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Leadership & Resiliency featuring Nick Lavery & Echelon Front's Codey Gandy

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The Oxnard Police Community Foundation invites you to join us on April 11, 2023 for Leadership & Resiliency. We are bringing two world-class presenters to our community for an exclusive 1-day only event for first responders and leaders from all industries who want to learn from the best in the business. Attendees will spend the day taking a deep dive into the leadership principles found in the best selling business leadership book Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALS Lead and Win written by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

There is no other event like this on the west coast and we expect a full house so don't wait to buy your tickets, get them now! 

Our presale tickets are only $199 and we are offering (25) VIP Experience tickets priced at $275.


Our VIP's guests will get exclusive access to the instructors and attend a catered pre-event meet and greet with Nick and Codey. Each VIP guest will receive a copy of Objective Secure and have an opportunity to have their books signed and take photos with Nick and Codey followed by a motivational welcome message to kickoff this event.

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Echelon Front’s mission is to educate, train, mentor, and inspire people and organizations to solve problems through leadership, overcome challenges, seize opportunities, and create a culture of Extreme Ownership that empowers leaders up and down the chain of command to lead and business and in life. We strive to help leaders develop the core actions and mindsets necessary to tackle issues, including strategic alignment, team building, conflict resolution, planning and execution, innovation, safety and risk mitigation, crisis management strategies, and cultural transformation. All of your problems are leadership problems, and EXTREME OWNERSHIP is the solution. Leadership is a skill that can and must be taught and developed. Everyone at every level of your organization is a leader who must utilize these principles to build relationships, leverage resources, take ownership of problems, and implement solutions in order to win. We customize our services and training to your specific needs through long-range leadership courses, single or multi-day workshops, experiential training programs, speaking, strategic advising, and our web-based training platform.

This book explains the SEAL leadership concepts crucial to accomplishing the most difficult missions in combat and how to apply them to any group, team, or organization. It provides the reader with Jocko and Leif’s formula for success: the mindset and guiding principles that enable SEAL combat units to achieve extraordinary results. It demonstrates how to apply these directly to business and life to likewise achieve victory.

In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. With riveting first-hand accounts of making high-pressure decisions as Navy SEAL battlefield leaders, this book is equally gripping for leaders who seek to dominate other arenas. Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq. Their efforts contributed to the historic triumph for U.S. forces in Ramadi. Through those difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership–at every level–is the most important thing on the battlefield. They started Echelon Front to teach these same leadership principles to companies across industries throughout the business world that want to build their own high-performance, winning teams.

“At this juncture we’ve had the opportunity to teach these principles to thousands and thousands and thousands of people in leadership positions, and what we’ve seen over and over and over again is those leaders taking these principles, applying them inside their organization, and vastly improving the productivity, the efficiency, the effectiveness of their team and of their organization. These principles work. It’s been proven over and over again. So if you want to improve your team, if you want to improve your business, if you want to improve your station in life, take these principles and apply them in your world and you will see improvement.” Jocko Willink

Meet our presenters:

CODEY GANDY, Director of Experiential Training, Echelon Front

Codey Gandy is a former U.S. Marine, and currently a leadership instructor, speaker, and strategic advisor for Echelon Front. Codey spent just over 5 years working as a ground combat leader for various units in the Marine Corps. He brings unmatched experience in demonstrating combat leadership in dynamic environments, building winning teams, and developing relationships across all levels of an organization. Codey has seen first-hand the power of the leadership lessons taught at Echelon Front.

Upon his discharge from the Marine Corps, Codey joined Echelon Front while providing unmatched experience and unique perspective into combat leadership, front-line leadership, and creating winning teams. He serves as the Experiential Training Program’s Operation Manager, 1st Responder Training Lead, leadership instructor, speaker, and strategic advisor at Echelon Front.

NICK “THE MACHINE” LAVERY, US Army Special Forces CWO2, author of Objective Secure: The Battle-Tested Guide to Goal Achievement

Nick Lavery is an active-duty Green Beret within the United States Army Special Forces. Although injuries sustained in combat resulted in the above-the-knee amputation of his leg— Nick not only remained in the Army, he returned to his Special Forces Detachment and continues conducting combat operations to this day. Objective Secure is the methodology Nick employed to return to operational status. It is also the methodology he uses today as he continues this unprecedented journey in service to his country. It is a battle tested guide forged by fire—literally. Nick is considered the first Green Beret to return to combat as an above the knee amputee.


In 2013, on Nick's second combat rotation to Afghanistan, he and his Detachment fell victim to an insider attack ultimately resulting in the loss of his leg. Following a year of surgeries and initial recovery including the use of a prosthetic at Walter Reed National Medical Military Center, he returned to his unit. Refusing a military medical retirement, Nick set his sights on returning to operational status. In 2015, at the conclusion of a challenging, comprehensive assessment designed to evaluate Nick's abilities to operate, he returned to his Detachment and was subsequently deployed once again to Afghanistan conducting full spectrum combat operations. 

Reservation information for the Residence Inn host hotel room block:    

  • Sleeping rooms in your room block are $179 for a Studio king room with a sofa bed.   
  • Please note Hot Breakfast Buffet, Parking and Basic Wifi are included in the room rate    
  • Reservations for the group rate must be made prior to Monday, March 20, 2023. After the cutoff date the group rate is subject to availability.   
    How to Make Your Reservations:   
    Call Reservations to speak with a live agent: At this time your guests may call 800.736.0490 and reference the Oxnard Police Community Foundation at the Residence Inn River Ridge to make their reservations at the group discounted rate.   
    How to Make Your Reservation On-line:  They may also book their reservation online by clicking on the link below. This link can also be emailed to your guests or pasted on your website.   

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What will the proceeds be used for?

All proceeds from this event are being donated to The Oxnard Police Community Foundation (Tax ID 30-1220927) which is a 501(C)3 nonprofit charitable organization that serves the men and women of the Oxnard Police Department.

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