Worldwide Pretrial Leadership Institute


In March of 2018, PJI will be hosting the Worldwide Pretrial Leadership Institute, PI-Lead. PI-Lead is a training and exploration Institute to create champions of pretrial system improvement at the local, state, or national level. The blended learning Institute will include an intensive leadership retreat as well as online convenings over the course of several months. We’ll talk politics and policy, communications strategy, leadership skills, coalition building, and what it takes to change the world.

PI-Lead Course Outline

Pre-Course Work

Beginning in December 2017, meet monthly with course faculty and other participants to:

  • Network with other course participants
  • Complete and discuss preparatory reading assignments
  • Complete a 360 leadership evaluation, and receive personalized feedback
  • Analyze the current political environment in pretrial


March 14-16, 2018 Retreat Agenda

Day 1: Transformational Leadership
2:00   Plan to arrive in Atlanta by 2pm
3:00   Transformational Leadership and Your Role in the Movement
6:30   (Net)Working Dinner: Leadership Plans and Capstone Projects
Day 2: Masterful Communications
7:30   Continental Breakfast Available
8:00   Core Communications Skills
10:30   Key Messaging for Pretrial Justice
12:30   Lunch Provided
1:30   Session Four: Building Coalitions and Expanding Your Sphere of Influence
4:00   Session Five: Developing Your Political Strategy
6:00   Adjourn; Dinner on Your Own
Day 3 Getting to "The Win"
7:30   Continental Breakfast Available
8:00   Defining Your Strategy for Pretrial Justice Success
10:30   Ensuring Impact with a Results-Based Accountability Framework
12:30   (Net)Working Lunch: Reflections, Commitments, and Next Steps
2:30   Adjourn, and Safe Travels

Download the PI-Lead Participant Application (Word document)