Presentation Descriptions

Perfecting Your Show / Dr. Kimberly Miller
All of us have a particular way we “show up” every day in our personal and professional lives. Although we may be cognizant of this, to a large extent we don’t believe we have full control over our level of engagement, attitude, approach, or interactions with others. Stated simply, when things are good, we feel/act good and when things are bad, we feel entitled to feel/act bad. What we fail to realize is that we actually have the ability to control how we think and feel (our “show”), and thus the results we produce. This keynote will take participants through a journey toward realizing the ways they give their power away and let others dictate how they feel and behave and equip participants with the tools to tell a new story, build a resilient mindset, and live from the character that will make them effective mentors and leaders.

Line of Duty Death… and Everything That Comes With it/ Detective Michelle Carlino-Webster

This presentation will provide Michelle’s perspective as the surviving spouse of Officer Daniel Webster. The presentation will discuss the experiences that follow a line of duty death incident including the aftermath, support, grief, media, self care, legal considerations, and the life after a death to name a few.

In loving memory of Albuquerque Police Department Officer Daniel Webster, SFC US Army, Ret.
End of Watch: October 29, 2015

The Fight After the Fight, Three Rounds And Counting / Ann Marie Carrizales
It is a difficult time for the American police officer. A violent and aggressive war has been waged against law enforcement and it is killing our officers in astounding numbers. Police survival has never been a more vital subject of training than it is today. Thus, training is increasing and evolving to better equip officers with the tools necessary for survival of deadly encounters/critical incidents. Officers are trained to win the fight, but they are not taught how to win the fight that comes AFTER the fight, which is often the most difficult part. One of the most dangerous wars that police officers face is the war against post-traumatic stress (PTS) and their lack of knowledge of critical incident stress management (CISM), yet this is not a major area of focus for training.

The focus of this presentation is to illustrate the importance of a survival mindset BEFORE, DURING and AFTER a critical incident. An officer may possess all the vital tactical training needed to survive a deadly attack; however, if he/she does not possess a well-trained survival mindset, chances of survival decrease significantly.

Officers will hear a riveting story that will challenge them to take an honest, hard look at their own mental toughness/will to survive and ponder the tough question of “Am I truly prepared?” The presentation will provide them with the opportunity for survival against one of the most dangerous opponents they could ever face…THEMSELVES.

Aspiring to Learn and Lead/ Detective Lieutenant Carla Pivero & Lieutenant Laurie Ludovici
Aspire to Learn: Learning doesn’t have to take place in a classroom.  Explore nontraditional ways to learn about yourself, about your profession, and about challenges you might face.  Aspire to  Lead: How do you define leadership? Be a leader wherever you are and be prepared for future leadership opportunities.

Being Bold, Brave and a Better Version of You / Chief of Police Deanna Cantrell
Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something.  Do you know what kind of influence you are?  Whose fire are you igniting, and who is igniting yours? We will explore what your capacity is to influence and be influenced by others during this class.

Before a person can reach their potential and fully understand their significance to others or an organization, they must understand themselves and be willing to make necessary changes.  Self-awareness and self-management are two of the pillars of the Emotional Intelligence success quadrant.  This is tough to do, and takes courage, but those willing to hear the truth, and speak the truth with others will propel themselves, others and their organization to new heights. Fostering an attitude of intentional influence will have an incredible impact on everyone in an organization, help you become a better leader and help you strengthen others in your organization.