Training Conference. We had rave reviews of the training and conference as a whole. Many tireless hours went into the conference and it showed. Thank you to all the board members, instructors and volunteers who went the extra mile in order to make our conference such a huge success. The conference was capped off by an outstanding presentation by Kim Munley. What a heart wrenching yet encouraging story she told. I would also like to thank you for your comments and suggestions for the 2016 conference. Your board is already at work on next year’s conference and will incorporate many of the suggestions to make the 2016 conference even better than the 2015 conference.
At the 2015 conference, we gave Administrators and Assistant Administrators a sneak peek at the Jail Symposium planned for the spring of 2016. I am pleased to announce that the first ever North Carolina Jail Administrators’ Association Jail Administrators & Assistant Administrators Informational Leadership Symposium (JAIL Symposium) is set for March 30-April 1. Your participation in this intensive three-day symposium connects you with other Administrators, Assistant Administrators and Sheriff’s in examining the top issues facing jails in our state today. Operating our jail facilities is becoming more complex and demanding. The JAIL Symposium will prepare participants to meet tomorrow’s challenges today. There is no registration fee and all meals will be provided. The only cost will be for your room. The location of the JAIL Symposium will be announced soon. The JAIL Symposium will be conducted in a forum setting designed to maximize the learning and discussion. We are designing lunch and dinner to give everyone a chance to network and share ideas. I am excited about this new training opportunity as your board carries out the mission of the NCJAA by encouraging and facilitating professionalism through effective and timely training and the exchange of information between jail professionals.