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2014
Document 027999
Learning and Performance: Realigning Training to Achieve Agency Goals
National Institute of Corrections Training Academy (Washington, DC).
This three-hour broadcast is intended to help realign your training with agency outcomes to help your agency become a learning organization. Using a variety of methods—including discussions, participant and team activities, and demonstrations—the broadcast will explore learning organization principles as exemplified by the work of David Garvin, Peter Senge and others. During this discussion, participants will: recognize the importance of linking training to agency outcomes; identify three ... Read More
VIDEO
189 minutes
2014
Document 027999
Learning and Performance: Realigning Training to Achieve Agency Goals
National Institute of Corrections Training Academy (Washington, DC).
This three-hour broadcast is intended to help realign your training with agency outcomes to help your agency become a learning organization. Using a variety of methods—including discussions, participant and team activities, and demonstrations—the broadcast will explore learning organization principles as exemplified by the work of David Garvin, Peter Senge and others. During this discussion, participants will: recognize the importance of linking training to agency outcomes; identify three ... Read More
VIDEO
189 minutes
2014
Document 027999
Learning and Performance: Realigning Training to Achieve Agency Goals
National Institute of Corrections Training Academy (Washington, DC).
This three-hour broadcast is intended to help realign your training with agency outcomes to help your agency become a learning organization. Using a variety of methods—including discussions, participant and team activities, and demonstrations—the broadcast will explore learning organization principles as exemplified by the work of David Garvin, Peter Senge and others. During this discussion, participants will: recognize the importance of linking training to agency outcomes; identify three ... Read More
VIDEO
189 minutes
2014
Document 028275
APEX Change Team Training: Facilitators Manual [and] Participant Manual [Lesson Plans and Participant Manual]
People in Charge, LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and People in Charge LLC are pleased to present the Achieving Performance Excellence (APEX) Change Team Training Curriculum – part of the APEX Initiative. The APEX initiative incorporates culture, leadership, performance measurement, results, and a change management strategy to help corrections agencies use their resources wisely to improve their organizational performance … The APEX Change Team Training will provide correctional agencies with capa... Read More

2 volumes (volume 1 – 250 pages, volume 2 – 146 pages)
2013
Document 025302
APEX Resources Directory Vol. 1: Change Management and the APEX Domains
By Cebula, Nancy, editor; Ritter, Elizabeth, editor. NIC-11AD01GKF8; National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge, LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This directory “is an integral part of the National Institute of Correction’s (NIC’s) Achieving Performance Excellence (APEX) Initiative. It provides resources, tools, and interventions to sup-port correctional agencies on the APEX journey. This directory is designed to complement the APEX Guide¬book series and to enhance efforts to improve performance excellence by providing domain-specific resources and interventions. It can also be used as a stand-alone guide to change management and to the A... Read More
PDF
316 pages
2012
Document 025299
Understanding Corrections through the APEX Lens
By Cebula, Nancy; Lantz, Theresa; Ward, Tom. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This guidebook “is the second book in the APEX Guidebook series and is designed to help correctional practitioners deepen their knowledge of the Public Safety Model domains. It offers practical suggestions for improving performance and creating positive change by sharing best-practice methods and current literature on higher performance in corrections” (p. ix). APEX itself provides strategies for achieving performance excellence in the Public Safety Model domains—operations (which includes sa... Read More
PDF
96 pages
2012
Document 025300
Culture and Change Management: Using APEX to Facilitate Organizational Change
By Cebula, Nancy; Craig, Elizabeth; Innes, Christopher; Lantz, Theresa; Rhone, Tanya; Ward, Tom. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“Culture, including beliefs, assumptions, values, norms, and practices in an organization, determines the success of an organization’s performance and change efforts. This book helps illuminate the role culture plays in an organization that is striving for higher performance ... Knowledge of culture enables an organization to proceed along the path to successful change. The APEX Change Management Model provides a process and map for organizational change based in research and best practices; it ... Read More
PDF
116 pages
2012
Document 025303
APEX Resources Directory Vol. 2: Communications, Focus Groups, and Development
By Bilson, Janet Mancini; Cebula, Nancy; Innes, Christopher; Lantz, Theresa; Ritter, Elizabeth; Ward, Tom. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“APEX Resources Directory Volume 2 provides supportive information to correctional agencies embarking on the APEX (Achieving Performance Excellence) journey. It introduces the National Institute of Correc¬tions (NIC) Information Center, provides detailed information on creating a communications plan for those implementing the APEX Initiative, describes how to use focus groups to effectively gather information and feed-back, and includes a team development guide for those who want to build teams,... Read More
PDF
76 pages
2012
Document 025338
Achieving Performance Excellence: The Influence of Leadership on Organizational Performance
By Cebula, Nancy; Craig, Elizabeth; Eggers, John; Fajardo, Marge Douville; Gray, James; Lantz, Theresa. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“Leadership is a very important component of higher performing organizations. This book presents a breadth and depth of information about leading others and describes what leaders need to excel at and what up-and-coming leaders need to know as they prepare themselves for leadership positions. Taking a balanced approach to leadership allows correctional leaders to influence different people and diverse stakeholder groups in differing situations. Good leaders know when they need to manage rather t... Read More
PDF
100 pages
2012
Document 025301
Applying the APEX Tools for Organizational Assessment
By Bogue, Bradford; Cebula, Nancy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“Previously, not many assessment tools looked at issues that specifically affect those who work in the field of corrections … [This book] presents three organizational assessment tools developed specifically for the field of corrections. The APEX assessment tools are designed to look at an agency’s readiness to take on a change process, understand the importance of safety and security to correctional operations, measure performance on the APEX Public Safety Model’s eight domains, and provide gui... Read More
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128 pages
2011
Document 025287
APEX: Building the Model and Beginning the Journey
By Cebula, Nancy; Lantz, Theresa; Ward, Tom. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“Through extensive research and analysis, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is offering the field of corrections a comprehensive business model entitled the APEX (Achieving Performance Excellence) Initiative. The APEX Initiative is an agency-driven systems approach to building capacity for higher organizational performance, best practices, data-driven decisionmaking using multiple self-assessment tools, and a Guidebook series with strategies, interventions, and pathways. The APEX Publi... Read More
PDF
56 pages
2011
Document 025600
Organizational Readiness in Corrections
By Lerch, Jennifer; Viglione, Jill; Eley, Ernest; James-Andrews, Susan; Taxman, Faye S..
“This article examines the impact of a continuous on-site training model to advance the implementation of evidence-based practices in correctional settings” (p. 5). Information from this article can be used in the development and implementation of your own agency’s efforts to utilize evidence-based practices. Sections include: organizational readiness for change; resistance to change in corrections; implementing change; the Prison-Based Work Release Center (PWRC) experience with adopting evidenc... Read More
WEB
6 pages
2010
Document 025241
Context and Impact of Organizational Changes in State Corrections Agencies: A Study of Local Discourses and Practices in Kansas and Michigan
By Rengifo, Andres F.; Stemen, Don. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The impact of external and internal forces on “corrections policy innovation in which measures to control prison populations and enhance service delivery were implemented despite challenging institutional and social environments” is examined (p. 2). This is good reading for those agencies looking to implement their own strategies for correctional system reform. This report contains these sections: introduction; the context and dynamics of corrections reform—expanding capacity (1980 to early 1990... Read More
PDF
65 pages
2007
Document 021749
Building Culture Strategically: A Team Approach for Corrections
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Carol Flaherty-Zonis Associates (Scottsdale, AZ).
“This guide, a product of the National institute of Corrections’ (NIC’s) Institutional Culture Initiative, presents a model designed to produce higher quality work, build collaboration and interdependence, create safer and more secure environments, and, ultimately, help correctional facilities move strategically toward more positive culture that will improve the quality of life for both staff and offenders" (p.iii). Chapters contained in this guide are:
  • What organizational culture is; ... Read More
PDF
ca. 270 p.
2006
Document 021711
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting - July 2006
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Contents of these proceedings are: meeting highlights; "Open Forum: Hot Topics for Discussion"; "Understanding Culture: The Root of It All" by Carol Flaherty-Zonis; "NIC Information Center Briefing" by Sandy Schilling and Josh Stengel; "Analyzing Our culture to Improve Our Jail" by Mark Foxall; "Changing the Jail's Organizational Culture" by Robert Green; "Planning for Catastrophes and Other Emergencies" by Jeffrey Schwartz; "Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and Jails" by Larry Solomon; "Cr... Read More
PDF
64 p.
2005
Document 020171
Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: Implementation Checklist
National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
A tool for "guid[ing] organizations in their self-assessment and planning for implementation of evidence-based practices for community corrections" is provided (p. 1). Eighteen components are organized into four areas: administration and planning; human resources and training; information systems, measurement, and evaluation; and assessment, case planning, interventions, and supervision.... Read More
PDF
15 p.
2005
Document 021041
Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: Outcome and Process Measures
By Bogue, Brad; Woodward, Bill; Campbell, Nancy; Carey, Mark; Clawson, Elyse; Faust, Dorothy; Florio, Kate; Goldberg, Andrew Joplin, Lore Wasson, Billy. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
Outcome and process measures used to gage the effectiveness of the Integrated Model in reducing offender recidivism are presented. Each component found within a measure has information regarding its definition, tool/data source, description, frequency, and individual who collects the data. Components are organized into the following measures: recidivism; risk; proxy risk; supervision length; dosage; revocation and violation; program effectiveness; assessment; case plan; workload; violations; org... Read More
PDF
15 p.
2005
Document 020174
Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Corrections; Using an Integrated Model to Implement Evidence-Based Practices in Corrections
By Clawson, Elyse; Bogue, Brad; Joplin, Lore. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
The implementation of evidence-based practices that can significantly reduce the recidivism of offenders is explained. This paper covers: an integrated model of implementation; evidence-based practice; eight evidence-based principles for effective interventions; and implementing these principles.... Read More
PDF
17 p.
2004
Document 020575
A Review of the Emotional Intelligence Literature and Implications for Corrections
By Stys, Yvonne; Brown, Shelley L.. Correctional Service of Canada. Research Branch (Ottawa, Ontario).
Literature regarding emotional intelligence (E.I.) is reviewed. Sections following an executive summary are: introduction; E.I. models -- Salovey and Mayer's Ability Model, Bar-On, Goleman's Model, Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale (LEAS), and the Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SREIT); comparing E.I. models; emotional intelligence and related constructs; E.I. in applied settings; E.I. and the Correctional Service of Canada; controversies, limitations; and directions for future resea... Read More
WEB
68 p.
2004
Document 020172
Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: The Likert Study
National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
The use of Rensis Likert's Organizational Climate Survey by the National Institute of Corrections and the Crime and Justice Institute's Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community Inititative's National Project Team "with participating organizations as a means to measure organizational productivity and change over time" is explained (p. 1).... Read More
PDF
3 p.
2004
Document 020173
NIC/CJI Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: Outcome and Process Measure Development
National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
Informational elements needed for outcome measures, system process measures, program measures, and individual performance measures for evidence based practices, system process measures for organizational development, and system process measures for collaboration are clarified. Each element is delineated by its required or recommended use, components, definition, tool/data source, description, frequency, and who collects the data.... Read More
PDF
11 p.
2004
Document 019344
Implementing Evidence-Based Principles in Community Corrections: Leading Organizational Change and Development
National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
Organizational development (OD) concepts and strategies that foster organizational change and reform are described. Sections of this publication include: changing the way business is done -- the integrated model; organizational case management; the leadership challenge; the influence of infrastructure; step by step; the literature; the integrated organizational change process model; the importance of a healthy organization; leadership styles and leading change; managing transitions; and structu... Read More
PDF
18 p.
2004
Document 019341
Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: An Integrated Model
National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
An introduction to an integrated model for the implementation of evidence-based principles in community corrections is provided. This document contains the following sections: overview; the project; the challenge of implementation; the Integrated Model; and conclusion. ... Read More
PDF
3 p.
2003
Document 019065
Institutional Culture
  • [Videoconference Held July 23, 2003]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    This training program helps participants identify the factors that shape an institution's culture and offers ways to attempt to change that culture. This videoconference covers:
    • The importance and value of examining institutional culture;
    • Institutional culture and default culture;
    • Components of a comprehensive institutional culture assessment protocol;
    • Benefits of conducting institutional culture assessment;
    • The leader's role in shaping institutional culture;
    • Steps to take ... Read More

    1 DVD (162 min.)
    1995
    Document 012409
    Communications in Corrections--Supplement
    By Stucker, John J.; Smith, Gretchen M.; Sprecher, Rob. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This supplement describes the communications audits, technical assistance, and small grant projects supported by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) during this communications improvement program. The report summarizes communication issues and effective strategies for improvement. Topics discussed include community relations, media relations, corrections policy, internal communications, and organizational development. Included is a summary of the steps involved in developing a strate... Read More
    PDF
    16 p.
    1993
    Document 000245
    Bridging the Gap: Winning Administration's Support for Training
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Academy. Northeast Regional Field Coordinators (N.P.).
    Designed specifically for correctional trainers from all areas of corrections, this twenty-four-hour seminar instructs participants in the development of a strategic action plan that will link training with agency needs. Communication styles, individual and organizational change theory, and social marketing are topics discussed. The manual contains lesson plans and a participant's guide. The seminar was held in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, September 14-16, 1993.... Read More
    PDF
    ca. 100 p.
    1991
    Document 009018
    The Practical Planning Guide for Community Corrections Managers
    By Mactavish, Marie. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    The different stages of the Planning Model are described. They include: Identifying community interests and offender requirements; Surveying services that are internal and external to the organization; Updating the mission (purpose of the business); Analyzing the gaps: the difference between what is and what ought to be; Creating outcome criteria for evaluation; Planning for and taking action: implementation stage; and Evaluating the action. ... Read More
    PDF
    41 p.
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