• August 3, 2015 - August 4, 2015
    4:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hosted by Gulf Coast Trades Center — Lunch provided both days courtesy of Gulf Coast Trades Center

Location:  143 Forest Service Road 233, New Waverly, Texas

August 3, 2015

8:30 am – Noon     When Shift Happens . . .

To ensure effectiveness in their careers, both employees and administrators must learn to deal with change. Shifts in work assignments, management, organizational philosophy, and available funding can have tremendous impacts on individuals ill prepared to deal with change. During this workshop, participants will:

  • Explore the reasons people resist change,
  • Identify the methods for dealing with change,
  • Identify basic mistakes in dealing with change, and
  • Learn how to successfully deal with change.

1:30 pm – 5 pm       Developing the Leader Within You

Leadership enables individuals to accomplish more on the job and in their personal lives.  During this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of what leadership really is,
  • Learn the fundamental practices of exemplary leaders,
  • Learn the six facets of quality leadership
  • Examine the barriers to personal leadership development,
  • Explore sources of conditioning within their own lives,
  • Discuss how to free themselves from limitations,
  • Explore effective goal setting strategies, and
  • Develop some effective personal leadership goals.

August 4, 2015       

8:30 am – Noon       Ethics and The Social Media
1:30 pm – 5 pm         Officer Safety in the Office and in the Field

Safety is a major concern for every probation and parole officer and social worker required to conduct interviews in the office or make field visits in their job. During this interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Increase their knowledge of and awareness of officer safety concerns and practices,
  • Discuss the various issues related to staff safety,
  • Identify potential safety issues regarding personal office arrangements,
  • Discover the ultimate “survival tool” for officer safety,
  • Explore scenarios which require application of staff techniques,
  • Focus on projecting a demeanor which minimizes risk for oneself and others,
  • Understand the elements of field visits,
  • Understand the roles of “contact” and “cover” officers,
  • Identify “red flags” when conducting field visits, and
  • Discover techniques for field work that include assessing risk of neighborhoods, homes, and people.
MBA Regional Training-New Waverly

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