Welcome to the 2020 Women's Day Training Page

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"Valiant Women of the Vote”

Friday, March 6, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p. m.

Hudson Valley Community College

Bulmer Telecommunications Center  

80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy NY 


#WD2020

Register Online

Registration opens January 2, 2020

  • Early Bird: $50.00 [1/2/2020-3/1/2020]
  • Regular: $60.00 [3/2/2020-3/5/2020]
  • Late/On-Site: $70.00 [3/6/2020-on-site]


Light breakfast and lunch included.

Workshops

  

  • Diversity and Inclusion (AM Only)
  •  Investing Basics: Five Steps to Building a Disciplined Investment Strategy  (AM Only)
  • Check Y.U.R. Chicken: How to Stop a Self-Defeating Mindset (AM Only)
  • NYS Bail Reforms (AM Only)
  •  Smart Strategies for Managing Debt (PM Only)
  • Yoga for Stress Reduction and Self-Care (PM Only)
  • "DOCCS Can Help You Write Your Future" NYSMICJ College Initiative Presentation (PM Only)
  •  NYS Discovery Reforms (PM Only) 

Region 3 College Scholarship

Annual $500 college scholarship to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. Deadline 2/27/2020

RBG Agent of Change Award

 Each March, at the Women’s Day Training Conference, Region 3 of the New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice, Inc. honors a woman who’s work supports these ideas by awarding her the RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) Agent of Change Award. Deadline 2/21/2020

Call for Vendors & Sponsors

The New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice, Inc. (NYSMICJ) will be hosting its 2020 Women’s Day Training Conference at Hudson Valley community College, Troy, New York in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center  on Friday, March 6, 2020. NYSMICJ is extending a CALL FOR VENDORS & SPONSORS to join us at our training day.  

Donation Items

 Attendees are asked to bring:

  • an unopened package of feminine hygiene product(s); or
  • a gently used women's or child's coat; or  
  • a gently used child's toy  


Attendees who bring a donation item will receive one (1) free raffle ticket. Donations will be presented to a Domestic Violence Shelter in the area. 

For More Information or Questions

D. Hille – dhille@nysmicj.org| Dannielle.Hille@doccs.ny.gov| Central Office

K. Trapalis – ktrapalis@nysmicj.org| Kristen.Trapalis@doccs.ny.gov| Hale Creek CF

D Wilburn – president@nysmicj.org| Douglas.Wilburn@doccs.ny.gov| Central Office

W Bruno – wbruno@nysmicj.org| Wendy.Bruno@doccs.ny.gov| Central Office

J Lewis – jlewis@nysmicj.org| Jackie.Lewis@doccs.ny.gov| Coxsackie CF

K Ivey – Kenneth.Ivey@doccs.ny.gov| Hudson CF

M Hurt – mhurt@nysmicj.org

Region 3 College Scholarship

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Annual Women's Day College Scholarship

Each year, New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice, Inc. (NYSMICJ) Region 3 awards a $500 college scholarship to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. NYSMICJ is committed to promoting professionalism and we value the presence and contributions of educated men and women in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement. To further our commitment, NYSMICJ provides this scholarship to a qualifying student. 


Preference will be given to students of the hosting institution, as well as dependents of active NYSMICJ members. 


All submissions must include a 500-word essay on one of the current years topics and a copy of their current transcript. All submissions must be made through the online submission form. 


DEADLINE: February 27, 2020

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be matriculated in a SUNY institution within Region 3 (Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington Counties)
  • Have a declared Criminal Justice major, with 12 credits of major coursework completed
  • Have a 2.7 GPA

Essay Submission

 All submissions must include a 500-word essay on one of the following topics:

  

  • “There has been recent controversy surrounding reinstating formerly incarcerated individuals right to vote. Describe your position on this topic.”
  • “How can criminal justice professionals effectively assist inmates with re-entry into the community?”
  • “What are some barriers that exist making alternatives to incarceration ineffective, and what reforms can be introduced to make such programs more effective?”

RBG Agent of Change Award

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Region 3 Annual Women's Day Award

Perhaps one of the most well-known crusaders for women’s rights, Ruth Bader Ginsburg advanced gender-equality, the rights of workers, and separation of church and state. She rejected violence as counterproductive and stressed the need to restore respect, establish justice, and reduce the causes of conflict as the surest way to peace. Following her lead, for generations, women have resolved conflicts in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities. They have expanded the American tradition of using inclusive, democratic, and active means to reduce violence, achieve peace, and promote the common good.  


Each March, at the Women’s Day Training Conference, Region 3 of the New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice, Inc. honors a woman who’s work supports these ideas by awarding her the RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) Agent of Change Award.   


DEADLINE: February 21, 2020  


“Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

A RBG Agent of Change is a Woman…

  • who has overcome adversity and is inspiring others to advocate for change and forge a path on the road less traveled
  • who has broken barriers in the workplace in the category of criminal justice, public safety or law.
  • who is a leader in her community, who’s made a significant contribution to empower, advance, advocate, or support others.
  • who is a young role model making an impact in her community inspiring youth to think outside the box, follow their dreams and take action to put these dreams into motion. 

Eligibility

We accept nominations, from any individual or organization, of women, age 16 or older, in any stage of their education or career, representing all industries.  Every woman has a story. To be eligible for the RBG Agent of Change Award:

  • Nominator must complete the online nomination form in full including a description of why they believe their nominee is this year’s RGB Agent of Change Awardee.
  • Nominees must attend the Region 3 Women’s Day Training on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Hudson Valley Community College in the  Bulmer Telecommunications Center  
  • Open to all women living or working in Region 3 counties Greene, Columbia, Schoharie, Albany Schenectady, Saratoga, Rensselaer, Washington, Warren, Fulton, and Montgomery
  • Nominees name, bio, and photo may be published for editorial, marketing or promotional materials for NYSMICJ.
  • Nominees are eligible for re-nomination in subsequent years. A new Nomination and Nomination Package must be submitted by the deadline. No late entries will be accepted. 

Call for Vendors & Sponsors

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The New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice, Inc. (NYSMICJ) will be hosting its 2020 Women’s Day Training Conference at Hudson Valley community College, Troy, New York in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center   on Friday, March 6, 2020. NYSMICJ is extending a CALL FOR VENDORS & SPONSORS to join us at our training day. 


You will have various options to provide information regarding your company to a diverse group of criminal justice professionals (correctional and public safety) working in agencies who represent both State and Local programs. It is our hope that the NYSMICJ can foster and support an ongoing relationship with your company, organization or agency so that through advertising you can assist with our training initiatives. The NYSMICJ is a non-profit organization fostering professionalism and providing opportunities for career development within the field of Criminal Justice.  


The vendor & sponsor form may be used to sponsor a lunch, represent your business at a vendor booth or select from a various other advertising opportunities (program ads, and participant inserts to conference bag) to support our organization. Should you have any questions, please contact Region 3 via email at Region3@nysmicj.org.


Vendors wishing to participate must fill out a Vendor Sponsorship Form by clicking the signup button below or by downloading the form at the bottom of this page. Upon confirmation, vendor will need to complete and sign a vendors agreement which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.  Non-profit/Non-funded entities seeking a booth fee waiver should submit a request to Region3@nysmicj.org.  


Submissions must be received no later than March 2, 2020


VENDOR TABLES ARE LIMITED!  |  FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED

Training Day Information

Date: Friday, March 6, 2020

Set-up: 7:30 AM

Breakdown: 4:30

Sponsorship Options: 

Vendor Booth; Vendor Advertising; Vendor Recognition as Lunch Sponsors; Vendor Program Ad; and Website Link 

Important Information*

  • All company inserts for participant conference bags must be received by March 2, 2020. Inserts for conference bags are to be mailed to: NYSMICJ, P.O. Box 5733, Albany, NY 12205
  • All company camera ready logo, ad and/or banner for inclusion in program/conference must be received by February 21, 2020. Website link to company site will be available for 4 months after the conference. Vendor sponsorship which includes a banner display must be delivered/mailed to the address above by March 2, 2020 and arrangements for pickup/return must be included.
  • No nails, bracing wires, tacks, staples or tape used in constructing displays may be attached to walls, floors or ceiling. All property damaged or destroyed by Exhibitors must be replaced to original condition by the Exhibitor at the Exhibitor’s expense.

Schedule

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Agenda

7:30 - 8:30 AM: Registration

8:30 - 9:30 AM: Opening Ceremony

10:00 - 11:00 AM: Workshops AM Session

11:30 - 1:00 PM: Lunch

  • Keynote
  • RGB Award Presentation
  • 2020 College Scholarship Presentation
  • Charity Donation

1:30 - 2:30 PM: Workshops PM Session

3:00 - 4:00 PM: Closing

  • Theme Discussion
  • Raffle  

Opening Ceremony

Presentation of the Colors - Coxsackie Correctional Facility Color Guard

Master of Ceremonies - Kristen Trapalis, Region 3 Assistant Vice President

NYSMICJ Presidents' Address - Douglas A.L. Wilburn

HVCC Presidents' Message - HVCC Representative

Welcome - TBA

Theme Presentation

TBA

Keynote Speaker

Jennifer Wilson

Deputy Director at League of Women Voters New York State

RBG Awardee

TBA

2020 College Scholarship Awardee

TBD

Charity Donation

Unity House of Troy

Closing

Raffle

Closing Remarks - Kristen Trapalis, Region 3 Assistant Vice President

Workshops

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Diversity and Inclusion (AM Only)

Michael Washington, Director, Diversity and Inclusion Management, NYS Department of Civil Service


Exploring diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace.

Investing Basics: Five Steps to Building a Disciplined Investment Strategy (AM Only)

Steven Hunt, Northwest Mutual


This presentation provides information about investing, which may help you feel more secure in your investment strategy, especially in today's changing world. Five steps are reviewed to help attendees invest more confidently, regardless of the market—goal setting, diversification, risk and reward, discipline and momentum. 

NYS Bail Reforms (AM Only)

Rensselaer  County District Attorney's  Office


On January 1, 2020, NYS instituted sweeping cash bail reforms impacting criminal cases across the state.  The panel will discuss the effects or these reforms on the system and what the long term impact looks like. 

Check Y.U.R. Chicken: How to Stop a Self-Defeating Mindset (AM Only)

Naomi D. Jones RN, Consults Unlimited Inc.


We all look for success in life, business and our careers. What exactly is success? How do I get it? What is keeping me from this success? It starts between the ears! Your self-talk!  We all have an all too familiar voice that lives in our head. Sadly, that voice is often the one that will talk you out of your greatness. It is the voice that will often say “Are you sure? Are you good enough? You can’t do that! That’s for someone else not you!” This is the voice of the ‘chickens’. These conversations and stories of our experiences influence everything that we do. Dealing with difficult populations and other distractions can trigger those self-defeating thought patterns causing us to be less effective, less productive and less happy. Check Y.U.R. Chicken is a process where you learn to stop your self-defeating mindset so that success becomes easier by having the right conversation with yourself. Participants will: gain insight into common internal obstacles to success; understand how passion and purpose can create more joy in your life and career; and learn 3 concrete ways to change your thinking that you can implement right away. Don’t let these mindsets stop you from living life passionately and with meaning (purpose). Stop letting them ‘cluck’ up your life! Get out of your own way and live successfully in your life, business and career! 

NYS Discovery Reforms (PM Only)

Rensselaer  County District Attorney's  Office


On January 1, 2020, NYS instituted sweeping discovery reforms impacting criminal cases across the state.  The panel will discuss the effects or these reforms on the system and what the long term impact looks like. 

Smart Strategies for Managing Debt (PM Only)

Steven Hunt, Northwest Mutual


This interactive seminar provides info on budgeting, types of debt and the impact it has on credit scores, and also walks participants through a worksheet to identify their debt, debt-to-income ratio and goal setting. 

Yoga for Stress Reduction and Self-Care (PM Only)

Sarah Wilday, Hot Warrior Yoga


This will be a 60 minute session guiding participants through a Yoga for Stress Reduction practice appropriate for the working environment. The practice will include breathe work, some standing poses and some poses that can be done seated. This is a gentle practice, appropriate for all fitness levels.


Participants will leave the session with a simple sequence they can utilize at work or anywhere with no props required (handout), and a reminder of their ability to access inner peace.

"DOCCS Can Help You Write Your Future" NYSMICJ College Initiative Presentation (PM Only)

NYSMICJ Members


NYSMICJ in collaboration with the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision have initiated a recruitment program geared at informing college students of the opportunities within DOCCS. The presentation further promotes diversity within the department.

Downloads

2020 Registration Packet (docx)

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Call for Vendors-Sponsor 2020 (docx)

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2020 RBG Nomination (pdf)

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MICJ Scholarship 2020 (pdf)

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2020 - SAVE-the-Date (pdf)

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