Event Calendar

Monday, April 11, 2022

Building Officer Resilience: Strategies to Keep Employees on the Job and Healthy

Start Date: 3/11/2022 8:00 AM EST
End Date: 3/11/2022 8:00 AM EST

Venue Name: Loews Hotel

1515 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO  United States  64108

Organization Name: American Jail Association

Lori Bachtell
Email: lorib@aja.org
Phone: (301) 857-2620

*** This training is being offered along with the two-day “Generations” training the week of April 11, 2022.  You may register for the Resilience Class, Generations Class, or both classes by contacting Lori Bachtell at (301) 857-2620 or lorib@aja.org.  Special pricing applies to those who attend both training classes.

Building Officer Resilience:  Strategies to Keep Employees on the Job and Healthy

Lead Instructor:  Brenda Dietzman
Hosted by: Jackson County Detention Center
Cost: Member $445 / Non-member $495
Time: 8 AM - 5 PM 
Date: April 11 - 13 
Our chosen profession makes us proud because of the purposeful work that we do. But it can also be mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausting. It’s rewarding and tough all at the same time. We came into this profession wanting to make our little corner of the world a better place. But while we were doing that, we also experienced unbelievable trauma and adversity. Repeated blows without the necessary resources to deal with trauma can lead to alcoholism, bitterness, drug abuse, depression, financial ruin, divorce, and even suicide. In this presentation, you will be given numerous tools and concepts to strengthen and grow your resilience, how to use those tools when in adversity, and the strategies to help you actually grow through trauma. These tools and ideas will help you build your resilience and strengthen your mind, body and spirit for a happier and healthier life.

Instructor Bio: 
Col. Brenda Dietzman (Ret.) is a passionate speaker who provides evidence-based training solutions and inspiring presentations for both individual and organizational improvement. She is an IADLEST Internationally Certified Trainer and has presented to national and international audiences for both private and public sector organizations. Her areas of expertise include resilience, leadership, developing women leaders and generational topics.
In 2019, Col. Dietzman retired from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office in Wichita, Kansas as the undersheriff in charge of jail operations. She oversaw two facilities with a total population of 1400+ inmates, 300+ employees and a $40 million budget. During her time in law enforcement, she also served as the captain in charge of the Patrol Division and the Judicial Division, a lieutenant in both the Patrol Division and the Special Project Unit, a Community Policing sergeant, detective, and a road patrol deputy.
She has over 28 years of law enforcement and corrections experience. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Wichita State University. She enjoys traveling, photography, mountain biking, running, meditation and reading. She is married and has three adorable rescue dogs.
You can find more information on Brenda at www.brendadietzman.com and she can be contact at info@brendadietzman.com.
Registration Fee: $445 Members  $495 Non-Members

Training Location:

Loews Hotel
1515 Wyandotte St
Kansas City, MO 64108

Hotel Information:
Loews Hotel
1515 Wyandotte St
Kansas City, MO 64108
  • 20 run of house sleeping rooms arriving Sunday, April 10th and departing Friday, April 15th
  • $123 Gov per diem rate
  • Comp Wi-Fi in sleeping rooms for up to 3 devices
  • Complimentary access to fitness center, saltwater lap pool, and hot tub
  • $24 self-parking rate, $34 valet parking rate (nightly, including in and out privileges)
 We will be in the hotel’s Pomona meeting room starting Monday, April 11th at 8am through Friday, April 15th at 5pm. 
A minimum number of participants are needed to hold our seminars.  You may cancel up to five business days prior to the Professional Development Seminar.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received five or less business days before the class.  All cancellations are subject to a $50 service fee.  Your cancellation must be received in writing via fax or e-mail.  Substitutions are acceptable.  "No Shows" will be charged at the applicable rate.
It is strongly recommened that participants DO NOT purchase airline tickets without first contacting AJA to confirm program availability.  Seminars begin at 8:00 AM and usually go until 4:00 PM (unless otherwise noted).

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 3/11/2022 8:00 AM

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