Wardens Peer Interaction Program

Topics Covered:

  • Provide a forum for Wardens to network with peers
  • Discuss current management and direction of prison and jail operations and programs
  • Identify and discuss critical issues facing prison and jail management
  • Prepare strategies for handling critical correctional challenges

Who Should Attend:

  • Jail/Prison
  • Leadership

Training Hours: 28

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Oct 22 (05:00 pm) - 26, 2012 (12:00 pm)



Location Information:

George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77340

Hotel Information: *

University Hotel
1610 Bobby K Marks
Huntsville, TX 77341

The Hotel may be contacted at
936-291-2151 or 866-SHSU-INN

Reserve room online HERE

In an exciting new collaboration, CMIT and NAAWS are teaming up to bring the very popular Wardens Peer Interaction Training Program to a new level.

The program is for Wardens, Associate/Deputy Wardens, and Jail Superintendents. We encourage agencies to send a team of two. Participants will be contacted by our office and provided additional information about the program. Wardens have continually given very positive feedback to the University saying, “This program is truly one of the best seminars we have ever attended.” This program is very popular and will fill up fast. Only the first 35 registrations will be accepted.  Please register early!

Richard Stalder joined the Louisiana Department of Corrections in 1971 and worked his way up the ranks from correctional officer to Secretary of the second-largest state agency in Louisiana. He is past President of ACA.
Pat Caruso served the Michigan Dept. of Corrections for 23 years, including 9 years as warden and 2 years as regional prison administrator. In July 2003, she was appointed Director by the Governor and retired on January 1, 2011.

Doug Dretke served for 26 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, capping his career as Director of the Correctional Institutions Division of TDCJ. He is currently Executive Director of CMIT.

The Wardens Peer Interaction Program was featured in the April 2009 ACA Corrections Today issue on Professional Development.

For more information, contact:
Ashley Koonce, Project Coordinator
Correctional Management Institute of Texas
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Building
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2296
Fax: (936) 294-1671
Phone: (936) 294-1706

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be given to those who cancel in writing more than ten (10) working days prior to the training. A refund of 70% of the fees paid will be authorized when a written request for refund of conference or program fees is submitted less than ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled start of the program. The Correctional Management Institute of Texas reserves the right to retain or collect fees in full for those who fail to cancel prior to the training or for those who fail to attend. Substitutions are permitted at anytime.

* Unless otherwise noted, hotel arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.