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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
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2 volumes (volume 1 – 250 pages, volume 2 – 146 pages)
2011
Document 025151
Essential Skills for New Supervisors
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
Making the transition from line staff to supervisor calls for developing new skills and competencies as well as a major shift in mindset from doing one’s own work to supervising the work of others. This program focuses on core competencies for supervisors. These competencies include developing personal and professional goals, demonstrating leadership, solving problems, thinking critically, making decisions, managing conflict, coaching, counseling, providing discipline, and encouraging staff p... Read More
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2 data DVDs
2010
Document 024397
Evidence-Based Practice Skills Assessment for Criminal Justice Organizations, Version 1.0
By Ameen, Christine A.; Loeffler-Cobia, Jennifer. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) (Boston, MA).
“The Evidence-based Practice Skills Assessment (EBPSA) is a self-report measurement tool designed to gauge the extent to which correctional staff demonstrate the skills necessary to successfully implement Evidence-based Practices (EBP)” (p. 5). The EBPSA guide summarizes how using the EBPSA can enhance an organization’s ability to become a more effective evidence-based organization. A brief overview describes the development of the EBPSA. Additional sections address reliability analysis, scoring... Read More
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56 pages
2008
Document 016738
Sex Offender Treatment Skills for Corrections Professionals [Distance Learning Training Program: Videoconference Held March 12-15, 2001]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
Effective assessment, treatment, and management of incarcerated sex offenders are enhanced by this 36-hour distance learning event. The content of this training program is divided into five sections: characteristics of sex offenders and treatment programs (what works/what doesn't work); comprehensive psycho-sexual assessment; treatment issues, such as sex offender treatment vs. traditional treatment, denial/cognitive distortion and empathy, stages of change and interviewing strategies, social a... Read More

1 Data DVD (591 min.)
2007
Document 022679
Training for Training Directors
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
The skills that successful correctional training directors need are explained. Modules comprising this training program are: role of the training director; liability issues; policy and procedures; needs assessment annual training plan and evaluation; developing and assessing training curricula and performance objectives; alternative delivery strategies; developing training staff; scheduling, logistics, and marketing.... Read More

1 data DVD (239 minutes)
2006
Document 021204
Executive Training for Newly Appointed Juvenile Facility Directors [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
This 36-hour training program targets skills needed to effectively lead a juvenile corrections or detention facility. Modules contained in this manual are: creating our context for learning; the roles and functions of a juvenile facility director; exploring your leadership style; the impact of today's changing juvenile justice workforce; shaping your facility's vision, mission, values, and culture; addressing your facility's external environment; managing change; developing well being in yourse... Read More

1 computer disk; CD-ROM
2006
Document 020475
Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century: Manager and Supervisor Levels
By Campbell, Nancy M.; Mactavish, Marie; Dobel, J. Patrick; Lucey, Barbara; Edington, Teddi; Yates, Cindi; Woodward, William. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Campbell Consulting (Bainbridge Island, WA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Characteristics that result in the best performance of correctional managers and supervisors are identified along with key skills, knowledge, and attributes of effective and successful leaders which are then linked to a set of specific behaviors. This manual includes an executive summary and the following chapters: managerial profiles; ethics and values; interpersonal relationships; oral and written communication; motivating others; developing direct reports; managing conflict; team building; c... Read More
PDF
316 p.
2005
Document 020489
Strategies for Building Effective Work Teams [Satellite/Internet broadcast held on September 12-15, 2005]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
This program provides participants strategies for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating work teams within a corrections agency work unit and agency-wide. It covers individual and group leadership techniques, group dynamics, characteristics of performance-based work teams, team-based dialogue, and overcoming organizational barriers to team development, True Colors inventory, and experiential outdoor teambuilding activities.... Read More
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6 DVDs (1188 min.) + 1 CD
2005
Document 020484
Strategies for Building Effective Work Teams [Participant's Manual]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
Strategies for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating work teams within a work unit or agencywide are covered during this 36-hour program. Sections contained in this manual are: why teams?; dimensions of teamwork; teams and the organizational meeting; stages of team development; managing team conflict; and Team Playbook -- playing for performance (a workbook for this course).... Read More
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156 p.
2005
Document 020474
Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century: Executive and Senior Levels
By Campbell, Nancy M. Mactavish, Marie Dobel, Patrick Katsampes, Paul Yates, Cindi. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Campbell Consulting (Bainbridge Island, WA) National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Characteristics that result in the best performance of executive and senior level leaders are identified along with the key skills, knowledge, and attributes of effective and successful leaders which are then linked to a set of specific behaviors. Following an executive summary, this manual provides an exploration of: managerial profiles; self awareness; ethics and values; vision and mission; strategic thinking; managing the external environment; power and influence; strategic planning and perf... Read More
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226 p.
2005
Document 020487
FutureForce: Building a 21st Century Community Corrections Workforce
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held August 3, 2005]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections/Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    This program focuses on the changing and expanding roles of probation, parole, and community corrections officers. Probation, parole and community corrections officers have seen their roles and professional expectations change and expand over the past several years. However, their primary responsibility has remained the supervision of offenders in conjunction with effective caseload management. These changing and expanding roles and expectations, coupled with offender supervision and caseload... Read More
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    1 DVD (165 min.)
    2004
    Document 020275
    Preventing and Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct In Community Corrections: A Training Program for Agency Administrators
    By Layman, Elizabeth Price; McCampell, Susan W.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (Naples, FL).
    The knowledge, skills, and tools needed to address staff sexual misconduct in community corrections are provided during this 24-hour training program. This course is comprised of six modules: an overview on staff sexual misconduct; professional boundaries, ethics, and culture; policies and procedures; investigations; legal issues for community corrections; and prevention. The "Policy Development Guide" answers the question "How do I know if my agency needs a policy?" and provides direction on h... Read More
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    411 pages
    2004
    Document 019434
    Building Leadership Development Systems in Juvenile Justice Agencies [Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    The development and implementation of an in-house leadership and management development system (within existing agency parameters) are discussed during this 30-hour course. Sections of this manual include: training program introduction; setting a context and identifying trends; trainer and training function self-assessment; strategies for getting management buy-in; establishing a design team and advisory board; identifying candidates for your program; competency development and assessment of ma... Read More
    PDF
    124 p.
    2004
    Document 019642
    Supervisory Leadership for Women in Corrections [Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Participants will assess their personal leadership styles and set specific goals for a career development plan during this 36-hour course. Five sections comprise this manual: leadership -- self-mastery, network relationships, and positive politics; our dragons -- feedback; relationships, power, and leadership; expanding our world view -- learn, change and grow; and returning renewed and refreshed.... Read More
    PDF
    142 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.)
    2003
    Document 018968
    Exploring the Dynamics & Principles of Effective Leadership [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]; Leadership Curriculum
    National Institute of Corrections Academy. Western Regional Field Coordinators (N.P.).
    A leadership curriculum package that provides "a quickie look at the work of a leader and how best to do it" is presented. Contents of this collection are: guide to assembling the lesson plan and participant handout; instructor notes; copies of overheads; program text; action plan presentation worksheet; action plan worksheet; Leadership Challenge and Evaluation; list of leadership competencies; and promotional material.... Read More
    PDF
    84 p.
    2003
    Document 018832
    Developing "Coaches" for New Wardens [Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Training and practical experience in the techniques and skills of Co-Active coaching as the foundation of a leadership culture are provided during this 36-hour program. Topics covered include: leadership culture; coaching principles; commitment and high performance; Co-Active leadership coaching; listening levels; coaching practice; learning steps; powerful questions; complete requests get action; action and awareness create continuous learning; values; assumptions and interpretations; the "gre... Read More
    PDF
    49 p.
    2003
    Document 018781
    Assessment of NIC's Executive Leadership Training for Women
    By Stinchcomb, Jeanne B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (Naples, FL).
    Findings from a report which "assesses the outcome of the training [program] in terms of the leadership-related behaviors of participants" are presented (p. 4). This evaluation contains the following sections: executive summary; background; program description; research design; findings according to -- overview of participant training manual, analysis of participant program evaluations, on-site observations of researchers, focus group feedback, and survey results; and conclusions and recomm... Read More
    PDF
    113 p.
    2002
    Document 017914
    Strategies for Building Effective Work Teams [Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Strategies for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating work teams within a work unit and agency-wide are presented during this 36-hour program. This manual contains the following sections: Why teams?; critical elements of teamwork; organizational meeting; stages of team development; team tools and techniques; and playbook for strategies for building effective work teams.... Read More
    PDF
    ca. 200 p.
    2001
    Document 016827
    Staffing Analysis Workbook for Jails
    By Liebert, Dennis R.; Miller, Rod. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    An integrated series of steps that result in a comprehensive and innovative staffing plan is presented. The staffing analysis process involves: jail profiling; net annual work hours calculation; development of a facility activity schedule; staff coverage plan development; completion of a staff summary; schedule development; evaluation, revision, and improvement of the plan; operational costs calculation; report preparation; and implementation of the plan and monitoring of the results. Appendixes... Read More
    PDF
    43 p.
    2001
    Document 016857
    Facilitation Skills for Managers: Training Curriculum Package
    By Collins, Barbara; Yeres, Susan; Smith, M. Gale. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). ETR Associates (Santa Cruz, CA); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This 16-hour course is designed for managers who run meetings and/or lead task groups. This curriculum is divided into seven modules:
    • Introduction and course overview;
    • What is facilitation;
    • Know yourself and your group;
    • Getting started;
    • Getting work done (task tools);
    • Handling challenges;
    • And completing work.
    Lesson plans, Participant's Manual, and overheads are included.... Read More
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    Approximately 250 pages
    2001
    Document 016974
    Facilitation Skills for Offender Groups: Training Curriculum Package
    By Yeres, Susan; Collins, Barbara. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). ETR Associates (Santa Cruz, CA); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Designed for counselors or other staff who run offender groups, this 16-hour course addresses group process strategies. The following lesson plan modules are provided:
    • Introduction and course overview;
    • What facilitation is;
    • Goals for personal development;
    • Stages of group development;
    • Stages of individual change;
    • Setting a climate for change;
    • Communication skills;
    • Facilitating participation;
    • Facilitating behavior change;
    • Facilitating changes in perspective;
    • A... Read More
    PDF
    approximately 560 pages
    2001
    Document 016993
    Options for Managing Difficult Inmates [Videoconference held on June 13, 2001]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Difficult inmates, such as those who have gang affiliations, chronic behavioral problems or who are mentally or socially challenged, require more complex management interventions. This program presents a menu of options for managing difficult inmates, discusses barriers, and identifies resources. Segments of this presentation include:
    • Description of the "difficult" inmate
    • Criteria for placement and release to special housing
    • Program options that are working nationally
    • Ob... Read More

    1 DVD (180 min.)
    1999
    Document 015894
    Staff Supervision Training for Corrections Professionals [Distance Learning Training Program: Videoconference Held September 13-16, 1999]
    By Young, Cheryl Brown, ed.. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Becoming a first line supervisor involves many changes and challenges. This 28-hour course, originally delivered as a distance learning event, introduces ideas, insights, and perspectives that will immediately impact supervision effectiveness. Modules include: building blocks of supervision (what is a supervisor and supervisory competencies); personal competencies (vision and values and principled behavior); organizational context (mission and culture and working with stakeholders); supervisory ... Read More

    3 video DVDs (532 min.) + 1 CD
    1998
    Document 014806
    Psychopaths: Their Nature and Impact on Corrections [Videoconference held August 5, 1998]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This three-hour interactive videoconference addresses both adult and juvenile psychopaths who are incarcerated or under community supervision. It covers the following topics: identification, diagnosis, and classification of psychopathic offenders and detainees; assessing their risk for violence (prediction studies); special considerations with psychopathic sex offenders; costs associated with managing these offenders and detainees; the implications for treatment, management, and release; Hendric... Read More

    1 DVD (180 min.)
    1997
    Document 014794
    Cognitive/Behavioral Strategies to Changing Offender Behavior [Videoconference held September 15-18, 1997]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    The objective of these training sessions is to empower corrections institutions to significantly decrease the percentage of recidivism as they work with offenders. This four-session training in the area of cognitive/behavioral strategies will help participants to become aware of the research, understand cognitive principles and apply these principles along with the methods of cognitive restructuring, and understand the principles and methods of cognitive skills therapy.

    3 video DVDs (395 min.) + 1 CD
    1997
    Document 014364
    Critical Issues in Managing Women Offenders, September 7-12, 1997, Longmont, Colorado: Evaluation Report
    By Adams, Linda. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    An evaluation of the feedback from this training seminar's participants indicates that the program was considered an overall success. Participants and the evaluator give suggestions for possible improvement of future meetings.... Read More
    PDF
    24 p.
    1990
    Document 008921
    Jail Inspection Basics: An Introductory Self-Study Course for Jail Inspectors
    By Rosazza, Thomas A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. Jail Standards Division (Lincoln, NE).
    Particular skills common to most inspectors are identified in this document that was designed as an entrance level training vehicle for inspectors. Legal issues, standards, the inspection process, facility design and its impact on operations, communications, organizational structures, and resources are topics addressed.... Read More
    PDF
    155 p.
    1990
    Document 008922
    Jail Inspection Basics: An Introductory Self-Study Course for Jail Inspectors, Supervisor's Guide
    By Rosazza, Thomas A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. Jail Standards Division (Lincoln, NE).
    The purpose of the Supervisor's Guide is to provide the supervisor a means to facilitate interaction between himself and the new inspector about the topics in the self-study course.... Read More
    PDF
    50 p.
    1989
    Document 007903
    Competency Profile of Institutional Department Head
    National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections (Boulder, CO).
    A DACUM profile is provided on the duties and tasks of the Institutional Department Head.... Read More
    PDF
    3 p.
    1988
    Document 007981
    Competency Profile of Warden/Superintendent
    National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections (Boulder, CO).
    Duties with corresponding tasks are provided in this DACUM profile of a Warden/Superintendent. Characteristics associated with worker traits and attitudes, and general knowledge and skills are also listed.... Read More
    PDF
    6 p.
    1988
    Document 007983
    Competency Profile of Jail Administrator
    National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections (Boulder, CO).
    A DACUM profile is provided on the managerial and operational duties, with accompanying tasks, of the Jail Administrator.... Read More
    PDF
    6 p.
    1988
    Document 007984
    Competency Profile of Community Corrections Administrator
    National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections (Boulder, CO).
    A DACUM profile is provided of the duties and tasks of the Community Corrections Administrator. Such duties include: manage personnel, administer finances, promote professional competency and awareness, manage information, and manage facilities and equipment.... Read More
    PDF
    3 p.
    1988
    Document 006510
    Staffing Analysis Workbook for Jails
    By Miller, Rod; Liebert, Dennis. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The process of staffing analysis consists of seven steps: 1- "Profiling" the jail setting; 2- Examining intermittent activities; 3- Determining coverage and assignment; 4- Scheduling; 5- Evaluating and improving initial plans; 6- Preparing the staffing analysis report; and 7- Implementing and monitoring. ... Read More
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    1985
    Document 003659
    Administrative Sources of Occupational Stress in a Correctional Setting: Administrative Manual
    By Ratner, Alan M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); California Dept. of Corrections (Sacramento, CA). Aide Behavioral Services (Sacramento, CA).
    ... Read More
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    50 p.
    1984
    Document 003394
    Developing and Managing Part-time Trainers, Pts. 1 and 2
    By Katsampes, Paul. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections Outreach Program (Boulder, CO).
    Contents: Part 1: The Manager's Role--Part 2: The Trainer's Role.... Read More
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    1981
    Document 006310
    Functional Unit Management: A Training Response Model for Managing Prison Violence
    By Maghan, Jesse L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Title of project: Development of Training Programs and Materials in Response to Prison Violence.... Read More
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