The first course in the NJCSA Certification Program is an overview of skills and knowledge deemed critical to effective supervisory performance within the Juvenile Justice System. Emphasis is placed on the development of management and leadership competencies regardless of one's area of specialization in the field of Juvenile Justice Management. These areas of specialization are considered Technical/Functional Competencies and may vary from job to job and state to state.
- Teacher: Dale McCoy
The best managers accept responsibility for organizational results. They avoid blaming failures on subordinates. They work on their own character and competence first, exercising self-discipline before they set expectations for others. This course will encourage participants to examine their own leadership styles and assess their own strengths and opportunities in order to earn trust and engender dedication, respect, loyalty, and commitment from their teams.
This course will enable you to benefit from the following Four Key Dynamic Leadership Practices:
- Study and Emulate Great Leaders
- Build Trust Among Your Team
- Repeatedly Communicate The Big Why
- Cultivate Emotional Intelligence
- Teacher: Dale McCoy
This course is designed to review and analyze the need for and utility of juvenile justice, agency-based planning and the benefits that accrue to the agency and the community being served as a result of effective planning. Particular attention will be paid to the problems associated with the planning process, including goal-setting, evaluation, and implementation strategies.
- Teacher: Alvin Cohn, D.Crim
Throughout the five Weeks for this course, students will understand the difference between change and transition, the challenges of successfully implementing change and why many change initiatives fail. Students will learn the importance of establishing a sense of urgency with your personnel, build an effective change team, and develop a change vision. Through readings and discussions, you will grasp a greater understanding of change management and the processes of change in order to maintain and sustain long term, positive change in your organization.
- Teacher: Mary Brennell
This course will introduce students to tools for ethical decision making in their work as juvenile justice administrators. Particular attention will be paid to identifying values, conflicts between personal and professional values, recognizing ethical questions and dilemmas, and analyzing ethical issues.
- Teacher: Felicia Cohn, PH.D.
This course provides both theory and practice, enabling participants to learn the processes and fundamental skills needed to successfully mediate workplace disputes. Participants will examine relevant case law and current legal issues pertaining to juvenile justice management.
- Teacher: David Humke
This course examines the history of juvenile justice. A grasp of the current conflict surrounding the responsibility and direction of the juvenile justice system becomes more obtainable when one takes into consideration how the system has progressed since its inception. Emphasis will be placed on examining today's current issues in light of the past.
- Teacher: Michael E. Noyes, Ph.D.