Blue Dialogos: Engaging the Grow Blue Culture Audience
Special guest: YOU!
Exploring Blue Culture webinar series
Join us again as we recap the last 4 session and bring it all together. We need your expertise, insight, learning, and feedback to help drive the development of the culture blueprint that these sessions will create. We want to engage with you and provide an opportunity for dialogue with our panelists, leading to growth and learning for all involved, as we close this chapter of our webinar series and before we begin the next chapter.
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Join us on Friday, June 26th at 2 pm CT as Chief Moir discusses leadership, culture, and the importance of education that goes beyond training our officers. We will explore skills vs. knowledge as the Chief offers the practitioner’s perspective in the conversation with the researchers and academics, which she believes is the collaboration that we should exploit given our current environment. We will define the difference between organizational culture and climate — and the need for everyone to treat the current climate of policing with grace and humility to influence and amplify a healthy culture.
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These are tumultuous times. Immediately following the unprecedented pandemic that left the world in uncertainty, an outbreak of civil unrest sparked by a police action spread across the globe. Resounding calls for reform, justice and equality are nationwide. A shift in the culture that exists in society, as well as the institutional culture within policing, must take a values-based approach to move beyond the current state to one that is more aspirational. Culture is never static — it is dynamic and constantly improving or in decline. It will take awareness, enlightenment and wise, courageous leadership to leverage change. Join us for this free series of live webinars as we explore and discuss culture as it applies to current events, and how we can shift culture to improve the world around us. The third session is:
Exploring Blue Culture: Reflections on History, Culture, and the Future of Policing with Bernard Melekian,
Assistant County Executive Officer Over Public Safety in Santa Barbara, CA, Current Chairman of the Board of the National Police Foundation and former Director of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) 2009-2013, Undersheriff for Santa Barbara County (ret.), Police Chief for the city of Pasadena (ret.)
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
2:00 pm central
These are tumultuous times. Immediately following the unprecedented pandemic that left the world in uncertainty, an outbreak of civil unrest sparked by a police action spread across the globe. Resounding calls for reform, justice and equality are nationwide. A shift in the culture that exists in society, as well as the institutional culture within policing, must take a values-based approach to move beyond the current state to one that is more aspirational. Culture is never static — it is dynamic and constantly improving or in decline. It will take awareness, enlightenment and wise, courageous leadership to leverage change. Join us for this free series of live webinars as we explore and discuss culture as it applies to current events, and how we can shift culture to improve the world around us. The first two sessions are:
Exploring Blue Culture: Foundations
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
2:00 pm central
Exploring Blue Culture: Voices from the Field
with special guest Chief Art Acevedo, Houston Police Department
Friday, June 19, 2020
3:00 pm central
“Most problems in life are not solved merely by correction…solutions will have to be deeper than strategies of discipline or correction.” Anatomy of Peace
In the world today, it is easy to understand how we can get caught up in just dealing with things that have gone wrong. However, real leadership and strong relationships are built on helping things go right, so that dealing with things that have gone wrong are not the norm. The Arbinger Institute’s Influence/ Leadership Pyramid offers the mindset and skillset to think and respond differently, in a more effective way.
Join Blue Courage Master Instructors Daniel Schmer, David Dubois, Howard Powers as they discuss Helping Things Go Right.
No one foresaw the challenges we are currently facing, regardless of preparation through our regular practices. This session will provide insight and perspective from 3 law enforcement professionals on how resilience is trained, implemented, and practiced, particularly in the COVID era. They will provide context on how we prepare, adapt, and recover from the challenges faced in extraordinary times. Blue Courage trainers David Dubois (Strafford County Sheriff’s Office), Ian Edwards (Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission), Jen Hart (San Diego County Probation Department), and Jack Hart (San Francisco Police Department) discuss Resilience in Practice: An Inside Look from Those on the Front Line.
References: HeartMath Institute: heartmath.org
Resilience Advantage Pocket Guide: https://bluecourage.com/product/resilience-pocket-guide/
For Viktor Frankl, meaning/purpose comes from three possible sources; purposeful work, love, and courage in the face of difficulty. Simon Sinek tells us that few organizations know or have discovered their “WHY” – their purpose, their cause or belief. Our “WHY”/ purpose is the reason for being. We will discuss the meaning of purpose and why it is important to stay true to that purpose, especially in moments of uncertainty.#bluecourage #purpose
As National Corrections Officers Week comes to a close, we recognize the great work being done amidst the chaos. Our Corrections Blue Courage team will discuss the strengths of their profession and provide tools for thriving in uncertain times. Listen as our Blue Courage trainers, Assistant Commander Ian Edwards, Captain Al Erwin, and Sergeant Tyler Graham, discuss Highlighting Our Heroes Inside the Walls.
What separates the icons and legends from ordinary performers is the level of depth and rigor of their experience, knowledge and commitment. We must strive to seek knowledge and to challenge the daily practice of the habits of mastery. It is a choice to focus on personal effectiveness – the building of character and competence – with the intent of instilling the habits and rituals of “The Masters.” Blue Courage Master trainers Jack Hart, Michael Nila, and David Dubois explore the path to mastery, even in these times of crisis.
Master Educator Daniel Schmer discusses why laughter is important in happiness and staying positive.