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Title: Executive Management Training (From Issues in Correctional Training and Casework, Volume 4, P 1-6, 1988, Bruce I Wolford and Pam Lawrenz, eds.)
Author(s): J Lane; W C Mullan
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

Eastern Kentucky University
Dept of Correctional Services
105 Stratton
Richmond, KY 40475
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) offers an Executive Management Training (EMT) program to improve the competency of institutional managers.
Abstract: Although the course has a basic operations orientation, it starts with a theoretical component on leadership development to identify similarities and differences between leadership and management. Other course components focus on business administration, project development, political and external realities in facility management, labor relations, personnel concerns, media relations, institutional issues and programs, legal issues, and planning for emergencies. Midlevel managers at Ohio correctional institutions did not have a good understanding of DRC operations outside their own institution or specific institutional operations other than their own. Further, they had little experience in planning for and managing major projects. The course increased the knowledge of alternatives and options available to criminal justice personnel, particularly the awareness of overcrowded conditions in Ohio prisons. It was determined that course components must be reality-based and offer hands-on learning and student participation. The process involved in developing, revising, and evaluating the EMT program is detailed.
Main Term(s): Corrections management training
Index Term(s): Corrections education; Ohio
Note: Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Correctional Symposium, Lexington, Ky., and at the Third Annual National Correctional Trainers Conference, Pittsburgh
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