Read about some of the settings where HeartStream has supported the development of institutional settings that provide opportunities for incarcerated men and women to make positive life choices.
The educational office of a state correctional agency had identified key components of a plan for strategic restructuring and needed assistance in preparing their material for presentation to decision-makers.
HeartStream organized and formatted the material and designed graphic representations of the plan. The plan received desired governmental approval as well as national recognition.
A federal prison was undergoing a major mission change to serve a different classification of prisoners.
HeartStream facilitated planning sessions with the Warden and his staff that allowed them to think creatively about how to manage this transition.
A state agency wanted to train selected staff members to facilitate problem-solving conversations at various institutions.
HeartStream designed and delivered a 4-day facilitator training, and supervised "on-the-job" experience. Staff facilitators have since successfully designed and delivered several in-house staff training events.
Directors of a residential drug treatment program were looking for a way to enhance the effectiveness of their programs by building relational community among participants.
HeartStream has delivered the CHANGES workshop in several institutions, serving both male and female population. Both staff and participants note positive personal change and the development of a group culture that more strongly encourages responsibility, increased readiness for change and positive choices.
A department head was seeking a way to engage 1,500 staff members in meaningful discourse about a new organizational direction.
HeartStream worked with departmental staff to custom design a 4-day, participative training series attended by all staff. HeartStream facilitated multiple large and small group processes throughout the training. A consistent result at each training was a marked increase in staff commitment to the new direction. Input collected from participants provided a clear description of the organizational culture that staff wished to create.
An institution developing a dormitory-based program wanted to create a prisoner culture that would reinforce each individual's commitment to change.
HeartStream has delivered the CHANGES workshop quarterly at this institution. The workshop is the only required component for participants in this program and some choose to repeat the workshop because it is so powerful for them. One participant has interned as a CHANGES workshop facilitator.
The headquarters of a state correctional agency with authority over program delivery for over 75,000 incarcerated men and women was struggling with staff resistance to program change and a loss of confidence in its leadership.
HeartStream designed and delivered a 2-day participatory workshop to reconnect staff to their departmental mission and secure a renewed sense of ownership along with a perceived capacity to truly make a difference in new program implementation.
The leadership staff of a federal prison was in significant turmoil over direction, mission and even responsibilities because of a successive loss of wardens through retirement, firing, and relocation during a period measured in months rather than years.
HeartStream facilitated a 3-day leadership retreat which identified, described, and prioritized the key leadership challenges and provided the Warden and his team with a proven methodology for effective actions steps throughout the institution.