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Tuscaloosa LE Academy, AL, July 11-12, 2018

July 11 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm


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

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Tuscaloosa LE Academy and and the National Command and Staff College are pleased to bring this nationally recognized workshop to Alabama.  

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 Leadership” (Javidi, 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 (Apter, 1975) focusing on activating positive brain and deep emotional intelligence.  The workshop has received overwhelming positive response from agencies nationwide including WI Dept. of Justice and HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas – US DoJ) through supported grants for their affiliated agencies.   

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 Reversal Theory and Cognitive Science as a tactical framework to counter VUCA.

  3. Develop comprehensive emotional intelligence and cognitive learning tools to enhance leadership capacity. 
  4. Increase personal wellness and resiliency.

Course Materials:

Participants will receive the following:

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

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

Agency Contact:  Sherry Bass, sbass@iaps.org

Available Seats:  50

Location:  Tuscaloosa LE Academy, 7601 Robert Cardinal Road,  Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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.

Sheriff Ray Nash, Ret., Senior Vice President of Training, The National Command & Staff College

Ray Nash began his 38-year law enforcement career as a police dispatcher while he was still in high school. After a time as a patrolman and street  supervisor,  he  was  appointed  Police Chief in Irmo, South Carolina at the tender age of 23. Later, he served as a Training Specialist with the Institute of Police Technology and Management (I.P.T.M.) at the University of North Florida, then returned to his native state for his second tenure as a Police Chief, this time in Summerville, SC.

In 1997, Ray began the first of his three terms as the elected Sheriff in Dorchester County, S.C. He retired as sheriff in 2009 to pursue an overseas mission and, for over three years, supported the international police reform effort in Afghanistan as the Criminal Justice Advisor for the US Embassy in Kabul and Professional Development Director for the International Police Coordination Board. Ray recently founded Focal Point Investigations and serves as its CEO and Chief Investigator.

Sheriff Nash has provided consulting services and leadership training to law enforcement agencies for over 30 years.  In 1998, he founded the Police Dynamics Institute to provide character-based leadership training and technical services on an international basis.   He has personally trained over 12,000 police officers, government officials, and business leaders from around the world in his character-based training program called Police Dynamics.

Ray has visited Romania three times to present Police Dynamics to their National Police. He also traveled to Sierra Leone, Africa to train their national police and military leaders. In addition, Ray has trained Russian Police Commanders at the Moscow Police College (held in the US) and over 30 international police and governmental delegations here in the states.  Agencies throughout the U.S. and overseas have adopted Police Dynamics and are reporting great success in fighting crime and improving officer performance.

Ray holds an A.S. in Criminal Justice, a B.S. in Education, Training and Development, and an M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration.  He serves  as the Vice-president for Training and Development of the International Academy of Public Safety, Director of the Sheriff’s Institute for Credible Leadership Development, and an adjunct professor at Charleston Southern University.

His home of record is Summerville, SC where he and his wife are the proud parents of three adult children who are all pursuing careers in the medical field.

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.


July 11 @ 8:00 am
July 12 @ 5:00 pm


Tuscaloosa Law Enforcement Academy
Tuscaloosa LE Academy 7601 Robert Cardinal Road,
Tuscaloosa, AL, AL 35401 United States
(205) 759-3000


Tuscaloosa Law Enforcement Academy


50 available
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