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NACM Core® – Strengthening Court Professionals

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CORE® Curriculum

  • Target: New to Advanced
  • Structure: Self-Paced
  • Estimated length: Each curriculum contains up to 16 hours of training content

The CORE® Curriculum is intended to promote the interests and further educate court professionals. The thirteen curricula are broken in to modules, principle, vision, and practice and define and demonstrate how they integrate into everyday work and in different type of courts.

Users of the CORE® can choose to learn by reading each curriculum set or by participating in the CORE® Champion program.

More advanced users can utilize the curriculum to structure and teach their own sessions in each competency.

Certificates are only awarded through the CORE® Champion Program.

CORE® Champion Program

  • Target: New to Intermediate
  • Structure: In-Person, Virtual, or Self-led via recorded sessions
  • Estimated length: 26-30 hours

The purpose of the CORE® Champion Program is four-fold:

  • strengthen court professionals
  • provide greater exposure to the CORE®
  • recognize attendance at qualified CORE® sessions
  • allow participants to demonstrate basic understanding on the 13 CORE® Competencies

To participate, NACM members attend qualified sessions or view qualified recorded sessions, complete and submit a structured response form, this form is reviewed by a committee for credit. Certificates are awarded for milestones throughout the program. To obtain the final CORE® Champion award, members must submit a short essay regarding what they learned and how they will apply the curriculum in their court.

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Court leadership requires ethical actions and leaders must be ethical in order preserve the public’s trust and confidence for the judiciary and the value of rule of law. Ethics is the expression of a personal commitment to the principles of citizenship and justice; and demonstrates the court leaders’ pledge; the pledge to court staff, to the judges, to other justice community leaders, and to the public that the courts serve.

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