Javidi, Dr. Mitch
Stress Management Imperatives

Tactical and special operations officers experience more psychological stress than physical danger; however, their bodies don't know the difference. Under emotional stress, their bodies release the same hormones that compel them to run for their lives, while their brain fights to keep them grounded and rational. Although adjusting to surging stress hormones positively helps in VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) situations, it could be detrimental to building better leadership capacity, relationships, resiliency, emotional health and well-being. Although many, have heard of "Fight or Flight" response, most have never heard of the studies or exercise what is known of the body's autonomic nervous system which includes "Rest and Renew." Research has shown that chronically elevated stress levels lead to depletion of raw materials in the body we call adrenal burnout or adrenal fatigue. In contrast, a "rest and renew" response helps produce a state of equilibrium in the body. This workshop introduces a series of stress reduction psychological and natural techniques and remedies to address the speed by which one can reverse from "fight or flight" to "rest and renew" state.

Course Objectives: Upon the completion of this live virtual training, you will be able to: Identify your pathological and emotional saboteurs impacting capacity to reverse from "fight or flight" to "rest and renew." Improve well-being through learning scientific reversal techniques and natural remedies. Apply positive emotional intelligence and neuro-scientific principles to maximize psychological anti-fragility.

Dr. Mitch Javidi - Bio
Mitch Javidi, Ph.D. is chancellor of the National Command and Staff College and a retired professor at NC State University. He is an honorary member of the US Army Special Operations Command. He has more than 30 years of practical and hands-on 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 International Academy of Public Safety, the Institute for Credible Leadership development, the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development, and the MAGNUS Officers Leadership. He has trained at the Joint Special Operations Command "JSOC" and the US Army Special Operations Command "USASOC."

Javidi was awarded the honorary member of the United States Army Special Operations Command in 1999 and honorary Sheriff by the National Sheriffs' Association in 2016. 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 (by choice) 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. He is a published scholar with over 890 conference presentations worldwide. His most recent books are entitled "Deliberate Leadership: Achieving Success Through Personal Styles," "Handbook of Research on Effective Communication, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution", and "Moral Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals." His coauthored article entitled "Human Factors: Police Leaders Improving Safety While Developing Meaningful Public Trust" coauthored with Dr. Anthony Normore and Lt. Darius Bone was recently published by the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. Javidi was the recipient of the 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. . Mitch is Dean of Academic and Leadership Affairs for the National Tactical Officers Association Command College.