Team Building Workshop Presenters

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Jerry Adams

1312 Rivergate Drive
Lodi, CA  95240
(209) 329-3490


Jerry started Jerry Adams Management Consulting LLC in August of 2013 concentrating on Management Team-Buildings, School Safety Assessments and Training.  Prior to that Jerry joined the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security / Office of Emergency Services inn 2008, serving as the Director’s Public Safety Liaison. In that role, he coordinated with law enforcement associations and State Fusion Centers to support the State’s mission to prevent, prepare, and recover from natural and man-made emergencies. Jerry Co-Authored the State’s strategy on Countering Violent Extremism and presented it findings at the Global Terrorism Summit held in London in 2011.

Jerry joined CA Homeland Security, after retiring with over 31 years of experience in law enforcement. He served as Lodi’s Chief of Police for seven years. He has served as an Adjunct Instructor for San Joaquin Delta College for twenty-five years, teaching Criminal Justice Courses. He has taught specialized courses in the Modesto and Stockton Police Academies. He has also taught courses in the Role of the Chief, SWAT and lessons learned from the Lodi Terrorism Case.

Jerry has had experience in all aspects of law enforcement including commander of: SWAT, Detectives, Patrol, Administrative Services Divisions, and Emergency Operations. Jerry began his career with the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.

Jerry Holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from CSU, Sacramento, and two Masters Degrees from the University of San Francisco and Cal Poly, Pomona in Public Administration and Business.  He holds a Life-Time Teaching Credential from UC Berkley.  He is a graduate of Command College and FBI National Academy. He is a former Chairman of the Governor’s Medal of Valor Committee and Past President of the California Peace Officers Association. He is a Past President of Lodi Rotary, Past Chairman of Lodi Boys and Girls Club, Past President of California Crime Stoppers, the Lodi Hospital Advisory Board and Board of Bank of Lodi.  Jerry currently consults with Lodi Unified School District on school design and safety matters.  Jerry also is a POST Team-Building Facilitator assisting California Law Enforcement in strategic planning. Jerry has experience in facilitating team-building courses for: Municipal, County, and Regional law enforcement agencies.

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Terry D. Anderson, PhD

Executive Coach and OD Consultant
125 East H Street
Ontario, CA  91764
(909) 210-9233​

 

Experience:
Dr. Terry Anderson has served as Chief Leadership Officer at the International Academy of Public Safety since 2014.  In this role, he leads a cadre of 21 senior level consultants and coaches who can certify officers in Credible Leadership, facilitate blended learning sessions of Credible Leadership, and can act as organizational change agents.  He provides executive level strategic consulting and coaching services for business and police executives.   He served as a researcher and university professor of leadership, interpersonal communication, problem management and conflict resolution, in Criminal Justice university programs for 38 years.  He has been trusted to consult with and coach senior police and corrections executives for over 30 years and has work has demonstrated strong positive and measurable outcomes. Letters of Recommendation

Education:
Ph.D. Administration and Management (1991) – With faculty at the University of Massachusetts School of Management, and School of Counseling and Consulting through Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, CA
M.A. Education (1973) – Specialization in Post-Secondary Teaching and Counseling, California State University, Chico, CA
B.A. Psychology (1967) – English Minor, California State University, Chico

Certifications:
Authored and certified to utilize additional assessment instruments through CRG International: Leadership Skills Inventory (Self), Leadership Skills Inventory (360), Stress Indicator and Health Planner, Values Preference Indicator, and Self-Worth Inventory.
Certified in Strategic Management –​ Haines Centre for Strategic Management.
Certified as a Four Star Credible Leader to deliver services as a Blended Learning Facilitator, Leadership Coach and Organizational Change Agent, with a program focus on public safety and law enforcement—Institute for Credible Leadership Development.
Certified Executive Coach – Worldwide Association of Business Coaches
Certified Green Belt in Extra Lean Six Sigma
Post-Secondary Teaching Certificate – Department of Education, State of California    

Specialties:
Executive Coaching
Executive Team Development
Strategic Planning and Implementation Coaching
Continuous Improvement Process for Team Performance Optimization
Culture Building and Change Management
Building Coach and Mentor Training Programs
Employee Engagement and Performance Management
Leadership Development:  Coaching and Training
Project Management and Quality Improvement

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Michael Brown

Michael C. Brown & Assoc.
21835 Palanca
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 829-0928

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Tyler G. Burtis

(619) 804-3032

Dave Carey and Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson and Dave Carey use an integrated, value based approach to team building - working simultaneously on increased effectiveness for the team as well as each team member. Our deliverables are teamwork improvement plans and individual improvement plans - which the team produces and owns. See below for their individual qualifications and information.

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Dave Carey

402 Dawson Trail
Georgetown, TX 78633
(512) 422-6108
 

 

Education:
US Naval Academy

Experience:
Captain USN (retired) 3 Command tours, including the Navy's premier site for Leadership & Management development on the west coast. 30+ years as a consultant and trainer focused on teamwork, organizational culture, and leadership development. (25+ years experience training with LE.) Member of original team that designed SLI. Dave has conducted 80+ LE TBWs. Keynote speaker at numerous LE organizations, regular guest speaker for many years at SLI & LASD's DLI programs.  Similar experience for 30+ years with numerous civilian organizations.

Specialities:
TBWs, Leadership programs, Organizational Development, Keynote Speaker​

Dave JohnsonDave Johnson
2275 Center Road
Novato CA 94947
(415) 328-9603

 

 


Education:

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso Indiana, Sociology.

Experience:
TBWs, Leadership Development and Training
San Rafael Police Department:  1972-2005 (Lt Retired)
POST Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI) 1987-2011:  Member of original team tasked with developing 192-hour leadership program for California law enforcment first-line supervisors. Facilitated individual SLI classes, trained new facilitators and continued with curriculum review and revision during tenure with the program.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department: 1999-2013:  Curriculum development and facilitator for 144-hour Deputy Leadership Institute Continuum.

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Ronald and Joseph Cristando

Cristando House, Inc.
2402 Read Avenue
Belmont, CA  94002
(650) 394-8578 / (805) 927-5086

Cristando House, Inc. has facilitated well over 100 California POST certified Team Building Workshops.  Additional team building/strategic planning workshops have been conducted for law enforcement organizations outside the state.  We do not employ gimmicks or games in our work with groups.  Nor do we believe one size fits all.  Each workshop is structured and designed based on the objectives and needs of the client agency.  We insist on on-site diagnostic data collection with every team before we work with them.

While no two team building workshops are the same, our approach is task oriented and teams are directed during the workshop to achieve tangible and measurable results which are documented in a written strategic action plan.  This plan delineates what will be done, who will do it and a timeframe or deadline for completion.  Shared responsibility and accountability are important features of all team building activities conducted by our firm.  It is this focus on tangible results which has allowed us to maintain long-term relationships with many of our TBW clients, in some cases, for over 20 years.

Since 1980, the firm has provided consulting, training and technical assistance to both state and local law enforcement agencies in California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon and New Jersey.  Through our original research, multi-state public seminars with thousands of law enforcement personnel and our breadth of experience conducting team building workshops, we have come to recognize the best practices that can transform good law enforcement agencies into great law enforcement agencies.

We are confident that if selected to conduct a POST Team Building Workshop for your agency, the results will exceed your expectations.

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Paul Edward

Edward Professional Advisors
8333 Foothill Blvd., Suite 106
Rancho Cucamonga, CA  91711
(888) 858-9510 / (909) 624-6427

 

Experience:
Completed TBWs for 18 agencies; Former VP of Operations for Washington Mutual Bank; Former US Marine Infantry Officer

Education:
MA, Organizational Leadership; PhD, Organizational Psychology

Certificates:
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Facilitator, Certified Business Coach

Specialties:
Team Building, Strategic Planning, Leadership Training, Organizational Assessments

TBW Philosophy:
My role as a facilitator is to assist the department's leader in achieving his or her objectives for the workshop. Therefore, no two of my workshops look the same. Each one was designed to meet the specific needs of that department.

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Mike Gray

San Diego Regional Training Center
6155 Cornerstone Court, Room 130
San Diego, CA  92121
Office: (858) 550-0040
Mobile: (858) 740-8951

Experience: Mike Gray is the Executive Director of the Regional Training Center (RTC), a government training center in San Diego, California. He is active as an executive, administrator, instructor, developer, author and consultant and has responsibility for the oversight and administration of the Regional Training Center (RTC). The training center oversees over four hundred trainers and organizational consultants who teach in a variety of training courses that are presented by the RTC for POST and other government entities.

Mike has written articles on leadership, mentoring and adult learning. Mike is a graduate of the California POST Master Instructor Development Program (MIDP) and has been a facilitator in instructor development courses, and in training other instructors in all aspects of instructor training and development for over 30 years.  Mike has been a driving force behind the Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching course presented by the RTC and provides training in Leadership, Team Building, Emotional Intelligence, Personal Development and Crucial Conversations.

Mike has been awarded the POST Excellence in Instruction Award by the POST Institute of Criminal Investigation and in 2009 Mike was awarded the Institute’s “Founders Award” for Leadership in Instructional Excellence. In 2011 Mike was awarded the Commission on POST “Lifetime Achievement” award in recognition of his body of work in the field of law enforcement training spanning three decades.

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management (BSBM)
Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership (MA)

Certificates:
CA POST Master Instructor

Specialties:
The RTC specializes in government training at all levels and currently runs the POST Instructor Development Institute and has over 43 years in government training experience. Team Building, Team Management and Leadership are central to any organization and our goal is to help your organization reach its full potential.

Team Building Workshop Presenter

David Gullo

120 Cuesta de Los Gatos Way
Los Gatos, CA  95032
(408) 718-0001

Command College Faculty Member

Bob Harrison

Harrison and Associates
1137 Augusta Place
Chula Vista, CA 91915
(619) 948-3638

Bob Harrison, the course manager for the California Law Enforcement Command College, has been a facilitator and instructor in educational and public safety settings for more than 21 years.  He served more than 30 years as a peace officer, completing his career in 2004 as a Chief of Police. Since that time, he has worked as a consultant for leadership development, strategic planning and instructor development. In 2006, Bob completed a two-year fellowship at California Peace Officer Standards and Training after implementing instructional skills development training for the state’s 3,500 academy instructors. 

Bob is currently working to complete a postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford’s Business School; he also holds two Masters Degrees from American Universities. He was the 1993-94 Fulbright Fellow in Police Studies to the United Kingdom, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2014-2015 “Futurist in Residence” in their Behavioral Sciences Unit. 

Bob is extensively published in police and educational journals. His latest article was published in January 2015 in Police Chief magazine, entitled Forrester’s Rules for Organizational Change. In 2014, he appeared in the FBI’s National Academy Associates Magazine, and also published Police Training 2032 - A Retrospective in the FBI’s Law Enforcement Bulletin. This article meant that Bob is the only author to ever have published a science fiction article for the FBI. 

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Gary Hockman

The HR Matrix, LLC
528 B Street
Santa Rosa, CA  95401
(707) 526-0877 Ext. 10

Team Building Workshop Presenter

David Hudson and Richard Dean

Marin Consulting Associates
1016 Lake Home Drive
Lodi, CA 95242
(707) 963-4041

Team Building Workshop Presenter

William (Bill) R. Kelly

Kelly Associates Management Group
1440 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 900
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 837-7502

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Joseph M. Kreins, Consultant

Kreins Consulting
5502 Lynbrook Court
Concord, CA  94521
(707) 333-6858

Chief Joseph Kreins has over 35 years of law enforcement experience. His expertise includes the full range of policing disciplines based on experience in several small and medium-sized cities.

Chief Kreins has developed expertise on best practices in policing, organization and command structures, communications, media relations, and emergency operations.

Chief Kreins began his career with the City of Sausalito in 1980. He was hired by the Concord Police Department in 1985. In 2001, he was appointed chief of police for the Sausalito Police Department. Two years later he was promoted to assistant city manager, along with his position of police chief. In 2004, he was appointed chief of police for the City of Novato. He led that department until 2012 when he was recruited to serve as chief of police for the City of Vallejo.

He provided leadership in Vallejo during a critical period, following that city’s emergence from bankruptcy. During that time police staffing levels were significantly reduced due to financial challenges and there were serious concerns about crime in Vallejo.

Chief Kreins is currently working as an organizational consultant for the City of Novato. He has recently served as the Interim Chief of Police for the Cities of Novato, Winters and Benicia. He also works as a Public Safety Consultant with expertise in organizational management and is a POST Certified Team Building Workshop Presenter. Chief Kreins facilitated two POST Team Building Workshops in 2015 for the Visalia Police Department and the Central Marin Police Authority.

Chief Kreins is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), has served on the board of directors for the California Police Chiefs Association, and was president of the Solano County Law Enforcement Association and Marin County Police Chiefs Association.

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Thomas A. Maloney

Maloney & Associates, LLC
735 Industrial Road, Suite 110
San Carlos, CA  94070-3314
(650) 637-1515 / Direct: (650) 740-9112

Tom has been certified as a Team Building Workshop facilitator with POST since 2012. Qualifications as a presenter include 30-years experience law enforcement; he is a retired Sheriff’s Lieutenant and held a valid POST Management Certificate at time of his retirement. Tom founded a Management & Educational Consultancy as a California Limited Liability Company in 2007. 

He has 14-years experience as an educator in California. Tom served as a lecturer in a Graduate Leadership program, with Leadership in Action and Values, Ethics, and Decision-Making as courses taught.  More recently, Tom has served as an Adjunct Faculty member in an undergraduate Criminal Justice Management program. Courses taught are Information Systems, Criminal Justice in Terrorism, Multicultural Issues, Applied Ethics, Contemporary Issues, Critical Incident Management, Supervision, and Management and Administration.  Currently, Tom is an adjunct faculty member presenting two undergraduate courses in an Organizational Leadership program. Those courses are titled, Organizational Change and Global and Diverse Perspectives.

Tom was awarded a Master of Arts in Public Sector Leadership in 2003, from Saint Mary’s College of California.  In 1995, he had received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from the same institution.  He has presented on leadership in Canada and Ireland.

For POST, Tom specializes in Team Building Workshop and Action Planning Services, with an emphasis on leadership as a relationship dynamic along with effective management of personnel and resources.  His expertise includes: Organizational Development; Personal Development; Emotional Intelligence; Social Intelligence; Social Capital; Ethics and Ethical Intelligence; Implementation Planning; Action Research; and, Collaborative Research.

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Marilyn Manning, Ph.D.

The Consulting Team
945 Mountain View Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 464-6024​

Experience:
Founder and owner of The Consulting Team, LLC, an organizational development and management consulting firm providing teambuilding, facilitation, conflict mediation, leadership coaching, strategic and priority planning for over 20 law enforcement agencies including District Attorney’s, Sheriff’s, and Police and 110 private companies and universities. Dr. Manning and her associates Victoria Smith-Raymond, Ed.Ad., Elaine Schmitz, M.A., and Craig Harrison, B.A., are seasoned facilitators, strategic planners, and change management trainers known for their work with challenging team dynamics, workplace conflicts, personality style, and generational differences. They use tools their clients apply immediately for positive results, including Appreciative Inquiry, Situational Management and Emotional Intelligence.

Education:
Dr. Manning: Ph.D. and M.A. Psychology and Sociology

Certificates and Publications:
Certified in Personal Profile Style Assessment (DiSC), 360’ leadership feedback, Emotional Intelligence, and over 30 assessment tools.
POST certified in team building.
Over 100 articles and 7 books published in 8 languages: The Communication Coach, Developing as a Professional: 50 Tips for Getting Ahead, Leadership Skills, One Stop Guide to Workshops.

Specialties:
Expert conflict mediators with difficult people and challenging teams. Facilitators in change management, strategic planning, team dynamics, leadership, organizational assessment, and community outreach.

Testimonials:
“The Consulting Team provided our team with exactly the right approach for our needs. They worked well in helping us develop our transitional personality and culture, given the departure of a 26-year Chief and the arrival of me, a first time, six-month Chief. Marilyn Manning was an absolute joy to work with in the initial setup of our program and Elaine Schmitz was phenomenal at facilitating the TBW. I can’t express strongly enough the impact their team had on my team.”  Gene Harris, Police Chief, San Gabriel, California

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Lawrence E. Murphy, Ph.D.

Applied Occupational Psychology
129 Escolta Way
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 661-8923

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez, Ph.D.

18989 Vierra Canyon Road
Prunedale, CA  93907
(831) 708-8648
 

Dr. Rodrigo Nieto is a strategist and futurist focused on the consequences of the accelerating pace of change in homeland security and policing environments. He is a research professor at the National Security Affairs Department and at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School and he is also a certified facilitator for the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). 

For a decade, Dr. Nieto has taught hundreds of high-ranking law enforcement, military and homeland security leaders how to create and execute strategies to transform their agencies to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing environment threat profiles.  As an innovation expert and an academically trained geostrategist, he has built a reputation as an expert on future threats to national security and policing and how to confront them.

Rodrigo Nieto has multiple publications describing the adaptation capacities of global organized crime, the public policy challenges of innovation and intrapreneurship in government and homeland security, asymmetric warfare, and cybersecurity. Doctor Nieto consults for Police departments and first responders to help them become more successful. He specializes in: Team building, Strategy and Strategic planning, Innovation, and Intrapreneurship.

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Clark D. Stuart

Trident Professionals
3240 Page Avenue #304
Virginia Beach, Va. 23451
(757) 679-8790

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Merle E. Switzer

Switzer on Leadership
P.O. Box 944
Roseville, CA 95677
(916) 788-1094

Experience:
Dr. Switzer has had a passion for more than 40 years. He was approved as a POST TBW Facilitator in 2005 and has conducted more than 40 POST TBW’s, as well as many others for fire departments, city manager leadership teams, and private companies. Dr. Switzer spent twenty-eight years with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department with half of his career at the mid and executive levels. He was often called upon to turn around poor performing teams, develop new programs, and implement change strategies. He worked extensively with community policing.

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice
Master’s Degrees in Criminal Justice and Public Administration
Doctor of Strategic Leadership, emphasis in Leadership Coaching

Certificates:
Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC, International Coach Federation)
Certified Management Consultant (Institute of Management Consultants)
POST Master Instructor Development and Command College Graduate

Specialties:
We specialize in leadership and working with leaders to help them and their teams improve performance and be better stewards of their staff, constituents, and resources. We regularly help teams improve communication, build trust, facilitate strategic processes, improve recruitment and retention, and grow leadership competencies.

The TBW process begins with an interview of the chief executive regarding desired outcomes, followed by a Team Building Assessment and/or organizational health survey. This information is used to develop a proposed agenda. Upon approval of the agenda by the chief, the materials are assembled to provide a customized approach based on the unique needs of the organization. We use a variety of approaches, activities, facilitation techniques, and tools, like DiSC, to serve our clients. References are available on our website and/or upon request.

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Richard Thomas

Thomas Consulting
306 Oriole Street
Ojai, CA 93023
Office: (805) 640-1666
Mobile:  (805) 798-0595 

Rich is a partner and founder of the public safety consulting firm, Thomas Consulting (TC).  The firm specializes in strategic planning, organizational studies, and team building.  

Rich holds a Master’s Degree from Cal Poly Pomona School of Business in Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree from CSU Fresno in Criminology.  He is a graduate of the POST Command College and holds membership in a number of professional organizations including California Police Chiefs Association, the Police Futurists, and the Association of Workplace Investigators.

Rich has over thirty years of experience in law enforcement.  He served the Ventura Police Department for twenty-nine years, the last eleven as Chief of Police.  He later served as Interim Chief of Police for Pismo Beach PD, and Cal Poly SLO University Police. 

Rich holds membership in the California Police Chiefs Association, PERF, and served as a long term instructor for the Role of the Police Chief course.  He has also serves as a mentor and coach to more than a dozen Police and Fire Chiefs.

TC has consulted with over a 100 police and fire clients since it was founded in 1995Team Building Workshops are a specialty, and TC is a POST Certified Team Building Workshop Presenter.  Rich has facilitated more than 40 Team Building Workshops.

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Lee Violett

633 Pepper Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 455-6060


Lee G. Violett has over 40 years of law enforcement experience.  He has served in a range of executive and command positions, including that of police chief.  He has also served as an interim chief of police in several departments.  Additionally, Lee has been an advisor and consultant to various law enforcement agencies in addressing a host of problems, issues and concerns.  He has an extensive background in leadership development, strategic planning and team building.

Lee has a keen interest in all facets of law enforcement operations and processes, both human and technical.  He understands and appreciates the complexities and challenges confronting contemporary law enforcement organizations.  He believes that there is a difference between merely making changes in an organization, and improving an organization, and seeks to address both considerations through highly participative workshops that are focused, interactive and goal driven.

As a team builder, Lee understands the critical importance for identifying the specific needs of a law enforcement agency, by gaining in-put in advance of a workshop and then specifically designing the workshop to address both the needs and concerns that have been identified.  At the conclusion of the workshop, participants leave with an action plan that is both realistic and pragmatic.      

Lee believes that he must continuously strengthen and improve his expertise in relation to law enforcement organizations through on-going readings, discussions with law enforcement leaders and consultations with recognized experts.  He genuinely strives to work with law enforcement organizations to make tomorrow better than today. 

A formal resume listing certificates, experience, education, training and list of former clients is available upon request.

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Paul M. Whisenand, Ph.D. (9080)

PMW, Associates
232 W. Avenida Gaviota
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 498-7085

Many years ago, PMW Associates was the first training center certified as a POST provider of Team Building Workshops (TBW). To date, we are privileged to have conducted over 1,000 TBW’s for law enforcement agencies within California, across the United States and internationally.  While the historical perspective may be of some interest, what resonates the most is what we have done lately. When contacted about facilitating a TBW, we are quick to provide references from our most recent clients as testimony to what we do and how we do it.

Our TBW’s are uniquely designed to comply with your individual team-building  needs and goals. Each TBW is planned with the help of the agency involved; no “cookie cutter” products.  Issues that are common in many agencies are trust-building, communication, strategic planning, succession planning, managing generations and accountability. We welcome new challenges and the opportunity to craft a workshop that will fulfill your purpose.  One of our strengths is adapting a workshop to a specialized function. For example, in addition to working with hundreds of local police and sheriff’s agencies, we also have extensive experience with: (1) university-based police departments; (2) district attorney/bureau of investigation offices; (3) crime labs; (4) corrections; and, (5) civilian managed units such as communications, records and administrative services. 

Please note: (1) while we cannot hold ourselves accountable for building your team;  we are totally responsible for helping you do so; (2) we are committed to making the work of  individuals easier through teamwork; and (3) we shun fluff, fiction and self-centeredness in favor of substance, reality and mutual support. We are convinced that the contributions we make as individuals depend more on our ability to work with others than on our individual mental horsepower.

Our two primary facilitators are Paul M. Whisenand, Ph.D. and Doug McCain, Retired Commander, United States Navy. Complete biographies are available on our web-site. Additional highly experienced staff are available. What we all share is a commitment to assisting work groups to achieve team leadership.

Team Building Workshop Presenter

Mark J. Wittenberg Training Inc (1134)

4527 Warwood Road
Long Beach, CA  90808
(562) 627-0816
 

Mark J. Wittenberg has assisted police departments with organizational and personal development for over 25 years. With 30 years of experience as a police professional, he is known as an innovative trainer, developer, auditor and communicator.  Mark’s background and expertise covers the core elements of organizational and personal development.

Mark is a California Commission on Peace Officer Training (P.O.S.T.) certified Team Building Workshop coordinator with significant experience facilitating leadership development workshops.  As one of the original facilitators for the P.O.S.T. Supervisory Leadership Institute, Mark worked with hundreds of supervisors developing the foundations for effective leadership.   Mark facilitated long term leadership development programs for both the Santa Clara and Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and conducted leadership and ethics training departments across the country.  These include the United States Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the California Board of Medical Examiners and the State of Rhode Island Police.  Mark continues his significant relationship with P.O.S.T. by teaching the mandated Field Training Officer Management Class and the Executive Development Course, where he presents a class on auditing police performance to senior police executives.

Mark has audited police performance at several police departments and, in conjunction with California State University at Long Beach, presents a three day class entitled “Auditing Police Performance.  He is a frequent presenter at executive training conferences on risk assessment and has presented to the All Command Conference of the California Highway Patrol, the Arizona Department of Public Safety and several Chief’s and Sheriffs’ Training conferences.  In 2015, he was a featured presenter at the California Chiefs of Police Training Conference

He has served as a subject matter expert on the committee for integrating leadership, ethics and community oriented policing into the P.O.S.T. Basic Course and is the former National Trainer for the Josephson Institute of Ethics, where he has spoken with police professionals across the country about ethical practices and risk management models.  In keeping with his involvement with ethics training, Mark is also a facilitator at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, where he teaches cultural diversity.

Mark has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the California State University at Long Beach Center for Public Policy and a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the California State University at Long Beach.  He is a graduate of the P.O.S.T. California Command College Class #30, where he was elected co-class speaker by his classmates.  His Command College project on auditing police performance resulted in presentations for Chief’s and Sheriff’s Conferences throughout the State of California.