Law Enforcement Administration

FORGE Resilience

(First Responders Optimizing Resilience Grit & Excellence)

Plano, Texas, USA

Past Event

TCOLE Credit Available

ILEA Headquarters
at The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

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Registrar: +1.972.244.3404
ILEA: +1.972.244.3430 
Fax: +1.972.244.3431


This 6 hour interactive and entertaining workshop will bring science to life.  The latest research on resilience building is interwoven through storytelling and real life experience of a first responder family.  Lacy Wolff has dedicated her life to improving health and quality of life of those who serve.  This course is a culmination of 15 years of education, experience, knowledge, struggle and growth.

We will focus on four specific areas:

  • 1 Degree of Difference: The Science of Habits- Based off the work of James Clear & BJ Fogg we will learn what is driving our behavior, our habits, and how to successfully change them.
  • The Stress Response System -  a Navy SEAL once said, “we will not rise to the occasion, we will fall to our training” Through a live biofeedback demonstration participants will see the immediate physiological response  to mental stress.  Participants will leave with a very specific skill to counterbalance the effects of energy depleting emotions.  
  • Recharge - gives participants strategies to recharge the human battery including “finding the flow state,” “daily gratitude practice,” and “sleep optimization.”  
  • Family Tactics – Without a strong home life, first responders cannot show up for work prepared for the challenges they may face. First responder families have different challenges and struggles. We will address these and participants will be given resources and skills to improve family communication.  


Tuition includes all instruction and handouts. Lodging and meals are excluded.

  • $125 ILEA member
  • $150 Non-member


  • Lacy Wolff, MS

Lacy is passionate about helping others through health education.  She spent over 12 years supporting the US Army overseas in both Italy and Germany.  From 2009-2014 while in Vicenza, Italy she served as the director of an Army Wellness Center, a clinic that focused on human performance for Airborne Infantry Soldiers and their families. This is where she honed her ability to connect the dots between mental and physical resilience.

Lacy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University ('01) and a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion from California University Pennsylvania ('09). She is a certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sport Medicine, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through The National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Licensed HeartMath Instructor, and a 200-hour certified yoga instructor.

Lacy returned to her home state of Texas in 2014 to train State Troopers within the DPS Academy. She masterfully links all aspects of health to include: mental, physical, social, tactical, and spiritual. Lacy has been honored to be a keynote speaker across the US from Alaska to Washington D.C. and has been honored to be a subject matter expert for the FBINAA's Officer Safety and Wellness Committee since 2015.


8:30 am – 3:30 pm

TCOLE Credit

Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for six (6) hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit.

Eligibility Policy

The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration provides professional education and technical support to the law enforcement community. 

A registrant in an ILEA program must be a sworn officer; a civilian employee of a law enforcement department; or an employee of a municipal, county or state agency.

Anyone interested in attending an ILEA program who does not meet the above standard requirements will need to request advance approval. Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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