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New Correctional Business Manager Academy

Correctional Business Manager stands in prison yard.
Correctional Business Manager Sonia Padilla meets with staff at CRC. (Photo taken prior to pandemic.)

CDCR announces a first-of-its-kind for the Department – The Correctional Business Manager Academy.  The Office of Training and Professional Development, the Division of Adult Institutions and Headquarters Administrative Divisions developed the training. This will supplement basic managerial training containing subject-specific topics for Correctional Business Managers (CBM).

Initially, the Academy will be reserved for current Correctional Business Managers, but may expand in the future.

Academy logo for Correctional Business Managers.
Correctional Business Manager Academy.

Correctional Business Managers will be able to take self-directed courses on the Learning Management System (employees only) or participate in the hybrid virtual/in-person Instructor-Led Courses.

These managers are essentially the “Chief Executive Officers” of the Institutions. They handle Administrative activities at the institutions such as Personnel, Budgets, Accounting, Plant Operations, Warehouse, Procurement, Food, and Inmate Services.

Sarah Shepherd, Correctional Business Manager at CSP-Sacramento, recently summed up the role.

“I am fortunate to have an amazing team to help ensure we are a well-oiled machine, keeping our little city running. Business Services is never boring, and it is exciting to see what challenges each day, week, and month brings.”

You can read her full OPEC article here.

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