Jail Administrators Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 12

7:00 am: Registration Opens

8:30 am: Exhibitor Area Opens

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Opening Remarks

  • Presentation of Colors – Brown County Corrections Division Honor Guard
  • Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd, WS&DSA President
  • Brown County Sheriff Todd Delain
  • DOC Secretary Kevin Carr

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Cracking the Communication Code!
Fritz Baertschy & Kim Galske, Rewired Dynamics Co-Founders

Benchmark your Leadership Reality:

  • Discovering your Leadership Voice
  • Practical tools, applicable immediately
  • Create relational trust
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Maximize Team Performance
  • Communication Code
  • Being a 100X Leader

A wide variety of challenges are inherent in jail operations, and front-line supervisors up to jail administrators need specific types of information and tools to manage their operations effectively. Jail Administrators, Supervisors and Support staff serve our communities selflessly, often taking care of others before themselves. By answering the call of supervisor, administrators assist others all day long and deal with a complex array of situations that most people won’t experience in their lifetime. Then, at the end of their work day, they go home to people who struggle to understand. Recent world events and cultural changes have put the mental well-being of staff at risk. From hiring to training, and staff retention to day-to-day operations, all things in the corrections field have become more difficult. Discover how to create a culture of mental wellness and alignment while communicating effectively at all levels of your organization. Transforming your leadership style will lead to professional growth, increased trust, and influence with those you lead. Get ready to shift your perspective! What would a culture of influence, where everyone on your team feels heard, look like in your organization? Create leadership alignment before your culture suffers.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch with Exhibitors

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Cracking the Communication Code! (continued)

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Break with Exhibitors

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Cracking the Communication Code! (continued)

5:00 pm: Exhibitor Reception


Thursday, October 13

7:00 am: Registration Opens

7:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 am – 12:00 pm: Adapting your Leadership Approach in a Complex Environment, Negotiation and Conflict, and Creating a Healthy Organization
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) David Yebra, Director of the Training and Leader Development Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ)

Adapting your leadership approach to meet the demands of a challenging situation can maximize your team’s performance, improve your resiliency for sustained operations, and facilitate your freedom to think and act in ever-changing situations. The adaptive challenges you face require more than a standard procedural solution. Empowering your team to adapt to an ever changing situation can enhance your effectiveness and improve your influence. An adaptive leadership style that shares the pressure and gives your team ownership of the challenge can produce enduring change you may have never experienced.

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. 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.

We are challenged in implementing change and producing results in a dangerous environment. We do this at great risk to the reputation of ourselves and our organizations. We want our teams to be able to express their opinions and to openly share lessons learned, yet we find significant resistance to growth because of fear. We will explore organizational concepts and lessons learned that have helped transform them into learning organizations. We will explore the role of the leader in developing trust and safety in the organization using examples from the military and corporate sector. We will share stories of personal sacrifice and courage in leading teams through difficult and dangerous situations.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Adapting your Leadership Approach in a Complex Environment, Negotiation and Conflict, and Creating a Healthy Organization (continued)

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Developing Public Messages During Critical Incidents
Anne E. Schwartz, Chief Communications Strategist, Crivello Carlson S.C.

Critical incidents, including deaths in custody, should not – cannot – be left to chance. Anne shares her years of experience crafting messages during the most controversial crises in public safety so attendees can be prepared for the worst – even if it never comes.

8:00 pm: Corn Hole Tournament


Friday, October 14

7:00 am: Registration Opens

7:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 am – 10:00 am: Crivello Carlson Legal Update

10:00 am: Break

10:15 am – 12:00 pm: Crivello Carlson Legal Update (continued)