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Stanhope 2022 Agenda

September 19-21  |  Virtual and On-Site Conference 

Monday, September 19, 2022


Stanhope Opening Reception (6:00PM - 9:00PM ADT)

Join us as we kick off Stanhope 2022 with our official welcome and opening ceremonies. Kimberley Greenwood, CPKN Board Chair, and Sandy Sweet, CPKN President, will help set the stage for the next two days, followed by an interactive icebreaker and overview of the Stanhope conference. Then mix and mingle with fellow delegates and try out the live simulation and virtual reality demonstrations provided by the National Advisory Committee. In-person delegates will have opportunities to test drive cutting-edge training technologies from Toronto Police, Public Safety Canada, and more.

Official Welcome & Land Acknowledgement:

  • Jamie Thomas, Cultural Director, Lennox Island First Nation
  • Chief Brad MacConnell, Charlottetown Police Service


  • Chief Kimberley Greenwood, Barrie Police Service
  • Sandy Sweet, President of CPKN

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

It's All About Our People: Empowering Resiliency and Preventing Burnout (9:00AM - 10:00AM ADT)

Burnout has become increasingly normalized in recent years, especially within the policing community. But excessive fatigue and compounding stress can be a matter of life or death – both for first responders and the communities they serve. Never has it been more important to embrace inclusive policing models that prioritize the health and wellness of our employees. Join us for a presentation from Dr. Kyle Handley, Senior Director of Wellness at York Regional Police. In this session, Handley will share insights on secondary trauma, empathic strain, self-care, wellness, and organizational health. Learn coping strategies to support your employees as they navigate high-stress occupations and difficult times.

Speaker: Dr. Kyle Handley, Senior Director of Wellness for the York Regional Police Service

Morning Break (10:00AM - 10:30AM ADT)

Panel: Leadership in Unprecedented Times (10:30AM - 12:00PM ADT)

Police leaders around the world are facing uncertainty and disruption on a daily basis. As leaders, how do we evolve in the face of unprecedented challenges, such as public scrutiny, budget cuts, declining rates of recruitment, and member burnout? How do we equip emerging leaders to tackle the issues of today… and tomorrow? This fireside chat moderated by Staff Sergeant Dave Tutte, Halton Regional Police, will be a fulsome and engaging conversation that sets the tone for the rest of the day. Panelists will discuss how to effectively lead ourselves, our organizations and our communities. Bring your questions and ideas! 


  • Candyce Kelshall, President of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies
  • Chief Paul Pedersen, Greater Sudbury Police Service
  • Deputy Chief Roger Wilkie, Halton Regional Police Service

Lunch & Group Photo (12:00PM - 12:45PM ADT)

The 21st Century Leader Pt 1: Assessing Personality Measures to Elevate Leadership Resilience (12:45PM - 1:45PM ADT)

What skills and qualities do we need to thrive as leaders in the policing community? How do we become the best version of ourselves on the job? In this session, Mitch Javidi will introduce two new leading personality measures designed to elevate leadership, performance, emotions, and resilience at the organizational level. Javidi, internationally certified on the use of both diagnostics, will discuss each assessment in a case study situation, sharing data from select law enforcement sworn officers in the United States. Learn about several highly effective assessment tools and tangible examples of leadership in action.

Speaker: Mitch Javidi, Chancellor of the National Command and Staff College

The 21st Century Leader Pt 2: Strategies for Harnessing the Power of Complex Leadership (2:00PM - 3:00PM ADT)

What are some key leadership moves that support leading and engaging from the “inside out”? How do we leverage awareness, transform conversations, and actualize the impact of our organization? Using current research and examples of this work in policing, Heather Clayton will help participants deepen their understanding of what complex leadership could look like in our current era. She will explore three key principles with strategies based on these questions, their impact on culture, and some lived examples. Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of these fundamental ideas and strategies, and how they create space for growth, learning, and transformation.

Speaker: Heather Clayton, Principal and Coach of Heather Clayton Consulting

Afternoon Break (3:00PM - 3:15PM ADT)

Panel: Engaging with Communities to Build Trust & Legitimacy in Policing (3:15PM - 4:15PM ADT)

Initiatives such as body-worn cameras and race-based data collection are being implemented in police services across the country. When paired with proper training and community engagement, these tools can accurately reflect interactions between police officers and the communities they serve. How can we harness the power of transparency to increase trust and confidence in policing? Police and community leaders will tackle these questions (and more) during this fireside chat moderated by Geneviève Tremblay, Director of Learning and Development for the RCMP. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions and share their thoughts about engaging with communities to build trust and legitimacy in policing.


  • Jacqueline Edwards, President of the Association of Black Law Enforcers (A.B.L.E.)
  • Chief Nishan Duraiappah, Peel Regional Police Service

F. Darren Smith Award (4:15PM - 4:30PM ADT)

Dinner & East Coast Kitchen Party at Lobster On The Wharf (6:30PM - 9:00PM ADT)

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The Value of the Network: The National Advisory Committee's Subcommittees and Priorities (8:30AM - 10:00AM ADT)

The day will begin for in-person delegates with a presentation on CPKN’s Network and Strategic Plan. Learn about who we are, what we do, and how we plan to deliver on our strategic priorities. Following this, the National Advisory Committee’s four subcommittees (Innovation & Best Practices, Competencies, Learning Needs, and Collaboration & Engagement) will host breakout sessions for in-person delegates. Learn about each subcommittee’s key focus areas and how you can get involved. 

Speakers: Various CPKN Board and National Advisory Committee members

Morning Break (10:00AM - 10:15AM ADT)

The Value of the Network: Key Technologies & Initiatives From the Network (10:15AM - 12:15PM ADT)

10:15 am-10:45 am: CPKN will announce its new blended program that aims to fill a marked void in police leadership education. The Canadian Credible Leadership Cohort is a customizable, cost-effective, and interactive leadership program that combines independent study, facilitated workshops, and peer-to-peer support.  

10:45 am-11:30 am: Experience the robust capabilities of CPKN’s learning management system (LMS). Surrey Police Service will demonstrate how the innovative features of their customized learning portal allow them to easily manage and track training all in one place.   

11:30 am-12:15 pm: Take part in a short, fun-filled workshop featuring Type Coach! An adaptive communication tool, Type Coach gives you strategies to build greater communication, effectiveness, and relationships. We encourage you to complete the free Verifier Report and bring your results to the session. Details will be included in your Welcome Packet.


  • Krystine Richards, CPKN Director of Outreach & Communications
  • Staff Sergeant Kelly Wong, Surrey Police Service
  • Constable Ryan Buhrig, Surrey Police Service
  • Heather Clayton, Principal and Coach of Heather Clayton Consulting
  • Constable Ash Kimlin, Peel Regional Police

Lunch (12:15PM - 1:15PM ADT)

Developing Competencies that Incorporate Community Engagement (1:15PM - 2:45PM ADT)

Every action taken by police is closely scrutinized. How do we ensure our members have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to serve and protect their communities? It all begins with a competency-based and community-informed policing model. Scott Blandford and Nora Houlahan will define competency-based management, demonstrate how to create new competencies, and discuss ways to engage communities in defining competencies. Learn how to brainstorm and map out a competency from conception to implementation, including identifying scalable rank-based behavioral indicators. Delegates will leave with a toolkit of key takeaways to help jumpstart this work within their organization.   


  • Dr. Scott Blandford, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Dr. Nora Houlahan, Assistant Vice President, Education & Training at Aurora College

Afternoon Break (2:45PM - 3:00PM ADT)

Innovative and Collaborative Approaches to Community Interactions (3:00PM - 4:30PM ADT)

Join us for the final session of Stanhope 2022! As a follow up to last year’s presentation, Chief Fady Dagher will share how his service is implementing an immersive training program that bridges the gap between police and the community. This approach teaches officers to focus on prevention, work with community partners, and approach situations without bias. In the theme of innovative approaches to community interactions, Paul Hebert and Inspector Michel Drayton will discuss a new initiative that aims to provide a nationally collaborative approach to incident command, tying in key takeaways from recent convoys.


  • Chief Fady Dagher, Longueuil Police Service
  • Paul Hebert, Director of the Ontario Police College
  • Inspector Michel Drayton, Canadian Police College

Dinner at Pony Boat Social Club (6:30PM - 9:00PM ADT)