Seminars & Webinars

AJA’s Professional Development Seminars & Webinars
focus exclusively on issues specific to the operations of local correctional facilities.

These single or multi-day intensive seminars & webinars provide beneficial and useful information to bring back for use in your facility. Many times the greatest learning experiences come from the networking. Classes include practitioners from all around the country. Many attendees keep in touch with those friends and colleagues they met through AJA training!

Join the thousands of correctional professionals who have turned to AJA for training, while advancing their careers, and strengthening their agencies.

Click here to see our 2018-2019 training calendar.

2018 Schedule
Seminars & Webinars

(subject to change)

December 12, 2018 | Webinar - Objective Jail Classification - High Risk/High Need Series
Who Do You Consider Your "Special Populations?"
Instructor:  Amanda Lambert

This is the final webinar in the high risk/high need series. Participants explore those populations that pose the most risk to safety and security. Risk and need influences behaviors within a jail environment. Participants identify special populations, management, housing, and best practices. As jails continue to contend with managing an influx inmates who are opiate abusers, mentally ill, gang-affiliated, in protective custody, and other high risks/high needs, it is necessary to address common sense approaches that can maintain safety, security and decrease liability.
Register today for the third webinar in our Objective Jail Classification - High Risk/High Need Series.

January 21 - 23, 2019 | Seminar - Columbus, Ohio - POSTPONED
The Opioid Crisis in America's Jails: Solutions, Safety, and Stakeholders
Instructors: TBA

Description coming soon. 

January 24, 2019 | Webinar - Training Management Series
Managing and Delivering a Performance-Driven Training Program: Curriculum Management and Lesson Planning
Instructor:  Michael Dooley

Instructional curriculum and lesson plans are the foundation for any quality training experience. Curriculum and lesson plans—similar to policy and procedures—are critical to ensuring that training is delivered to meet the relevant job needs of jail staff. Curriculum ties together the plan, the delivery, and the evaluation to ensure that the jail’s staff is proficient in the knowledge and skills needed in order to perform their jobs. This webinar presents the concept of “curriculum management” as an approach that aligns our training programs to create a quality training experience for staff, enhances the performance of jails operations, and ensures that the training program is legally defensible.
Register today for the first webinar in our Training Management Series.

February 13, 2019 | Webinar - Training Management Series
Managing and Delivering a Performance-Driven Training Program: Delivery Methods and Strategies
Instructor:  Michael Dooley

Knowing “what” we want to train our staff is one thing. Delivering it to them is quite another. This webinar focuses on methods and strategies that deliver content and assist staff in getting the skills they need to do their jobs. This webinar discusses several proven methods and strategies that ensure participants can achieve training performance objectives and provide the knowledge and skills that must be demonstrated to keep our jails safe and secure, in addition to meeting the demands and expectations of the public.
Register today for the second webinar in our Training Management Series.

February 18 - 20, 2019 | Seminar - Los Angeles, California
Objective Jail Classification & Beyond
Instructors: Amanda Lambert and Jamie Clayton 

This 2.5 day seminar provides participants with best business practices that are supported through research, evidence and case law in implementing an objective jail classification process.

February 26 - 27, 2019 | Seminar - New Brunswick, New Jersey
Inmate Hearings & Progressive Discipline
Instructor:  Brent Craft

Seminar participants learn how to communicate effectively with inmates in order to reduce incidents of misbehavior and avoid becoming part of the problem. Attendees also learn to investigate allegations of misbehavior and how to conduct disciplinary hearings that protect the inmate’s due process rights.

March 12 - 14, 2019 | Seminar - Reno, Nevada  
Legal Issues in Jails
Instructors:  Carrie Hill and Linda Bryant

This three-day seminar addresses key legal issues facing jails today as well as Supreme Court decisions of the last 12 months.

March 28, 2019 | Webinar - Training Management Series
Managing and Delivering a Performance-Driven Training Program: Performance-Based Evaluation Methods
Instructor:  Michael Dooley

Building off Kirkpatrick’s model of measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of a training program, this webinar focuses on strategies to evaluate the trainee’s ability to apply knowledge and demonstrate the skills to do their jobs. From the most basic evaluation, the “written test,” participants in this webinar explore methods to test a trainee’s practical ability to perform skills learned in training and needed to perform their jobs. These methods test not only “what” a trainee knows, but also how well they apply what they have learned in the classroom.
Register today for the third webinar in our Training Management Series.

April 17, 2019 | Webinar - 21st Century Leadership Series
Understanding Emotional Intelligence for Leaders
Instructor:  Dr. Randy Garner

Register today for the first webinar in our 21st Century Leadership Series. Understanding the concept of emotional intelligence (EI) can be critical for today’s correctional leaders. EI is defined as the capability to recognize the influence of our own and others’ individual emotions in order to adjust or manage our environments and achieve our goals. New research identifies several important characteristics that can benefit leaders at all levels.

May 14, 2019 | Webinar - 21st Century Leadership Series
New Thoughts on Motivation: What Really Works
Instructor:  Dr. Randy Garner

Register today for the second webinar in our 21st Century Leadership Series. Much of our understanding about what motivates individuals is outdated and based on a less-than-accurate perception of motivational forces that have shifted over time. New research finds important ways in which we must shift our motivational efforts to meet the challenges of those in our current workforce. 

June 11 - 12, 2019 | Seminar - Atlanta, Georgia
Use of Force in Jails
Instructor: Carrie Hill

This two-day class is designed to assist the Jail Command Staff, Supervisors, and Tactical/SRT team leaders and members in the use of force.

June 19, 2019 | Webinar - 21st Century Leadership Series
Situational Leadership in Action
Instructor:  Dr. Randy Garner

Register today for the third webinar in our 21st Century Leadership Series. Situational Leadership Theory is (SLT) one of the more intuitive approaches to effective leadership. The goal is to attempt to match the leadership style or approach to the readiness level of the one being led. In this webinar, SLT is contrasted with several other approaches/theories of leadership. Also explored is the way SLT can be used practically the correctional environment.