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Register now for NIC's Second Annual Virtual Conference . . .New Directions in Corrections - Staff Wellness!

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Leslie LeMaster posted on Fri, May 22 2015 7:51 AM

Register now for NIC's Second Annual Virtual Conference . . .

New Directions in Corrections: Staff Wellness

Conference Description

On June 10, 2015, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) will launch a national virtual conference on staff wellness titled “New Directions in Corrections: Staff Wellness.” Session topics will in­clude using neuroscience to reduce stress, “healing corrections,” the organizational implications of boundary violations, creating a purpose-driven corrections career, corrections personnel suicide, and staff wellness.

You can participate in this conference from your desktop, tablet or mobile device! That is the beauty of a virtual conference – meet and interact with people from all over the country from the comfort of your own work or home setting!

What is the conference focus?

Corrections work often takes a toll on staff’s well-being and functioning due to repeated exposure to multiple types of inherent occupational stressors—specifically, operational, organizational, and traumatic stressors.

The cumulative effect of these co-occurring stressors upon correc­tions professionals and upon entire correctional workplace cultures is captured by the umbrella term and construct of “corrections fatigue.” Effects of corrections fatigue may be low staff morale, impaired job performance, individual health and functioning issues, problematic professional and personal relationships, and high staff turnover. Corrections fatigue includes a variety of facets, many in­teracting to affect staff negatively and envelop workplace culture in a self-reinforcing cycle that undermines health, functioning, and fulfillment.

What are the overarching objectives of the virtual conference?

·       Educate corrections staff on the subject of corrections fatigue and staff wellness,

·       Present strategies and resources for countering the effects of corrections trauma and fatigue, and

·       Equip corrections staff with strategies they can use to move toward professional fulfillment individually and within a workplace culture.

Schedule for June 10, 2015 by Time Zone

Eastern:10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pacific: 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Register at this link http://nicic.gov/training/vc2015  (green button on the right)

Registration is free and open to all! Printable flier available at the above link!

What happens after I register?

You will begin receiving more information about the virtual conference, how to access Plenary Sessions, virtual booths, and more!

Who do I contact for more information?

Bernie Iszler, Correctional Program Specialist

NIC Academy Division

biszler@bop.gov

 

 

 

Leslie LeMaster / NIC Academy Division "We must become the change we want to see." - Mahatma Gandhi

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