Program & Replays

Police Resilience - The Enneagram Transforming a Para-Military Environment

With Chief Mike Alexander
Hosted by Jessica Dibb

In police culture, a major obstacle that impedes the maintenance of psychological health is the stigma attached to asking for help. Law enforcement culture values strength, self-reliance, controlled emotions, and competency in handling personal problems. These values discourage help-seeking behavior, and there is a sense of having lost control by asking someone else to help fix the problem.

In this session you'll discover:

  • How the Enneagram helps LE with Personnel work with their personal trauma, so they can be more present with the community they serve.
  • An effective way to introduce and train with the Enneagram in LE settings.
  • The Transformational process of working with hard core LE officers - Transforming the officer - Department and the community.
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Chief Mike Alexander

Chief of Police - Organizational Life Coach

Chief Mike Alexander attended St. Edwards University in Austin Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie Texas. Mike has spent 30 plus years in law enforcement which began as a Correctional Officer and Deputy Sheriff at the Travis County Sheriff's Office. Mike continued his career at the Austin Police Department as a Patrol Officer and a D.A.R.E. Instructor, teaching adolescents the importance of staying drug free. Mike spent 25 years with the Austin Police Department where he retired as a Sergeant. Mike’s last assignment with APD gave him the opportunity to lead the Continuing Education Division and the Leadership Command College. He also worked with the Louisiana Community Policing Institute where he evaluated the performance of police departments and sheriff offices in the area of community policing; he made recommendations for implementation. He designed leadership and ethics curriculums that are currently being taught throughout the United States. After his retirement from APD Mike was employed as a Major with the Office of Inspector General Internal Affairs Section, where he was in charge of a statewide Internal Affairs investigation division. This division is responsible for investigating State Employees accused of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly and people who are mentally and physically incapacitated and who reside at state supported living centers, state hospitals, group homes. Mike’s team also investigated various other criminal and administrative violations committed by state employees or any outside entity that had an affiliation with state government as it related to Health and Human Services.

Mike is currently a Reserve Police Officer in Bee Cave Texas. Mike is a retired City Manager after serving as the Police Chief and Interim City Manager in Palestine Texas and the founder LION (Loyalty Integrity Optimism Nobility) Organizational Development Institute. LION is a leadership development institute with a focus on Healthy Work Environments, Officer Wellness, Ethics and Leadership. Mike is also the Co-founder of with a focus on stress management, mental health and the affects of trauma within emergency services.

Mike is a National Certified Instructor on Ethics and Integrity through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).  He has traveled the Nation, training officers and Community members on Ethics and Integrity issues. Mike spent time in Belo Horizonte Brazil as well as the Virgin Islands, teaching and lecturing on Leadership, community policing, ethics, etc. Mike is also a licensed Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) instructor as well as a national instructor with the Multijurdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training Center (MCTFT) located in St. Pete Florida. He is also a Master peace officer. He is a graduate of The University of Texas Leadership Academy, which is a collaborative effort between the Austin Police Department, the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs and West Point Military Academy. Mike is an instructor with the Texas Police Chiefs Association on Developing Police Leaders in Texas. Mike attended and graduated from the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership train the trainer program on Developing Police Leaders.


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