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ACA courses ease transition from officer to supervisor.

One of the most difficult career moves is going from the rank and file to management; you must now supervise the individuals who were recently your peers. How do you make this challenging transition? Supervision courses offered by the American Correctional Association pave the way to a smooth transition.

The most effective correctional facilities have the best staff, and the most critical staff position is the supervisor. Through the supervisor, work is accomplished and goals are achieved. The goal of the "Transition to Correctional Supervisor" course is to help correctional staff transition from being a line officer to being a supervisor. This course, item #945-CT05, is equivalent to 15 hours of in-service training.

"Communicating Effectively With Staff" examines how supervisors rely upon their staff to complete tasks and meet performance standards. The key to ensuring that this process flows smoothly is effective communication. The goal of this course is to help correctional supervisors learn how to communicate with their staff both on a daily basis and in a crisis. This course, item #946-CT05, is equivalent to 10 hours of in-service training.

"Navigating the Legal Issues of Supervision" studies the role of supervisors in the prevention of lawsuits and the liability that may arise not only from their actions but also their staff's actions. The goal of this course is to help correctional supervisors understand the legal issues involved in supervising staff. This course, item #947-CT05, is equivalent to 15 hours of in-service training.

Supervisors are responsible for the overall performance of their staff. Those who are performing well need to be praised, while those who are performing poorly need to be coached. "Meeting Performance Goals and Standards" helps correctional supervisors learn how to manage the performance process and supervise staff of the 21st century. This course, item #948-CT05, is equivalent to 10 hours of in-service training.

Each course is available for $29.95 and includes one copy of the final exam. Additional copies of the final exam can be purchased for $17.95. To order or to request a copy of the 2005 summer-fall product catalog, call 1-800-222-5646, ext. 1860. You can also order online at www.aca.org.
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Date:Aug 1, 2005
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