We’ve discussed the use of metaphor as an organizing principle for a training program, but the Wisconsin Department of Corrections took it one step further. They created an Employee Care Kit that they gave out to over 160 office support staff during a two day annual training event, as well as to probation and patrol agents at their Agent Basic Training. It is an idea from a former staff member that Nancy DiBenedetto has used at unit meetings. Now, Linda Zimbelman, Shelly Weber and Jean Schriever make up the baggies for training.
The Kit is a simple Ziploc baggie filled with the following items as well as a multicolored printed list that explains their significance:
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