Morning Sessison - Harnessing the Winning Mind and Warrior Spirit
08:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
This powerful presentation addresses a number of the key elements critical for guiding law enforcement professionals through their careers.
Life’s Most Powerful Ques1on – What’s Important Now?
The W.I.N. philosophy will be explored throughout the day as it relates to the pursuit of personal excellence for law enforcement professionals. This guiding principle will assist officers in prioritize the choices they are faced with in both their personal and professional lives.
The Warrior Pyramid:
The Warrior Pyramid examines the key elements necessary for law enforcement professionals and other members of the Warrior community to perform at optimum levels in the field. This presentaton will examine the use of the pyramid analogy, the important aspects of developing a Warrior Pyramid, the critical role personal commitment plays in the structural integrity of the Warrior Pyramid.
The Winning Mind:
This component explores concept of Winning as an important element of the Warrior Spirit. Winning for law enforcement professionals covers the entire spectrum of force response options from professional presence to the use of deadly force. Winning however, is about far more than just the specific outcome of an event or confrontation. Winning is also about the process of mental and physical preparation as elements of the pursuit of personal excellence. Strategies for creating the Winning Mind in officers at all levels of law enforcement organizatons will be explored throughout the day. The many realites law enforcement officers facing officers in today’s world will also be examined. Acknowledging and understanding these realities allows law enforcement officers to be successful in their chosen profession.
The Warrior Spirit:
The Warrior Spirit is a powerful force that resides within each and every officer. This warrior Spirit is a critical element in the ability of law enforcement professionals to be successful in any arena of performance. The mission of law enforcement officers, supervisors and leaders is to nurture and develop that Warrior Spirit in themselves and their fellow officers. This portion of the presentation will also link key aspects of the Warrior Pyramid, the Winning Mind and the pursuit of personal excellence. The critical link between the warrior values of honor, professionalism, courage, integrity, humility, and discipline and organizational core values will also be explored.
Throughout the presentation case studies, videos and group discussion will be utlized to bring the concepts to life.
Afternoon Session: The Pursuit of Personal Excellence
1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
This dynamic and insightful presentation builds on the morning session and incorporates two main themes:
Dare to Soar will set the stage for the day’s discussions by exploring the issues around victim thinking that has become pervasive in today's world and in many law enforcement agencies. You have the power to reverse this thinking and lead yourself, your family and your organization towards excellence. Through the use of stories and the analogy of The Ostrich and The Eagle, Brian will explore the causes of this type of debilitating thinking which serves to limit the overall effectiveness of individuals within organizations and therefore stand in the way of personal and organizational excellence. Daring to Soar is about breaking free from victim (Ostrich) thinking and inspiring individuals and organizations to achieve excellence. Brian will also share powerful stories of people who, faced with incredible obstacles and challenges still Dared to Soar by choosing to view adversity in their life as an opportunity to learn and grow as a part of their journey on the path to excellence.
Your Life IS Your Legacy explores the concept of a Legacy as something you build every day that you live rather than something you leave behind when you die. This thought provoking presentation examines the many roles you live during the course of your life and the legacies you create in each of those roles. Powerful examples of legacies will be explored throughout the presentation to bring the ideas and philosophies to life for those in attendance. Common misperceptions about legacies will be uncovered to help determine what it truly means to Create a Legacy of Excellence. This exploration will lead to an understanding of the roles that day-to-day interactions play in this life long journey. Case studies and self- reflection will help to bring these concepts to life for everyone in attendance.
About the presenter:
Brian Willis is an internationally recognized thought leader, speaker, trainer and writer and President of the innovative training company Winning Mind Training. Brian was a full time police ofIicer for 25 years, has over 22 years of law enforcement training experience and was named Law OfIicer Trainer of the Year for 2011. Brian serves as the Deputy Executive Director for the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).