On the road throughout Queensland training sentence planners

Sentence planners are critical to assessing and managing the thorough care of prisoners within the Queensland prison system. Sentence Management Training was a two day program conducted at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy, Townsville Correctional Centre, Capricornia Correctional Centre, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre and Maryborough Correctional Centre. The program consisted of:
• Interview Skills
• Ethical Decision Making
• Report Writing

Nev Trainor and Ken McMaster from the HMA team carried out the training over a two week period early last month. In total one hundred and six (106) staff attended the training. To evaluate the program, all participants were required to complete an evaluation form and to score the program from 1-5, with five (5) being the highest score. The data presented was analysed and an average score for each area was established. See evaluation data below.
Were concepts, principles and techniques explained clearly?
Seldom ………. Consistently
1———————2———————3———————4———-4.60—5Was the program content organised so that you could understand it?
Difficult to understand ………. Easy to understand

If workbooks or notes were provided, did they clearly outline the content and course of the program?
Not clearly ………. Clearly

Did you find participation in practical exercises beneficial?
Seldom ………. Consistently

Were the content and exercises interesting?
Seldom ………. Consistently

How useful did you find any audio/visual aids that were used? Not Applicable
Of no use ………. Very useful

Were the facilitators and presenters effective in their role?
Not effective ………. Very effective

Were you made clearly aware of the assessment criteria to be used for evaluation?
Not clearly ………. Clearly

Were you satisfied with outcome(s) of the program?
Unsatisfied ………. Very satisfied

Will you be able to apply the skills/knowledge developed through this program in your workplace?
Not often ………. Very frequently

As you can see from these evaluation results, we are more than happy with the outcome. A big thanks to Robyn Gregory, Claire Kelly and Queensland Corrections for inviting us over to work with their staff.

Published on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011, under Announcements, Learning & development, Programme design & development

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