FJC Conference Leadership

2024 Tennessee FJC Conference 

Leadership Retreat Agenda

Thursday, May 2nd 

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 – 1:15 PM: Mindfulness/Relaxation Exercise 

1:15 – 2:15 PM: Welcome and Q & A – Jennifer Brinkman, Director, Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP)

2:15 – 2:30 PM: Break

2:30 – 4:00 PM: Workshop

HR for Leadership – LaToya Townsend, Nashville Office of Family Safety

6:00 – 7:00 PM: Dinner off-site

Friday, May 3rd 

8:30 – 9:00 AM: Breakfast Networking

9:00 – 9:15 AM: Welcome & Mindfulness Exercise – Jennifer McCraw, Director, Safe Hope Center

9:15 – 10:45 AM: Workshop

Name the Harm: Addressing Organizational Trauma – Dr. Shana Hormann

In this interactive session, Dr. Hormann will discuss organizational trauma as a collective experience that overwhelms an organization’s defensive and protective structures and leaves the agency temporarily vulnerable and helpless or permanently damaged. Healing from organizational trauma is a process, with steps and tools for effective intervention. Too often, trauma remains undiagnosed, even as it causes burnout, conflict, poor service, and other symptoms of troubled organizations. This workshop will prove an invaluable resource for leaders and organizational members who care deeply about the cultures, wellness, and resilience of the systems for which they are responsible. 

Name the Harm

10:45 – 11:00 AM: Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Workshop

Collaborating Best Practices

  • National Alliance for Family Justice Centers – Diane Lance
  • Critical Incidents Support – Becky Bullard
  • Funding our FJCs

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch

1:00 – 1:15 PM: Mindfulness Exercise – Jennifer McCraw, Director, Safe Hope Center

1:15 – 2:45 PM: Workshop

From Trauma to Health: Building Individual and Team Resilience – Dr. Shana Hormann

What exactly is that quality of resilience that carries people, teams, and communities through traumatic times and helps them bounce back after adversity? We will come together and share stories of resilience and how to help individuals and teams thrive. We will explore individual and team Strengths and Shadows to champion our strongest positive qualities, and to shine light on qualities that are too often denied and hidden. This highly experiential workshop will offer you opportunities to build your own resilience and provide you with tools to share with others.


2:45 – 3:00 PM: Break

3:00 – 4:00 PM: Workshop

Collaborating Best Practices Part 2 & Closing Discussion

6:00 – 7:00 PM: Networking Dinner at Lodge Restaurant

Visit Dr. Hormann’s Website


Saturday, May 4th 

8:00 AM: Continental Breakfast 

11:00 AM: Check-Out of Hotel

Dr. Shana Horman

Image result for dr. shana hormann Dr. Shana Hormann is passionate about promoting health and resilience with organizations and communities that have experienced trauma. She has over 30 years’ experience providing training and consultation for nonprofit organizations, tribal communities, law enforcement, and government agencies. Shana also coaches leaders for their own professional development and the development of their organizations. Her approach is grounded in her own extensive leadership experience and practical application of cutting-edge theory.  Her co-authored book, Organizational Trauma and Healing, focuses on organizational trauma in non-profit organizations.

Dr. Hormann is Professor Emerita with Antioch University and has served as faculty with the University of Alaska Southeast-Juneau, University of Washington School of Social Work-Seattle, and the Muckleshoot Tribal College on the Muckleshoot tribe’s reservation. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Master’s in Social Work from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University.