Enroll Now for One or More of NIC's Virtual Instructor Led Training Courses!
Registration is now open in the NIC Learning Center (http://nic.learn.com ) for our 8 newly updated FY2013 Virtual Instructor Led (VILT) offerings (see full descriptions below)!
To enroll in these VILT programs, log onto http://nic.learn.com and Log-in (upper right hand corner of the screen) (or create an account if you don't already have one). Then, click and follow the Catalog drop down menu at the top of the screen to the virtual instructor led training program you wish to register for in the Learning Center. Click on the course name you are interested in, and click Enroll and follow the required procedures. If you need help, click the Help/Support drop down menu at the top of the screen. As with all NIC Virtual Instructor Led Training, there is no cost for your participation.
To participate effectively in NIC's WebEx virtual training requires a telephone, preferably with a headset, and a computer with an internet connection. We ask you to join each training session at least 10 minutes prior to the start, in the event you encounter connectivity issues.
Applying Blended Learning Solutions in Your Organization - a Two Part VILT Series
A Virtual Instructor-Led Training via WebEx
13A6110 - Part One
July 17, 2012 8am PT / 9am MT / 10am CT / 11am ET
13A6111 - Part Two
July 24, 2013 8am PT / 9am MT / 10am CT / 11am ET
Local, state and federal adult corrections and juvenile justice training directors and administrators, training coordinators, training and curriculum developers, and corrections trainers who are interested in moving from solely classroom based staff performance enhancement/training offerings to a strategic "blending" of classroom (traditional face to face) and e-based delivery methods.
In this four hour, two part VILT via Webex, will demonstrate the importance of designing learning and performance opportunities and training/learning programs that integrate a blend of delivery methods. Content includes defining and exploring Web 2.0/ Learning 2.0 as delivery methods. Upon completion these two sessions you will be able to identify types of learning delivery methods, identify factors in choosing learning solutions, and make choices on designing training solutions for your organization using effective strategies and best practices.
By applying for this training, participants are committing to completing the pre-session survey and participating both scheduled online sessions. There will be several resources to take away from the session including an initial blending planning guide.
Designing E Strategies for Staff Performance Enhancement - a Two Part VILT Series
13A1312 - Part One
July 31, 2013 8am PT / 9am MT / 10am CT / 11am ET
13A6113 - Part Two
August 7, 2013 8am PT / 9am MT / 10am CT / 11am ET
Local, state and federal adult corrections and juvenile justice training directors and administrators, training coordinators and training and curriculum developers who are interested adding social media tools to their learning and performance strategies, and incorporating them into their learning and performance (staff development and training approaches).
During this four hour, two part VILT course via WebEx, participants experienced in designing training will explore ways to incorporate e-strategies into contemporary corrections and juvenile justice training. Participants will explore design "do's and don'ts" and some "how tos" of using popular social media tools such as wikis, blogs, Twitter, and online communities in their training. During the course a social media tool case study will be highlighted.
Using E Strategies to Reach Our Corrections and Juvenile Justice Young Adult Workforce
August 21, 2013 8am PT / 9am MT / 10am CT / 11am ET
A Virtual Instructor-Led Training via WebEx
Local, state and federal adult corrections and juvenile justice training directors and administrators, training coordinators and training and curriculum developers who are interested in creating staff performance enhancement strategies that key into the needs of the young adult corrections workforce, sometimes known as the Millennials or the Digital Generation.
During this 2 hour VILT course via WebEx, the workplace learning needs of our technology savvy young adult workforce will be defined. Content includes describing the emerging profile/characteristics of the contemporary corrections workforce, including a look at the specific profile of our younger employees. Also included are ideas on how to meet the staff performance enhancement needs of this emerging group, as well as several examples of how this is being done by selected correctional agencies.
As a concluding activity, participants will develop an initial plan for assessing their organization's ability for meeting the needs of their young adult workforce and what they will do as a result.
How to Turn Competencies into Development Opportunities for Staff
September 11, 2013 8am PT / 9am MT / 10am CT / 11am ET
Local, state and federal adult corrections and juvenile justice training directors and administrators, human resources managers and leaders, and agency managers and leaders who are tasked with and/or are interested in developing competency based development opportunities to enhance on the job staff performance.
During this 2 hour VILT course via WebEx, participants from corrections and juvenile justice settings of all types will review the basics of competency frameworks - what they are, how they are developed, where to find them, and how to move from a competency framework into creating staff performance building opportunities. Content includes a look at NIC's Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century framework, and how the Academy Division of NIC has implemented the framework into their own leadership and management development opportunities. Participants will also develop an initial plan for implementing a competency based staff performance enhancement framework (formerly known as staff training and development) into their home organization.
Learning in Webex: Making NIC's Virtual Instructor Led Training Work for You!
September 18, 2013 8am PT / 9am MT / 10am CT / 11am ET
Additional delivery scheduled!
Come and learn how to effectively participate in a virtual training environment! During this VILT course via Webex, participants from corrections and juvenile justice settings of all types will learn how to make the most out of training that occurs in the Webex virtual classroom environment. Highlights include practice with Webex interactive annotation tools (text, drawing, chat, arrow / pointer, and highlighter and more!), and participating in learning activities that mirror face to face classroom processes. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with each other and facilitators via audio and shared visual connections using NIC's Webex virtual training room.
To participate effectively in NIC's Webex virtual training requires a telephone, preferably with a headset, and a computer with an internet connection.
Managing, Coordinating and Participating in Distance Learning Environments
September 25, 2013 8am PT / 9am MT / 10am CT / 11am ET
Local, state and federal adult corrections and juvenile justice training directors and administrators, human resources managers and leaders, and agency managers and leaders who are interested in leveraging the effectiveness of training delivered via distance environments (satellite, virtual, and e-based). This will also appeal to participants who are interested in getting the most out of learning opportunities delivered in a distance learning environments.
During this 2 hour VILT course via WebEx, participants explore essentials for managing, coordinating and participating in effective training for corrections staff members delivered in various distance learning environments / formats. Key content includes preparing individuals and your agency for training in these environments, preparing for and supporting various delivery formats (satellite, web-based, virtual instructor led, and other e-based environments), and leveraging the effectiveness of these environments by using them with a "blend" of training activities.
This blog is funded by a contract from the National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions stated in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.