Developing Subordinates in Corrections

Developing Subordinates in Corrections 

Like any other workplace, the corrections workplace needs its people to perform at their best. Top performers create maximum productivity, effectiveness, and intelligence at work. One of a manager’s or supervisors most important duties is to motivate the agency’s people toward full contribution of their talents and abilities. When people gain personal and professional satisfaction from their work and can see their path moving toward to a fulfilling future, they are more likely to stick with their employer and keep delivering excellence. An effective manager knows how to motivate his/her subordinates by helping them to develop their capabilities and to reach their career goals. In this course, designed for supervisors and managers in jails, prisons, community corrections, and juvenile justice services, you will learn about the importance of establishing a relationship with those who report to you. You will learn techniques for helping them explore their career interests, potentials, and professional development needs. After completing this course, you will be able to support the career development of your subordinates through coaching and effective feedback. You will learn to align your one-on-one staff development efforts with those of the larger organization. Interactive exercises will allow you to analyze staff development situations and learn to make choices that will bring the most benefit to your agency, your officers, and your own professional effectiveness.


Hours: 2.50


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Course Details

Course Code: EL-DSC-CORR-0
Hours: 2.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Explain three elements of interpersonal communication that a supervisor must master in order to support the career development of subordinates.
Distinguish the characteristics of performance-based coaching as opposed to staff supervision.
Apply four rules for effective delegation to give your subordinates growth opportunities that will lead toward a thriving professional future.

Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributor B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives Section 2: Staff Development Creates the Future A. Meet Chris B. Personal Growth on the Job: Why It Matters C. Workforce Challenges in Corrections D. Setting the Stage for Development E. The Organization’s Role in Staff Development F. The Employee’s Responsibility G. The Manager’s Role H. Influencing and Motivating I. Whose Job Is It, Anyway? J. Section Summary Section 3: Tools of the Trade: Interpersonal Skills A. What Makes a Supervisor Effective? B. Relating Effectively With Others C. Self-Awareness: Your Managerial Style D. Developing Listening Skills E. Asking Good Questions F. Some Questions to Ask G. Planning and Goal Setting H. Tell Me More I. Section Summary Section 4: Directive Interaction to Enhance Performance A. At the Beginning: Developing Basic Skills B. Developing Basic Skills: Your Role C. Supervising to Support Growth D. Appraisal E. Directive Feedback F. Five Principles for Effective Feedback G. What Not to Do H. Toeing the Line I. Section Summary Section 5: Creating Challenges and Rewards A. Developing Staff for the Future B. Coaching C. Effective Coaching Elements D. Delegation E. What to Delegate F. Mentoring G. The Prisoner of Excellence H. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. References

Instructor: Connie Clem
Connie Clem has been involved in corrections training and information-sharing for more than 25 years, beginning at the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center. Connie has conducted training needs assessments, developed training curricula, and delivered virtual and face-to-face training. She facilitated online networks for expertise exchange among correctional trainers and other groups and developed guidelines for subject matter experts who contribute to broadcast training programs. Connie enjoys writing, research, training, and online outreach. As Principal of Clem Information Strategies in Longmont, Colorado, she consults with clients and writes about topics in communications, stakeholder education, online tools, and specialty topics in corrections and related fields. She is the editor of NIC’s National Jail Exchange, an online journal, and is the author of Government Online: Improving Service and Engaging Communities (Ark Group, 2010). Connie is also active with professional organizations, including the American Jail Association, the Association of Women Executives in Corrections, and the American Correctional Association. Disclosure: Connie Clem has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Correctional Officers.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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