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Services and Resources for Correctional Trainers

NIC offers a variety of resources and services for those who provide training in a correctional setting.

The Learning and Performance Initiative represents NIC’s effort to help build staff training and development capacity in corrections agencies. Below are resources for trainers and curriculum designers.

Many materials are online, but most are available through our library only. If you are a correctional trainer and would like additional information about our resources and services, please contact us through our help desk.

NIC is committed to improving correctional agencies' internal capacity to enhance workplace learning and staff performance (i.e., training assessment, design, development, implementation, and evaluation).

The resources and guides provided on this page are designed for:

  • Training directors/coordinators
  • Trainers
  • Curriculum developers
  • Adjunct/part-time trainers
  • Field training officers
  • Anyone responsible for training in a correctional agency
Located below are additional resources on these training topics:
Training Management 
A guide to the resources available to corrections trainers.
Instructional Design
A guide to instructional models and resources for designing corrections-related training.
Training Delivery
A guide to effectively facilitating and presenting training and resources for conducting corrections-related training.
Other NIC Resources for Trainers
Learn about NIC's technical assistance and Web resources for correctional trainers.

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is offering a free webinar

You Can’t Read the Label from Inside the Jar: Disruptive Truth Bombs about Criminology, Implementation Science, and Real-World Organizational Change

As described by the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), "....this presentation will provide the 'real talk' necessary to think critically about the truths, lies, twists, and real-world trials about criminology, implementation science, and organizational change. Blunt, honest, sometimes funny, and painful where necessary, the presenter will illuminate the realities of modern sciences as they apply (or not) to real-world and authentic, lasting change. Attendees will learn to think beyond the conventional norms about how to effect real organizational change. Attendees will also be given basic introduction to the 10 Essential Principles for Implementation Leadership - practically derived and scientifically supported approaches to leading real-world change in criminal justice settings."

Registration Link: 

Date and Time: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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