Converge Savannah

A Symposium on Leadership and Culture for Public Safety Professionals

Coming Early 2023 | Savannah, GA


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Transforming long-term agency success through leadership and culture. This 2-day symposium is for ANY public safety member—no matter rank, expertise, or role. With a focus on effective leadership and ACTIONABLE culture, those attending will work together to develop an effective mission statement and a framework for extraordinary culture that specifically directs member action and defines agency success.

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Individual tiered leadership sessions

Day 1 is all about individual leadership. Extraordinary culture is impossible without great leadership. Our individual tiered leadership sessions were specifically designed to meet you "where you are" in the organization and provide practical skills for thriving in that position.

7:00 am to 8:00 am

Registration Open

8:00 am to 5:00 Pm

Individual tiered leadership sessions

Leading Without Rank: For Those Who Are Not the Boss (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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Stuck in the Middle: Leading Between a Rock and a Hard Place (supervisors). Learn more.

This course is specifically designed for those who find themselves somewhere “in the middle”
of an organization. Intended for supervisors who are not senior leaders, we will discuss: being
the leader your people deserve, moving from “doer” to “leader, the art of delegation, providing
and receiving feedback, task prioritization, and how to work for “that” boss..

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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 people from all sections and all levels of the organization “converge” with each other for one primary purpose. To design a culture that agency employees and the community deserve. Participants leave the symposium with an actionable plan that can be implemented to create an extraordinary culture.

7:00 am to 8:00 am

Registration Open

8:00 am to 8:30 Am

Welcome – Opening Remarks

8:30 am to 9:30 Am

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

9:30 am to 10:45 Am

DISC Personality Inventory Assessments and Review

10:45 am to 11:45 Am

Mission Statements: More than words on a wall

11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Designing the Culture Your People Deserve – Fundamental Behaviors

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Designing the Culture Your People Deserve – Fundamental Behaviors (continued)

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Rituals, Implementation, and Coaching the Fundamentals

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Keynote – Al Curnow – High Performing Culture

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.


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How many people can attend this event?

We are limiting this event to 180 participants.

Who should attend?

Ideally, agencies will send at least one (sworn or non-sworn) of the following: one non-supervisor, one supervisor, and one senior leader. Keep in mind, if in a group of 3 or more, we offer a discounted rate of $375/person.

What is the refund policy?

Things come up and we understand. Full refund with cancelation no later than 7 days prior to the event. If you cancel within 2 weeks of the event, a 15% cancellation fee will be deducted from the cost of your ticket.

What should I bring to the event?

Bring your preferred note-taking devices (paper & pen).

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