Dave Smith Presents
"The Winning Mind"
     Tuesday October 30, 2012 - St. Paul, MN
ONLY $99.00
to see the one and only
"J.D. Buck Savage!"
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Blue Line Defense is excited to announce that we are hosting Dave Smith and Betsy Brantner Smith for “The Winning Mind.”

Dave “J.D. Buck Savage” Smith first presented The Winning Mind in 1987. Since then it has evolved into one of the most remarkable training experiences that law enforcement personnel will ever attend.

By looking at the key components of peak performance, including who survives and why, the roles that optimism, risk and bureaucracy play in our personal and professional lives, and how to be truly resilient, Dave presents an entertaining and inspiring program designed to help everyone optimize their odds of winning any confrontation, regardless of their experience.

The Winning Mind has given men and women the mental edge they need to not only face threats on the street but also the stresses they may confront in their daily lives.

In this multimedia session, Dave & Betsy will discuss:
  • What makes someone a “winner?”
  • Who survives and why?
  • Understanding the role beliefs play in winning.
  • What is true “optimism?”
  • The science of crisis decision-making.
  • The “Not Today” mindset, every day, on every shift.
  • The role of “Warrior Values” in all aspects of law enforcement.
  • Understanding your own Risk Thermostat.
  • Maintaining optimism in a bureaucratic world.
  • Preventing panic, the “archenemy of survival.”
  • Being truly resilient after a setback!

This course is perfect for everyone in your agency, from management to recruits, from sworn to civilian, from patrol to investigations! Dave Smith’s “The Winning Mind” has something for everyone!

Course Details

Date: Tuesday October 30, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $99.00

Price includes course admittance and parking You can pay online with a credit card or bill your agency.
All participants must agree to the waiver.

P.O.S.T. Credits: This course is approved by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board. Students will receive eight credit hours.

Location: The course will take place at the University of St. Thomas in the O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium. A confirmation e-mail will be sent after registration with parking instructions and a map to the course location. Please check your junk mail regularly to ensure you receive the confirmation.

University of St. Thomas
O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Hotels:If you are need to stay overnight. Below are local hotels that are in close proximity of the course. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations.

Days Inn
1964 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN
(651) 645-8681

Best Western
1010 Bandana Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN
(651) 647-1637

Course Registration:You can pay online with a credit card or bill your agency. If you bill your agency, payment is due within 30 days of registration. Payment IS NON-REFUNDABLE 30 Days prior to the event date (OCTOBER 1, 2012). An e-mail confirmation will be sent to all attendees to the e-mail they provided upon receipt of payment with parking information and directions to the course location.

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