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Leadership Mentoring: Successful Succession Planning [Webinar]

Date and Time: February 22, 2023 10am PT / 11am MT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET for 1 hour

Does your agency have a clear system in place that staff can follow to move up in various ranks, rise to various levels, or take on specialized assignments?

Your organization may want to ensure that well-trained and qualified staff are developed for career advancement by offering them the knowledge and experience they need for both temporary and permanent roles at higher levels. Leaders are frequently interested in identifying ways that mentoring programs can be instituted and maintained so that those who wish to advance their careers can learn through skilled guidance while simultaneously performing needed duties within the department.

In this webinar, Dr. Ed Sherman will discuss these topics and provide suggestions about ways to most effectively recruit participants into a mentoring program and impart learning to mentees in a manner that will maximize their interest and involvement. By structuring procedures and practices in a way that assist personnel in getting on and staying on the road to success, both aspiring leaders and agencies stand to benefit.

Take Aways:

During this webinar, participants will learn how to:

  • Identify best practices that fit your workplace to address staff trauma and organizational stress based on evidence.
  • Enhance and maintain staff morale through promotional opportunities.
  • Maximize the longevity and productivity of employees over time.
  • Create a consistent pool of candidates to succeed others when vacancies occur.

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Target Audience

Any employee of a state, federal or local correctional jurisdiction.


  • Ed Sherman, Psy.D., Principal Managing Partner, Sherman Consulting
    Dr. Ed Sherman is an organizational consultant, executive coach, and leadership development specialist. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, and holds master’s degrees in management and psychology. Dr. Sherman has 40 years of experience in public safety, having served as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, and paramedic. He worked for many years in the law enforcement profession in San Diego in various assignments, including serving as a criminal intelligence supervisor for the California Department of Justice. Dr. Sherman has provided both public and private entities with services such as after action reviews, assessments, training, team building, and process improvement facilitation for staff at all levels.

Who do I Contact for More Information?

  • Content Contact
    Belinda D. Stewart
    Correctional Program Specialist, Prisons Division, NIC
  • Webinar Technical Contact
    Leslie LeMaster
    Correctional Program Specialist, Academy Division, NIC

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An black, male officer being mentored by their white, female supervisor
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