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WLLE 2018 WORKSHOPS

Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You! 

*All times/programming subject to change* *Descriptions will be added as they come available*

Sunday, October 21, 2018

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.             

MAGNUS Leadership for Enhanced Officer Performance, Emotional Survival, Resilience and Wellness

Presenter: Dr Mitch Javidi, National Command & Staff College

Crisis happens. Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA), coined at the Army War College in the early 1990s, is a sobering new reality for police officers nationwide.  In simple terms, VUCA is chaos. It falls on law enforcement professionals to understand it, prepare for it, and minimize the disruptive and destabilizing effects of it on self, agency and the communities they serve. This workshop introduces “MAGNUS Leadership” coined by Dr. Javidi in 2016 as a practical and tactical counter VUCA for enhanced officer effectiveness, wellness and resiliency.  The program is a scientific application and expansion of the Reversal Theory focusing on activating positive brain and deep emotional intelligence.  The workshop has received overwhelming positive response from agencies nationwide as well as  WIDOJ and HIDTA through supported grants for their affiliated agencies.

Female Promotion Panel

Presenters: Sheriff Margaret Mims, Fresno County; Chief Kimberly Petersen, Fremont PD; Assistant Chief Bisa French, Richmond PD; Deputy Chief Lydia Carrasco, Fresno PD; Chief Deputy of Corrections Jamie Clayton, Imperial County Sheriffs Office; Lieutenant Beth Johnson, Walnut Creek PD

Description Forthcoming

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.        

Financial Health Workshop

Presenter: Jim Farhadi, Cambridge Financial

Come learn about strategies that will increase your retirement income without disinheriting your loved ones and give you greater control over your money. Using some of our strategies we'll discuss you'll have greater liquidity during your career and peace of mind that your hard-earned pension income can transfer to those you care about the most. This information packed workshop will give you a clear understanding of complex issues in an easy to apply and understand format. Whether you are 5 years into your career or within 5 years of retirement this workshop is for you.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.             

General Session -  Being Bold, Being Brave and Being the Best Version of You

                                               Guest Speaker: Chief Deanna Cantrell, San Luis Obispo PD


Monday, October 22, 2018 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.           

Opening Plenary - Guest Speaker: Brett Culp, Documentary Filmmaker

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.         Breakout Sessions

The Fight after the Fight

Presenter: Officer Ann Carrizales, Stafford (TX) Police Department

It is a difficult time for the American police officer. A violent and aggressive war has been waged against law enforcement and it is killing our officers in astounding numbers. Police survival has never been a more vital subject of training than it is today. Thus, training is increasing and evolving to better equip officers with the tools necessary for survival of deadly encounters/critical incidents. Officers are trained to win the fight, but they are not taught how to win the fight that comes AFTER the fight, which is often the most difficult part. One of the most dangerous wars that police officers face is the war against post-traumatic stress (PTS). The focus of this presentation is to illustrate the importance of a survival mindset BEFORE, DURING and AFTER a critical incident. An officer may possess all the vital tactical training needed to survive a deadly attack; however, if he/she does not possess a well-trained survival mindset, chances of survival decrease significantly. Officers will hear a riveting story that will challenge them to take an honest, hard look at their own mental toughness/will to survive and ponder the tough question of "Am I truly prepared?"

Leading For Influence: It Matters What You Choose Each Day

Presenter :      Dr. Kimberly Miller, Psychologist & Law Enforcement Consultant

A title provides you with power/authority but the rank in of itself does not instill followership. The only thing that does that is influence. We will explore the foundational mindset and behaviors that are linked to the ability to influence others and teach you how to leverage your leadership by the small, strategic things you choose each day.       

Maximizing Your Digital Leadership Brand and Reputation on Social Media       

Presenter :      Captain Chris Hsiung, Mountain View Police Department   

Have a Twitter account and not quite sure what to tweet about in your role as a law enforcement leader? A leadership brand conveys your identity and distinctiveness. We do it in real life through interactions we have day to day but in today's digital world, it is more important than ever for police leaders to have and manage their online brand and reputation. The pictures you share and the things you post about on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook define the way the world sees you as a leader. This session will use real-world examples, research, and best practices to help ensure your digital presence matches your real-life reputation.      

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.             Breakout Sessions

When Your Best Efforts to Enact Change Aren’t Enough – A Model for Overcoming Your Immunity to Change

Presenter: Dr. Marguerite Welch, St. Mary’s College          

Most of us think change works like this: a clear goal + a careful action plan + monitoring our behavior toward that goal + willpower = successful change. There’s one small problem with this model – it doesn’t tend to work. Join us to learn how to overcome your immunity to change.

#MeToo: a Movement and a Moment

Presenter: Morin Jacob, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

#MeToo and #TimesUp are movements that have captured the attention of the nation and has created an opportunity for public safety departments to reflect, educate and change the workplace culture.  This session will cover these topics, including recent media developments, address the topic of harassment in police departments, discuss how cultural change can be effectuated in light of the awareness raised by #MeToo and #TimesUp, address how to make complainants comfortable to bring complaints forward, and discuss what to do if an officer or member of the command staff is accused of harassment.

Just Like You

Presenters: Chief Bob Jonsen, Palo Alto Police Department & Chief Jennifer Tejada, Emeryville Police Department

Unlike most other professions, law enforcement is an emotionally challenging, and often a physically dangerous job. Law enforcement personnel continuously encounter trauma and stressful events, and this constant exposure exacts a heavy toll on police personnel and their families. Managing the stressors of life has become even more challenging as we all try to balance work, family, and everyday life.

Mindfulness has gone mainstream in many professions, ranging from professional sports to the military. Yet in law enforcement, a profession that affects every fabric of our society, it is relatively absent.

Chief Jennifer Tejada (Emeryville Police Department) and Chief Robert Jonsen (Palo Alto Police Department) will share their stories on how mindfulness-based resilience training changed their lives and their approach to organizational resiliency.

The session will include lecture, meditation, and a guaranteed sense of calm before you leave. Be the change agent for your organization and strive to exceed the recommendations outlined in the 21st Century Policing Task Force Report - Pillar 6, Officer Wellbeing & Safety.

Come to this interactive presentation and listen to their stories - JUST LIKE YOU!

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.             

General Session Guest Speaker: Jason Schecterle, Phoenix PD (ret.)


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.            

Morning Plenary - Guest Speaker: Dr. Connie Mariano, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (ret.), Founder of Center for Executive Medicine

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Perfecting Your Show

Presenter :      Dr. Kimberly Miller, Psychologist & Law Enforcement Consultant   

The way we show up in life is largely determined by our mindset, yet most of us do a poor job managing it. We often get in a negative place and give our power away. This class will explore how we can perfect how we “show up” in life, review ways to regain personal power, set boundaries, tell a “new story” and be the kind of leader that inspires others to grow.                  

The Fight after the Fight

Presenter: Officer Ann Carrizales, Stafford (TX) Police Department

It is a difficult time for the American police officer. A violent and aggressive war has been waged against law enforcement and it is killing our officers in astounding numbers. Police survival has never been a more vital subject of training than it is today. Thus, training is increasing and evolving to better equip officers with the tools necessary for survival of deadly encounters/critical incidents. Officers are trained to win the fight, but they are not taught how to win the fight that comes AFTER the fight, which is often the most difficult part. One of the most dangerous wars that police officers face is the war against post-traumatic stress (PTS). The focus of this presentation is to illustrate the importance of a survival mindset BEFORE, DURING and AFTER a critical incident. An officer may possess all the vital tactical training needed to survive a deadly attack; however, if he/she does not possess a well-trained survival mindset, chances of survival decrease significantly. Officers will hear a riveting story that will challenge them to take an honest, hard look at their own mental toughness/will to survive and ponder the tough question of "Am I truly prepared?"

Female Leadership Panel

Presenters: TBA

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be in a leadership position in your agency? This panel will give you a unique look into the lives of the top female leaders in law enforcement. We will explore each panelists journey into leadership roles through discussions on topics such as mentoring, education and training, work/life balance, politics and perspectives of criminal justice reform through the optics of each panelist. 

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.           

Closing Session - Critical Incident Panel - Route 91 Harvest Festival, Las Vegas Shooting

Presenters: Sergeant Annette Mullin, Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Officer Deborah Thomas, Los Angeles Police Department, Sergeant Brad Powers, San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department, Officer Tim DeGrano, San Leandro Police Department (Retired)

On a warm weekend in October 2017, more than 22,000 people were enjoying the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.  As headliner Jason Aldean was performing, shots rang out and chaos ensued.  From the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino a lone gunman unleashed a stream of constant, rapid gunfire that left 58 dead and more than 500 hurt.  Las Vegas Metro PD Sergeant Annette Mullin will provide insight into what has been described as ‘the worst shooting in modern US history’; she will be joined by three off-duty law enforcement professionals who will share their stories of survival and how this experience has changed their lives.  

 

 

 

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