Employers have found formerly incarcerated individuals exceptionally hardworking, an asset to their business, and, if retained, these employees have been found to move through the ranks quickly. The Retaining Talent curriculum provides a toolkit for retaining and promoting these highly motivated employees.
This training will create cultural competence for Second Chance Hiring Employers. In essence, now that the Employer has hired team members with incarceration histories, the curriculum provides a toolkit for retaining and promoting these highly motivated employees. Similar to effective training efforts around diversity in the workplace, this curriculum will create cultural competence for Second Chance Hiring Employers.
This training will be mutually beneficial for Employers and employees by providing stable, fulfilling employment for employees with incarceration histories, while avoiding the costs of high turnover for Employers. The Retaining Talent training will be conducted in a train-the-trainer model so companies can continue the training in the future without relying on IJRD to deliver it each time.
At the end of this training, employers will understand how to:
- Support formerly incarcerated employees in contributing to innovations and more efficient company operations
- Create job stability and reduce turnover, resulting in greater profit for the company
- Effectively retain and promote employees with incarceration histories
- Teach employment and retention skills and strategies to supervisors and employees
- Create and maintain a personalized toolkit for peer support
Delivery medium: The Retaining Talent training will be conducted in a train-the-trainer model so companies can continue the training in the future without relying on IJRD to deliver it each time. Internal trainers will learn specific training content and as well as how to teach this content to others. After completion of initial training, follow-up consultation calls for company trainers are available for an additional fee.
Training will be delivered in 2 parts:
- Part 1, online, asynchronous foundational prework: Employers will watch instructional videos and complete readings and reflections through an online learning platform.
- Part 2, face-to-face training: 2-day training may be conducted in-person or via Zoom and will be highly interactive to provide attendees with opportunities to practice newly learned skills and critically discuss and practice information presented.
Learn more and register your agency, organization, or company: Please contact Amberly Prykhodko at firstname.lastname@example.org for an individualized quote.
Trainer: Amberly Prykhodko, LCSW
Amberly Prykhodko (she/her) is the Director of Clinical and Professional Services where she spearheads the development and implementation of IJRD's professional certifications, specialty trainings, and other offerings designed for practitioners and key stakeholders in both correctional and community services. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years of experience working directly with individuals who have experienced incredibly overwhelming and stressful, or traumatic events. She works closely with those who have had criminal justice system contact to help support well-being and successful return to the community post-incarceration. Prykhodko frequently treats individuals who have been incarcerated in her therapy practice and is passionate about providing real tools that can help manage the impact of their frequent exposure to violence and suffering and the aftereffects of this exposure. Additionally, Prykhodko is a seasoned instructor and trainer – she has trained hundreds of practitioners and clinical service providers, non-profit administrators and staff, and correctional stakeholders.