Event Calendar

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Criticism and Crucial Conversations

Start Date: 10/17/2022 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 10/18/2022 5:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Davidson County Sheriff's Office

710 South 5th Street
Nashville, TN  United States  37206

Organization Name: American Jail Association

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

Criticim and Crucial Conversations

Date: October 17 - 18, 2022   
Hosted by: 
Davidson County Sheriff's Office
Time: 8 am until 5 pm

710 South 5th Street
NashvilleTN 37206
Cost: Member: $345.00 / Nonmember: $395.00 

Register by August 17. 2022 to receive an early-registration discount of $100.00

People want flattery, not criticism. We want to be told we're okay, indeed, fantastic. And Psychologists advise people that they need; to be "accepted" and "accept" themselves as they are. I have learned that no amount of praise or "acceptance" will ever have us like ourselves. We need authentic criticism, embedded with sufficient knowledge, to help us grow productively.

In this course, we will learn:
  • Why criticism has a negative connotation.
  • We examine how the conditioning that taught us to respond negatively to criticism.
  • And see how and why criticism hurts
  • To rethink and redefine the term in order to give and take critical feedback effectively.

Instructor: Sam Davis

Major Davis retired as the Jail Administrator from the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office, in Mason Michigan.  An AJA certified Jail Manager, Sam graduated from the Corrections Academy and the 83rd Mid-Michigan Police Academy. He trains on Workplace Diversity, Leadership, Ethics, Jail Operations, Objective Jail Classification, and more... Sam holds a Master’s Degrees in Education and is an Adjunct in the School of Criminal Justice at MSU.
Sam chairs the Training and Professional Development Committee for the Board and the Leadership Track on the Conference Planning Committee and is a Lifetime Member of the AJA. 

Hotel Recommendations: 
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Nashville Airport, TN
590 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
Holiday Inn Express Nashville Airport, an IHG Hotel
1111 Airport Center Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

A minimum number of participants are needed to hold our workshops.  You may cancel up to five business days prior to the Professional Development Workshop.  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 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 4:00 PM (unless otherwise noted).