The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 to support the development, enhancement and sustainability of nationwide correctional leadership. The successful awardee will have the executive level background to understand the sensitivity and political nature of the target audience.
The Executive Excellence Seminar
NIC recognizes the importance of providing ongoing networking and professional development for executives in corrections, and anticipates conducting the final phase of the Executive Excellence training program during this next six (6) month project period. Executives in Corrections (program participants) have consistently identified the need for gaining valuable information and instruction from experienced directors, sheriffs, and chief probation officers learning from their peers and developing mentoring relationships with other participants.
NIC proposes to meet the unique training needs of corrections executives by offering them the opportunity to attend and a final four-day training and orientation program that focuses on the issues they will face early in their career. This experience will provide executives with the exceptional insight into the arena of corrections from other experienced directors’, sheriffs’, chief probation officers’, or senior administrators’ points-of-view with additional insights offered from, NIC Staff and other outside Technical Resource Providers TRP’s).
Goals and Objectives
The goals of these professional development training programs are to develop and enhance competency based leadership skills for federal, state, and local executives in corrections, focusing on collaborative and sustainable approaches to organizational management.
The successful applicant(s) must: (1) articulate a clear understanding of the unique training needs of executives in corrections, (2) have effectively incorporated adult learning principles into training modules, (3) have coordinated and facilitated training at the Executive Level, and (4) work as the primary project team who serve as the co-lead faculty for this exciting developmental effort for correctional executives.
The program’s overall objectives include the following:
- Provide correctional executives with insight to their leadership roles and the multiple complexities that accompany changes of command;
- Provide a safe and confidential training environment where correctional leaders may candidly discuss challenges and experiences involving their organization, both internal and external; and
- Provide an opportunity for participants to share information, engage in networking and mentoring relationships as well thoughtfully review emerging issues and trends that are impacting the field of corrections.
DEADLINE: Applications must be received before midnight (ET) on June 10, 2018.
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