Department of Corrections Leaders Complete Transformative Management Training

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Department of Corrections Leaders Complete Transformative Management Training

Feb 13, 2019
Contact: Karen Pojmann, Communications Director
Missouri Department of Corrections

JEFFERSON CITY – Today, the Missouri Department of Corrections completed a special corrections-focused session of The Missouri Way advanced management training. Nearly 200 administrators from the state’s adult institutions, probation and parole districts, and central office in Jefferson City took part in the intensive three-day program, which equips supervisors, managers and department leaders with skills to better lead change and improve services for Missourians.

Gov. Mike Parson kicked off the training Monday by voicing appreciation for the hard work corrections employees do and underscoring the vital role they play in improving government. “It’s our time to be leaders,” Gov. Parson told the group. “It’s our time to set the example for other people.”

Launched in summer 2018, The Missouri Way is an important component of the state government’s management transformation. During sessions held in August 2018, November 2018 and January 2019, representatives from all 16 Missouri state government executive departments learned tools and techniques for solving basic management challenges and enhancing their teams’ performance. The state holds The Missouri Way management training for leaders throughout the 16 executive departments approximately every 60 days, with the goal of training 1,200 managers by the end of 2019. The special session for corrections enables state leaders to train multiple department administrators throughout Missouri consistently and efficiently.

As the state’s largest agency, the Department of Corrections affects lives statewide. The department employs Missourians in more than 11,000 positions, oversees 30,000 Missourians in the state’s prisons, and supervises 60,000 Missourians on probation and parole. The department works with other state agencies, community partners, treatment providers, and employers to boost offender success upon release, making the state safer.

“By bringing together their senior leaders from across Missouri to experience The Missouri Way together, at one time, the Department of Corrections again demonstrated its commitment to investing in its people and driving change,” said State of Missouri Chief Operating Officer Drew Erdmann. “The Department plays a critical role in our state. Investing in its leaders is essential for our state’s success. Better leaders help build better teams that deliver better results for our citizens.”

“The mission of the Department of Corrections is to improve lives for safer communities, and we are constantly looking for more effective and more efficient ways to accomplish that goal,” said Missouri Department of Corrections Director Anne Precythe. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to bring all of our department leaders together for this training and truly make a positive difference in how we operate.”

The Missouri Way is part of the state government’s back-to-basics management agenda. These changes are designed to improve results for all Missourians. For more information on The Missouri Way, see:  

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