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REAL STORIES FROM THE FIELD

The Real Stories project is a multimedia collection of workforce development stories from students, faculty, and child welfare professionals at all levels. Each project provides unique, first-person insight into the impact that NCWWI initiatives and partnerships are having on workforce and child welfare practice across the country. Use these stories for lunch & learns, training, team discussions and more! 

Want to use these stories to inspire a rich discussion about innovative workforce development initiatives? Download the Real Stories Tool Kit which details the topics and themes of each story, along with questions to inspire critical thinking and guide a thoughtful discussion.

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Workforce Excellence & Leadership Academy for Deans and Directors
CREATING CHANGE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL

Podcast100.fwThe decision to embrace a system-wide workforce development approach may come from agency leaders, but sometimes the best ideas to deliver and sustain change can come from staff directly serving on the frontlines of child welfare. In this podcast episode, hear how frontline child welfare professionals were empowered to design solutions that improved office culture, partnerships, and outcomes for the children and families they serve. 

 

Leadership Academy for Deans and Directors
LEADING THROUGH UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF LIFE STORIES

Video.fwUnderstanding the personal journey – or context - that leads people to a career in child welfare is an important part of being an effective leader. This story explores how the Director of Missouri’s Children’s Division has shaped his leadership style around understanding the life stories of workers.

 

Leadership Academy for Deans and Directors
WEAVING TOGETHER AGENCY STAFF AROUND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

Video100.fwCherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare faced big challenges to move their agency forward. NCWWI signed on to assist and to do so had to change the way they operated, too. Together they faced these challenges to make a difference for children and families.