AJA & JCH Partnership Webinars

American Jail & Justice Clearinghouse  - Jail & Corrections Webinars

 


B. Dietzman

 

ORGANIZATIONAL STRESS: From the Frontline Perspective
Thursday, March 30, 2023    1:00PM ET


What is the number one stressor in the workplace? Is it the emotional or physical toll our careers take on us? Is it citizens or clients that demand too much with little or no support or appreciation? Those things can and are stressful, but research tells us it is the internal or organizational stress that causes the most damage. We expect demands from those we serve, but when it comes from the organization, it blindsides us. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we will examine the sources of organizational stress and why they exist.  Then we will identify ways to mitigate the effects of organizational stress from the perspective of a frontline employee.
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D. Knapp

  RESPONDING TO THE URBAN JAIL IN CRISIS
Thursday, April 20, 2023    3:00PM ET

 

The Jackson County Detention Center in Kansas City, Missouri was in a state of emergency in 2015-2017.  In-custody deaths, assaults on staff, contraband smuggling, rapes, and federal indictments made local and national headlines and eroded public trust.  This session will focus on the background of a jail that was clearly in crisis and how that medium-sized facility in an urban setting was able to achieve operational stability. Points that will be covered:

  • Understanding the potential of reevaluating functional organizational values
  • Identifying and capitalizing on atypical resources to increase effectiveness
  • Commitment to maintaining integrity in processes


B. Dietzman

 

ORGANIZATIONAL STRESS: From the Administrative Perspective
Thursday, April 27, 2023    1:00PM ET


What is the number one stressor in the workplace? Is it the emotional or physical toll your career takes on us? Is it citizens that demand too much with little or no support or appreciation? Those things can and are stressful, but research tells us it is the internal or organizational stress that causes the most damage. As an administrator, you are in charge of an organization that is probably understaffed, underfunded and under a microscope. We also know that due to this environment, we are putting a lot of demands on those we supervise which can cause stress. 
In Part 2 of this two-part series, we will examine the sources of organizational stress and why they exist. Then we will identify ways to mitigate the effects of organizational stress from the perspective of an administrator.



J. Shuford

  7 KEYS TO PERSONAL RESILIENCE AND JOB RETENTION
Thursday, May 11, 2023    3:00PM ET


Low morale and high staff turnover damage personal resilience. Re-invigorating staff resilience can improve morale and retention. Transforming morale has to be done from the bottom up, i.e., at the officer level. Improving staff resilience, attitude and motivation will do more to improve morale and retention than simply changing policies. The work culture must change and that occurs at the individual staff level. This webinar will present 7 Keys to improve personal resilience, and therefore, the work culture.


D. Knapp

  BOOMERS, SLACKERS AND SNOWFLAKES
Tuesday, June 6, 2023    1:00PM ET


This webinar will focus on the benefits of a multi-generational group of decision-makers at the table in the modern adult local detention facility and how that can be achieved and executed for efficacy and meaningful engagement.  Participants will be provided ideas for identifying potential leaders and how to recognize and overcome barriers to participatory facility management.


J. Shuford

  15 NO COST WAYS TO IMPROVE STAFF MORALE
Tuesday, June 27, 2023    1:00PM ET


Organizational stressors cause more harm than job duties. The primary reasons for poor staff retention are conflicts with other staff, poor supervision and the feeling administration doesn’t support staff.  This webinar will present 15 specific proven ways to transform your organization’s focus to dramatically improve staff relationships and wellbeing, and therefore effectiveness.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023    1:00PM ET


B. Dietzman

  CONFIDENT FEMALE LEADERSHIP
Tuesday, July 25, 2023    1:00PM ET


Women have been told for ages to Lean In, be the Bosslady, to speak up, sit at the table and on and on. But why do we have to be told that? What holds us back and why? Is the current definition of leadership healthy?  During this webinar, we will examine the reasons behind our tendency to ‘play small’ and then look at tangible things we can do to grow our confidence in this ever changing and more demanding world. You will gain an actionable plan that allows you to stretch yourself. But most importantly, learn how to define YOUR authentic style of leadership that is uniquely you!


D. Knapp

  IN CUSTODY DEATHS: Beyond Case Closed
Tuesday, August 8, 2023    1:00PM ET

You’ve had an in-custody death, now what?  Between September 2017 and September 2018 the Jackson County Detention Center in Kansas City, Missouri experienced 3 in-custody suicides.  This webinar will discuss what is known about the factors leading up to the death of these individuals and how the Detention Center modified inmate management strategies to respond. This webinar will go beyond indicators and clinical risk factors into the environmental dynamics that can affect the outcome for inmates who see no hope or future in their situations


D. Knapp

  MANAGEMENT BY COMMITTEE: How to Improve Engagement, Inclusivity and Retention without Breaking Your Budget
Tuesday, October 3, 2023    1:00PM ET


According to researchers, Toxic Work Culture is 10x more important than pay in predicting turnover.  In an era of unprecedented staffing shortages across the industry, agencies must step up to improve those workplace factors that are within our control.  Turnover due to toxic work culture is preventable. Some unhappy employees describe workplaces that don’t promote diversity and inclusion, cutthroat environments, and failure to recognize employee performance.  This session will discuss ways to improve employee engagement via Management by Committee, an inclusive leadership model that improves employee engagement and buy-in, and ideas for celebrating success without breaking your agency budget.


B. Dietzman

  GROWING THE LEADERS YOU NEED FOR FUTURE WORKFORCE
Thursday, November 9, 2023    1:00PM ET


Does your organization have a weak bench? Have you looked up and down your organization and question where your future leaders are at? Well, great news! They are working for you right now! The question is what is your organization doing to develop them? Or what are you doing to develop yourself to fill the leadership roles that are opening at an accelerated pace? Personal and career development are two benefits most young people seek when looking for an employer and why they stay or leave. During the webinar, we will discuss how to develop a plan that can be implemented over time that helps develop and retain your most valuable employees. Included will be a list of best practices your organization can do to grow your future leaders.