Core Competency Curriculum Toolboxes

On this page you will find links to Curriculum Toolboxes for four of the ten Core Competencies plus How to Use the NACM Core Competencies. After this test posting of How to Use the NACM Core Competencies, The Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts, Caseflow Management, Leadership and Information Technology and the evaluation of the test posting these five Toolboxes will be revised as necessary and then seven more Toolboxes will be prepared and posted. 

The NACM Curriculum Toolboxes are designed as planning and teaching guides to assist judicial branch educators and others as the implement use of the Core Competencies in particular in workshops focused on Fundamentals and Foundations. The Toolboxes contain materials that are designed to be used to plan and deliver 1.5 hour and a 2.5 day workshops. They also can be drawn upon for use in planning and presenting workshops in other time blocks. The assumption is that whatever the time block planners and educators need to critically review and then adapt the materials consistent with their purposes, the length of their workshop and the audience, among other considerations. 

Twelve Toolboxes are available and include the following:  

2.5 Day Workshop Materials

  • A Microsoft Word document that presents: an overview for planners and potential faculty including: faculty qualifications, target audience, learning objectives, workshop overview; faculty notes and suggested readings as well as the outline of a workshop notebook. Also included are a suggested pre workshop assignment, group exercises and references and readings
  • Power Point Slides to support workshop presentations
  • A PDF version of the Power Point slides is also available upon request. For a PDF version of the slides contact nacm@ncsc.org.
     

1.5 Hour Workshop Materials

  • Microsoft Word document that that presents: an overview for planners and potential faculty including: faculty qualifications, target audience, learning objectives, workshop overview; faculty notes and suggested readings as well as for some 1.5 hour workshop handouts including group exercises and readings and references
  • Power Point Slides to support workshop presentations
  • A PDF version of the Power Point slides is also available if requested. For a PDF version of the slides contact nacm@ncsc.org.
     

These materials are designed to be easily downloaded and adapted for use in developing and delivering judicial branch education programs. The PowerPoint slides include faculty notes and suggestions for customizing the materials for particular workshops and participants. The Word document has been created in a tabbed format that can be readily printed, collated and hole-punched for easy reference and use in faculty development and planning sessions. 

In addition to the Core Competency Curriculum Guidelines, which are available on line at the NACM web site, there is a NACM Mini Guide entitled “How to Use the Core Competency Curriculum Guidelines”. Taken together, these materials provide faculty, judicial branch educators and others a broad overview of the Core Competency Curriculum Guidelines, their background, history and fit in the Court Management Profession as well as practical suggestions for their use. It is strongly recommended that anyone intending to use these Toolboxes familiarize themselves with this material prior to beginning the planning and implementation process. 

All Core Competency Toolboxes are accessible from the menu at the top of the page or from the list below.

 

"This project was supported by Grant No. 2006 - FO- 583- VA - DD and Grant No. 2007-DD-BX-K028 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes Bureau of Justice Statistics, The National Institute of Justice, The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office of Victim of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice."