Supervisors: Putting “Writing it Right” into Practice, 4 hours
This course provides supervisors the skills and resources to assess writing in a consistent, uniform way. 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 to mentor staff to produce consistent reports. 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 checklists for line staff job assignments.