Introduction to prison work and industries management (Group and Tutored)

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The fundamentals of prison work: key concepts, case studies, legal frameworks, national models and public prison work policies.

Estimated duration: approximately 4h per week, for 11 weeks.

This course requires a pre-registration.
It refers to the management of expert tutoring and group activities.


This course includes a review of the fundamentals of prison work, key concepts and case studies, the analysis of some legal frameworks of prison work and national models, and public prison work policies.

Who should attend?
• Prison staff with functions related to prison work

Training modality
• Live online sessions with a trainer and self-study

• A minimum of 16 participants is required to start this course
We will make sure the groups are formed accordingly once the 16 enrolled trainees are reached

• Certificate of completion

Total: 45h
• Live online sessions with a trainer: 30h
• Self-study: 15h

Who you’ll learn from


Tiago Leitão
Senior Manager & Board Member @IPS
Tiago Leitão is a Senior Manager and Board Member at IPS Innovative Prison Systems, CEO at Aproximar and EaSI – EuropeanAssociation for Social Innovation. Holding a Social Work degree and an MBA, Tiago has more than 15 years of professional experience as a social worker, consultant, project developer, entrepreneur and manager within the fields of social innovation, management, consultancy and social reintegration.


Pedro das Neves
Chief Executive Officer @IPS
Pedro das Neves is CEO of IPS Innovative Prison Systems and ICJS Innovative Criminal Justice Systems Inc., Board Director of ICPA and the BSAFE Law Enforcement – Justice and Public Safety Lab, founder and editor of JUSTICE TRENDS magazine. Pedro holds a Sociology degree and an M.A. and is one of the authors of the RRAP Radicalization Risk Assessment in Prisons toolset.


The content of this course has been developed and piloted in Belgium, Portugal, Romania, The Netherlands and Turkey, under the ECOPRIS project, co-funded by the European Commission under the ERASMUS + programme – KA2 – Strategic Partnerships for Vocational Education and Training. The course content is free to access (except any modules with restricted access due to certification requirements). The price associated with this course refers to expert tutoring and learning management system fees.