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Workplace Resilience: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes the article, "Building a landscape of resilience after workplace violence in public child welfare." It provides an overview…

Workforce Development QuickBit Module 13: Creating an Inclusive Team Culture (6.5 minutes)

People need to work in a culture and climate where they feel valued and part of a team committed to a common…

Organizational Support and Turnover Intention: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes an article exploring the roles of leader–member exchange (LMX, or the relationship between supervisor and caseworker) and…

Status Symbols and Employee Attitudes: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes a study hypothesizing that the physical setting of a workplace is a motivating force because it reflects…

Think Politically (2.5 minute Microlearning)

This microlearning (2 1/2 minutes) explains ways to think politically, one of the seven behaviors of adaptive leadership. Completing this course will  help…

Giving Work Back (3.5 minute microlearning)

Heifetz and his co-authors identified seven major behaviors that can help you address challenges successfully and manage change. This microlearning…

7 Behaviors of Adaptive Leadership (5 minute microlearning)

This microlearning (5 minutes) explains the difference between technical and adaptive challenges, and describes the seven major behaviors identified by…

Adaptive Leadership

This course explains the difference between adaptive challenges and technical work and provides opportunities to practice applying these concepts. It…

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Regulating Distress (3 minute microlearning)

This microlearning focuses on one of the seven behaviors of adaptive leadership – regulating distress. Completing this course will develop…

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Orchestrating Conflict (2 minute microlearning)

Heifetz and his co-authors identified seven major behaviors that can help you address challenges successfully and manage change. This microlearning…

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Get on the Balcony (3 minute microlearning)

This three minute microlearning course provides strategies for "getting on the balcony" which is one of the seven behaviors of…

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Change & the Roles People Play (2 minute microlearning)

At just over two minutes, this microlearning course provides an overview of the roles people play during different stages of…

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Your Guide to Holding Steady (3.5 minute microlearning)

This microlearning (3 1/2 minutes) explains ways to hold steady, one of the seven behaviors of adaptive leadership, during times…

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Workforce Development Quickbit Module 10: Creating a Learning Culture

Helping staff grow professionally is a key workforce development strategy. This includes both a comprehensive training infrastructure and promoting a…

Fostering a Learning Organization

This document describes five learning disciplines and learning organization activities to make continual learning a way of organizational life in…

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Learning Strategies for Creating a Continuous Learning Environment

This tool contains information on a number of learning strategies for creating a continuous learning environment, including individual learning strategies…

Workforce Development Quickbit Module 8: Creating a Supportive Culture

People are motivated to stay on the job when their basic safety and security needs are met, and when they…

What Neuroscience tells us about Strong Organizations and Positive Cultures

This webinar provides an overview of research that informs us on the cost to an organization when its culture is…

Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children Final Report and Recommendations (MN)

This report advise the governor and legislature on system and practice improvements in the child protection system at all levels…

Minnesota Child Welfare Workforce Stabilization Study: Child Protection Summary Report

This summary specifically focuses on the child protection workforce to better understand the state of Minnesota in order to develop…

A Better Way to Do Business: Changing Organizational Culture to Promote Integrated Service Delivery in Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Systems

The brief describes how a human service agency can move from early conversations about working together to developing protocols for…

Inclusive Organizations: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes contemporary research across the social sciences to provide evidence-based recommendations for leveraging diversity and the individual-level (employees…

Multi-Generational Differences in the Workplace

This training course explores the challenges of building and leading an agency team through the collision of Traditionalists, Baby Boomers,…

Agency Culture: Promoting and Supporting Critical Thinking through Psychological Safety and Accountability

This training course identifies the characteristics of a learning environment and provides strategies for creating and supporting a learning environment.…

Organizational Environment: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes a journal article that examines the direct and indirect effects of climate and culture on outcomes for…

Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment (COHA): Overview

This tool helps agencies identify workforce strengths and gaps impacting overall functioning of the organization and can be used as…

Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment (COHA): Summary of Measures

This document list the measures used Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment. (2015)

Workplace Management and Child Welfare Policy, Planning, and Administration

This curriculum provides entry-level social workers in child welfare agencies in California with standardized workplace management training. The curriculum is…

Creating Physically Safe and Psychologically Secure Child Welfare Organizations: A Roundtable Discussion

This webinar raises the issues of physical and psychological safety in child welfare organizations and includes a facilitated discussion with…

What is an Inclusive Culture?

This brief reviews three elements of an inclusive culture – universal design, or the creation of work spaces and structures…

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Achieving Diversity in the Nonprofit Workplace: A Step-by Step Guide

This guide provides non-profit organizations with a step-by-step approach – in seven phases – to achieving diversity and inclusiveness in…

Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion - insights from scholarship

This review of literature about leadership diversity in the United States, with a focus on public service, highlights the main…

Fostering Innovation Through a Diverse Workforce

This report, based on an exclusive survey of 321 executives at large global enterprises, show that organizations increasingly see having…

Diversity Is Useless Without Inclusivity

This article discusses the four dynamics that frequently work against inclusiveness in many organizations: (1) people gravitate toward people like…

Diversity and Inclusion Framework - NASA

This framework from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is designed to provide the Agency with a solid foundation…

Exploring Diversity - Race and Culture in the Inclusive Workplace

This paper focuses on strategies for creating an inclusive work environment for any segment of the population including women, LGBT…

Center for American Progress Top 10 Economic Facts of Diversity in the Workplace

This document provides the top ten economic benefits of workplace diversity. (2012) 

Child Welfare Workforce Turnover: Frontline workers‘ experiences with organizational culture & climate, and implications for organizational practice

This workforce study explores links between organizational factors and turnover in a sample of Oregon public child welfare workers and…

NCWWI Organizational Environment Reference List

This comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing Organizational Environment.…

Child Welfare Practice: Creating a Successful Climate for Change (California)

This report presents the findings of an institutional analysis in Los Angeles, CA regarding the policies and practices that may…

Design Teams & Learning Circles: Agency- & Unit-level Interventions for Improving Organizational Climate & Culture

This webinar shares two innovative methods, Design Teams and Learning Circles, to tackle change while improving organizational culture and climate;…

ChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level Experiences

This webinar showcases the development, implementation and outcomes of ChildStat, a creative, data-driven, systemic leadership and organizational improvement initiative implemented…

Assessing and Improving Organizational Culture and Climate

This presentation discusses why it is important to assess and improve organizational culture and climate and two different tools that…

Preparing Facilitators for Retention-focused Design Teams: Participant Toolkit

This curriculum offers a 2-day workshop for trainers preparing individuals to become Design Team facilitators, and includes a trainer's guide,…

The Sanctuary Model of Trauma Informed Organizational Change

This model guides an organization in the development of a culture with seven dominant characteristics (Nonviolence, Emotional Intelligence, Social Learning,…

Organizational Effectiveness Handbook

This handbook is a compilation of models, tools, and methods that make up the American Public Human Services Association OE…

Organizational Effectiveness Guide: A Resource for Technical Assistance and Consulting

This guide provides useful, reliable, professional, and easy to understand tools to support Organizational Effectiveness (OE) work in child welfare.…

Learning Circles: An Introductory Manual

This manual provides detailed information on the learning circle approach, competencies and principles. (2013)

Design Team Manual

This manual provides information about how to implement Design Teams, the rationale and research on Design Teams, example documents related…

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Organizational Social Context: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes the article “Assessing the Organizational Social Context (OSC) of Child Welfare Systems: Implications for Research and Practice,”…

Organizational Culture: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes two research studies that address the impact of individual, supervisory, and organizational factors on organizational culture and…

Organizational Climate Interventions: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes two research studies provide information regarding the impact of two targeted organizational interventions on caseworker turnover and…

Learning Organizations: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes the article “Strategies for Transforming Human Service Organizations into Learning Organizations: Knowledge Management and the Transfer of…

Organizational Culture And Retention In Public Child Welfare Services Organizations

This paper presents a cross-sectional survey research design study focused on the organizational dynamics that affect retention in PCWS organizations…

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Supervising for Organizational Change

This webpage includes resources that provide strategies and tools for supervisors involved in planning, initiating, or implementing systems change, including…

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Organizational Change

This section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway website provides resources describe such efforts as change management and the role…