The International Association of Correctional Training Personnel will host quarterly webinars for association members.  As a new benefit of members, these free training sessions are designed to assist those working in the field of training and staff development to enhance skills and improve performance.  

IACTP members can go to the "Members Only" page and view the recordings of archived webinars!

2019 Webinar Calendar
Registration will open for IACTP members approximately 4-6 weeks prior to each event.

Tracking down Technology that Works for You
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
1:00-2:00 pm (ET)
This webinar will showcase many different online tools and resources that will work on any web-enabled device.  He will share examples of how they have shifted their trainings to include technology as a tool to engage and reinforce learning.  Join this webinar for 60 minutes of interactive fun!  Presenter: Jeremy Holkup, Training Officer, North Dakota Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

Effective Communication and Documentation      
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
1:00-2:00 pm (ET)
Correctional staff must be able to communicate clearly with each other and document accurately the duties they perform, the services they provide and observations about inmate behavior.  If they do not, people-inmates and staff can be injured or killed, inmates may escape, and security is compromised.  In a lawsuit, good communication can be an effective defense. This webinar will discuss the importance of good communication skills training in a correctional facility.  Presenter: Lt. Gary F. Cornelius, Deputy Sheriff, Retired, Fairfax County (VA) Office of the Sheriff and Adjunct Faculty at George Mason University

Inmate Perpetrated Sexual Harassment of Corrections Staff
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
1:00-2:00 pm (ET)
This webinar will present the issues faced by corrections professionals and particularly corrections trainers as the work to manage the sexually abusive/harassing behaviors of inmates-directed at staff.   The presentation will include a review of policy, litigation, and research.  The webinar will focus upon appropriate training tools and delivery methods to encourage corrections staff to report and address these inappropriate behaviors of inmates in a consistent and professional manner.   
Culture change is a key component of this type of training approach and the tools to address such a change will be presented.  Presenter: Susan J. Jones, Ph.D., Retired Warden, Colorado Department of Corrections

Assessment: What Does that even Mean?
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
1:00-2:00 pm (ET)
This session will discuss the world of assessment and how it applies to training personnel. Participants will receive resources, examples, and an opportunity to discuss obstacles and how it can be framed in a measurable (non-emotional) way.
Presenter: Dr. Penny Veit-Hetletved, Director of Education, Staff Development, and Core Correctional Practices, North Dakota Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation