CI Leadership Training








The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) has partnered with NCIA to develop and launch a Correctional Industries Leadership Training Program, a comprehensive program to train Correctional Industry Directors, as well as CI staff who show potential to become future leaders in CI.

NCIA has been working closely with NIC since 2007 when our members participated in the CI Leadership Training DACUM to develop national professional development standards for Correctional Industries Leaders. In 2009, NCIA gathered a diverse group of seven CI Directors to participate in the Validation Panel that validated the original DACUM findings.

NCIA launched the pilot Correctional Industries Leadership Training at the National Training Conference in Sacramento, CA in April 2012.  Held the Friday and Saturday before the official conference kick-off, the training was “sold out” with more than 30 practitioners consisting of current directors and future leaders in attendance.








The program consists of two training webinars, as well as LinkedIn social networking.  In addition, each participant must complete four E-learning modules prior to the classroom training’s six modules (with Case Study).

Training modules are as follows:

E-Learning Modules                                                                                                         

  • Marketing
  • Balancing Internal and External Environments
  • Developing Staff Workforce Competencies
  • Financial Self-Sufficiency

Classroom Modules

  • Providing Dynamic Leadership
  • Managing your Stakeholder Network
  • Assuring Customer Satisfaction
  • Developing an Offender Workforce
  • Developing Re-entry Resources
  • Evaluating Organizational Performance
  • Case Study