A Symposium on Leadership and Culture for Public Safety Professionals

What Is Converge?

Converge is a 2-day results-focused symposium focused on the following:

  1. Investing in leadership training at all levels (sworn and non-sworn)
  2. Intentionally designing organizational culture
  3. Succession planning

Converge works best when teams come together, regardless of rank, expertise, or role, and focus on developing leadership and an ACTIONABLE culture people understand and can get behind.

You and your community deserve an agency that has extraordinary culture and leaders who are in it for the long haul, this symposium will help you achieve that.

What Will Converge Provide You and Your Agency?

Leadership Training For All Levels

Healthy organizations invest in leadership at all levels, sworn and non-sworn. It is statistically proven that people stay where they are invested, respected and can grow. Pay is not the deciding factor.

An Actionable Plan for Company Culture

Intentionally design your organizations culture and give your people the culture they deserve. Significant shifts don't happen by accident. Culture drives everything.

Help In Succession Planning For Talent

Organizations that thrive and continue to grow over time do so by consistently having the right people in the right places. Cement your legacy and succession plan for talent, not title.

Be THE Agency Everyone Wants To Work For

More and more staff are leaving organizations today for comparable roles where pay is not the primary deciding factor, culture is. People stay where they are valued and invested in.

If you want to be THE agency everyone wants to work for, we believe you must invest in your leadership at every level (sworn and non sworn), design a culture that your people deserve, and cement your legacy by succession planning for talent, not title.

Upcoming Converge Summits

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Sample Converge Agenda

Individual tiered leadership sessions

Day 1 is all about individual leadership. Extraordinary culture is impossible without great leadership at all levels, both sworn and non-sworn. You will attend one of the following sessions (which run simultaneously) based upon your current position in the organization.

7:00 am to 8:00 am

Registration Open

8:00 am to 5:00 Pm

Individual tiered leadership sessions

Leading Without Rank: The Emerging Leader (non-supervisors). Learn more.

This course is intended to help non-supervisors develop leadership skills that will be critical in
their career. Topics include “leading up”, having difficult conversations, the distinctions
between leadership and authority, remembering your “why” and how to leave a legacy.

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The Transitional Leader: The Art of Multi-Directional Leadership (supervisors). Learn more.

In most organizations the leaders “in the middle” often face unique
challenges. At this level, there are expectations and pressures from subordinates, peers, and senior leaders. This course provides practical tools that will help supervisors discover the art of leading in a multi-directional environment, foster collaboration, building resilient teams, and utilize influence to achieve collective goals.

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Not By Chance: The Intentional Senior Leader (senior leaders). Learn more.

Being a great leader does not happen by chance; it’s an intentional process. This course will
provide senior leaders with valuable insight about being an intentional leader. Topics will
include: being the Chief Vision Officer, being the Chief Communication Officer, being a people-
first organization, developing a leadership team, how not to be “that” boss, and unintended
consequences: why words matter.

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Extraordinary Culture Through Intentional Design

Today is the day that everyone from all levels of your agency “converge” to intentionally design a culture that employees and the community deserve. Through a highly collaborative small group process, participants will design a “why” based mission statement, identify the fundamental behaviors expected from all employees, and determine how to implement their plan in their agency.

7:00 am to 8:00 am

Registration Open

8:00 am to 8:15 Am

Welcome – Opening Remarks

8:15 am to 8:45 Am

Identifying Your Preferred Communication Style

8:45 am to 9:30 Am

Traits of A High Performing Culture – A Case Study of Two Iconic American

9:30 am to 11:00 Am

Mission Statements: More than words on a wall (Why Discovery Workshop)

11:00 am to 11:45 am

Designing the Culture Your People Deserve (Fundamental Behaviors Selection Workshop)

11:45 Am to 1:00 pm


1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Designing the Culture Your People Deserve (Fundamental Behaviors Selection Workshop) Continued

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Rituals, Implementation, and Coaching the Fundamentals

3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Succession Planning For Talent, Not Title

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Keynote Address

4:45 pm to 5:00 pm

Thank you and closing

Our Mission
To Educate And Empower People Everywhere, So That They Can Serve The Public


keynote speaker

Al Curnow

Vice President, Culture Wise

Al works with CEO’s of many diverse industries. Al is a skilled presenter and has spoken to numerous groups including General Motors, PACE, Chambers of Commerce, VISTAGE International and Athletic Interscholastic and Coaches groups. Prior to his consulting career, Al was a senior leader for more than 20 years in the employee benefits industry.

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John Bostain

John is a 23-year law enforcement veteran from the Brunswick, GA area.

Michael Warran
Director of Training

Michael is a 23-year law enforcement veteran from the Detroit, MI area.

John Robison
PhD - Trainer

John is a 18-year law enforcement veteran from the Atlanta, GA area

Victor Lauria

Victor is a 27-year law enforcement veteran from the  Detroit, MI area.


Who should attend?

Ideally, agencies will send seven to ten people with a mixture of senior leaders, supervisors, and non-supervisors (both sworn and non-sworn). People who are enthusiastic and fanatical about the success of their organization are encouraged to attend, malcontents are not.

How many people can attend this event?

Attendance limits are set by the venue and available training facilitators. Events tend to be around 180 participants.

What should I bring to the event?

Your team, an open mind, and your preferred note-taking devices (paper & pen).

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