AGENDA and SPEAKERS 
WIFLE 2017 Leadership Training

2017 Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) Annual Leadership Training

Westin – Houston Galleria

5060 West Alabama Street

Houston, TX 77056

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2017 Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) Annual Leadership Training

Westin – Houston Galleria

5060 West Alabama Street

Houston, TX 77056

Sunday, July 30, 2017

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration and Information

Registration Desk, Galleria Foyer

Monday, July 31, 2017

8:00 a.m.

Julie Y. Cross Memorial Golf Tournament and Luncheon

     Wildcat Golf Club

      12000 Alameda Rd., Houston, TX

Wildcat Golf Club is Houston’s Premiere Golf Facility and the preferred golf club of Houston's professional sports teams, with two spectacular championship 18 hole golf courses, The Lakes & The Highlands.  Conveniently located in Houston, Texas.  Wildcat Golf Club is a quick trip from the Galleria, Medical Center, and  all downtown Houston attractions.  Both courses feature elevation changes up to 100 feet, providing spectacular views of Houston's downtown skyline and the NRG Stadium complex.  Wildcat Golf Club combines links-style layouts with Texas Hill Country topography, Houston hospitality, and the fun, competitive spirit of Houston's sports teams.  Designed by renowned golf architect Roy Case, Wildcat Golf Club is like no other golf experience in the Southeast Texas area,  Wildcat Golf Club is touted as Houston's Best:  Top 10 Luxury Courses, Top 10 Best Service, Top 5 Best Corporate Events, Best Proshop, Best City Views, Best Place for an Autograph and America's Top 100 Golf Shops.

 

8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WIFLE Registration

Galleria Foyer

 

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Trauma Management

Tanglewood

Christine Nilsson, Special Agent/Paramedic – Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations

First Aid Skills for the Immediate Responder 

Students will be provided with knowledge and hands on skills empowering them to provide life-saving treatment during a traumatic event.  Participants learn basic lifesaving interventions, including bleeding control with a tourniquet, gauze and hemostatic agent as well as opening an airway.  Individual first aid kit and supplies are provided.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Trauma Management

Tanglewood

Christine Nilsson, Special Agent/Paramedic – Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations

First Aid Skills for the Immediate Responder 

Repeat Session:  See above for full description.

 

2:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

“Chasing the Dragon”

Opioid Addictions, National Statistics, Tactical Diversion, Successful Case Studies, DEA’s 360 Degree Strategy

Bellaire

Keri Jasso, Group Supervisor, Drug Enforcement Administration

     The number of prescriptions for opioids has increased dramatically in the United

     States.  In 1991, there were approximately 76 million prescriptions.  By 2013, that

     number jumped to nearly 207 million.  In 2014, approximately 47,055 unintentional

     drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States. 61 percent of those deaths

     (28,647) were caused by prescription painkillers and heroin. Nationally, opioid

     addiction has become an epidemic. What is the link between opioid use and heroin

     use? What steps is DEA taking to address the problem?  What precautions can Law

     Enforcement take to avoid exposure to deadly substances often found in counterfeit

     opioids?

 

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception/Exhibit Hall Preview/Silent Auction Preview – Open to All

Reception - Woodway I 

Silent Auction - San Felipe

     Hosted appetizers and complimentary beverage.  Cash bar available.

 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

LEADERSHIP DAY

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast/Coffee

Woodway I

 

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration and Information

Registration Desk, Galleria Foyer

 

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Silent Auction

San Felipe

     Bid on various items, with all proceeds benefiting the WIFLE Scholarship Fund

 

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

General Assembly - Opening Ceremony

Galleria I & II

Presentation of Colors

     Houston Police Department Honor Guard

National Anthem

     Melissa Saldivar Hamilton, Administrative Assistant, Public Affairs, Houston Police

     Department

Welcome

     Art Acevedo, Chief, Houston Police Department

Keynote Speaker

     Annise Parker - Former Mayor of Houston, Fellow, Doerr Institute for New

     Leaders at Rice University and Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer,

     Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

WIFLE Speakers

     Catherine W. Sanz, President, WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and Executive Director,   

     WIFLE, Inc.  

     Stephanie Metzger, Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge, Law Enforcement

     Information Coordination Section and Vice President, WIFLE, Inc. Executive

     Committee  

     Sheree L. Mixell, Vice President, WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and Executive Director,

     WIFLE, Inc.

 

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

General Assembly

Special Training Session - Featured Presentation:

Galleria I & II

     Leadership:  Competent and Confident Women

     Commander Sunita L. Williams, NASA Astronaut (Captain, U.S. Navy)

     Autograph signing immediately following session.

 

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break

 

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Special Training Session - Featured Presentation

Pulse Nightclub Tragedy

Galleria 1 & II

     Mark Canty, Captain, Professional Standards Division, SWAT Team Commander,

     Orlando Police Department

     Christian Hoffman, Chief, ESF-13, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and

     Explosives

     Philip S. Thorlin, Supervisory Special Agent/Squad Supervisor Joint Terrorism Task  

     Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation

     On June 12, 2016, the City of Orlando experienced the worst active shooter incident in

     United States history.  This debrief will explore the response by local, state and

     federal law enforcement to this tragic event.  It will detail the tactical response and the

     decisions that had to be made to save the surviving victims.  You will learn how the

     City of Orlando came together to heal and rebound from this tragic event.

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Provided

Woodway I

 

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Career Day 

Woodway I                                

Open to the Public.

Hosted by the United States Marshal Service.

     Join us for this unique opportunity to meet with law enforcement representatives and

     get first-hand information on law enforcement jobs and other positions in the Federal

     workplace.  In addition, workshops will be held from 2:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., and

     include sessions on: 

         Is Law Enforcement For You and How Do You Get There?

         Avoid the Pitfalls – Put Your Best Foot Forward

         Facing the Physical Challenges

 

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Leadership Workshops

 

(Top of Leadership Workshop Page)

WIFLE Executive Leadership Institute (WELI)  - Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Breaking Conventional Rules of Leadership

Galleria III

WELI Logo

Facilitator:  Margaret M. Moore, Chair, WIFLE Board of Directors

Presenters: Dr. Aman Gohal, Certified Executive Coach, Booz Allen Hamilton

                   Mina Shim, Strategic Workforce Planning and Organizational Development

                   Expert, Booz Allen Hamilton

During this segment, Dr. Gohal, certified Executive Coach will provide several frameworks on how women can break conventional rules that shrink their leadership, voice and power in the workplace. The frameworks are based on the work of Flynn Heath Holt Leadership. The old rules include: being overly focused on others, seeking approval, being modest, working harder, playing it safe and all-or-nothing thinking.  The new rules are taking center stage, proceeding until apprehended, projecting personal power/authority, being politically savvy and playing to win.  The new rules will also include what women collectively create in this workshop.  Our current realities need women to step into their power and own their leadership in all its forms. Come own yours.

 

This seminar requires preregistration and is open to GS-13, 14, 15, and SES (federal) or equivalent rank (local or state).  The seminar is an immersive facilitated session for up to 40 participants.

Booz Allen Hamilton logo

 

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Leadership Workshops

Choose from Workshop A (WELI extended session), B or C

Special Training Session - Featured Presentation

A.    WIFLE Executive Leadership Institute (WELI)  

Galleria III

Breaking Conventional Rules of Leadership

Facilitator:  Margaret M. Moore, Chair, WIFLE Board of Directors

Presenters: Dr. Aman Gohal, Certified Executive Coach, Booz Allen Hamilton

                   Mina Shim, Strategic Workforce Planning and Organizational

                   Development Expert, Booz Allen Hamilton

During this segment, Dr. Gohal, certified Executive Coach will provide several frameworks on how women can break conventional rules that shrink their leadership, voice and power in the workplace.  The frameworks are based on the work of Flynn Heath Holt Leadership.  The old rules include: being overly focused on others, seeking approval, being modest, working harder, playing it safe and all-or-nothing thinking.  The new rules are taking center stage, proceeding until apprehended, projecting personal power/authority, being politically savvy and playing to win.  The new rules will also include what women collectively create in this workshop.  Our current realities need women to step into their power and own their leadership in all its forms. Come own yours.

B.     Becoming a More Conscious Leader

Marcia K. Thompson, Esq., Vice President, ADR Vantage, Inc. 

Tanglewood

As leaders, we have many facets of who we are that impact how we lead.  Much of our leadership style comes from what we value and what life influences we have had that have been impactful and become pivotal points in our personality development.  Leadership skills can be learned, however, some things about who we are as individuals impact how we “show up” every day, particularly in times of stress.  This workshop will explore the concept of conscious self-leadership and three attributes of being a conscious leader, of yourself, and what makes you tick, and what “ticks you off”, and how you can better manage all three.  As a participant, you will have an opportunity to become more self-aware and understand what energizes you as a leader and “why” and how that energy should “show up” in your leadership style and how it can positively impact the way you lead others.

C.     Leadher:  Leading From Within

Tinesha Cherry, Author, Speaker, Trainer and Founder, Project D.R.E.A.M. (Delivering Results Effectively to Advance Myself)

 

Bellaire

This training session will provide leaders with immediate instruction regarding the techniques, skills and mindset needed to serve effectively in their position.  This workshop is especially helpful to those relatively new to leadership, but will serve as a valuable reflection tool for even the most seasoned leaders.  This training involves a period of self-reflection, study and exploration on the part of the leader.  Regardless to the topic at hand, all roads lead back to the power, motivation, mindset, actions and distractions of the individual leader.  In this workshop, participants will discover how to:  Assess and address personal weaknesses and celebrate personal strengths; Focus on improving interpersonal communication skills; Use a positive outlook to increase the output of their workforce; Be solution oriented instead of problem focused; Maintain balance and lead with confidence; Influence change and get buy-in; and Turn obstacles into opportunities.

 

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.   

Break

 

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Leadership Workshops

Choose from Workshop A (WELI extended session), B or C

A.    WIFLE Executive Leadership Institute (WELI)

Galleria III 

(Continuation of 1:00 p.m. session)

B.     Becoming a More Conscious Leader

Tanglewood

(Repeat session:  See above for full description)

      C.  Leadher:  Leading From Within

Bellaire

(Repeat session:  See above for full description)

      

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

WIFLE Members/New Members Reception

Maggiano’s Little Italy

2019 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX

     Hosted appetizers and a beverage of your choice are provided.  Maggiano’s Little Italy

     has designated an area exclusively for WIFLE attendees.  Maggiano’s is a short walk

     from the Westin.  It is located between Westheimer and San Felipe, which is a block

     from the Houston Galleria and next door to the Hilton Hotel.  Please join us for this

     important networking event, which will promote and expand your professional

     contacts. 

 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Law Enforcement and Security

 

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Check In and Information

Registration Desk, Galleria Foyer

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Coffee

Exhibit Hall, Woodway I

 

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Silent Auction

San Felipe

     Bid on various items, with all proceeds benefiting the WIFLE Scholarship Fund

 

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Federal Employees Retirement System

Urban Myth or Retirement Fact?

Galleria I & II

Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director, National Institute of Transitional Planning

     This session will test your knowledge of common retirement planning legends and

     rumors; assess how to be sure you are getting the facts and not an opinion, a proposal

     or a flat out error! And, how to understand the truth about your retirement so that you

     can have a financially secure future.

 

Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS)

When it comes to retirement planning, should you follow the crowd?

Galleria I & II

Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director, National Institute of Transitional Planning

     What is everyone doing about TSP withdrawals, filing for Social Security benefits,

     changing health plans and choosing the best time to retire?  Does it make sense to

     follow the crowd?  How do you evaluate the best choice for YOU?  This session will

     provide answers to all of your retirement planning questions.

 

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.    

Break

 

10:45 a.m. – noon

In Service Of...How Leading with Care Can Energize and Engage

Galleria I and II

E. Dorie Jones, M.DIV, MSW, Co-Founder and CEO, Crisis Support Solutions, LLC

     Explore how unresolved hurt, anger and resentments are harming your organization.

     Learn how a “culture of care” and a "spirit of service" can unite and energize your

     workforce. 

 

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Provided  

Woodway I

 

1:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Law Enforcement and Security Workshops

Choose from Workshop A, B or C.

 

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

A.      Human Trafficking:  Trends, Patterns and Successful Investigative and Prosecutorial Strategies

Bellaire

Mary Magness, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations

Angie M. Salazar, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigation

Matthew Osborne, Senior Vice President, Rescue and Rehabilitation, Operation Underground Railroad

 SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1Michael W. Wright, Chief/Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division, United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Texas

What is Human Trafficking?  Panelists will define human trafficking and discuss human trafficking, including trends, patterns, successful initiatives of domestic and international human trafficking trends and patterns.  The panel will also discuss the challenges of combatting, investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases.  During this session, panelists will also profile international case studies in order to convey a better understanding of these challenging cases.  These human trafficking experts will discuss strategies of coordination and cooperation and unique strategies for addressing these crimes.

B.     The Rise of Lone Wolf: Lone Wolves, Phantom Cells and Cyber Dens

Laurie L. Wood, Director of Investigations/Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center

Post Oak

This session will provide examples of hate-based lone wolf killers, descriptions and identifiers of lone wolves and history and explanation of Leaderless Resistance or Phantom Cells; identifiers of lone wolves including their escalation, identifiers, weapons used, age of perpetrators, etc.; and an explanation of “wound or grievance collectors” and the 10 signs of an imminent race killer.

      C.  Cyber Security and Cyber Crime: Impacts on the Community You are

Protecting

Tanglewood

Kyo Marie Dolan, Assistant Special Agent in Charge/Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, Critical Systems Protection Program

Shameka Jackson, U.S. Postal Inspector, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Cybercrime Unit

Christine P. Lin, Special Agent, Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations

Hidden services, phishing, network intrusion, business account takeovers - How are emerging cyber threats impacting you, your community and changing the way you combat crime? During this workshop, you will learn how easy it is to purchase a wide range of contraband from hidden services located on the dark web. While some of the contraband is virtual in nature (stolen credit card numbers, hacking services etc.), much of the tangible contraband is usually shipped via small parcel packages. We will explore transportation trends, including parcel account takeovers of unwitting businesses. Participants will also learn about the latest email phishing schemes, and how you can help your family and friends avoid becoming a victim.  The session will conclude with a presentation on mitigating cyber threats and creating a secure environment for major events. Currently, the U.S. critical infrastructure sectors rely heavily on information and communications technologies, but there are increasingly sophisticated and persistent threats that put our national infrastructure at risk, especially during high profile events.             

  

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Break

 

3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Law Enforcement and Security Workshops

     Choose from Workshop A, B or C.

A.     Human Trafficking:  Trends, Patterns and Successful Investigative and Prosecutorial Strategies

Bellaire

(Repeat session:  See above for full description) 

B.     The Rise of Lone Wolf: Lone Wolves, Phantom Cells and Cyber Dens

Post Oak

 (Repeat session:  See above for full description) 

C.   Cyber Security and Cyber Crime: Impacts on the Community You are

       Protecting

       Tanglewood

                   (Repeat session:  See above for full description) 

    

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Pre-Awards Ceremony/VIP Reception

Galleria III

     For awardees, agency heads and invited guests

 

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

WIFLE Awards Ceremony and Dinner

Galleria I & II

     Master of Ceremonies:  Laura Diaz, Video Journalist, Telemundo

     Presentation of Colors:  National Honor Guard, United States Customs and Border

     Patrol

    

Thursday, August 3, 2017

YOU AND YOUR FEDERAL CAREER

 

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Annual Business Meeting, WIFLE, Inc.

Tanglewood

Open to all members.  New members are encouraged to attend.  Continental breakfast is provided. 

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Provided

Galleria Foyer

 

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Pickup Silent Auction Items

San Felipe

 

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

General Assembly

Special Training Session - Featured Presentation

What Will Your Organization Look Like in 2025?

Transforming Law Enforcement by Changing the Face of Policing

Galleria I and II

Facilitator:  Janice Ayala, Director, Joint Task Force-Investigations, Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Senior Advisor, WIFLE Foundation

Panelists: Catherine W. Sanz, President, WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and Executive Director, WIFLE, Inc.

Nola M. Joyce, Deputy Commissioner, Organizational Services, Strategy and Innovation, Philadelphia Police Department (Retired) and Co-Founder and Faculty Member, Major City Chiefs’ Executive Police Leadership Institute

Danielle Outlaw, Deputy Chief, Bureau of Services, Oakland Police Department

Carla L. Provost, Acting Chief, United States Border Patrol

     This session will explore how hiring, recruiting, retaining and promoting women and

     minorities could transform policing.  It will examine agency successes and challenges

     in recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting women and minorities.  Led by experts

     in law enforcement and academia, we will discuss how the increased presence of  

     women and minorities could (and needs to) impact the future in law enforcement.  Do

     we like what we see?  What is your role/legacy in shaping your agency and the future

     of law enforcement?

 

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Break

 

10:15 a.m. – noon

Special Training Session - Featured Presentation

“You Say More Than You Think You Do”

How Body Language and Word Choices Reveal More Than You Think & How it's Making You Work Harder Than You Need To! - Without You Knowing It! 

Janine Driver, CEO Body Language Institute/Human Lie Detector

Galleria I & II

Janine Driver is a retired federal law enforcement officer, who today is a body language and detecting deception contributor to NBC's Today show, Anderson Cooper Live, Extra!, and the Dr. Oz Show.  She's also the CEO of the Body Language Institute, which the Washington Post called "a part of a thriving industry of consultants helping people to climb their career ladder." 

 

Janine's special training session is designed to help people better understand themselves, the impact of their non-verbal and verbal communication on others, and how to read others hidden emotions and build better relationships through the use of her cutting-edge NEW Body Language communication secrets.  Wouldn’t you be more efficient and safer in your profession (and personal life), if you could quickly spot micro-expressions, body language, and words and phrases that suggested there's something more to the story?  New York Times Best Selling Author Janine Driver will provide important information about influencing others, establishing rapport, detecting deception, investigating fraud, and negotiating a raise or promotion.  In Janine's cutting-edge and fast-paced presentations, you're given a front-row seat to her always sold out classes based on her instant best-selling books, YOU CAN'T LIE TO ME and her New York Time's Best Seller YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK.  Within minutes, you'll be granted access to knowledge that most people only dream about!

 

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

 

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

“You Say More Than You Think You Do”

Janine Driver, CEO Body Language Institute/Human Lie Detector

Galleria I & II

(Continuation of 10:15 a.m. session)

 

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.    

Break

 

2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Flash Mentoring

Galleria I and II

Facilitator:  Jessie L. Lane, Deputy Director, EEO, U.S. Secret Service and WIFLE Foundation Sr. Advisor

     Meet one-on-one with high-level officials to discuss career-enhancing strategies.

 

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.    

Closing Remarks

Galleria I & II

Catherine W. Sanz, President WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and Executive Director, WIFLE, Inc.

     Announcement:  2018 WIFLE Annual Leadership Training

 

 

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WIFLE Foundation Eighteenth Annual Leadership Training
Westin Galleria, Houston, Texas
July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017
eMail wifle@comcast.net
Telephone 301-805-2180


 

 

 

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