Dr. Anthony H. Normore (Tony) holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He is currently Professor of Educational Leadership, Chair of Special Needs Services at California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in Los Angeles. Tony was a visiting professor of ethics and leadership at Seoul National University, a visiting professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Studies at University of Guelph/Humber (Toronto), and a graduate professor of law, ethics, and leadership for the Summer Leadership Academy at Teachers College-Columbia University. His 30+ years of professional experiences as an educator has taken him throughout North America, South Central Asia, Eastern Asia, UK, Continental Europe, and South Pacific. Tony’s research and practice focusses on leadership growth and development in the context of ethics and social justice. He is the author of 100+ scholarly publications; 150+ conference workshops,/presentations/ keynotes; and author of 15+ books including What the Social Sciences Tell us about Leadership for Social Justice and Ethics (2014, Information Age Publishing), and Collective Efficacy: An Interdisciplinary Approach to International Leadership Development (2013, Emerald Group Publishing). He has taught leadership seminars to inmates at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and more recently collaborating on a project with Los Angeles Police Department for developing credible leadership for police officers. He is chief leadership and ethics officer, and the Chairman of the Criminal Justice Commission on Credible Leadership Development (CJCCLD). He was honored at the 2013 American Educational Research Association and Leadership for Social Justice Special interest Group as the recipient of the “Bridge People” Award – an award given annually in recognition of people for leadership and community partnership. Tony has published in numerous peer-reviewed national and international leadership journals. Some of his recent publications can be found in Police Chief Magazine, Peace Officers Research Association of California, and Law Enforcement Today.
Dr. Mitch Javidi holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently the founder and the president of the International Academy of Public Safety (IAPS), the Readiness Network Inc., and the Criminal Justice Commission on Credible Leadership Development (CJCCLD). Mitch is an envisioneer with over 30 years of practical and hands-on business experience in diverse industries including but not limited to Academia, Automotive, Banking, Insurance, Government, Military, Law Enforcement, Retail, Logistics, Oil & Chemical, Pharma, Procurement, Supply Chain, and Technology. As a globally recognized leader, Mitch 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. 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 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 has published over 100 articles and presented over 890 presentations worldwide. 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.
Dr. Terry Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Administration and Management (1992). His doctoral work was supervised by Dr. Robert Marx at the School of Business and Dr. Allen Ivey at the School of Counseling and Consulting at the University of Massachusetts, through Columbia Pacific University. His MA and BA were earned at California State University. Terry recently retired from being a professor of leadership, problem management and communication at the university undergraduate and graduate levels for 38 years. He is now doing free-lance consulting and executive coaching on the West Coast of the US and Canada. He has conducted executive coaching and mentoring, organization development, strategic planning, team development, and/or executive leadership development projects for corporate and justice and public safety agencies for over 30 years. In public safety, he has been trusted by executives at Folsom Police, New Westminster Police Service, West Vancouver Police, Vancouver Police, San Diego Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Correctional Service of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, the LA County Sheriff’s Department and LAPD. He is certified by California POST to facilitate the Executive Team Building Workshop. In the business sector he has done similar work with small businesses, and executives in Fortune 500 firms such as General Telephone and Electric (GTE) and The TORO Company. He is result-oriented and seeks always to move research-based best practices into practice. He is the coauthor of the book, Every Officer is a Leader: Coaching Leadership, Learning and Performance in Justice, Public Safety and Security Organizations, (2012). As Chief Leadership Officer he is an executive member of the Criminal Justice Commission on Credible Leadership Development (CJCCLD), and serves as the lead facilitator and Director on the competency-based project for developing Credible Leadership in police officers at the Los Angeles Police Department.
Sheriff Newell D. Normand holds a Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from Tulane University. Prior to earning his JD, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans. Sheriff Normand was first elected Sheriff of Jefferson Parish in November of 2007 and again in 2011. He previously served in various command positions during his 33 years with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office such as Chief Criminal Deputy, Comptroller, and Chief of the Louis Armstrong Airport Law Enforcement Detachment. Prior to joining the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, he started his law enforcement career in the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office serving high risk warrants and court capias. Newell is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy and FBI National Executive Institute. He continues to give back to his community by serving on the boards of numerous organizations such as East Jefferson General Hospital Board of Directors and the Fore!Kids Foundation. His professional accomplishments include work with the Major County Sheriffs’ Association, National Sheriffs’ Association, HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Board of Directors, Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, New Orleans Chamber, Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association, Government Finance Officers Association and many, many more. Sheriff Normand was the first recipient of “Moral Compass Leadership Award” recently awarded by the Academy.
Lt. Col. Wellington R. Scott, sr., (Ret.) is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Administrative Officer’s Management Program, and an honorary member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society. He was a member of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for 28 years and retired as the Deputy Commander in 2013. He directed the North Carolina State Highway Patrol’s First Line Supervisors School where he developed curriculum and provided instruction for newly promoted First Line Supervisors. Lieutenant Colonel Scott served as a Troop Commander, Unit Commander in Charge of Promotion and Performance Management, Director of Support Services, Director of Professional Standards, Director of Field Operations, and Deputy Commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He received Specialized Instructor Certifications in Defensive Tactics, Fitness Specialist and Biomechanics, Verbal Judo, and Performance Management Instructor Training from Developmental Dimensions International. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Sheriff’s Association and the National Association of Field Training Officers. Lieutenant Colonel Scott also serves as the President of the Sheriff’s Institute for Ethical Leadership Development (SHIELD) a Division of the International Academy of Public Safety. Lt. Colonel Scott also serves on the Advisory Board of the Criminal Justice Commission on Credible Leadership Development (CJCCLD).
Lt. Chris Hoina (Ret.) holds a Master’s degree from North Carolina State University and a Bachelors degree from Shaw University, academically focusing on criminal justice, public administration and communications. Lt. Hoina is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy – Session 222. Today Chris serves as a law enforcement subject matter expert for the International Academy of Public Safety (IAPS) where he assists as adviser to law enforcement and correctional professionals in the development of their Ethical Leadership Development programs. Prior to IAPS Chris held the position as Director of Criminal Justice at Campbell University in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. With 25 years of law enforcement experience he served as the Commander in a variety of special units, to include: Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, Juvenile Investigations, School Resource Officers, Hostage Negotiation and Crisis Intervention Teams, as well as Training Academy Director. As a Police Officer he held the positions of Patrolman, Investigator, DARE Officer, Crime Prevention Officer, Community Services Officer and School Resource Officer. As a certified Law Enforcement Instructor Chris has taught and lectured at Police Academies, Community Colleges and Universities. He specializes in content related to Bias Based Profiling, Hate Crimes, Crisis Intervention, Juvenile Minority Sensitivity, Hostage Negotiations, Crime Prevention, School Resource Officers, and Hazardous Materials training. He retired from the Cary Police Department in North Carolina and now serves on the Advisory Board of the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development (CJC-CLD).