Intellect Drives Success, Wellness & Resiliency 

The National Command & Staff College offers a number of live-training courses that are available for hosting at your agency.

As the host agency, you will receive five (5) training slots along with all training materials. In exchange, you agree to provide an adequate training facility, appropriate A/V equipment and support, facilitate all logistics, and assist us in promoting the training course to agencies in your region at a rate $335 per officer.   Complete the form below to schedule your workshop or contact us!

Internalization | Indoctrination | Instantiation | Encapsulation  

MAGNUS Leadership

A Tactical Application of Reversal Theory for Enhanced Officer Wellness and Resiliency 

2 Days Workshop

 Crisis happens. Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA), coined at the Army War College in the early 1990’s, 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. 

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of the course, the participants will:

  1. Have a theoretical, scientific, and practical understanding of VUCA and its short, intermediate, and long-term effects on officers’ personal and professional life.
  2. Understand Reversal Theory as a tactical framework to counter VUCA.
  3. Develop comprehensive emotional intelligence and cognitive learning tools to enhance leadership capacity. 
  4. Proactively advance (conscious and unconscious) wellness and resiliency.

Course Materials:

The participants will receive the following:

  1. Two (2) books: Deliberate Leadership & Moral Compass for Law Enforcement 
  2. Four (4) self -assessments 
  3. Course Materials with Workbook
  4. National Certificate of Completion from the National Command & Staff College 
  5. MAGNUS Leader Coin Plaque
  6. Induction to the National Command & Staff College

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.  8/31/2016

“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
09/19/2017

Individual Success | Agency Effectiveness | Community Impact

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

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.

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