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Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, October 11-12, 2018

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


2-Day Workshop
MAGNUS Leadership: A Tactical Application of Reversal Theory for Enhanced Officer Wellness and 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!

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

Sheriff Justin Smith of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and the National Command and Staff College are pleased to bring this nationally recognized workshop to Colorado for the 2nd time.  

Course Overview In law enforcement, one thing is certain: crisis will happen!  Breaking down each crisis to understand the volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity is a philosophy known as VUCA.  Viewing the police environment from the VUCA perspective is empowering and an essential skill for police officers nationwide.  In simple terms, VUCA is chaos.  Today the professional LEO must recognize and mitigate VUCA, to minimize disruptive and destabilizing effects it may have on themselves and the organization.  The MAGNUS Leadership workshop lead by Dr. Javidi and his associates since 2016 does just that.  This workshop provides practical and tactical counter VUCA strategies for officer effectiveness, wellness, and resiliency.  MAGNUS Leadership is based on the science of Reversal Theory, Moral Philosophy, and Cognitive Intelligence.  The MAGNUS Leadership workshop is receiving overwhelming response from agencies nationwide.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing the course, each participant will:

  • Have a scientific and practical understanding of VUCA.
  • Learn the short-term and long-term effects on each Law Enforcement Officer’s Personal and Professional life.
  • Understand Reversal Theory as a tactical framework to counter VUCA.
  • Develop comprehensive emotional intelligence and cognitive learning tools to enhance leadership capacity.
  • Increase personal wellness and resiliency.

Course Materials:

Participants will receive the following:

  • Two (2) textbooks: Deliberate Leadership & Moral Compass for Law Enforcement.
  • Two (2) Self-Assessments.
  • Study guide in workbook format during class.
  • National Certificate of Completion from the National Command & Staff College.
  • MAGNUS Leader Challenge Coin. 

Workshop Location: 2501 Midpoint Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Available Seats: 50

Local Contact: Mallory Rutherford, 970.498.5186, rutherml@co.larimer.co.us

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.

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


October 11 @ 8:00 am
October 12 @ 5:00 pm
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2501 Midpoint Dr,
Fort Collins, CO 80525 United States


National Command & Staff College


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