Host Agency T4C Facilitator Training

NIC is accepting T4C Host Agency applications for fiscal year 2020 (Oct 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2020)

NIC offers Thinking for a Change Facilitator Training to qualified criminal justice professionals or qualifying government contractors. Through this Host Agency partnership, NIC provides qualified Thinking for a Change facilitator trainers at no cost, while the Host Agency provides the training facility and instructional support. This unique opportunity gives host sites the advantage of holding an NIC training at their own facility, which can help reduce or eliminate travel costs and give host sites the ability to train all staff at once or train more staff in a shorter period.

NIC does not offer training to private or non-profit organizations. 

All training is subject to cancellation if funding is unavailable. 

NIC offers the Thinking for a Change Facilitator Training to correctional agencies in a 44-hour blended learning experience. The program is provided in partnership with a corrections agency. The program includes:

  • 6 Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) sessions
  • Inter-Session Work (independent study/practice).
  • 1 Instructor Led Training (ILT) program.
 Overview of the Blended Training Model

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Thinking for a Change Facilitator Training


This 44-hour training experience prepares participants to deliver the Thinking for a Change program with correctional clients.

NIC has designed this course as a blended learning experience. The training includes three important elements. Just as with a traditional classroom-based training, 100% attendance at all sessions and completion of all assignments are required to receive a certificate of completion.

The elements of this course are:

  • 6 VILT SESSIONS –Attend/participate in six Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) sessions.  VILT sessions are live online training events with instructors. Participants attend via computer/internet and interact with the trainers and other participants. The VILTs for this training are each two hours in duration. An additional .25 hours are allotted for these sessions to allow for early sign-in and for the rare occasions when a session may run a few minutes late. 13.5 HOURS                                                                                            
  • INTER-SESSION WORK (independent study/practice)– Participants are required to complete all the pre-session and inter-session assignments as part of this training.  These assignments will include:  reading lessons, watching short videos, completing worksheets, and communicating with trainers and other participants via email and phone. Participants will prepare to deliver three lessons during the face-to-face portion of the training event. Participants must be provided time during normal duty hours to complete this work. Inter-session work averages about two hours per week. 10.5 HOURS
  • 1 ILT SESSION – Attend/participate in an Instructor Led Training (ILT) experience. ILT sessions are traditional face-to-face classroom training events. The ILT for this training is two and one half days long.   20 HOURS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


Typically, all events and activities are scheduled within a seven week timeframe. This allows participants to complete inter-session work between the VILTs and before the ILT. Click here for a sample agenda.


In order to host a NIC T4C Facilitator Training, the following expectations and requirements must be met.

Each student will have access to the “Thinking for a Change: Integrated Cognitive Behavior Change Program,  Version 4.0 facilitator manual.

For every Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) and the inter-session work, each participant must have:

  • Uninterrupted access to a dedicated computer with internet
  • The computer must be “WebEx compatible” (Directions for testing such are attached)
  • Simultaneous use of a dedicated telephone while on the computer
  • Students MUST be granted time to complete the inter-session assignments. These typically take about 2 hours per week

For the face-to-face Instructor Led Training (ILT) the host agency must arrange for:

  • Training facility with one room large enough to accommodate 30 students and three trainers, and two breakout rooms to accommodate ten students and one trainer each.
  • Instructional support to include computer and LCD projector, on-site tech support and training supplies and materials.

 For the Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) the host agency must insure their network is open to Webex System:

If you have questions regarding the application process please email us.

If your agency is able to meet the expectations and requirements above, 

Click Here to Apply!