Correctional Leaders Association
2019 All Directors Symposium

Theme: Continuing our Evolution, Corrections 2020 

Carlsbad, CA November 18-20


Symposium Overview:

The purpose of this training is to provide Correctional Administrators with relevant information on a variety of important topics as well as provide opportunities for professional development and networking. Topics to be explored include: Leadership, Litigation, Crisis Leadership, History of Corrections, Correctional Opportunities Using Social Media, National Trends and Wellness.

Monday – November 18, 2019 

9:00 AM                     Executive Committee Meeting (Executive Committee ONLY)

                                   Location: Gardenia 2

6:00 PM

CLA Welcome Reception and Introductions (Casual)

Location: Legends Lawn

John Wetzel, President of CLA and Director of Pennsylvania DOC

Program Overview and Introduction of Symposium Moderator 

Kevin Kempf, Executive Director of CLA 

Rollin Cook, Program and Training Committee Chair & Moderator, and Commissioner, CTDOC

Marc Levin, Texas Public Policy Foundation

8:00 PM                     

Reception Adjourns 

Tuesday – November 19, 2019 

7:00 AM                       

Breakfast at Hotel 
Location: Bob's Steakhouse Patio

8:00 AM                       

General Sessions Begin 
Location: Poinsettia 1


Opening Remarks and Symposium Theme Overview
Moderator: Rollin Cook

Welcome to San Diego, CA
Speaker: Ralph Diaz, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

8:30 AM                    

Community Supervision Group Update
Speaker: Director Anne Precythe, Missouri 
Panel: Pelicia Hall, Mike Haddon, Reg Michael, Josh Tewalt

9:30 AM                     


9:45 AM                     

Corrections Culture – Project Norway (Title TBD) 
Moderator: Leann Bertsch 
Speaker: Dr. Brie Williams 
Speaker: Brandon Kelly

11:00 AM                   

Lunch at Hotel 
Location: Bob's Steakhouse Patio

12:00 PM                   

Lead with Conversations – “Managing Change”
Speaker:J’Lien Liese 

1:30 PM                     

Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Response:
Trends across the US and Established Best Practices  
Speaker: Dr. Lisa Peterson
Speaker: Dr. Melvin Hinton

2:45 PM                     


3:00 PM                     

The Blending of Art and Science to Elevate Correctional Marketing 
Speaker: Greg Schumann

4:00 PM                     

The Association of Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC):  Mission and Milestones 
Speaker: Shirley Moore Smeal 

4:30 PM                         

                                      Brimley Group 
Speaker: Liliana Coronado

5:00 PM


6:00 PM                     

Clements and Francke Awards Dinner and Presentation 
Location: Poinsettia 3

Wednesday – November 20, 2019 

7:00 AM                     

Breakfast at Hotel 
Location: Bob's Steakhouse Patio

8:00 AM                     

General Sessions Begin 
Location: Poinsettia 1

National Trends Discussion 
Speaker: Stephen Sinclair

9:30 AM                     

Crisis Confidence – Moving Forward
Speaker: Dean Williams 

10:30 AM                   


10:45 AM                   

So You Say You Want to Settle?
Speaker: Bill Lunsford

11:45 AM                   

Lunch at Hotel 
Location: Bob's Steakhouse Patio

12:45 PM                   

It Starts with Communication - Improving Employee Engagement in Corrections
Speaker: Maria Peterson, Utah DOC

2:00 PM                     

Wellness Time/Networking 

5:00 PM                     

Dinner on Your Own or Networking                      

8:00 PM                     

Symposium Adjourns