The FJC is working with a planning committee of deputy court unit executives (appellate, district, bankruptcy, and probation & pretrial services) to design and develop a comprehensive competency-based curriculum for deputy CUEs. The FJC will be using a framework of competencies (hyperlink to URL: http://fjconline.fjc.dcn/sites/default/files/2015/Court%20Leadership%20and%20Managerial%20Competencies--Deputy%20Court%20Unit%20Executive.pdf) (the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be effective in a job) to restructure and design learning opportunities and engagements to meet the unique needs of the deputy CUE role.
While the committee will focus on the roles, responsibilities and learning needs of new deputy CUEs, they will also look ahead to the broader educational and learning needs of all deputy CUEs along the spectrum of their careers. The emphasis is on using the competencies as building blocks to organize and offer education and training that meets the specific needs of this group.
The planning committee recently met (hyperlink to URL: http://fjconline.fjc.dcn/content/311132/new-deputy-cue-program-planning-meeting) to discuss the competency framework for deputy CUEs and strategize on ways to align the competencies to meet the learning needs of this group. Committee members will work together to draft goals and develop learning activities for a 2.5-day face-to-face program that is scheduled in August for new deputy CUEs. Subsequently, additional segments will be developed for all (or "experienced") deputy CUEs using the framework.
During the meeting in March, the planning committee established the selection criteria for new deputy CUEs and set forth an application process, selection and timeframe for their participation in the August program. As this is finalized, details about the program will be posted on FJC Online. The August program is the first segment of the deputy CUE curriculum to be developed and implemented as part of the Center’s strategic vision for competency-based education.
The new deputy CUE planning committee members are:
· Jim Barton, Chief Deputy, Texas Northern District Court
· Suzan Contreras, Deputy Chief, Texas Western Probation Office
· John Domurad, Chief Deputy, New York Northern District Court
· Stacey Drechsler, Chief Deputy, Delaware Bankruptcy Court
· Steve Gallagher, Deputy Circuit Executive, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals
· John Marshall, Deputy Chief, Rhode Island Probation Office
· Frances McNulty, Chief Deputy, Virginia Western District Court
· Sandy Smith, Chief Deputy, California Eastern Bankruptcy Court
For more information about the program for new deputy CUEs in August and programming for deputy CUEs in general, contact FJC Education Specialist Missy Cross at 202-502-4057 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about executive education programming in general, contact FJC Assistant Division Director for Executive Education Lori Murphy at 202-502-4109 and email@example.com.