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CDCR launches 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 has worked collaboratively with the Division of Adult Institutions and Headquarters Administrative Divisions to develop this comprehensive training which will supplement basic managerial training containing subject-specific topics for Correctional Business Managers (CBM).

Initially, the Academy will be reserved for current CBMs, 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 (LMS) or participate in the hybrid virtual/in-person Instructor-Led Courses.

Correctional Business Managers are essentially the “Chief Executive Officers” of the Institutions; CBMs 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, summed up the role in a recent Inside CDCR article saying, “I am fortunate to have an amazing team of staff to help ensure we are running like 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.

To learn more about the role CBMs play and responsibilities performed, check out Sonia Padilla’s “Women in Corrections” video CBM Sonia Padilla – Women in Corrections.