Leadership in Negotiation and Conflict
David Yebra, Division Director, Training & Leader Development, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
As leaders, we are always in some form of a negotiation. Whether we like it or not, we are negotiators and find ourselves in some of the most emotionally charged situations. In this session, we will discuss some of our most difficult leadership challenges in negotiation and conflict situations. We will identify negotiation techniques to deal with those challenges and how we might leverage emotion in these situations. We will also discuss influence strategies in a negotiation setting. This session will utilize video clips to bring the content to life and we will share best practices from professional conferences and readings. We will share books and resource information for future use and reference.
5 Ways to Enjoy a Mentally Healthier Post-pandemic
Dr. Colette Cullen, Chief Regional Psychologist, Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Tired of the word “unprecedented”? How about “new normal”? Yep, me too. Let’s agree to leave them behind with the rest of the pandemic while we move forward towards a psychologically stronger and more flexible future. We all learned a great deal since March 2020. Researchers and scientists worldwide had a bittersweet year to gather data on how the pandemic affected our mental health and what we can do about it. We’ll discuss what to expect from yourself and others during this post-pandemic era and how to inspire healthy thoughts and actions as the world recovers.
Finding Freedom on our Yoga mat and other holistic therapies
Cheryl Killilea, Owner of Changing Lanes Fitness & Nutrition, Onalaska, WI
A trauma informed perspective asks us to view others with compassion and curiosity rather than judgement or pressure. On a yoga mat we move and breathe consciously, we can get in touch with emotions or sensations that are uncomfortable and that we’ve managed to avoid. We not only explore the physical postures but we look at the mind-body connection. Combining yoga, breath techniques and other holistic therapies to help loosen the emotional and physical tightness in the body caused by mental health disorders, addiction, and trauma.
The intention is to find peace, hope and stability during a time when that is missing. To allow participants to surrender in order to let go of pain and reconnect to love and the gift of life. Modalities explored will include: meditation, tapping, affirmations, mudras, gentle postures and breath work. Everyone is invited to participate and contribute as they feel comfortable doing so.
Accepting an Evidence Based Practice Mentality
Shannon Bowling, Residential Manager, Marion County Community Corrections, Indianapolis IN
Organizational development is required to successfully move from traditional supervision to evidence-base practice. This is the internal strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practices with the agency. The shift from traditional correctional practices to evidence-based practices requires us, as professionals and the system as a whole, to change its way of thinking. Organizations must rethink their missions and values; gain new knowledge and skills; adjust their infrastructure to support this new way of doing business; and transform their organizational culture.
The Positive Power of Servant Leadership
Thomas Thibodeau, Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI
Servant Leadership is both timely and timeless. It is an approach to leadership which is ethical, meaningful, and practical. Good people choose to work for good people. When people find their work meaningful and purpose driven, they are more engaged. When people experience the practical results of service and leadership, they are inspired to work with others for a greater good every day. This presentation is an integration of research, professional experience, storytelling and common sense.
Serious about staff wellbeing? Empower staff through Emotional Intelligence Skills - it's not that difficult!
John Shuford, President, Collaborative Resolution Services, Inc, Raleigh, NC
We know correctional staff have serious issues with low morale, chronic stress, depression, marital discord %sqs%divorce%sqe%, health problems %sqs%including heart attacks%sqe%, suicide, turnover and shortened life expectancy. But how do we effectively address them? Many have tried, but have been unsuccessful. What is important to understand is that they all have one common cause; poor emotional intelligence skills. An Emotional Intelligence training design will be presented that is engaging, energizing, empowering, enjoyable and effective with long-term impact. And, it is easy to incorporate within existing training programs.