Event Calendar

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Essential Knowledge for the Jail Professional

Start Date: 7/18/2023 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 7/19/2023 5:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Kitsap Readiness Center

5151 Linden Street
Bremerton, WA  United States  98312

Organization Name: American Jail Association

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

Essential Knowledge for the Jail Professional

When: July 18 - 19, 2023 (Two Day Course)
Time: 8 am until 5 pm
Host: Kitsap County Sheriff's Office
Address: Kitsap Readiness Center / 5151 Linden St. / Bremerton, WA 98312
Instructor: Brenda Dietzman

Program Cost: Member: $375.00 / Nonmember: $425.00 

Essential Knowledge for the Jail Professional

Course Overview: 
          This fast paced, information rich, two day workshop will cover leadership issues like how to create a resilient culture within your organization by finding new and creative ways to care for the people around you, including yourself. We will explore how people from different generations can work better together by learning how we are motivated and how we can truly get the best out of each other. Then we will dig into conflict resolution and how we can get better at it by seeing it as a challenge that we don’t shy away from in life. We will delve into leadership hacks that we can use in every day. If you want to make a difference in your own life, those around you, and understand better how to retain your best people , then this is the workshop for you. You will gain techniques and tools that will make you a better leader and you will leave with a written plan to guide you moving forward.  Don’t miss this opportunity in an incredibly beautiful area to level up your skills!

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 Projects 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.

A minimum number of participants are needed to hold our workshops.  You may cancel up to five business days prior to the Professional Development WorkshopNo refunds will be given for cancelations received five or less business days before the class.  All cancelations are subject to a $50 service fee.  Your cancelation 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 recommended that participants DO NOT purchase airline tickets without first contacting AJA to confirm program availability.  Workshops begin at 8:00 AM and usually go until 5:00 PM (unless otherwise noted).