Prison education enhancement skills: Proactiveness and sense of initiative (Group and Tutored)

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Sharpening professionals’ skills, particularly proactiveness and a sense of initiative, to create solutions related to education needs in the prison context

Estimated duration: approximately 7h per week, for 3 weeks.

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


This course focuses on developing professionals’ proactiveness and sense of initiative skills applied to the prison context. Participants will acquire knowledge on following the innovation cycle – from identifying a need to creating a solution for it, mobilizing resources, implementing and evaluating the generated socio-educational value. Moreover, trainees will be taught to pinpoint suitable tools to develop initiatives to fulfil prison education needs.

Who should attend?
• Prison staff (top and middle management, reintegration and education staff, prison officers, teachers,
trainers, administrative or assistant staff)

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: 52h30
• Live online sessions with a trainer: 35h
• Self-study: 17h30

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.



Guest Lecturer
Expert @Corrections
A guest lecturer may be present during the programme. We are committed to supporting and inspiring our trainees by frequently inviting experts from a variety of backgrounds and career paths in the field of Corrections to provide their expertise throughout the course or at a special lesson.


The content of this course has been developed and piloted in Belgium, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, The Netherlands and Turkey, under the IDECOM 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.