Onsite Training

Doing Evidence-Based Management (EBM) Ain’t for Sissies
Presenter: Frank Domurad

Just before she died, the great American actress Betty Davis was asked what she thought about getting on in years. She retorted, as only the star of movies such as Jezebel and The Little Foxes could, “growing old ain’t for sissies.” Without a doubt, many of today’s corrections executives, managers, and supervisors who have embarked down the path of evidence-based policy and practices (EBPP) in their agencies know exactly how Davis felt. They have discovered that trying to provide the leadership for instituting a research-driven basis for their operations is not for the faint of heart. It involves a level of personal and political courage that few of them probably ever imagined necessary when they started. It requires abandoning cherished concepts and ideas about how to run a correctional organization and adopting the principles and practices of evidence-based management (EBM).

Participants attending this training will be able to:

  • Define the characteristics of evidence-based management (EBM)
  • Identify correctional “never” (adverse) events
  • Embrace and learn from errors and mistakes
  • Distinguish between the practice of rational decision-making and just “muddling through”
  • Gain control of the evidence-based management research agenda
  • Reconcile themselves to the fact that doing science in government and corrections is always a messy and unfinished business
  • Approach EBM with hope and courage
About the Presenter
Frank Domurad is Vice-President of The Carey Group. He served as Director of Staff and Organizational Development and Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Administration and Technology in the New York City Department of Probation. He directed the design, implementation and evaluation of one of the City’s largest reengineering projects, Adult Supervision Restructuring (ASR), which restructured how Probation supervised 115,000 probationers and has cumulatively saved almost $40 million in budget expenses. He has written and trained extensively in evidence-based practice, cognitive-behavioral interventions, organizational development and change management, organizational culture, team building and collaboration, professional assessment/DACUM, strategic planning, e-learning, technology and public safety, and terrorism and homeland security. He is also expert in public finance and public policy at the federal, state, and local levels of government and was the Deputy Auditor General for New York City, overseeing over thirty city agencies with a combined budget of $45 billion.

( one day training )

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This Onsite Training falls under the following category:
Management Training