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Workforce Planning Tool Kit: Evaluating Workforce Planning

This tool kit from Cornerstones for Kids is for public-sector and non-profit human services administrators and human resources professionals who…

Workforce Development Planning and Assessment Tool Kit: Informational Webinar

This one hour informational webinar explores and demonstrates how to use the NCWWI Workforce Development Planning and Assessment Tool Kit.…

NJ DCF Workforce Report: A Commitment to Child Welfare Excellence through Comprehensive Workforce & Leadership Development

This report provides an in-depth review of key indicators of performance and related strategies that reflect the New Jersey Department…

Succession Planning Process

This document details the six-step process for effective succession planning and several factors typically found in successful succession planning initiatives.…

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Effective Succession Strategies

This document describes common characteristics of effective succession planning efforts and strategies that promote effective succession planning. (2005)

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NCWWI Workforce Development Planning and Assessment Tool Kit

The NCWWI Workforce Development Planning and Assessment Tool Kit is a companion to the NCWWI Workforce Development Framework (WDF). It…

Systems of Care Strategic Planning Toolkit

This toolkit addresses key issues and processes involved in formulating a strategic plan to guide infrastructure development, discusses related activities,…

Workforce Planning and Development Final Report (AZ)

This report provides context for the technical assistance offered under the Human Services Workforce Initiative, shares the accomplishments, and includes the…

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…

Workforce Development QuickBit Module 3: Workforce Development Foundations

This three minute module focuses on the center of the NCWWI Workforce Development Framework (WDF) to highlight the strategies to…

A Review of Child Welfare Services at the Department Of Social Services (SC)

This report reviews various issues pertaining to child welfare services, procurement, and agency management at the South Carolina Department of…

Child Protective Investigator and Child Protective Investigator Supervisor Educational Qualifications, Turnover, and Working Conditions Status Report: Annual Report (FL)

This report provides a status on educational qualifications, turnover rates, and working conditions for the Department’s child protective investigators, child…

Workforce Development QuickBit Module 2: Workforce Development Framework

To address workforce challenges, the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute has developed a comprehensive framework (the WDF) to help attract…

Succession Planning for Government

This document explores talent management practices best to support a larger, more strategic role for HR in a rapidly changing…

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Preparing for Tomorrow’s State and Local Government Workforce

This eBook looks at how state and local governments across the country are using innovative practices to recruit, develop, and…

Why the Workforce Matters Infographic

This infographic visually describes why the workforce matters. It includes information on the challenges of child welfare work, the cost…

7 Lessons Learned from the Western Workforce Project

This document explains seven lessons learned after conducting Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessments (COHA) at four child welfare sites in Colorado,…

Competency-based Workforce Development: A Synthesis of Current Approaches

This paper defines and explains a competency-based approach, the rationale for using competency models, the history of competency models, a…

Workforce and Outsourcing Issues Key to Reducing Fatalities: Comments for the CECANF

This document addresses outsourcing, caseloads and workloads, professional development, and workplace safety issues as key to reducing fatalities; and provides…

New Jersey DCF Workforce: Preliminary Highlights 2014-2015

This report summarizes the demographics and characteristics of the current child welfare workforce and highlights a variety of indicators of…

NCWWI Workforce Development Framework

This document outlines NCWWI’s Workforce Development Framework (WDF) which is intended to help agency leaders understand best and promising practices…

Workforce Development in Child Welfare: Summary of Research, State Initatives and Other Innovations

This report provides information on workforce development initiatives in child welfare and in other fields with an emphasis on recruitment,…

CalSWEC's Ecological Model for Workforce Development

This model was developed as a guide for workforce development evaluation and research activities. The model depicts the contributions of education, in-service…

Making a Difference #1: Evaluation Findings, Strategies and Lessons Learned

This webinar offers an overview of what we learned through our evaluation and highlights findings from our research examining factors…

Systems of Care: New Opportunities and New Challenges for Child Welfare

This webinar features leading national experts and local providers in systems of care who highlight the core principles and values…

An Array of Workforce Development Resources for Child Welfare Systems

This webinar includes a discussion of what is happening nationally in the area of workforce development in child welfare and…

Achieving Quality, Commitment and Competence in the Child Welfare Workforce

This webinar reviews the elements contributing to the national crisis in the child welfare workforce, and summarize empirically based solutions…

Workforce Planning Checklist - GA

This checklist developed by Georgia State Personnel Administrationis a step-by-step checklist for effective workforce planning. (2014)

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Workforce Planning Guidelines - GA

This guidelinedeveloped by Georgia State Personnel Administration provides a framework to implement and sustain effective workforce planning. The presentation outlines…

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Workforce Planning Training - GA

This presentation developed by Georgia State Personnel Administration provides a framework to implement and sustain effective workforce planning. The presentation…

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Strategic Workforce Planning Manual - Fairfax, VA

This manual defines fundamental steps to develop and implement a workforce plan, provides information and processes that can be applied…

Workforce Planning Resource Guide for Public Sector Human Resource Professionals

This guide focuses on how workforce planning can meet the unique needs of public sector HR professionals at any level…

Mind the Gap #1: Introducing the Workforce Development Framework

This webinar introduces NCWWI’s Workforce Development Framework (WDF), and its practical application for the field, including key steps in the…

Strengthening the Workforce for Systems Change

This article highlights a number of strategies, spearheaded by NCWWII, that build the leadership capacity of the workforce to implement…

The 21st Century Public Service Workforce: Eight Lessons from the Literature

This paper summarizes eight lessons from the academic and policy literature on public service change and how change is impacting…

Video series: A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child Welfare

This video series complements “A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child Welfare,” a publication for…

A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Tying It All Together (Part 5)

This video illustrates all five phases of the framework through a single case example. It also discusses how subsidized guardianship…

A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve (Part 4)

This video describes the Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve phases of the framework, explains how agencies can apply…

A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Develop & Test and Compare & Learn (Part 3)

This video introduces two additional phases of the framework: Develop & Test and Compare & Learn. It describes how agencies…

A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Identify & Explore (Part 2)

This video explains the process of building evidence and spreading effective practice in child welfare begins with investigating a problem,…

Partnerships, Evaluation, and Effective Practice in Child Welfare: Introducing a New Framework (Part 1)

This video introduces a practical guide for strengthening child welfare systems called “A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain…

Learning, Leading, Changing and Making a Difference

The video provides an overview of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) through the perspectives of NCWWI’s diverse partnerships.…

Keeping Track of Our Most Valuable Resource: Using Workforce Data to Improve Child Welfare Programs

This video urges public and private child welfare agencies to assess their knowledge about their workers and to put data…

NCWWI Workforce Development Planning Process Reference List

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

Workforce Planning Model & Guide (California)

This guide was developed to assist State departments take a strategic approach to workforce planning as opposed a reactionary approach…

Workforce Planning Desk & Reference Guide (Alaska)

This guide is intended for managers and supervisors anticipating recruitment and retentions challenges, and to assist agencies in carefully preparing…

Supervisors’ Guide to Developing Operational Workforce Plans (Washington)

The guide is designed as a practical tool to be used by supervisors and those who support supervisors with unit-level…

Kansas Child Welfare Comprehensive Workforce Plan

The report presents results of a state-wide assessment and preliminary plan to address agency and systems-level workforce issues. (2010)

Guide to Developing Strategic Workforce Plans (Washington)

This guide is to explain the process of strategic workforce planning. This guide is designed as a practical tool for…

Systems of Care Policy Action Guide

This guide is a capacity building tool that supports the process of identifying and advancing policy strategies to improve child…

Self-Assessment Workbook for Building a Stable & Quality Child Welfare Workforce

This workbook provides guidance to child welfare administrators on innovative human resource management policies and practices. The workbook allows administrators…

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 throughout our Child…

Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: Workforce

This guide is intended for child welfare agency teams charged by agency leadership with developing and maintaining a high-performing workforce…

Toward a High Quality Child Welfare Workforce: Six Doable Steps

This paper describes a number of promising practices used across the country to improve the working conditions and quality of…

Components of an Effective Child Workforce to Improve Outcomes For Children and Families: What Does the Research Tell Us?

Child Welfare Workforce: Implications for the Private Nonprofit Sector

This paper provides recommendations of actions that private, public, and academic organizations can undertake individually and collaboratively to create state…

Building Workforce Capacity through a Child Welfare Practice Model: Lessons from the Field

This paper shares specific and targeted strategies employed by states for improving supervision and front line practice, quality assurance, as…

A Comprehensive Workforce Strategy to Advance Child Welfare Outcomes

This report is a compilation of input from leaders and universities in 28 U. S. states and counties. The group…

Information Packet: Workforce Issues in Child Welfare

This paper explores high turnover rates among child welfare staff and recruitment and retention challenges, shares facts and statistics on…

Workforce Planning Portal

This site provides hands-on tools and resources for human services agencies looking for solutions to workforce challenges. The site’s resources…

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New York State Department of Civil Services: Workforce & Succession Planning

This webpage provides State agencies with guidance and a forum to share information on Workforce and Succession Planning. 

Building Leaderful Organizations: Succession Planning for Nonprofits

This publication presents alternative models of succession planning designed particularly for nonprofits: (1) Pursuing the agency’s mission and service goals…