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Staff Development and Training

Mission Statement

We provide valuable learning experiences that empower the agency and its partners to maximize performance and achieve their full potential through best practices.




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The Division of Staff Development and Training provides state-of-the-art instruction to department employees and to other stakeholders. The curriculum is developed and enhanced with assistance from Training Committees, the National Institute of Corrections, the American Correctional Association, and others. The courses are coordinated by Correctional Training Institute staff, dedicated to providing students individual and professional development opportunities. Training programs are also supported by many adjunct trainers and subject mater experts throughout the Department.

For information on upcoming training opportunities please check out the Quarterly Training Calendar:

Quarter Training Calendar

Quarter Training Schedule

New Employee Training Process

New Employee Training Process (NETP) is designed to introduce new correctional employees to the field of corrections and employment as a correctional professional with the Indiana Department of Correction. The New Employee Training Process is a blended program of traditional classroom instruction and eLearning. For more information on the Department's eLearning programs, please visit our eLearning Resource site at Once there New employees will find an overview of the New Employee Training Process and other information to help kick start your career with the Indiana Department of Correction. . For more information on the New Employee Training Process and 2016 - 2017 Fiscal Year program dates, please select one of the links below.

Adult Facility

Juvenile Facility


*New Employees are encouraged to view the New Employee section of the eLearning Resource page at

**For specific questions regarding the dates and enrollment in NETP please contact your Facility Training Coordinator or Regional Training Manager. Regional Training Manager contact information can be found at:

In-service Training  

The Division of Staff Development and Training coordinates job relevant In-service programs for all Department of Correction's personnel. In-Service training opportunities continue throughout an employee's career. The Department offers many diverse courses to provide for the needs of the employees and Agency. The In-service curriculum is delivered in a blended format of traditional classroom instruction and eLearning course. For more information regarding In-service Training requirements please contact your Facility Training Coordinator or Training Liaison.

Specialized Training

The Division of Staff Development and Training provides employees with the opportunity to participate in specialized training programs. Specialized training programs include; the Commissioner's Experienced and Emerging Leaders program, the Leadership Academy, D.O.C. Supervisory Program, Basic Supervisory Skills for Custody, specialized Mental Health training, and many more. For more information on available course, please contact your Facility Training Coordinator. Upcoming courses can be found in the Quarterly Training Calendar. Check back often for program updates.

Instructor Development Course

The Division of Staff Development and Training offers various Instructor Development Courses. These courses include; New Trainers Orientation, Training for Trainers, Curriculum Development, and Presentation Skills. For more information regarding available Instructor Development Courses please contact a member of Staff Development and Training's Management Team.

Additional Training Resources for Correctional Professionals

     American Correction Association

     National Institute of Corrections

     Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention