Office of Professional Development
The Office of Professional Development division consists of employee education, care and custody, and campus operations for GDC Headquarters.
Through training The Office of Professional Development efforts provide professional and personal growth opportunities to GDC team members; and improve GDC team members' abilities to conduct programs and provide offender services. Success in meeting the diverse GDC employees' training and development needs is the result of programs that are planned, developed, coordinated, and instructed in a purposeful and cost-efficient way. The programs delivered by this unit assists the agency in meeting requirements of state/federal laws, court orders, contractual agreements, certification or recertification requirements, terms and conditions of employment, comply with standard operating procedures, special orientation needs, or other mandates.
Employee education to include professional training and developmental opportunities is offered to all employees of the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC). Employee education helps to build and maintain a quality workforce enabled to create a safer Georgia by effectively managing offenders and providing opportunities for positive change. All training opportunities for staff are delivered through the Georgia Corrections Academy (GCA), Leadership Development Unit, and Administrative Support Unit.