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Session # 2, Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, August 1-2, 2018

August 1 @ 8:00 am - August 2 @ 5:00 pm


Becoming a MAGNUS Officer SM for Enhanced Wellness & Resiliency 

MAGNUS SM (adjective) | mag · nus | \’mag – n∂s\ – living as an inspiration for others to answer the call of supererogation with virtue and intellect.  Improving self and systems beyond the status quo.  Committing to continuous learning and being more. Always becoming the beacon of light in the night.  I am MAGNUS!

Internalization | Indoctrination | Instantiation | Encapsulation  

Individual Success | Agency Effectiveness | Community Impact

Congratulations on a very successful leadership training program recently held in Southaven, Mississippi.  I wanted each of you to know how powerful your presentation was and how the points mentioned hit the mark.  It was a pleasure meeting both of you and if the DEA New Orleans Field Division can ever be of any assistance please do not hesitate to call… All the best, drive on and God Bless….” 

Craig M. Wiles, Associate SAC, DEA – New Orleans Field Division

“It was a pleasure taking part of your training. I think it is the best training I have taken throughout my career with the NYPD. Thank you and Sheriff Ray Nash. You guys are touching a part of law enforcement that has not been addressed. Keep helping other law enforcers realize that they are “MAGNUS”.  As for me, I know in my heart and mind that I am.  God bless you both for everything.” 

Police Officer Julio Castro, NYPD

Colorado FOP and and the National Command and Staff College are pleased to bring this nationally recognized workshop to Colorado.  

Course Overview

Crisis happens. Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity – VUCA (coined at the Army War College in the early 1990’s) is a sobering 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” as a General Leadership (Javidi, 2016) as a practical and tactical counter VUCA for enhanced officer performance, effectiveness, wellness and resiliency.  MAGNUS Leadership expands the scientific application of the Theory of Things and Expectancy and Reversal Theories of Leadership activating positive brain and deep emotional intelligence.  It outlines MAGNUS Leadership virtues and imperatives to ignite and/or accelerate transformational leadership mindfulness and practices to enhance officers delivering RESULTS with CONFIDENCE.  The workshop utilizes motivational presentations with personal experiences leading to dynamic group discussions with simulations for enhanced learning.   

Learning Objectives

Upon completing the course, each participant will:

  1. Have a scientific and practical understanding of VUCA while learning the short-term and long-term effects on each Law Enforcement Officer’s Personal and Professional life. 
  2. Understand Theory of Things, Reversal Theory and Cognitive Science as a practical framework to counter VUCA.
  3. Develop comprehensive personality, emotional intelligence and behavioral learning tools to enhance leadership capacity. 
  4. Identify “Ten Imperatives” that MAGNUS Leaders must exhibit in order to effectively supervise with integrity, credibility, humility and mentor-ship which creates an environment that supports both  personnel and the organizational mission.
  5. Increase personal wellness and resiliency.

Course Materials:

Participants will receive the following:

  1. Four (3) Self-Assessments 
  2. Study guide in workbook format during class. 
  3. Two (2) textbooks: Deliberate Leadership & Moral Compass for Law Enforcement 
  4. National Certificate of Completion from the National Command & Staff College 
  5. MAGNUS Leader Challenge Coin and a Nationally Certified Certificate from the National Command & Staff College and the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development.

National Command & Staff College
338 Raleigh Street
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Tel. 919.753.1127

Regeneration Contact:  Sherry Bass, sbass@iaps.org

CO FOP Contact:  Steven Deal, Training Coordinator, Colorado FOP, sdeal@coloradofop.org 

Available Seats:  75

Location:  Colorado State HQ of FOP, 8400 Alcott St., Westminster, CO 80031.

Cancellation Policy:  We may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.  If a program is canceled or postponed, 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.  Requests for cancellation and/or substitution should be directed to the workshop organizer.  A $50 cancellation fee will be applied to all refunds.  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”.  All registration fees must be paid prior to the start of the class.

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Mitch Javidi, Ph.D, Founder & Chancellor, The National Command & Staff College

Mitch is an envisioneer with over 30 years of practical and hands-on 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, the International Academy of Public Safety, the Institute for Credible Leadership development, the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development and the MAGNUS Officers Leadership. 

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 a published scholar with over 890 conference presentations worldwide.  His most recent books are entitled “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” have sold over 10,000 copies. His new 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. Mitch 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.

Picture Taken at the Wisconsin Attorney General’s Summit, Winter 2016

Ret. Lt. Col. Wellington R. Scott, Director, Admission & Records of the National Command & Staff College

Lt. Col. Scott is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Administrative Officer’s Management Program, and an honorary member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society.
He was a member of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for 28 years and retired as the Deputy Commander in 2013. He directed the North Carolina State Highway Patrol’s First Line Supervisors School where he developed curriculum and provided instruction for newly promoted First Line Supervisors. Lieutenant Colonel Scott served as a Troop Commander, Unit Commander in Charge of Promotion and Performance Management, Director of Support Services, Director of Professional Standards, Director of Field Operations, and Deputy Commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

He received Specialized Instructor Certifications in Defensive Tactics, Fitness Specialist and Biomechanics, Verbal Judo, and Performance Management Instructor Training from Developmental Dimensions International. He is a contract instructor for the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center and the Central Piedmont Community College – Public Safety Leadership Institute.

He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Association of Field Training Officers, and is an Honorary member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Lieutenant Colonel Scott now serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the International Academy of Public Safety and is a co-author of the book, Moral Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals.


August 1 @ 8:00 am
August 2 @ 5:00 pm


Colorado State HQ of FOP
Colorado State HQ of FOP, 8400 Alcott St.
Westminster, CO 80031 United States


National Command & Staff College


75 available
Session # 2 MAGNUS Leadership Workshop at Colorado FOP$335.00

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