Information regarding the scholarship to the National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. 

Scholarships to the NJLCA will be awarded as follows:

  • Three (3) scholarships to be awarded each year to qualified N.J. County Jail corrections supervisors
  • Scholarship to cover cost of training, meals, and lodging ($1,560 each scholarship)
  • Airfare costs are NOT included in this scholarship. As such, each Warden/Director should assist his/her scholarship recipient in obtaining funding for airfare
  • Award recipients will be selected by Advisory Committee members of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA)
  • Scholarship awards will be rotated amongst counties (must obviously submit a scholarship application to be considered)  

Please have eligible staff complete the attached scholarship application, as well as, the attached NJLCA application.

Mission of scholarship:

  • Succession preparation
  • Developing leadership skills for successful transitioning into senior leadership positions within jails 
  • Curriculum Topics:
  • Self Awareness for Leaders (MBTI®)
  • Essential Leadership Tools
  • Dealing with Criticism and Crucial Conversations
  • Collaboration for Jail Leaders
  • Managing the Multi-generational Workforce
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Ethics for Jail Leaders
  • Performance Management
  • Internal Agency Culture
  • Leadership Development / Succession Planning
  • Power and Influence
  • The Jail’s Budget
  • Managing the Problem Employees
  • Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Planning
  • The Jail and the Big Picture in the Justice System
  • Jail Manager’s Guide to Uses and Abuses of Statistics
  • Leading and dealing with Organizational and Environmental Change

Target Audience:

  • Mid-level managers (goal is succession planning)

Scholarship includes tuition:

  • $1,560 per person (double occupancy – will share room with another class participant)
  • Award winner can opt to upgrade to single occupancy at their own cost (extra $200)
  • Fee includes training materials, lodging, and meals

Website:    www.nationaljailacademy.org 

For additional information please contact Warden Michael Tolerico at (973) 881-4619, fax at (973) 881-4514 or email at mtolerico@pcsheriff.org.