CI Director Training


This year’s CI Director Training, sponsored by NIC, will be held September 22 – 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. Click here to learn more and register. 









The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) has partnered with NCIA to develop and launch a Correctional Industries Director 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 Director Training DACUM to develop national professional development standards for Correctional Industries Directors. 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 Director Training at the Enterprise 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.

cidirtrng04The 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

cidirtrng05Since the pilot program, NIC has conducted two post-pilot CI Director Training programs in November 2012 and again in September 2013 to a ‘sold-out’ group of registrants. Hosted in Aurora, CO at the NIC Training Academy, approximately 20 current directors and future leaders from Correctional Industries agencies all over the country participated in the intensive three and one-half day training.  NIC plans to offer the CI Director Training annually at its Training Academy in Aurora, CO.