"NAAWS has always prided itself for it's excellent training, whether through training conferences, scheduled training, peer training, training materials, or networking. Several years ago a group of NAAWS members got together and created a training manual for Wardens by Wardens; "A View From The Trenches." This is a book of articles written by Wardens from their own experiences to share with other Wardens."
"There has been a second edition and now it is time for a third. Susan Jones, a retired Colorado Warden, has graciously volunteered to coordinate this project."
— Mel Williams
|Sharon Johnson Rion
First Edition Editor
Second Edition Editor
Third Edition Editor
If I Knew Then What I Know Now...
Innovation is Not an Ugly Word
Technology: Staying Ahead of the Curve
Ethics, Values, and Vision
Understanding the Big Picture
Managing a Changing Environment
Managing a Mission Change
Warden as CEO
Implementing Adverse Policy and/or Legislation
|Partnerships with other Agencies, Interest Groups, Community Organizations and Public Officials
External Influences on Corrections
|Staff Morale and Motivation
Challenges of Special Mission Facilities
Managing Contract Services
Security Threat Groups
Developing and Maintaining a Positive Culture
|Staff Retention Strategies
Matching Technology with Resources and Need
Special Management Populations
Importance of the Physical Plant
Security is Everyone's Business and Priority
Meaningful Inmate Program and Work Assignments
|Staff Training & Development|
|Developing Staff Stability
21st Century Workforce Issues
Professional Organizations as Resource
Organizational Career Paths
Developing Line Supervisors
Needs and Goals of Outside Agencies
|Rapid Response Strategies
Proactive, Not Reactive Models
Mutual Aid Agreements/Plans
Balancing Work and Family
"A View from the Trenches"
A Manual for Wardens by Wardens Second Edition
Pam Withrow, Editor
The Second Edition is a great resource for all Administrators of facilities of all levels.
(2007, 390 pages,
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The job of Warden - Ethics - Management is Not Leadership - Technology: Staying Current - Fiscal Competency and Responsibility - Implementing Adverse Legislation - Expanding a current Facility - Partnerships - Executing the Death Penalty - Promoting a Positive and Healthy Work Environment - Sexual Misconduct of Staff - Developing Executive Staff - Warden vs. Dorectpr - Breaking the Code of Silence - Employee/Inmate Relations - Future Challenges for Prison Management - The Public Life of a Warden - Public Speaking - Working With the Legislative Process - Staff Equality - Communication - Discipline - Custody vs. Treatment - Terminally Ill Inmates - Staff Training - Planning for Emergencies - Seeing the Big Picture: Managing For Results
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