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Adopting Transformational Leadership Practices in Corrections Can Improve Employee Morale and Retention

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CE Credits: 0 Credits
Length: 1.5 Hours
Level: Introductory
CE Eligibility: Not eligible for CE credits
Training Style: Video
Category: Officer Training Series
Intended Audience: Police Officers, First Responders, Correctional Professionals

Training Description
Transformational leadership enables higher performance in correctional organizations as leaders create a safe environment that results in positive change. Effective correctional leaders realize that employees are motivated differently, and therefore, they strive for balanced leadership that emphasizes firmness, fairness, and consistency. Corrections employees who feel stressed tend to exhibit punitive attitudes toward inmates. Since transformational leadership appeals to social values and encourages collaboration toward common goals such as crime reduction, a correctional institution is an ideal location for widespread social change to occur. Making this shift could likely lead to the reduction of overall inmate-upon-officer assaults as well as inmate-upon-inmate assaults, thus increasing safety outcomes in a work environment often plagued with safety concerns.
Trainer Biography
Dr. Michael Pittaro is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice with American Military University and an adjunct professor of criminal justice with East Stroudsburg University. Before pursuing a career in higher education, Dr. Pittaro worked in corrections administration; has served as the Executive Director of an outpatient drug and alcohol facility; and as Executive Director of a crime prevention agency. He has been teaching for the past 17 years while also serving internationally as an author, editor, trainer, and subject matter expert. Dr. Pittaro holds a BS in Criminal Justice (Who’s Who Among University Students – 1989); an MPA in Public Administration; and a PhD in criminal justice. He resides in Nazareth, Pennsylvania with his two sons (Dakota and Darrian).
Learning Objectives
At the end of this training you will be able to…
    1. Describe the advantages of transformational leadership practices in corrections
    2. Explain how emotional intelligence benefits transformational leaders
    3. Discuss how transformational leadership practices can minimize correctional officer burnout.
    4. Compare and contrast transformational leadership practices with transactional leadership practices.

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR) has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education provider, ACEP No. 6711. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GIFR is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ACE provider approval period: 6/8/2022-6/8/2025. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected].
3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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