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NIC offers Thinking for a Change T4T to qualified criminal justice professionals or qualifying government contractors.  NIC does not offer training to private or non-profit organizations.  The T4T is a 73 hour blended learning event culminating with three and half days of on-site training at the Host Agency. All training is subject to cancellation if funding is unavailable. 

Below are the course pre-requisites. Please note:

  • Applicants must be employed by a governmental corrections agency  
  • Application requires establishment of teams of two or three eligible candidates.

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. 

Deadline to apply is May 15, 2019

Please Click Here To Apply For 2019 Training For Trainers

 

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Thinking for a Change Training for Trainers

A blended learning event, culminating with an on-site event at NIC's National Training Academy 

SAMPLE AGENDA

Week 1

TOPIC

DAY/TIME

FORMAT

DURATION

Practice Session Log in NIC

Orientation NIC

Monday, 4/24

11:00 – 13:15 CDT

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)

Whole Group

2.25 hours

Pre-Session Work

Due prior to Agency Readiness VILT

Complete Pre-session homework in Learning Plan prior to next VILT

1 hour

Program Overview & Agency Readiness

Thursday, 4/27

09:00 - 11:00 CDT

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)

Whole Group

2 .25 hours

Inter-session 1; Assignment #1

Thursday, 4/27

11:00 - 13:00 CDT

Complete intersession assignments in Learning Plan prior to next VILT

.5 hour

How to Host/Produce

Thursday 4/27

13:00 – 15:00 CDT

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)

Whole Group / Small Groups

2.25 hours

Inter-session Assignment #2

Thursday 4/27

Complete intersession assignments in Learning Plan prior to next VILT

2.25 hour

Week 2

TOPIC

DAY/TIME

FORMAT

DURATION

Practice Lab: Producer & Implementation

Monday 5/01

13:00 – 15:00 CDT

Participant created/ran VILT’s Practice Lab Sessions

3 teams (VILTs)

2 hours

Program Implementation

Thursday, 5/04

09:00 – 11:00 CDT

Round Robin

3 Teams

2 hours

Inter-session Assignment

(include Sandbox session)

Thursday, 5/04

11:00 – 12:45 CDT

Complete intersession assignments in Learning Plan prior to next VILT

1.75 hour

Social Skills

Thursday, 5/04

12:45 – 15:00 CDT

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)

Whole Group

2.25 hours

Inter-session Assignment #4

(Sandbox session)

Thursday, 5/04

15:00 – 17:00 CDT

Independent time for individuals small groups to practice skills

2 hours

Week 3

TOPIC

DAY/TIME

FORMAT

DURATION

Practice Lab: Social Skills

Monday, 5/08

13:00 – 15:00 CDT

Practice Lab Sessions

3 teams (VILTs)

2 hours

Inter-session Assignments #5

Monday, 5/08

Complete intersession assignments in Learning Plan prior to next VILT

.5 hour

Cognitive Self-Change**

Thursday, 5/11

08:45 – 11:00 CDT

Whole Group (VILT)

2.25 hours

Inter-session Work #6 (optional: include Sandbox session)

Thursday, 5/11

13:00 – 15:00 CDT

Complete intersession assignments in Learning Plan prior to next VILT

2 hours

Cognitive Self Change Practice Lab

Thursday, 5/11

15:00 – 17:00 CDT

Practice Lab Sessions

3 Teams (VILTs)

2.0 hours

Inter-session Assignments #7

Thursday, 5/11

Complete intersession assignments in Learning Plan prior to next VILT

.5 hours

Week 4

TOPIC

DAY/TIME

FORMAT

DURATION

Problem Solving, pt. 1

Monday, 5/15

08:45 – 11:00 CDT

Round Robin

Whole Group (VILT)

2.25 hours

Inter-session Assignments

#8 & #9

Monday, 5/15

Complete intersession assignments in Learning Plan prior to next VILT

.5 hour

Problem Solving, pt. 2

Thursday, 5/18

08:45 – 11:00 CDT

Round Robin

Whole Group (VILT)

2.25 hours

Learning On-line (Orientation)

Thursday, 5/18

13:00 – 15:00 CDT

Round Robin

3 Teams

2 hours

Inter-session Work # 10

Thursday, 5/18

Complete intersession assignments in Learning Plan prior to next VILT

2.25 hours

Week 5

TOPIC

DAY/TIME

FORMAT

DURATION

Performance Feedback and Preparing for the ILT Training Experience *

Thursday, 5/25

08:45 – 11:00 CDT

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) Whole Group

2.25 hours

Inter-session Assignments #11

Checklists

Thursday, 5/25

Complete intersession assignments in Learning Plan prior to next VILT

1 hours

Practice Lab

To be determined by Coach

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)

3 Teams – Preparation for ILT

2.25 hours

Week 6

TOPIC

DAY/TIME

FORMAT

DURATION

Advanced Practicum:

Apply learned skills by trying out in front of trainers and peers

ILT: NCA Aurora, CO

May 30, 31, June 1, 2017

08:00 – 17:00 MST

June 02, 2017

08:00 – 12:00 MST

Instructor-Led Training (ILT) (Face-to-face, classroom-based learning)

28 hours

Total = 73 Hours

ADDITIONAL:

“Sandbox Sessions”

Upon request

Independent time for individuals or small groups to practice skills. WebEx Host accounts can be distributed and coordinated by NIC.

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