On March 25- 26, 2014, I am a motivational speaker for the New Jersey Courts system. The purpose of the event is to boost morale, appreciate court staff and decrease stress.
On March 25, 2014, I speak for the entire judiciary staff of over 600 people. To accomplish this, we will have 4 ninety minute motivational speeches in a row to cover all staff shifts. The audience will be comprised of clerks to probation officers ( case managers) all the way up to managers and line staff to executives in various divisions ( criminal, civil,family, juvenile etc).
Some of the challenges this audience has is fairness or the perception of fairness especially in recruitment. Job vacancies are posted and it can be competitive. Some people feel they should be offered the job and aren't.
This audience is public servants and they regularily deal with the people -where good service is critical. Many of their "clients" are people who have a greivance, have been convicted or may be convicted of something. Usually these clients are not happy. For good reason: In family cases spouses may be losing access to their children. In juvenile, young adults are put on probation. These are emotionally trying cases and the courts always seek to be fair and uphold the dignity of the court. The audience deals with struggling with conflict at a very emotional level. For many people, this may be there first run in with the court system. The clerks, probation officers and managers are there only view or interpretation of the courts.
On March 26, 2014 I will be a motivational speaker for the Mercer, NJ Court Vicinage ( county). Again, I will present 3 motivational speeches to cover all shifts. Like the day before the audience will comprise all court staff from clarical to case managers to court administrators.
Both audiences struggle with having more work and less time and resources to do the job. Every year there are more and more cases and the same amount of staff to get the job done.