In December of 2017, PJI will be launching the Pretrial Innovation Leaders course, or PI-Lead. PI-Lead is a training and exploration opportunity for the next generation of pretrial experts at the local, state, and national level. The blended learning course will include an intensive leadership retreat in March of 2018 amidst six months of online classes and real-world experiences. We’ll talk policy, communications strategy, leadership skills, coalition building, and what it takes to become a resource to the field and fulfill on your own personal pretrial justice mission. Join us!

The last day to enroll in PI-Lead is Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

PI-Lead Faculty

  Malachi Garza
Director of Special Projects
W. Haywood Burns Institute
  Cherie Townsend
Executive Coach
    and Consultant
  Charles West
Open Society Foundations
Robin Campbell
Director of Communications
Pretrial Justice Institute
  Meghan Guevara
Director of Learning Innovations
Pretrial Justice Institute
  Rachel Sottile Logvin
Vice President
Pretrial Justice Institute

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)