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Stanhope 2022 Speaker Bios

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Looking In, Looking Out: Leading Our Members & Engaging With Our Communities

Monday, September 19, 2022

Stanhope Opening Reception

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Chief Kimberley Greenwood, Barrie Police Service

Chief Kimberley Greenwood began her career with the Toronto Police Service where she served in Divisional Policing, Detective Operations, Human Resources Command, and Professional Standards. On March 26, 2013 she was appointed the ninth Chief of Police for the Barrie Police Service.

Chief Greenwood is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. She served as co-Chair of the CACP Crime Prevention, Community Safety and Well-Being Committee and is Chair of the OACP’s Police Human Resources Committee. In addition she has chaired many policing advisory committees and working groups. Some of her community endeavours include Women’s College Hospital Foundation, Girl Guides of Canada, and the Hugh McMillan Centre.

Chief Greenwood has completed the Police Leadership Program at Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto and is a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Justice Studies) graduate from the University of Guelph Humber.

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Sandy Sweet, President, CPKN

Sandy Sweet has been an advocate for technology-enhanced learning within Canada's police community since 2004. At that time, he collaborated with like-minded individuals from the policing sector to create the Canadian Police Knowledge Network. As President of CPKN, he has cultivated an extensive network of stakeholders that has advanced CPKN from a pioneering concept to a core element of Canadian police training.

With a focus on building productive relationships, Sandy has played a leading role in mobilizing the police community in its transition to online learning models and creating a national knowledge-sharing network of police services and training organizations. CPKN is now the focal point for collaboration on common training standards, competency management, and advocacy for continued enhanced professionalism in policing. Sandy addresses audiences across Canada and internationally about the challenges of introducing 'disruptive innovations' into organizational culture and the evolution of learning technologies in the policing environment

A native of Nova Scotia, Sandy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Francis Xavier University and a Masters of Business Administration from Dalhousie University.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Panel: Leadership in Unprecedented Times

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Deputy Chief Roger Wilkie, Halton Regional Police

Deputy Chief Roger Wilkie began his career with the Halton Regional Police Service in 1996. Throughout his career he has served in uniform patrol, Drug Unit, Mobile Surveillance Unit, Homicide Unit, Criminal Investigations Bureau, Domestic Violence Unit and as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief. 

As a Senior Officer he was the Operations Commander in Milton and Halton Hills, District Commander in Oakville, Critical Incident Commander for major public safety incidents and the Commander of Emergency Services, Training, and Human Resource Services. 

He was promoted to Deputy Chief of Regional Operations in 2018, and in October 2019, he started in his current role as Deputy Chief of District Operations. 

Deputy Chief Wilkie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Criminology from Brock University and is a graduate of the Police Leadership Program and Executive Leadership Program from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. 

In 2016 Roger was the recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal and in 2019 he was invested as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces by the Governor General of Canada. 

Deputy Chief Wilkie is Vice President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and has Co-Chaired the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. 

As a community servant, Deputy Chief Wilkie has volunteered in several capacities, most notably as the current Board Chair for the Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK), Halton’s Lead Agency for child and youth mental health. 

Deputy Chief Wilkie believes that community safety and well-being is a shared responsibility and is committed to mobilizing and engaging the community and key stakeholders to ensure that the Region of Halton is as safe tomorrow as it is today. He believes in the importance of collaborative and coordinated service delivery and was instrumental in the development of the Halton Region's Situation Table Strategy and Community Safety and Well-being Plan. 

Roger is committed to modernizing policing and leveraging innovation and technology to create a sustainable, adaptive and effective service delivery model. Above all else, he prioritizes people and partnerships.    

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Candyce Kelshall, President of the Canadian Association for Security Intelligence Studies (CASIS)

Candyce Kelshall has over 30 years of experience in diplomacy, law enforcement, and military professional training in over 17 countries. She is a former Royal Navy Reserve Officer and a Sea Cadet unit commanding officer. She has been a specialist independent advisor and consultant to the British Transport Police and the UK Metropolitan Police on police responses to critical incidents and terrorist response, national emergency management and multi-agency joint operations architecture. She has written and assessed policing practice and is a police recruitment panel independent consultant and assessor. Most recently she has written extensively on police accountability as well as policing and public safety training programs which specialize in policing social movements and transnational identity-based violence. Her current focus of interest is the importance of population centric vs enemy centric policing mindsets. Candyce is an alumnus of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Canadian Leaders at Sea program and has been at sea with the Canadian Navy for an extended period of time. 

Candyce has run Direct Action International (DA-IC) for the past 15 years, a UK-based security and police training company which has delivered vocational and competence based military and police special forces training in over 17 countries. In Canada, Candyce Kelshall has trained Canadian Armed Forces intelligence detachments as well as agencies such as the Alberta Sheriffs, RCMP K Division, Calgary Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, Calgary Transit Police, Alberta Securities Commision, the Canadian Pacific Police Service, the Alberta Ministry of Economic & Development Trade and members of the Ministry of Public Services and Procurement Canada, as well as several private energy and security companies. 

Candyce has been teaching and writing academic programs for the last 25 years at various institutions, including the University of Buckingham, UK; the University of Sussex, UK; Simon Fraser University, CA; and South Bank University, London, UK. Her extensive teaching experience ranges from academic, professional, undergraduate and graduate programs in International Relations, Geo-Strategic Security, Intelligence, Intelligence architecture and Risk and Threat Assessment as well as Crisis Management and critical incident management for senior police commanders. Most recently, she has delivered Advanced Analytical Techniques at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, Information Technology for Forensic Investigations at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Understanding Open-Source Intelligence at University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute, and Crisis Management and Strategies for Policing at Rabdan Academy. 

Chief Paul Pederson Greater Sudbury Police Service

Chief Paul Pedersen, Greater Sudbury Police Service

Chief Pedersen has more than 35 years of exceptional police experience and is well regarded for his contribution to police education.

He holds a Master of Public Administration from Western University, a Diploma in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University, and is a graduate of executive leadership programs from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business, the National Police Improvement Agency in the United Kingdom, and the Senior Management Institute for Police through the Police Executive Research Forum in the United States

He holds the Certified Municipal Manager Police Executive Level 3 Designation and an Executive Diploma in Management Level 7 through the Chartered Management Institute. He is the proud recipient of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.

Paul became the Chief of the Greater Sudbury Police Service in 2014 and continues to be a proponent for change and innovation. He is a strong advocate for community policing and Sudbury’s full circle approach to community safety and wellbeing.

The 21st Century Leader Pt 1: Assessing Personality Measures to Elevate Leadership Resilience

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Mitch Javidi, Chancellor, National Command and Staff College

Mitch is an envisioneer with over 30 years of practical and hands-on Leadership Development experience in diverse industries including Academia, Military, Law Enforcement, Government, and Technology. As a globally recognized leader, he is the founder of the National Command & Staff College, Institute for Credible Leadership Development and the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development.

He has trained at the Joint Special Operations Command “JSOC” and the US Army Special Operations Command “USASOC.” He was awarded the honorary member of the United States Army Special Operations Command in 1999, honorary Sheriff by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2016 and honorary Police Commander by the Santa Fe ISD Police Department (2019). He was also the recipient of the “Spirit Award” from the National Tactical Officers’ Association.  This prestigious award is presented by NTOA to an individual whose work saves lives (2019).

He served as a tenured Professor at NC State University for 16 years before taking an early retirement but continues to serve as an Adjunct professor without pay (by choice) at both NC State and Illinois State Universities. He is a member of the “Academy of Outstanding Teachers and Scholars” at NC State University and the Distinguished 2004 Alumni of the University of Oklahoma.

Mitch is the developer of “MAGNUS OVEA,” a general theory of Officers’ Wellness, Resiliency and Leadership. He is a published scholar with over 890+ conference presentations worldwide to include presentations for Fortune 500 companies as well as top Public Safety organizations including FBI NAA, Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA), HIDTA, National Tactical officers Association (NTOA), California Police Chiefs Associations, National Sheriffs Association (NSA), Women Leadership in law Enforcement (WLLE), California Chief of Police Association (CATO), and may other national and state associations. As well, he has provided educational programs for NYPD, LAPD, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, Ogden Police Department, NC State Patrol, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Walnut Creek Police Department and 200+ other agencies nationwide.

The 21st Century Leader Pt 2: Strategies for Harnessing the Power of Complex Leadership

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Heather Clayton, Principal and Coach of Heather Clayton Consulting

Heather Clayton is the principal of a firm that specializes in large scale public sector leadership and team development. Heather's earlier career experience was spent crafting and leading multifaceted learning and development programs for top educational institutions.  This experience shaped her belief that building and shaping leadership conversations to influence organizational culture is the most important coaching work we can do and spurred her on to earning her Masters’ in Leadership and her Professional Coach Certification with the International Coaching Federation. Her coaching methodology is grounded in research and systemic approaches to individuals and teams. She has recently published an article in the Ontario Association of Chief’s of Police and a chapter case study focussed on her work with police leaders and teams. 

Heather loves the magic zone where ‘sanctuary meets challenge’; where leaders and teams feel a deep sense of safety to explore and shift within the complexities of their experiences. 

It's All About Our People: Empowering Resiliency and Preventing Burnout

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Dr. Kyle Handley, Senior Director of Wellness, York Regional Police

Dr. Kyle Handley is the Senior Director of Wellness for the York Regional Police (YRP) and the chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police – Psychological Services Committee.  Dr. Handley has used his training in both clinical psychology and organizational development to support his work with police services, hospitals, universities, and private corporations in the United States and Canada.  Currently, Dr. Handley is responsible for the design and delivery of YRP’s comprehensive wellness strategy, management of the biopsychosocial spiritual wellness team, and providing general mental health education and support for YRP members and their families.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The Value of the Network: Key Technologies & Initiatives From the Network

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Krystine Richards, CPKN Director of Outreach & Communications

Krystine has been an advocate for technology-enhanced learning within Canada’s police community since she joined the CPKN team in 2010. As Director of Outreach & Communications, she has cultivated an extensive network of stakeholders that has advanced CPKN from a pioneering concept to a core element of Canadian police training. Prior to CPKN, Krystine spent 10 years in relationship management in the health and biotech sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Science and an executive MBA from the University of Prince Edward Island. In 2018 she was a member of the Canadian Chiefs of Police (CACP) Global Studies cohort studying equity, inclusion, and fundamental respect in diverse policing organizations. In 2021 she graduated from the Sandler Leadership program, and she’s currently enrolled in the University of British Columbia, Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology.

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Staff Sergeant Kelly Wong, Surrey Police Service

S/Sgt Kelly Wong has worked for the Surrey Police Service since April 2021 and is the NCO in charge of the Leadership Development Unit.  Kelly has 23 years of policing experience, including managing the provincial advanced police training program for the Justice Institute of British Columbia.  Kelly has used her JIBC experience to guide the formation of a training unit and instructional programs within a municipal policing transition that is unprecedented in Canada.  S/Sgt Kelly Wong holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University and is a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal.

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Constable Ryan Buhrig, Surrey Police Service

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Constable Ash Kimlin, Peel Regional Police Service

Ash Kimlin has more than 19 years of experience policing for Peel Regional Police, the third largest municipal police service in Canada. Ash is part of the Leadership Development Office, where he is leading from a place of humble inquiry in service of others. Prior to that, he has held postings in the training bureau, special victims unit, criminal investigations and on the frontline. He holds degrees in bio-medical sciences and criminal justice as well as a Master’s of Arts in Leadership and is currently completing a certificate in Organizational Coaching where his passion for helping others has flourished. Recognizing the stress and trauma our first responders face everyday, Ash volunteers for Boots on the Ground, a Peer Support Group of ‘First Responders helping First Responders’.

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Heather Clayton, Principal and Coach of Heather Clayton Consulting

Heather Clayton is the principal of a firm that specializes in large scale public sector leadership and team development. Heather's earlier career experience was spent crafting and leading multifaceted learning and development programs for top educational institutions.  This experience shaped her belief that building and shaping leadership conversations to influence organizational culture is the most important coaching work we can do and spurred her on to earning her Masters’ in Leadership and her Professional Coach Certification with the International Coaching Federation. Her coaching methodology is grounded in research and systemic approaches to individuals and teams. She has recently published an article in the Ontario Association of Chief’s of Police and a chapter case study focussed on her work with police leaders and teams. 

Heather loves the magic zone where ‘sanctuary meets challenge’; where leaders and teams feel a deep sense of safety to explore and shift within the complexities of their experiences. 

Panel: Engaging with Communities to Build Trust & Legitimacy in Policing

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Jacqueline Edwards, President of the Association of Black Law Enforcers (A.B.L.E.)

Jacqueline Edwards is a 25 year plus veteran with the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) and has worked in various positions within CSC at the institutional, regional, and national levels. In 2019, she became the first female elected to President of the Association of Black Law Enforcers (A.B.L.E.), which was formed in 1992 to improve the image of law enforcement within the Black and racialized communities and provide mentorship, counseling, coaching and guidance to those interested in Justice Sector related careers. 

Jacqueline has a passion for civility, equity, inclusion, diversity and contributing to and creating healthy, respectful, and culturally sensitive interactions and work environments. She seeks out opportunities to promote cultural awareness and sensitivity, embracing differences and fostering good relations with diverse people and communities. 

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Chief Nishan Duraiappah, Peel Regional Police Service

Chief Nishan Duraiappah was born in Sri Lanka, and immigrated to Canada. He began his career with the Halton Police in December 1995. He served as a Constable for several years in uniform patrol in the towns and cities of Milton, Halton Hills and Burlington and in their general investigative divisions.

Throughout his career he has worked in the Regional Drug & Morality Bureau, Guns & Gangs Unit, District Criminal Investigations and with the RCMP Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit. He also maintained a strong commitment with many of the Region’s diverse, cultural and faith communities as the Halton Police Diversity & Cultural Relations Coordinator.

Chief Duraiappah has served as the Operations Commander for Milton and Halton Hills, the Commander of the Office of Continuous Improvement and Strategic Management (OCISM) and Chief’s Executive Officer. He was promoted to Deputy Chief in the fall of 2015, charged with leading District Operations for all four municipalities, and the Regional Community Mobilization Bureau, Information Technology and Strategic Management Office.

In October of 2019, Chief Duraiappah was appointed Chief of Peel Regional Police.

Chief Duraiappah holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Criminology from the University of Toronto, and a Diploma of Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario. Chief Duraiappah serves on the OACP Board of Directors and has served on various OACP Committees throughout his career. He is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), and is a Member of the Order of Merit Canada (2016).

Chief Duraiappah has maintained a strong commitment to his community and is involved with several sports and hobbies as well as a volunteer board member for the United Way, and the South Asian Autism Awareness Centre in the GTA.

Developing Competencies that Incorporate Community Engagement

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Dr. Scott Blandford, Assistant Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University

Dr. Scott Blandford is a retired (30 yr.) police officer who has held operational and administrative positions, including emergency response, criminal investigation, training, human resources, and research & planning where he developed a competency-based performance management, career development, and promotional system for his organization. In addition, he has been an instructor and administrator for several college and university programs focused on policing & public safety for over 25 years. Scott has lectured and presented across North America and internationally on policing issues, as well as publishing articles and engaging in numerous media interviews. He is currently an Assistant Professor and the Program Coordinator of all undergraduate and graduate policing/public safety program for Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as teaching several graduate courses. His research focus is on organizational development in public safety organizations, and competency-based recruiting and development of police officers. 

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Dr. Nora Houlahan, Assistant Vice President, Education & Training at Aurora College

Nora (she/her) worked at the JIBC Police Academy as the Program Manager – Curriculum for 9 years until March 2022 where she led a transformational change for new recruit training to a competency-based training model.  She moved on from JIBC to become the inaugural Director, Centre for Learning and Teaching Innovation at Aurora College in Yellowknife, NT.  Since leaving JIBC, she has continued to be involved in the CPKN NAC Competency sub-committee and remains passionate about police training, competencies, and curriculum mapping.  Nora holds an EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy (UBC), an MSc in Botany (UBC), and an MSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics (Guelph).  She gets excited about trauma-informed practice, cultural safety, transformative learning, and educational innovation.   

Innovative and Collaborative Approaches to Community Interactions

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Chief Fady Dagher, Longueuil Police Service

Fady Dagher has more than 28 years of experience in the police sector. Since February 6, 2017, he has occupied the position of Director of the Agglomeration of Longueuil Police Department, with a combined workforce of approximately 1,000 employees at all levels of the organization. Prior to that, his career featured 25 years of progressive advancement with Montreal’s police services (SPVM), from patrol officer to assistant director. Mr. Dagher holds a Master‘s degree from the McGill-HEC Montréal Executive MBA program and is renowned for his forward-thinking approaches. He has received several awards and distinguished himself throughout his career by his ability to connect with various communities and by his innovation, including the first Canadian policy on racial and social profiling.  

His philosophy can be summed up in three words: Human, Intelligence and Efficiency. He spearheaded the Immersion project, which was featured in La Presse in January 2020. He aspires to fostering a culture change in his organization through the establishment of a model of a “Police de Concertation”, a form of police service whose philosophy is to focus on prevention by supporting and acting on the spot with its citizens and partners. 

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Director Paul Hebert, Ontario Police College

Paul was born and raised in the Ottawa area. He joined the RCMP in 1982, and after graduating he was assigned to the RCMP “O” Division (Ontario), Chatham Drug Section. He was transferred to the Kitchener Drug Section in March 1989.

In January of 1991, he was transferred to Regina, and promoted to the rank of Corporal at the RCMP Training Academy (Depot). During his tenure at the Training Academy Paul was promoted to Sergeant as a Team Leader responsible for the supervision of instructors, delivery of the training curriculum and monitoring Cadet performance.

In July 2000, Paul was transferred to the RCMP National Headquarters in Ottawa where he gained experience at the corporate level of the organization. In 2003, he received his Commission as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Commissioner, Central Region. In 2005, Paul was seconded to the Ottawa Police for a period of 15 months as the Officer in Charge (OIC) of Patrol Operations, East Division.

In 2006, he was transferred to Ontario Division HQ in London and promoted to the rank of Superintendent. For the next two years, Paul was the Division Intelligence Officer, and was responsible for the Intelligence Program for the RCMP in Ontario. In August 2008, he assumed the role of OIC “O” Division Federal Operations Support Branch where he provided specialized support to National Security files and, Serious and Organized Crime projects.

In December 2014, Paul was asked to return to the RCMP Training Academy, Depot Division as the OIC Support Services. As a Senior Leader at the Training Academy, Paul was responsible for 14 programs and services that supported Depot Division and training.

Paul retired in the fall of 2016 with almost 35 years with the RCMP.  He joined the Ontario Police College (OPC) in September 2016, which is part of the Public Safety Division of the Ministry of the Solicitor General. His initial position was as the Deputy Director Operations before being appointed as the Director of the College in October 2017.

In spring of 2018 Paul joined the CPKN National Advisory Committee and in the fall of 2019, he became the co-Chair of the Collaboration and Engagement sub-committee.

In September 2021, Paul took over as Chair of the CPKN National Advisory Committee and a member of the Board of Directors.

Paul is committed to life-long learning and is passionate about training. He is looking forward to working closely with CPKN, the Board of Directors and the National Advisory Committee.

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Inspector Michel Drayton, Canadian Police College

Inspector Michel Drayton has more than 25 years of experience in policing with the RCMP. Originally from Montreal, Michel was posted to Vancouver Island where he gained valuable experience in general duty policing, drug unit, and was involved in national bias-free police training. During his tenure in BC, Michel was seconded to a United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Ivory Coast where his experience was used to guide the formation of training programs for a new generation of local officers. Michel’s experience transitioned to federal programs and international proceeds of crime investigations. In 2012, Michel’s career lead him into the RCMP Liaison Officer Program where he successfully lead numerous international projects and training initiatives in collaboration with Canadian and foreign law enforcement agencies.

In 2018, Michel returned to Canada to work with the Workplace Responsibility Branch as manager of the Employment Requirements Unit and was seconded to lead the National Human Rights Policy Centre. In February 2022, Michel joined the Canadian Police College as the Office in Charge of Advanced and Specialized Police Training and is currently the Acting Director of the Police Science School.