The position of warden is one of the most daunting, yet rewarding, opportunities a corrections professional can achieve. Yet, the internal and external expectations and accountability that accompany this position can affect a warden’s leadership ability and management of facility operations. These challenges require the development of new skills and knowledge.
This 32-hour program helps participants enhance their skills in areas essential to effective leadership and administration of a correctional institution. Some of the topics to be discussed include institutional culture, managing within a hierarchy, budget management, ethical decision making, and media relations. Woven throughout the program are continuous opportunities to share concerns and exchange and create new ideas.
Suggested reading for this course includes: The 360 Degree Leader Workbook: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization and Developing the Leader Within You both by John Maxwell.