A place where all corrections professionals can interact and collaborate.
Register now for NIC's Second Annual Virtual
Conference . . .
New Directions in Corrections: Staff
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
What is the
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
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
the overarching objectives of the virtual
· 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
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
Registration is free and open to all! Printable flier available at
the above link!
happens after I register?
You will begin receiving more information about the virtual
conference, how to access Plenary Sessions, virtual booths, and
Who do I
contact for more information?
Bernie Iszler, Correctional Program
NIC Academy Division
Leslie LeMaster / NIC Academy Division "We must become the change we want to see." - Mahatma Gandhi