If Churchill Did It, So Can You: Extreme Adversity, Exceptional Leadership


Monday, January 31, 2022
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Session Type: Workshop

Our world has faced unprecedented challenges in recent times. Social unrest, a worldwide pandemic and uncertainty about the future have stretched people to their limits and beyond. Professionals working in community corrections already experience a tremendous emotional burden in their day-to-day work. Coping with the changing landscape of post-pandemic supervision is an ongoing process and leaders are charged with managing these shifts and maintaining high standards with a wary, concerned, and deflated workforce. Learn strategies to be an emotionally present leader in an increasingly remote world, maximize the potential of staff by embracing obstacles and acknowledging struggles and demonstrate self-awareness and self-care for lasting resiliency.


Lolita Rathburn
Division Manager, Maricopa County Adult Probation

Lolita Rathburn is a Division Director with the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department (MCAPD) in Phoenix, Arizona. She has served the department for over twenty years in a variety of roles, and is currently the Director of the Pretrial Services and Probation Revocation Court Division.

Lisa Roubicek
Supervisor, Maricopa County Adult Probation

Lisa Roubicek has worked at MCAPD for 18 years, elven of which she has spent as a supervisor. She currently leads the Court Liaison Unit, which manages cases going through probation revocation and works closely with numerous stakeholders.