We were honoured to be asked to speak at the Unlocked Graduates event in Whitehall yesterday. To be able to share almost 60years of prison service experience (between Val and I) is actually a privilege and something we find ourselves doing more and more of.
The 60 graduates have been selected as the next generation of senior managers in the prison service and it is hoped they will bring drive and fresh thinking, especially where rehabilitation is concerned.
Our talk included sharing some of our experience as prison staff and also an insight into Tempus Novo. The main message from us was to have courage, don’t be put off by “the naysayers” and lead rather than manage.