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Stewart, Belinda

So, you are a leader now? Here comes the hard part, working on you! Every leader who seeks to transform people and organizations must look inward. What sets transformational leaders apart from the rest is a desire to continuously understand and improve themselves. Your willingness to work on yourself with all your good parts and flaws will be the pivotal turning point that determines what kind of leader you will be. Correctional settings need leaders who have the capacity to drive creativity and innovate change. In this interactive webinar, we discuss how to lead from within by exploring the power of personal awareness, personal mastery, and personal integrity. These essential traits will lay the foundation for you to effectively transform yourself, creating the pathway for you to influence others and transform the correctional agency you serve.

Takeaways

  • Personal awareness is understanding yourself.
  • Personal integrity inspires you to become who others want to follow.
  • Personal mastery is the discipline of personal growth and learning.

This webinar was orginally broadcast on July 21, 2021 / 10 am PT / 11 am MT /12 pm CT / 1 pm ET for one hour.

Speakers

Dr. Rowlanda Cawthon, Dean and Associate Professor, Northwest University
Dr. Janice Doucet Thompson, Founder and Managing Principal, JD Thompson & Associates, LLC, Adjunct Faculty at the University of San Diego and the University of California, Davis

Dr. Cawthon served the Washington State Department of Corrections for over 11 years before transitioning to higher education. Her corrections experience includes serving as a classification counselor, community corrections officer, communications consultant, and correctional unit supervisor. Rowlanda is a passionate and innovative leader who capitalized on her leadership experience in corrections and doctoral education to drive change in her workplace. In her role as dean, she is leading a Ready to Work initiative that promises to unleash the leadership potential of undergraduate and graduate students in the workplace.

Dr. Thompson has achieved results for people and organizations for more than 30 years. A highly experienced and skilled executive leadership coach, Janice leads her Sacramento-based organizational development consultancy with a focus on leadership coaching, succession planning and talent management, change management, and leadership development.

Janice is certified as a Marshall Goldsmith stakeholder-centered coach; a fellow at the Institute of Coaching, McClean (Affiliate of Harvard Medical School); and channel partner with the Ken Blanchard Companies.

Rowlanda and Janice earned their doctoral degrees together, co-instructed an international consulting experience for MBA students in Prague, Czech Republic, and are equally committed to developing transformational leaders in all professional sectors.

Learning to Lead from the Inside Out [Webinar]

As a leader, when was the last time you seriously thought about the kind of influence you want to have on your people? With a new generation of employees entering the criminal justice field, leaders need to examine how effectively they influence and develop others. Employees today want to be engaged; expect to grow their knowledge, skills, and abilities; and work for a purpose.

To be effective, leaders must shift from the practice of simply managing to get work done to leading from a people-centered perspective. This webinar identifies how you can inspire people to achieve unexpected or remarkable results, both individually and as a team. You will learn about the four pillars of transformational leadership and how you can redefine the nature of leadership in the field of corrections.

Takeaways:

  • Leaders are deeply respected and serve as powerful role models with high moral and ethical integrity.
  • Leaders are mentors, coaches, or guides who listen and address each employee’s concerns and needs as best as possible.
  • Leaders inspire and motivate employees to perform beyond expectations.
  • Leaders support a growth mindset and stimulate employees’ creativity and innovation.

This webinar was orginally broadcast on August 18, 2021 10 am PT / 11 am MT /12 pm CT / 1 pm ET for one hour.

Speakers

Dr. Rowlanda Cawthon, Dean and Associate Professor, Northwest University
Dr. Janice Doucet Thompson, Founder and Managing Principal, JD Thompson & Associates, LLC, Adjunct Faculty at the University of San Diego and the University of California, Davis

Dr. Cawthon served the Washington State Department of Corrections for over 11 years before transitioning to higher education. Her corrections experience includes serving as a classification counselor, community corrections officer, communications consultant, and correctional unit supervisor. Rowlanda is a passionate and innovative leader who capitalized on her leadership experience in corrections and doctoral education to drive change in her workplace. In her role as dean, she is leading a Ready to Work initiative that promises to unleash the leadership potential of undergraduate and graduate students in the workplace.

Dr. Thompson has achieved results for people and organizations for more than 30 years. A highly experienced and skilled executive leadership coach, Janice leads her Sacramento-based organizational development consultancy with a focus on leadership coaching, succession planning and talent management, change management, and leadership development.

Janice is certified as a Marshall Goldsmith stakeholder-centered coach; a fellow at the Institute of Coaching, McClean (Affiliate of Harvard Medical School); and channel partner with the Ken Blanchard Companies.

Rowlanda and Janice earned their doctoral degrees together, co-instructed an international consulting experience for MBA students in Prague, Czech Republic, and are equally committed to developing transformational leaders in all professional sectors.

Learning to Value Your Employees [Webinar]

Are you striving to meet organizational goals and crucial deadlines, yet wondering why your team’s morale has decreased? Are you aware of the messages your supervisory performance sends in stressful circumstances and their impact on your team? Are you interested in increasing your self-awareness, decrease tension, improve concentration, and ultimately improve your team's health and workplace satisfaction?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this one hour interactive webinar sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is for you! Research suggests that, as the emotional and/or mental well-being of each team member decline, organizational and professional growth are negatively affected. How you perform in stressful circumstances sends a clear message, whether positive or negative, to your team. During this interactive webinar, we will explore techniques that can be used to address workplace stress using mindfulness that starts with YOU, in your role as Supervisor.

What can mindfulness do for you as a Supervisor? Mindfulness can help increase your self-awareness, decrease tension within you and your team, improve your concentration, and ultimately improve your team's health and workplace satisfaction. During this webinar, you will experience several mindfulness techniques to implement with your team, helping you to jumpstart your transformation to leading mindfully and improving the emotional health of your team and organization.

Speaker

Dr. Rosalind Smith Sistrunk, Rosalind Smith Counseling

Dr. Sistrunk is a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of Ohio who specializes in relationship counseling. She conducts mindfulness-based workshops and services to help improve the emotional well-being of individuals and organizations. Dr. Sistrunk believes that a supervisor’s healthy emotional well-being can have a positive impact on any workforce.

References

A Clinician's Guide to Teaching Mindfulness
By Christiame Wolf, MD, PhD & J. Greg Serpa, Phd

The Body Keeps the Score
By Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD

The Mindful Workplace
By Michael Chaskalson

The Quantum Doctor
By Amit Goswami, PhD

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The Mindful Supervisor [Webinar]

When was the last time you had your eyes examined? Just as the health of our vision is maintained through regular eye exams, the way in which we see the world is maintained through self-awareness and broadening our perspectives. In the midst of quarantines, telework, and increased isolation from both friends and colleagues, we are also living through a time of social unrest. For many people, this time in history has brought new insights into the criminal justice system and interaction across cultures and life experiences.

If you are interested in improving your cultural “eye sight,” this one-hour interactive webinar sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is for you! Our vision for how we view and perceive others is impacted by our individual beliefs, values, and past experiences. In this webinar, we’ll explore preconceptions and techniques that can be used to understand how other people see the world. By gaining insight into your own personal filters, you will be able to engage in difficult conversations and begin to develop a greater sense of awareness and empathy that starts with YOU.

Originally broadcast on August 20, 2020.
This is part one in a four part series.

Take Aways:
Prepare to learn how to develop your H.U.E.:
H elp with cultural considerations toward effective communication in corrections;
U nderstand how your preconceptions and values influence your vision;
E nhance your ability to navigate shared experiences.


Speakers:
Alfranda Durr, CEO ALD & Associates LLC
Kari Heistad, CEO Cultural Coach International

Alfranda (Al) and Kari are Certified Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners with 40 plus years of combined experience conducting in-person and virtual training on a wide range of Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics. Al and Kari have partnered on a popular diversity webinar series covering a wide range of diversity topics. Combined, Al and Kari bring diverse perspectives and ways of seeing the world to their presentations.

 

What’s Your Eye Chart Saying? How Our Beliefs Filter Our Views [Webinar]

Do you feel like you are working in an inclusive environment? Organizations of all kinds – including corrections – have wrestled with how to create an inclusive culture and promote inclusivity for decades. Now the stakes are even higher to develop and cultivate a culture that promotes excellence by leveraging everyone’s skills, abilities, knowledge, and workplace experiences. Focusing on your workforce’s diverse talents will promote a heightened awareness of each person’s contribution and produce higher performing teams.

If you are interested in being part of a team where everyone can contribute and feel they are a valued member, this one-hour interactive webinar sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) will benefit you. In this webinar, we explore the benefits of building inclusion across multi-disciplinary teams in corrections to increase cultural awareness, operational effectiveness, and program efficacy.

Originally broadcast on March 31, 2021.
This is part two in a four part series.

Take-Aways :
Prepare to learn Building Inclusion (I.C.E):
I ncrease effective communication and collaboration between teams and working units;
C odify processes and behaviors that promote innovative solutions to complex issues; and
E xcel in the face of organizational change.


Speakers:

Alfranda Durr, CEO ALD & Associates LLC

Kari Heistad, CEO Cultural Coach International

Alfranda (Al) and Kari are Certified Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners with 40 plus years of combined experience conducting in-person and virtual training on a wide range of Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics. Al and Kari have partnered on a popular diversity webinar series covering a wide range of diversity topics. Combined, Al and Kari bring varied perspectives and worldviews to their presentations.

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Building Inclusion Across Multi-Disciplinary Teams [Webinar]

The landscape of the work environment has been irreversibly changed. Stepping into a leadership role continues to be a great privilege, but today it also comes with the even greater responsibility of creating a workplace culture that values all individuals. We designed this presentation to help you build on the fundamentals that will allow you to L.E.A.D. the charge in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). Allow us to provide you four foundational actions that will distinguish you as a forward-thinking influencer who can communicate and demonstrate DE&I practices. This webinar gives you the tools to confidently move your team in the right direction to achieve exceptional performance in the corrections workplace.
This one-hour webinar:
1. Explores ways to dive deep into your “why” as an influencer on the correctional organization’s culture and workforce performance through purposeful interactions with clients, community partners, and stakeholders.
2. Provides insights on how to utilize emotional intelligence principles to better understand colleagues, team members, and the correctional organization’s clients/stakeholders.
3. Participates in interactive skill-building exercises to put that “why” into action to achieve personal and professional goals.

Originally broadcast on April 20 , 2021.
This is part three in a four part series.

Take-Aways :

Pathway to L.E.A.D. a DE&I Culture

Listen: Gain a perspective or understating of the issues and opportunities people are facing
Engage: Develop and implement strategies to drive change that is relevant and meaningful
Assess: Sources of inclusion at the Organization, Leadership, and Individual level
Direct and facilitate change: Based on your assessments, implement interventions and solutions to address opportunities to build and develop an inclusive culture


Speakers

Alfranda Durr, CEO ALD & Associates LLC
Kari Heistad, CEO Cultural Coach International

Alfranda (Al) and Kari are Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners with 40 plus years of combined experience conducting in-person and virtual training on a wide range of Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics. Al and Kari have partnered on a popular diversity webinar series covering a wide range of diversity topics. Combined, Al and Kari bring varied perspectives to their presentations.

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A Leader’s Role in Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Culture [Webinar]

We know how you say it matters, and now, in today’s multicultural world, why we said it is equally important. Our experiences and values lead us to unique perspectives about our behavior. A correctional organization’s ability to leverage all voices is much like a music producer. Each unique perspective has its own melody, scale, and intensity that, when combined, can lead to making an impactful DOPE sound.

In the workplace, it’s the team’s collective finely tuned voice that, when in sync, will have the most considerable impact on success. Implementing the techniques that we will share with you will help you get to the D.O.P.E. sound/impact you are striving for. We will walk you through the steps of creating an environment, which allows your team to learn how to listen and be heard together. You will leave as producers with the latest tools to aid in encouraging the engagement and contributions indicative of a high-performing team.

Take-Aways :
Techniques to create a (D.O.P.E) unified voice through:

D iverse and Inclusive: Representative at all levels of the organization
O pen and Fair: Transparent and equal access to opportunities
P sychologically Safe Place: A space where people can feel free to be themselves
E quitable: Access to shape and develop

Speakers
Alfranda Durr, CEO ALD & Associates LLC
Kari Heistad, CEO Cultural Coach International

Alfranda (Al) and Kari are Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners with 40 plus years of combined experience conducting in-person and virtual training on a wide range of Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics. Al and Kari have partnered on a popular webinar series covering a wide range of diversity topics. Combined, Al and Kari bring varied perspectives and ways of seeing the world to their presentations.

Originally broadcast May 12, 2021

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That’s DOPE – Making Every Voice Count! [Webinar]
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