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A description of the Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) Partnership Training Program is provided. 'This administrative guide provides an overview of the training program, including its benefits and requirements'and information needed to make an informed decision for participating in the training program, including the criteria for selecting a qualified, multidisciplinary team of trainees' (p. 1). The following sections comprise this guide: overview of the training program; introduction; eligibility requirements; training process; and announcements. Appendixes provide participant information, Center for Credentialing and Education certification requirements, program evaluation, and copyright restrictions for OWDS training materials.

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Liability issues related to correctional training programs are discussed. Participants will be able to:

  • Analyze training programs to determine if they are legally defensible;
  • Determine the need to acquire copyright permission for material used;
  • Identify alternative delivery strategies applicable to a particular setting;
  • Apply the elements of a good documentation system to their agency/facility;
  • And analyze their current system and develop a plan to correct any deficiencies.

Pertinent forms and handouts are also provided.

Avoiding Your Day in Court -- Addressing Training Liability Through Defensible Strategies Cover

Designed specifically for correctional trainers from all areas of corrections, this twenty-four-hour seminar instructs participants in the development of a strategic action plan that will link training with agency needs. Communication styles, individual and organizational change theory, and social marketing are topics discussed. The manual contains lesson plans and a participant's guide. The seminar was held in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, September 14-16, 1993.

Bridging the Gap:  Winning Administration's Support for Training Cover

This 3-day broadcast program provides participants with the knowledge and skills to develop a formal on-the-job training (OJT) program for new employees based on a corrections-specific FTO model. It includes using the FTO task-specific format, developing FTO modules, conducting proficiency tests, and implementing a formal FTO teaching process. Each participant will develop an FTO module as part of the training. Several demonstrations of the FTO format and teaching process are provided. This model can be used in a prison, jail, or community corrections facility that provides 24-hour care.

Building Agency Success: Developing an Effective FTO/OJT Training Program Cover

This program explores the development of a formal new employee on-the-job (OTJ) program based on a corrections-specific FTO model. This broadcast covers:

  • Assessing the current FTO program;
  • The FTO task-specific format;
  • Developing FTO models;
  • Conducting proficiency tests;
  • And the formal FTO teaching process.
  • Several demonstrations of the FTO format and teaching process are also included. This DVD can be used in conjunction with NIC accession nos. 019008 and 020603.

     

Building New Employee Success with an Effective Field Training Officer (FTO) Program Cover

Contents: Part 1: The Manager's Role--Part 2: The Trainer's Role.

Developing and Managing Part-time Trainers, Pts. 1 and 2 Cover

This 32-hour program will help participants develop the preparation, presentation, and platform delivery skills needed to conduct training using established curricula. Focus areas include the needs and characteristics of adult learners, learning styles, the role of the correctional trainer, managing a learner-centered training environment, asking and responding to questions, facilitating lesson plans, teaching to performance objectives, and basic teaching methods.

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