2022 National Training and Performance Conference

National Training and Performance Conference
A New Day, A New Way
September 22, 2022

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In 2022, IACTP, in partnership with the National Institute of Corrections, will hold a virtual one-day conference.


Virtual Zoom Platform


Workshop Proposal Submission (Closed)


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Michael Jones, IACTP Association Services Manager {iactpc@gmail.com or 859-333-4209}


2022 National Training & Performance Conference

All times are Eastern Time


8:00 am – 8:15 am          Virtual Meeting Space Opens

8:15 am – 8:30 am          Welcome and Opening Comments + The Amazing IACTP Virtual Prize Wheel

8:30 am – 11:30 am        Concurrent Sessions

#1:        Liability Issues for Learning Professionals (Launa Kowalcyk)

#2:        The 4 Es Principle – A Major Transformational Innovation in Corrections Training (John Shuford)

11:30 am – 12:15 pm      Lunch Break

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm        Keynote Speaker + The Amazing IACTP Virtual Prize Wheel

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm         Concurrent Sessions

#3:        The Good, the Bad, and the Absurd: Did that Really Happen in Training? (Joe Bouchard)

#4:        Targeted Change Model: A Measurable Leadership Develop and Culture Change Process (Charles Parkins)

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm         Break + The Amazing IACTP Virtual Prize Wheel

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm         Concurrent Sessions

#5:        Back to Basics: What Works in Correctional Intervention (Lauren Kenney)

#6:        Languishing: Understanding the Post-Pandemic “Blahs” (Chelsea Shutter)

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm         Closing Comments + The Amazing IACTP Virtual Prize Wheel



Liability Issues for Learning Professionals

Presenter: Launa Kowalcyk, Owner/Chief Consultant, The Leading Geese

“We provided 40 hours of training!!! Isn’t that enough??” No! Agencies and key leadership have a responsibility to their staff, paid and non-paid staff to provide training and guidance that research based and supported by written local policy, state and federal standards and/or other formal protocols. In this workshop, participants will be asked to look at what is occurring within their agencies and use concepts discussed to build stronger, more legally defensible learning events for staff thus improving the outcomes in their organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define legally defensible training with the corrections environment.
  • Determine who plays a vital role in legally defensible training.
  • Identify what strategies and practices are in place in Corrections agencies for an effective learning process.
  • Outline a first step for you to implement a strategy for legally defensible training.


The 4 Es Principle – A Major Transformational Innovation in Corrections Training

Presenter: John Shuford, President, Collaborative Resolution Services, Inc.

Frustrated by lack of staff buy-in when trying to improve the work culture, which is the source of low morale and turnover. Incorporate the 4 Es into your curriculum: engage, energize, empower, enjoy. One trainer improved his defensive tactics pass rate by 60%. Staff evaluations are 100% positive with transformational attitude changes impacting their work units. Changing the culture will make existing staff more accepting of what you are trying to accomplish when training recruits. It is in your ability to accomplish this. This session will look into the neuroscience behind the 4 Es, an example agenda and participants will experience several exercises demonstrating how to implement the 4 Es. For more information, see the first two issues of The Correctional Trainer this year.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why incorporating the 4 Es principle into your training curriculum can quickly transform your outcomes and improve the work culture within your agency.
  • Learn the basics of the 4 Es and examples of exercises that can be used.
  • Experience how the 4 Es changes attitudes and lowers stress.


The Good, the Bad, and the Absurd: Did that Really Happen in Training?

Presenter: Joe Bouchard, Michigan Department of Corrections (retired)

In corrections we are trained to expect the unexpected. However, anything can happen in the classroom. Sometimes there are very surprising things that seem to knock you off your square. Learn some tactics to help you land on your feet. Improve future presentations through examples of training that did not necessarily go as planned. Consider the training tales and caveats of Joe Bouchard, veteran corrections presenter and author.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize warning signs from audience and venue that may derail a presentation.
  • Balance between creative diversions and mandated instruction.
  • Plan for improvement for future presentations by considering examples of facilitator mistakes.


Targeted Change Model: A Measurable Leadership Develop and Culture Change Process

Presenter: Charles “Chuck” Parkins, Executive Manager, Human Acuity Consulting LLC

Leadership Development and Culture Change go hand in hand for any organization. But, how can you be sure that you making the changes that you need and see the results that you are looking to achieve? Through this Targeted Change Model process see how we evaluate managers, prescribe training and coaching and use it to build robust teams in a process that can be quantified.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand and measure key Leadership Performance Indicators (LPI)
  • Align coaching and training with LPI
  • Understand the individual and team assessment tool


Back to Basics: What Works in Correctional Intervention

Presenter: Lauren Kenney, Research Associate, University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute

This session will highlight foundational concepts of what works in correctional intervention. The Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Model will be reviewed, as will the emerging literature around the importance of dosage in correctional interventions. The session will discuss evidence-based correctional interventions and tools that can be used with persons involved in the justice system in both field and institutional settings. The workshop will serve as a high-level overview of the importance of getting back to basics in corrections and how that is so interconnected to corrections’ overarching goals of rehabilitation and community safety.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify what works in correctional intervention, including risk-needs-responsivity and general best practices.
  • Learn about dosage and how that intersects with the RNR model.
  • Reflect on their current agency practices and what they already do or could do as individual corrections professionals to more closely adhere to evidence-based practices.


Languishing: Understanding the Post-Pandemic “Blahs”

Presenter: Chelsea Schutter, Owner/Therapist, Sea Change Therapy Services

Not feeling as “on top of your game” as you used to? There’s a word for that! This session will help you identify the source of your “blahs” using the ProQOL, a psychological screening tool, and discuss strategies to improve your sense of satisfaction at both work and home.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define “languishing”
  • Distinguish between compassion satisfaction, burnout, and compassion fatigue
  • Identify multiple self-care strategies to increase wellness