Make Your Case
|AJA’s Health & Wellness Summit for Jail Professionals: This important and timely staff centered Summit provides a forum to discuss the challenges that come with working with corrections and what some jails are doing to provide the support their staff needs. This Summit offers the tools to operate a healthier facility and supports the professional development and personal growth of both you and your colleagues. Your registration form is completed and almost ready to be sent. Now is the time to request professional and financial support from your supervisor/agency. Let the American Jail Association help.|
To assist with getting your request approved, here are a few suggestions on how to discuss the benefits of summit attendance with your supervisor.
Details: Create a list of short- and long-term professional and personal goals. Review the AJA Summit schedule to find the sessions that can help you achieve them. Then outline for your supervisor the sessions that can benefit your organization and the professional growth of you and other staff.
Reasons to Go: Strengthen your request by explaining the top reasons you need to attend.
- Training & Education: Learn about the components that increase staff resilience and retention. Attendees can take the knowledge gained and invest it back into their lives, careers, agencies, and facilities—and share it with their peers.
- Professional Networking: Relationships formed at the summit can become a group of peers and leaders to whom you can consistently contact for new ideas, innovative strategies, and emerging technologies on the components and implementation of staff wellness programs.
- Agency Representation: While not everyone can attend, you can represent your agency and return with a contact list of individuals and vendors and an outline or report of the sessions attended. Your attendance can give your colleagues access to valuable information about staff wellness.