If you’re implementing training within your agency, you know that it can sometimes be tough. We’ve all heard staff say things like “I don’t know why I have to go to this training; I already know this stuff,” “What I’m doing is already working; why do I need to be trained in something new?” “Nothing I do is going to make a difference with offenders; why bother trying?” or “I don’t have time for this.” Sound familiar?
We developed a resource for a community corrections jurisdiction that can help. It offers suggestions for what the agency can do to ensure that training is a good experience and return on investment, and for what individual staff members can do to ensure that they get as much out of the training session as possible.
We want to hear your ideas too! What other steps have you and your staff taken to ensure that training experiences are as impactful as possible?