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In This Together: Navigating Novel Times in Corrections

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CE Credits: 0 Credits
Length: 1 Hour
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: GIFR Membership Exclusive
Intended Audience: Police Officers, First Responders, Correctional Professionals

Training Description
As many cities and counties across the country have implemented "shelter in place" orders, the necessity of social distancing is rapidly changing the way we navigate our day-to-day lives and our careers. Each of you are working through how to do your work virtually where possible.
MHS and GIFR are committed to offering you resources to assist you in navigating your way through the COVID-19 pandemic. We have put together a team of experts to deliver a free webinar that will provide you with guidance, confidence, and comfort to help you, your colleagues, and your clients through this challenging time.
In This Together: Navigating Novel Times in Corrections
For everyone who works in the field of corrections, we are all too familiar with crises. However, today we are faced with something that is completely foreign. The pandemic has changed our world and the rules of the game. This webinar is intended to provide an opportunity for correctional professionals to pause, just for a few minutes, and move beyond managing the crisis. Glenn Tapia, Joe Arvidson, and Dr. Guy Bourgon provide some reflections, based on the very foundation of the knowledge we apply every day in our work to keep our communities safe.
The Adaptive Mindset in Response to the Pandemic
Glenn Tapia, Director of Probation Services for the State of Colorado’s Judicial Branch of Government
Change is exhilarating when done by us and exhausting when done to us. The COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed unprecedented change for community supervision and requires a very intentional level of agility, adaptive leadership and change acumen – all of which start in our individual and organizational mindsets. This segment will provide a candid perspective on the adaptive mindset needed, not just to endure the change, but to achieve organizational gains from the experience.
How RNR and Desistance Can Give us Guidance and Confidence
Joseph Arvidson, Executive Director of The Paragon Group, LLC
Today’s crisis is forcing fast and furious decision-making. From politicians to legislators, administrators to supervisors, and from front-line staff to the clients under our supervision, all of us are making decisions daily. These decisions will have effects in our communities and in our country. Our knowledge of what works in facilitating change can and will help us get through this crisis in both our work and personal life with at least some confidence and with some comfort in the months ahead.
Being Proactive Today Will Pay Dividends Tomorrow
Dr. Guy Bourgon, Clinical Psychologist Specializing in Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology
Over the years working with so many correctional professionals, the one thing that has remained at the core is the WHY: our reason for taking up this career, doing our job every day, and striving to be the best we can be. Every time I ask, the notion of helping is part of the foundation. Helping our communities, helping the individuals under our supervision, and helping our colleagues. Now is the time to remind ourselves our WHY - that it has not changed. I will discuss how being Proactive, creating Predictability, and focusing on People, each of us can take action to fulfill our WHY as best we can in the new world of COVID-19.
Trainer Biographies
Dr. Guy Bourgon, Ph.D. (University of Ottawa) is a clinical psychologist specializing in correctional and criminal justice psychology. Previously with Pubic Safety Canada, he has over 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of adults and youths and has designed and researched evidence-based treatment programs and intervention strategies. Internationally recognized and well published, Dr. Bourgon is dedicated to the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based services including the Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS). He has extensive experience in the training and supervision of front-line professionals and has worked collaboratively with the numerous jurisdictions in North America and abroad. A dynamic presenter, he is recognized for translating research evidence into useful and practical concepts, skills, and intervention techniques that promote engagement and facilitate change helping transfer “What Works” to everyday practice.
Glenn Tapia, a graduate of the University of Colorado, has over 30 years of leadership and criminal justice experience. He has extensive experience in the field of community supervision, working at various levels from a line-level staff member to his current position as Director of Probation Services for the State of Colorado’s Judicial Branch of government. His career also includes work at the Executive Branch, including part of the state’s strategic oversight and advancement of community corrections systems. He brings considerable experience of upper management and executive leadership experience. Glenn has an ardent commitment to excellence in criminal justice administration that is centered in the application of science to public safety policy.
Joseph Arvidson is the Executive Director of The Paragon Group, LLC, who's scope of services includes speaking engagements, training, and consulting as to evidence-based practices and desistance-based models. He has extensive experience training and facilitating a variety of Evidence-Based Practices ranging from Cognitive Skills programs, Motivational Interviewing, Risk Assessment, and Case Planning. Mr. Arvidson received both his B.A. and M.S. degrees from St. Cloud State University in the discipline of Criminal Justice Administration. He currently serves as a member of Concordia University's Criminal Justice Executive Advisory Board. The Paragon Group is based out of the Twin Cities of Saint Paul/Minneapolis.

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR) has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education provider, ACEP No. 6711. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GIFR is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ACE provider approval period: 6/8/2022-6/8/2025. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
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3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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