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Monday, August 29, 2022

Building Officer Resilience and Generational Leaders to Recruit, Retain, and Motivate

Start Date: 8/29/2022 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 8/30/2022 6:45 PM EDT

Venue Name: Jackson County Sheriffs Office Headquarters

4001 NE Lakewood Ct.
Lee's Summit, MO  United States  64064

Organization Name: American Jail Association

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

Building Officer Resilience and Generational Leaders to Recruit,
Retain, and Motivate

Lead Instructor:  Brenda Dietzman
Hosted by: Jackson County Detention Center
Cost: Member $345 / Non-member $395
Time: 8 AM - 5 PM 
Date: August 29th and 30th, 2022 (two day class)

** A lite breakfast; boxed lunch; and snacks will be provided for both days. 
Is your agency fully staffed? Is everyone excited to come to work every day? Or do you look around and wonder how you are going to staff the facility? Or what can be done to further develop a resilient workforce that has been stretched to its limit? Or what you can do either as a formal (with rank) or informal (without rank) leader to build a more positive workplace that truly fulfills the mission of your organization?
In this two-day workshop, we will first work to understand the reasons behind the major issues facing our profession. Then, we will work through the issues and develop an actionable plan that can be customized for each agency represented.
Topics include:
  • Generational differences and how to lead
  • How to mitigate low morale, burnout and organizational stress
  • Recruiting and retention
  • Career development
  • Developing resilience, health and wellness in ourselves, others, and our agencies
  • How to engage the community to help solve our issues
We are facing tough times. This workshop will get to the root causes, helping attendees understand the reasons behind the issues. Then, attendees will be provided a variety of solutions and work to develop their own while developing a plan to take back to their organization.

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.
Registration Fee: $345 Members / $395 Non-Members

Training Location:

Jackson County Sheriffs Office Headquarters:
 4001 NE Lakewood Ct.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
Hotel Information:

The closest hotels are below.  We will provide shuttle service upon request from the hotels to the JCSO as parking is limited.  We plan to provide pastries, coffee, juice and water in the morning, boxed lunches both days, snacks and beverages in the afternoon.
Our county is episodically under mask mandates depending on the CDC community levels by County.
Stoney Creek Hotel
Kansas City - Independence
18011 Bass Pro Dr.  Independence MO 64055
(816) 908-9600
Best Western Plus
Lee's Summit Hotel
4825 NE Lakewood Way,  Lee's Summit MO 64064
(816) 795-6400
Comfort Inn & Suites
 Lee's Summit - Kansas City
3701 NE Ralph Rd., Lee's Summit MO 64064
(816) 554-6688
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: 8/28/2022 10:00 AM

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