capacities for the first responders. We need stronger leadership, performance, well-being, and anti-fragility to maneuver the New Normal!

  • If you are looking for an inspiring and motivational Leadership Foundation course to inspire your personnel across all ranks, the “GREAT TO MAGNUS” workshop will deliver!
  • If you need to improve your well-being and wellness, the “GREAT TO MAGNUS” workshop is for you.
  • If you wish to build stronger leadership, performance, and psychological resilience, the “GREAT TO MAGNUS” workshop is for you.
  • If you desire to improve a long-lasting mental toughness and anti-fragility through neurobiological skills that enhance performance, relationships, body regulation, communication, fear modulation, emotional balance, empathy, insight, and intuition, “GREAT TO MAGNUS” workshop is for you.
  • If you are looking to reduce risks and liabilities, the “GREAT TO MAGNUS” workshop will make contributions!

The great value of the workshop is based on the science and practices of human behavior and is 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. 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 star performance. Filled with tactical and practical tools tested with over 10,000 public safety and military operators, you will be able to identify, relate to and build neurobiological capacities.

Sponsor - San Juan County Sheriff’s Office

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is committed to collaborating with fellow community members, partner agencies, and community organizations to create a safer environment for everyone. We are honored and proud to serve all members of our community with equity and dignity.

The Sheriff’s Office is committed to the Principles of Procedural Justice:

Voice – Ensure the community has an equal opportunity to be heard.

Respect – All community members are treated with dignity and respect.

Trust/Neutrality – The community perceives law enforcement as neutral and competent and their decisions as unbiased and accurate.

Understanding – The community understands decisions including the reasons for those decisions.

Helpfulness – The community perceives that law enforcement personnel have a genuine interest in their needs and personal well-being.

The Sheriff’s Office supports the Constitution and Laws of the United States, the Constitution and Law of the State of Washington, and the Charter, laws and Ordinances of San Juan County. We will faithfully, diligently, and impartially perform these duties with empathy and compassion for all people.

Sponsor - Swinomish Police Department

The Swinomish Police Department was created by the Swinomish Senate on January 7,1936. Swinomish officers now have general police authority pursuant to RCW 10.92.020. Swinomish officers reference state law when dealing with incidents of a criminal nature involving non-enrolled subjects, both within and outside the boundaries of the Swinomish Reservation.

The Swinomish Tribe is federally-recognized and excercises civil jurisdiction over both enrolled tribal members and non-enrolled subjects when contacted within the exterior boundaries of the reservation concerning alleged civil infractions.

In 2010, the Swinomish Police Department was the first tribal police department in the state of Washington to have met the requirements for accreditation by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.

Additionally, enrolled tribal members, while not subject to Washington state law, are subject to the law of the United States. Therefore, officers of the Swinomish Police Department follow both federal law and Swinomish Indian Tribal Community code when incidents involve potential violation(s) by enrolled members occurring within the exterior bounds of the Reservation.

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.

Location & Hotel

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: April 11, 2023

End date: April 12, 2023

Start time: 08:00 a.m. PDT

End time: 04:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: Swimonish Casino & Lodge - 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221

Phone: 919-753-1127

Email: sbass@iaps.org

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