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Breakout Sessions

Drawing on Ward's rich background in policing, leadership, government, and business, he has created programs tailored to meet his audience's unique needs.

His break-out programs are entertaining, practical, and immediately useful.

Programs can range from to one-four hour break-out sessions.

Break-With Leadership

In the Break-With Leadership breakout session, you will discover that every breakthrough first requires a break with the old paradigms, practices, and principles that tether people and organizations to the status quo. This session will define and describe the paradigm shift needed to move away from the command and control style of managing people toward a more proactive, unleashing of talent. Learn how to apply the nine break-with insights from Ward's book, Lead Big: Discovering the Upside of Unconventional Leadership, that eliminate the ineffective status quo and take you and your organization to higher levels of performance and employee engagement.

Wellness Leadership

In the Wellness Leadership breakout session, you discover how to institutionalize into your organizational culture the philosophy of “Wellness matters! You will learn how to value your people, slash bureaucracy, seek solutions that are outside the box and remember to reward innovation – but heck, also celebrate failure.

Positive Tickets

This inspiring breakout session will show how positive support and recognizing good behaviour in young people can lead to a dramatic reduction in crime and other anti-social behaviour. The Positive Ticket idea is based upon the notion of police officers hunting for the positive in youth (instead of just the negative). In other words, positive connections and working with youth in a proactive nature, and trying everything possible to prevent crime and tragedy from ever occurring. The Positive Ticket is a simply a coupon, voucher, token, or note, that has value for goods, services or some type of credit, acknowledgement or appreciation. Half a million Positive Tickets later, the proof is in the results. This approach has shown how investment in young people today will pay dividends and bring about real benefits for young people and their communities in the future.

Asset Building

This inspiring breakout session will introduce the 40 Developmental Assets Program which was developed to identify the building blocks of healthy development that help young people grow up healthy, caring and responsible. Discover how this program has found that these assets are powerful influences on adolescent behaviour – both protecting young people from many different problem behaviours and promoting positive attitudes and behaviours.”

Ending Crime - Community Well Being, Revitalization and Engagement

This breakout session will explore the growing challenge and danger in the world today as it relates to crime and terror. Communities and countries have never been more challenged and at risk. Traditional law enforcement can no longer solve the complexities within today's society around crime and disorder. Communities are facing more and more chronic underlying problems & acute (painful) problems and symptoms. For too long, the police have been trying to solve the problems in isolation. And it has not been working. As a result, police, businesses, and communities have begun a movement to a new model, a new vision - what some might call…a new seismic shift. This breakout session will introduce a new seismic shift that is anchored around the concept and principles of synergy, partnerships, and proactive root problem solving.

Smart Policing

This breakout session will explore the principles of Smart Policing, and the holistic approach required for protecting communities. You will learn the six pillars to Smart Policing (Enforcement, Investigation, Intervention, Communication, Education, and Prevention), and how to execute on all six simultaneously and vigorously for success. Discover how to implement, and maintain both reassurance policing and neighbourhood policing techniques to significantly reduce real, and perceived crime and disorder.

Police, First Responders and Security Leadership

Ward can custom design breakout sessions for police, first responders and security personnel. Learn how to break with the traditional command and control style of management that flourishes today within policing, first response, and security organizations. We all know there is a "time and a place" for command and control during emergencies...it is that other 95% of the time where servant leadership principles need to be the SOP (standard operating procedure) and embedded into the culture of the organization.