14OctOct 14 - Oct 15
Hotel Check-in & Pickup your Badge - Coral Ballroom B

15OctFrom 12:00 AM to 12:15 AM
Welcome by Dr. Mitch Javidi

15OctFrom 12:15 AM to 12:30 AM
Conference Opening - Dr. Anthony Normore - Sunset Deck at Hilton

15OctFrom 12:30 AM to 05:00 AM
Happy Hour with Hors'devours & Dr. Paul Zak - The Science of the Extraordinary and Source of Happiness - Sunset Deck at Hilton - Registered participant and one guest

Organizer: Dr. Mitch Javidi

Dr. Mitch Javidi is an envisioneer with over 30 years of practical and hands-on Leadership Development 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 Institute for Credible Leadership Development, and the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development. 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, honorary Sheriff by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2016, and honorary Police Commander by the Santa Fe ISD Police Department (2019). He was also the recipient of the “Spirit Award” from the National Tactical Officers’ Association. This prestigious award is presented by NTOA to an individual whose work saves lives

Dr. Paul Zak

Paul J. Zak discovered neurologic mechanisms that enable cooperation and trust, and these mechanisms have been used by the World Bank to stimulate prosperity in developing countries and by businesses to enhance economic performance. Zak is a professor of economic sciences, psychology, and management in Claremont Graduate University’s Division of Politics & Economics.

Chief Stephen A. Petrilli Jr.

Steve Petrilli has served as the chief of police for the Normal Police Department since 2022. In this role, Petrilli leads officers dedicated to protecting the rights and property of those who live, work and visit our community.

Dr. Cathy Greenberg

Dr. Cathy L. Greenberg delivers results for others by combining over two decades of expertise applying the science of happiness, resilience and courage for stress inoculation with emotional intelligence to achieve even higher levels of peak performance applying “Emotional Brilliance”.

Chief Randy Watt

Randy retired as the Chief of Police from the Ogden Police Department in Ogden, Utah. With 32-years of service, Randy served in all operational components of the department, as well as serving 12 years in SWAT and 15 years as the primary firearms and defensive tactics trainer in the Training Bureau. Randy is a lead trainer and advisor to the National Tactical Officer’s Association and is a presenter at several State SWAT Associations on a regular basis. He is a published author and is a trainer on Police Leadership at various levels in federal, state and local law enforcement. Randy is an expert in Law Enforcement Use of Force and provides expert testimony for the defense of police officers and agencies in litigation cases. Randy is a retired Special Forces Colonel from the Utah National Guard with 34-years of Active Duty and National Guard service. A decorated combat veteran of counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, Randy…

Matthew Werner USN SWCC Ret.

Matthew Werner Special Warfare Combatant Crewman (SWCC) U.S. Navy (Ret.) enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a highly respected Naval Special Warfare (NSW) leader and operator otherwise known as the “SEAL Teams” for 25 years. As a trailblazer for his skillset and capability, Matthew earned the title and respect to be a senior leader at Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) and offers more than a decade of senior executive leadership and management experience. As a selected and trusted senior operator, he has operated directly with the National Mission Force, the CIA, FBI, DEA and other special agencies both foreign and domestic. He has lead some of the most sensitive missions throughout the globe some of which you have seen and others which have not been seen in the media.

Lt. Brian Ellis

Brian Ellis is a retired Sacramento Police Department lieutenant with over 26 years of law enforcement experience. Brian has been assigned to a variety of positions throughout his career, including patrol, problem-oriented policing team, parole intervention team, career criminal apprehension team, narcotics, investigations, SWAT, and the homeland security division. In 2001 he received an award certificate from the National Top Cops Award, along with his team members, for heroism during a gun battle with a wanted murderer. Brian has received two unit citations for police excellence by the Sacramento Police Department, a crime suppression award from the Ben Ali Temple, the Natomas X-factor award for community excellence, recognized by the California State Legislature for a public safety pilot program, and was recognized by California Peace Officers Association for his work in leadership.

Jeff Kingsfield

As the Project Technical Manager Lead for MagnusWorx, Jeff is passionate about people, Jeff enjoys helping people find ways to get better at what they do. He has used countless metrics and data analytics in both his athletic endeavors and career to help see what is possible. At RippleWorx he uses business intelligence to accelerate human performance, making people better.

Dr. Nancy Bohl-Penrod

Nancy Bohl-Penrod, Ph.D. holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a master’s degree in counseling/Education. She is the Founder and the past Director of The Counseling Team International (TCTI). She is a member of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and a certified Master Trainer for the QPR Institute focusing on Suicide Prevention and Intervention for first responders. She is also a certified trainer for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), ICEMA for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), California Peace Officer and Standard in Training (POST) and Standards and Training for Corrections (STC).

Sheriff James Stuart

Sheriff James Stuart is the 17th Sheriff of Anoka County since the office was established in 1857.

Chief Rosanne Richeal

Rosanne Richeal, Founder of the Richeal Group, is an executive coach and host of ResurgentU-Today’s the Day! podcast, an author of the books Ascending the Ranks: Growing into a Reverent Leader and ResurgentU-Today’s the Day! Your Mindful Journal. She is currently writing two more books on leadership and strategies for promoting. Additionally, she is an adjunct faculty with the National Command & Staff College and the Institute for Creditable Leadership Development, a certified speaker, trainer, and leadership coach with the John Maxwell Team, as well as a certified advanced relationship coach in Strategic Intervention.


Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Florida, is the special operations component of the United States Air Force. An Air Force major command (MAJCOM), AFSOC is also the U.S. Air Force component command to United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), a unified combatant command located at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. AFSOC provides all Air Force Special Operations Forces (SOF) for worldwide deployment and assignment to regional unified combatant commands.

USAF Lt. Colonel (Ret.) and Best Selling Author Dan Schilling

Dan spent more than 30 years in the military, primarily as a Combat Controller and Special Tactics Officer, though he proudly started his career as an infantry grunt. His numerous combat and clandestine deployments have taken him around the world and include Operation Gothic Serpent, popularly known as Black Hawk Down from the movie and book bearing the same name, where he is credited with saving the lives of a Ranger and Team Six SEAL while under fire. He later founded and then served as the first commander of two special operations squadrons, one of which’s name and purpose remains classified. His final military assignment was the Joint Special Operations Command weapons of mass destruction U.S. interagency and intelligence community director. His military certifications include HALO and staticline master parachutist, Special Forces combat diver, and demolitions instructor.​

Dr. Charles Dorison

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. I am affiliated with the Dispute Resolution Research Center and the Management & Organizations Department. Prior, I completed my Ph.D. at the Harvard Kennedy School in the Management, Leadership, and Decision Sciences Area.

Master of Ceremony: Chief Sam Speigel

Sam Spiegel retired as Chief of Police and Director of Emergency Services for the City of Folsom, California in November of 2010. He served in that capacity for over nine and a half years. During his tenure as Chief, he also served as the interim City Manager / Assistant City Manager for the better part of 2006. A forty-year veteran in law enforcement with ten years of public service consulting, he is the founder and General Manager of Public Safety Partners, LLC. He is recognized as a successful leader, trainer and problem solver with visionary organizational and leadership development skills and a strong acumen for public safety technology. Throughout his forty-plus year tenure in law enforcement and consulting, he has worked a myriad of assignments, and is a recognized subject matter expert and trainer for Comprehensive Service Delivery and Staffing Studies, Executive Team Development, Organization Development and Transformation. He holds a Masters Degree in…

Chief Bob Harrison

Bob Harrison is an adjunct researcher at RAND Corporation. Harrison completed his 30-year police career in 2004 as a Chief of Police. He is the course manager for the CA Peace Officer Standards and Training’s (POST) Command College, a graduate program for law enforcement managers. While a fellow with POST, he created and taught instructor development training to the State’s academy instructors. In 2015, he was part of a team that facilitated the creation of a Law Enforcement Foresight Unit for the police in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Harrison has authored articles that have appeared in a number of state and national law enforcement publications.

Major General Mark O'Neil

Major General Mark J. O’Neil graduated from Norwich University and was commissioned as an Infantry officer on 28 May 1986. MG O’Neil began his career as a Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Scout Platoon Leader with the 1 st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Beginning in February 1991, MG O’Neil served as a Battalion Logistics Officer and later Rifle Company Commander with the 1 st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. In April 1994, MG O’Neil joined the 3 rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia, where he served as a Battalion Training Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and Rifle Company Commander, and later as a Liaison/Plans Officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment. In June 1998, MG O’Neil joined a special operations organization where he initially served as a Squadron Operations Officer. He served in every key leadership…

Dr. Anthony Normore

Anthony H. Normore, Ph. D is professor emeritus of educational leadership in Division of Graduate Education at California State University Dominguez Hills in Greater Metropolitan Los Angeles. A former director of doctoral programs and department chair at various universities Dr. Normore’s research focuses on urban leadership development in the context of ethics and social justice. He obtained his Ph.D from the Ontario Institute for the Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. His multi-pronged research focusses on (a) the (mis)-interpretation and (mis)-use of leadership and management in higher education, and (b) leadership development of urban school leaders in the context of ethics and social justice. He is the author of 25+ books including, Globalization, neoliberalism and education: Teaching, learning and leading in the world schoolhouse (2022, Information Age publishing); Your moral compass: A practical guide for new wave leaders (2020, New Wave Publishers); The…

Sheriff Michael Adkinson


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