Corrections in Crisis

Unprecedented high rates of Turnover, Suicide, Divorce,
PTSD, Depression and low morale in corrections staff.

We cannot hire our way out of this.
Realistically, we can only train our way out of it.

Contact Us
to start a conversation about Teambuilding Attitude Conflict Transformation (TACT) Training

If you do not change the direction you are looking, you cannot change the direction you are going.

If Your Organization is Experiencing:

  • Staff conflict
  • Inter-department lack of cooperation
  • High staff turnover
  • Too many call outs
  • Negative staff attitudes
  • Low staff morale
  • Supervisory staff who are managers and not leaders

We can help you turn things around.

TACT training “is generally thought to be the best training program that staff has participated in. The labor unions are strong supporters of it and employee grievances have dropped to an all-time low. Thank you for helping us change the culture at MCI. It is the best investment of resources that we have ever made.

Warden Money

Our goal is to empower corrections to transform its working culture, not to change any specific policy or practice, but to empower staff to develop the skills and attitudes to make teamwork, security and rehabilitation work together within the existing structure and budgets.

OUR SOLUTION

The Immersive Experiential Training Model©

TEAMBUILDING ATTITUDE CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION (TACT)©

Encourage your staff to use:

ATTITUDE SKILLS + INTERPERSIONAL SKILLS + COMMUNITY BUILDING SKILLS

EFFECTIVE SUPERVISOR SKILLS TRAINING

Your staff will build skills in:

Leadership, Motivation, Self-Awareness, Negotiation and Mediation

These trainings have proven to transform hostile work cultures and are backed by current neuroscience, They are effective, enjoyable, engaging, energizing and empowering. Staff appreciate and value them.

So what is it really like?

I’ll bet when trainings like this come up you hear things like:
“Man, not another inservice! What a drag! And it’s on conflict resolution? I’ll show them how I resolve conflicts!”

Instead, this is what we heard after training in Philadelphia:

“As you could tell, I was not excited about being ordered to come to this training. But now, after just one day, I’m glad I came and I look forward to tomorrow’s training. It has been fun and I’ve learned practical skills I can use both at home and at work.” [Correctional Officer]
The Evidence
Changing Culture
Safer Prisons
Improving Morale
Micromanagement
Revisioning Training
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Improving Morale

Correctional Employee Wellness

Conflict Resolution

Revisioning Training

International Association of Correctional Training Personnel’s 2004 and 2018 “Award of Excellence”

THE RESULTS

  • 51 trainings for 729 staff at four North Carolina prisons experiencing serious staff morale issues. Evaluations rated the training 97% Excellent or Very Good and the result was a positive impact on the work cultures.
  • Transformed a dysfunctional and embattled DOC training academy into a creative cooperative agency.
  • Dramatically improved morale and interdepartment cooperation in the Philadelphia Prison System, where 70% of the staff were trained.
    • Reduced documented use of force in intake unit by 94%.
    • 6-months post training staff were continuing to use skills learned with co-workers (82%) and at home (84%). (With typical didactic or experiential training, skill retention rate is normally only 10% to 30%.)