What is the RGI Conflict Resolution Course?
- Deal effectively with difficult, disruptive and dangerous people
- Improve Community Relations
- Avoid negative publicity and civil liability issues
The RGI Conflict Resolution course is a three day intensive training
experience for protector professionals who want to enhance their ability
to resolve physical, verbal and cross-cultural conflict. Top conflict
resolution specialists from the law enforcement, military and martial
art worlds will facilitate the course (please see bios).
Participation in the course results in a Level I certification in
RGI Conflict Resolution Skills. It is a synergistic course covering
the following elements:
This 3 day certification course utilizes a combination of lectures,
group discussion, and physical training scenarios.
As a participant you will:
- Develop a better understanding of moral values and ethics as
they pertain to your life and profession.
- Understand the art of keeping the "moral compass" calibrated.
- Learn to communicate better under stress to resolve conflict.
- Learn how to deal more effectively with cultural differences
regardless of whether or not you "know" the culture.
- Enhance your tactical and technical physical defensive skills.
Who Should Attend
This course is open to anyone:
- Patrol Officers and Field Training Officers
- Leaders in military, law enforcement, mental health, business,
- Martial artists and defensive tactics instructors.
- Business and thought leaders who are interested in physical-moral
leadership and ethics.
Note: Although physical in nature, the training
does not require any special level of physical fitness or previous martial
Time: 8am - 530pm
Pine Hill Center
45 W. 7th Avenue
Pine Hill, NJ 08021
Cost: $499 per person
Places To Stay:
Scheduled Contributors (subject to minor changes)
Craig Gray is a businessman, speaker, trainer and Subject Matter
Expert (SME) for numerous law enforcement agencies, including
the West Michigan Criminal Justice Training Consortium, the
Allegan County Sheriff's Department, and many others. Craig
is responsible for creating the MCOLES (Michigan Commission
of Law Enforcement Standards) approved Self Defense for Law
Enforcement Training Program. He is an adjunct instructor for
hand to hand combatives and warrior ethics at the Homeland Security
and Protective Services Academy.
Bruce Gourlie is a Special Agent of the FBI who has been certified
as both a Firearms and General Police Instructor. Mr. Gourlie
has written published articles on the subject of Law Enforcement
Ethics and Leadership. Mr. Gourlie is a former U.S. Army Infantry
officer and a long time practitioner of the martial arts.
Mr. Hoban is President of RGI. He is a speaker, writer and Subject
Matter Expert (SME) for the U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
(MCMAP). He has led over 500 workshops and seminars around the
world. He has addressed the FBI, universities, and other government
and private organizations on ethics and martial arts over the
last two decades. His business and military experiences, as
well as an extensive 30-year background in martial arts, give
him a unique and interesting perspective.
Street Smart Communication
Arthur D. Mark is a retired NYPD detective with over 20 years
experience. He has numerous awards and citations and served
in an elite plainclothes gun unit for many of those years.
Based upon his experiences, Mr. Mark has developed an effective
street smart communication style that those in the protector
professions can utilize to facilitate more peaceful outcomes
when dealing with conflict. Mr. Mark has also been an avid
student and teacher of traditional Japanese martial arts for
over 30 years.
Brian K. Pensak is a retired 30 year veteran of the United States
Marine Corps. An infantry Marine with combat, Foreign Military
Exchange Program, and Marine Security Guard tours in over 20
countries. He is Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Instructor
Trainer and Subject Matter Expert (SME). He currently serves
as the Executive Officer, Weapons Training Battalion, Marine
Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. An eternal student,
the Sergeant Major continues to learn from, and teach Values,
Leadership, and Mentoring to Marines and others.
Joseph C. Shusko is a decorated veteran who served the United
States Marine Corps for over 35 years. He is an accomplished
aviator who spent the majority of his career flying helicopters.
While serving as a White House Liaison Officer (WHLO) at HMX-1,
he was designated a Presidential Helicopter Pilot under the
Reagan Administration. In August of 2003 he assumed command
of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence. He is
now serving as the Deputy overseeing the Corps' Martial Arts
Program. He is also a Stafford Sheriff Department volunteer
Officer. He has taught "Values" throughout the United States
and abroad. He has been instructing and participating in martial
arts and physical fitness since the early 1970's. Joe earned
a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Rider College.
He is also a 3rd Degree Instructor Trainer in the Marine Corps
Martial Arts Program.