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21P8015: Transformational Leadership: How to Lead Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization (3-Part Series)

Part 2: Learning to Value Your Employees

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.


  • 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. 


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 a certified 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.

Who should attend?

Any employee of a federal, state, or local correctional jurisdiction.

How do I register?

Follow this link to register in NIC’s WebEx Event Center

Who do I contact for more information?

Content Contact
Belinda D. Stewart, Correctional Program Specialist, Prisons Division, National Institute of Corrections

Webinar Technical Contact
Scott W. Richards, Correctional Program Specialist, Prisons Division, National Institute of Corrections

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