NCJFCJ Symposium – Centering Ourselves for Leadership
Date: April 13 – 16, 2023
Where: Beltane Ranch in Glen Ellen, CA
Includes: Lodging, Meals, and Transportation to and from Horse Ranch Facility
The NCJFCJ is excited to present an innovative training opportunity focused specifically on enhancing judicial leadership and well-being skills to be held at Beltane Ranch in the California Sonoma Valley, April 13 – 16, 2023. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in honest conversations about what it means to be a judicial officer while developing practical tools necessary to avoid the burnout and nurture personal resilience. The program is designed to support the process of increasing a judge’s quality of life off and on the bench.
To enrich the experience and create an environment which stimulates discussion and reflection, this training will be limited to six judicial officers. Beltane Ranch is a rustic setting offering quality lodging/meals where disconnecting from electronic devices is encouraged.
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Who Should Attend This Symposium?
Any judicial officer who wishes to develop or enhance leadership skills so that they can: 1) develop the tools necessary to deal with stress and burnout; 2) develop the equanimity and compassion needed to reach fair and just resolutions; 3) apply a wisdom that is attained through an increased sense of awareness; 4) listen attentively; and 5) promote better outcomes for justice-involved children and families.
Why Attend a Symposium on Wellness?
As a judicial officer, you are viewed as a leader in your respective community. How, when, and in what manner you exercise your leadership role is up to you. To be a more effective leader, you need to have balance in your life as you navigate through the stressors and pressures inherent in your work. To better achieve a sense of equilibrium, people need practical tools that they can access at any moment and a support system. This symposium is designed to start the process of providing both.
Included Curriculum in the NCJFCJ Symposium
- Effective Leadership Styles
- How to have Uncomfortable and Hard Conversations
- Avoiding and Resolving Conflict
- Understanding Emotions
- Polyvagal Theory as a Tool of Regulating Emotional States
- Using Breath work and Movement to regulate the body
- Research Based Mindfulness Practices
- Developing Empathy and Compassion in the Judicial Setting
- The judge’s role is to serve the public in terms of community outreach and leadership
- Connecting to Diverse Communities: How judges influence the view of the justice system
- Effective Judicial Demeanor through Leadership Skills
- Creating an Effective and Responsive System through Leadership