Courts’ Administrators Were Trained in Leadership

Courts’ administrators took part in a leadership training program, which was organized by the National School of Judges and State Judicial Administration with support from the USAID New Justice Program.

During theoretical and practical sessions, court administrators learned how to develop leadership skills and values, improved their capacities to cohere court family members and ensure high performance thereof through effective communications and development of psychological hardiness and resiliency. The gained knowledge will enable them to develop a vibrant court culture through engaging court team members in a shared visioning process of their activities which would meet public expectations. The court administrators will be able to detect and eliminate hindrances to development court administration policies in a timely manner and encourage their coworkers to interact in this area properly. Besides, the court administrators will apply systems thinking and effective communications skills for the productive planning and administration purposes, thus, ensuring transparency, honesty, and accountability of these processes.

This event is the second in a series of training programs intended to increase a number of real leaders and professional administrators in courts. It was preceded by a similar training program for chief judges. Graduates of both programs will further improve their court management skills at the final event of the series.

This series of events was developed by USAID New Justice Program expert Maureen Conner at the request of the National School of Judges and State Judicial Administration. In the past Mrs. Conner was a Professor and Director of the Court Administration Program at Michigan State University (USA). The State Judicial Administration and National School of Judges, in cooperation with the Michigan State University and with support from USAID, developed and implemented the first in Ukraine certificate training program in court administration for chief judges and court administrators in 2013-2018.