Supervisors: Putting “Writing it Right” into Practice, 8-hours
This course provides supervisors the skills and resources to assess writing in a consistent, uniform way. Supervisors: Putting “Writing it Right” into Practice also teaches supervisors to communicate effectively with line staff to improve consistency and quality in writing. Supervisors are given a number of court report examples, and they practice assessing reports using the checklists designed to set the standard for specific reports. Supervisors receive instruction on mentoring staff in pre-writing, organizational strategies, and prioritizing information to produce logical writing. Supervisors also receive concrete practice in “analysis vs. summary.” Further, supervisors gain an understanding of the “personal nature of writing,” and they receive coaching and practice in giving effective, constructive feedback to staff about writing deficits and concrete, measurable suggestions for improvement. Supervisors receive all checklists for line staff job assignments.