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Academy Hosts NIC-Sponsored Essential Skills for Supervisors Course

Palmer Staff

The graduates from the recent NIC sponsored Essential Skills for Supervisors Course that was held at the DOC Training Academy on July 30-August 3, 2012.

The Department’s Training Academy recently hosted a NIC-sponsored Essential Skills for Supervisors Cours. Participants ranged from Sergeants, Lieutenants, Probation Supervisors, Human Resources, Mental Health and other supervisors from around the state. Guest instructors were provided by NIC from the states of Arizona, New Jersey, Utah and South Carolina. The course was delivered to new and existing supervisors and covered eight modules of instruction which included Building Blocks of Supervision, Personal Competencies, Effective Communication, Problem Solving, Conflict Management, Encouraging Performance and Organizational Context. The course was a great success and a special thanks goes out to the NIC Instructors and all the participants that made this course a success.

— Dan Traxinger

Wanted: Staff to Volunteer for Annual SHARE Campaign


It is that time of year. Richard Schmitz, department SHARE Coordinator, is seeking volunteer “key workers” for the annual SHARE CAMPAIGN, particularly in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Mat-Su as well as individual institutions and field offices. Once identified, keyworkers will be asked to attend a training session for an hour or so (Sept. 5 in Juneau, Sept. 11 in Fairbanks, Sept. 13 in Anchorage Atwood Building, and Sept. 14 in Anchorage Frontier Building) if close by. There is alternative training for volunteers who are not located close to these locations.
Please contact Richard Schmitz if you would like to VOLUNTEER to be a SHARE KEY WORKER for 2012.