Making Training Look Easy

By St. Gerard, Vanessa | Corrections Today, April 2003 | Go to article overview

Making Training Look Easy


St. Gerard, Vanessa, Corrections Today


The term "multitasking" is well-known to Billy Sisk. As branch director for the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Sisk is responsible for all training for the Community Services Division. This means that he not only coordinates and prepares for the training sessions that are held in nearly every county in the state, he also conducts each and every one of them on his own. As soon as he completes one training session, he prepares for another. "Most employees would be whining and complaining, but there's not one instance that I can remember that he's complained," says Sisk's supervisor Clintis McCray, director of training for the Mississippi DOC.

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Sisk first became coordinator in the training department in 1995 and was appointed to his current position two years later. When Sisk took the job in 1997, he and another employee were responsible for all the training, but since 2001, he has shouldered the entire responsibility of developing, scheduling and delivering the workshops. Because of budgetary constraints, McCray says, Sisk has had to work without a staff. Some may think that all the work that lies in Sisk's hands would leave him unprepared for his training sessions, but his supervisor, co-workers and session participants have done nothing but praise his work. "He has a great willingness to continue on in the toughest of times. Currently, as many departments, we are going through tough times with being under budget and other issues," McCray says. "But he has not let that prevent him from running a good training program."

With all the traveling Sisk does, he is away from home--and his young daughter--for many days at a time. "He's on the road an awful lot and he handles the entire training for the division well," McCray says.

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