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Applications for Thinking for a Change – Training for Trainers SPRING 2024 Now Open

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Applications for Thinking for a Change – Training for Trainers SPRING 2024 Now Open  


The National Institute of Corrections offers Thinking for a Change Training for Trainers to qualified criminal justice professionals or qualifying government contractors. NIC does not offer training to private or non-profit organizations. This year's T4T is a 73-hour blended learning event with 5 weeks of interactive online training culminating with three and half days of on-site training at the National Institute of Corrections - Training Academy in Aurora, CO.  


Blended Learning Experience (Online Learning & Face to Face Learning)  

Online Learning: The virtual instructor led training (VILT) sessions will be on Mondays and Thursdays: April 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, May 2, 9.  

Face to Face Learning: The 3 and half day instructor led training (ILT) will be Monday through Thursday, May 13-16 @ National Corrections Academy, Aurora, CO.  

Click here to view the Sample Agenda on the bottom of the page for more detailed information on training agenda.  

Training is subject to cancellation if funding is unavailable.  


Below are the course pre-requisites:  

  • Applicants must be employed by or contracted with a governmental corrections agency.  
  • Application requires establishment of teams of at least two eligible candidates (max of 3). NIC will only accept one application per agency. 

    Each applicant must also provide the following:  
  • Proof of 32 hours of T4C Facilitator Training 
  • Verification of delivery of two full rounds of T4C with correctional clients,  
  • A 5-minute video demonstrating T4C facilitation skills and curriculum knowledge, and  
  • Approval letter signed by your Agency CEO. 


    Please note: Thinking for a Change Training for Trainers offered by NIC is at no cost to register. This is a NIC hosted event, therefore NIC will cover the cost for airline travel, and reimburse each participant for all other travel, lodging, and per diem costs. However, participants will be responsible for the costs associated with printing their training manual and intersession assignments. NIC recommends that a minimum of two staff members register from each interested agency. 


    Please Click Here to apply for the Thinking for a Change - Training for Trainers. The deadline is March 1, 2024.