Ward Clapham is a 28-year retired veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Until recently, he led the men and women who served within the third largest RCMP detachment, located in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada—a diverse multicultural community within the Metro Vancouver area.
Ward's philosophy is that every breakthrough first requires a break with the old paradigms, practices, and principles that tether people and organizations to the status quo. Over his long tenure in policing, Ward has broken with many beliefs and behaviors that were ineffective and unproductive, hence the title of his book series Breaking With the Law.
The Positive Tickets idea started with a simple vision—imagine cops catching kids for doing things right! Imagine police officers hunting for the positive in youth, instead of just the negative. Ward's vision was inspired by Keith Pattinson, master storyteller and teacher, when he heard Pattinson speak on the 40 Developmental Assets™. Hundreds of thousands of Positive Tickets later, Ward has seen his simple vision grow into a reality with enviable results.
Ward has now taken his vision of cops and kids one step further. In addition to transforming police departments and communities, Ward is now assisting organizations on ways they can put the Positive Tickets philosophy into action by rewarding and recognizing employees and customers to improve the bottom line.
Learn more about Ward's work at www.WardClapham.com
Learn more about Ward's newest book - Lead BIG: Discovering the Upside of Unconventional Leadership at www.LeadBig.net