2-Days GREAT TO MAGNUS: Leadership, Wellness and Resilience, March 18-19, 2024, Swinomish Casino & Lodge, Anacortes, WA

Proudly Sponsored by: San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, WA Swinomish Police Department, WA Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) Washington Counties Risk Pool (WCRP)

Dates: March 18-19, 2024
Schedule: 8am-4pm daily (PST)
Credit Type:  16 hours, Continuing Education
Location: Swimonish Casino & Lodge – 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221

Tuition: $450 (After February 1, 2024)

Early Registration: $395 (End February 1, 2024)

Available Risk Pool Scholarships:  Request scholarship HERE if your agency is a member of the following Risk Pools

Faculty: Dr. Mitch Javidi

Registration Closes: March 15, 2023

Includes: Includes lunch (2 days), 2 books, 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.

Sponsors: WCRP & WCIA

The Washington Counties Risk Pool was “Created by Counties for Counties” in 1988 and pursuant to Chapters 48.62 and 39.34 RCW to provide to member counties programs of joint self-insurance, joint purchasing of insurance and joint contracting for or hiring of personnel to provide risk management, claims handling, and administrative services. WCRP will pay for up to 10 seats membership-wide, limit 2 per member agency.

The Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) is a municipal organization of Washington public entities that join together for the purpose of providing liability and property financial protection to its members.  Formed in 1981, as the first liability risk pool in Washington State, we have provided over 40 years’ experience in comprehensive Coverages, Claims Administration, Financial Stability, and Risk Management Services. WCIA has evolved from the original nine members to a financially strong liability and property pool of over 165 members, with one common goal; to assist members in managing risk.  WCIA will pay for up to 5 seats membership-wide, limit 1 per member agency.

Request scholarship HERE if your agency a member of the Risk Pools


Dr. Mitch Javidi

Mitch, a seasoned peak performance and human behaviorist, brings over 35 years of hands-on experience across diverse industries such as Academia, Military, Public Safety, Government, Pharma, and Technology.

He is the mastermind behind “MAGNUS OVEA,” a general theory of human behaviors through 11 Rings for enhancing interoperability and interconnectivity.  He co-founded MAGNUSWorx in collaboration with Jeff Kingsfield. He is also the founder and the driving force behind the National Command & Staff College, the Institute for Credible Leadership Development, and the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development. As a true entrepreneur, he is also the co-founder of Epochal Technologies, Inc. and Power of Awareness.  

Mitch’s expertise is underscored by his training at the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). His exceptional contributions have earned him distinctions, including honorary membership in the United States Army Special Operations Command in 1999, honorary Sheriff by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2016, honorary Police Commander by the Santa Fe ISD Police Department in 2019, and an honorary Life-Time member of the Indiana Sheriff’s Association in 2023. Furthermore, he was honored with the “Spirit Award” from the National Tactical Officers’ Association in 2019, recognizing his life-saving work.

Previously a tenured Professor at NC State University for 16 years, Mitch opted for early retirement but remains committed to academia as an unpaid Adjunct Professor at NC State and Illinois State Universities. Notably, he is a distinguished “Academy of Outstanding Teachers and Scholars” member at NC State University and a 2004 Alumni Awardee of the University of Oklahoma.  Mitch’s influence extends globally with over 10,000 conference presentations and speaking engagements for esteemed Fortune 500 companies Government entities and Law Enforcement Association including the US Secret Service, US Joint Special Operations Command, NATO, FBI National Academy Associates – FBI NAA (National & Chapters), 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 numerous other national and state associations. 

Location and 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: March 18, 2024

End date: March 19, 2024

Start time: 08:00 a.m. PST

End time: 04:00 p.m. PST

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

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