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Access engaging, interactive online learning that builds skills in leadership, workforce development and change implementation. Available to anyone and can be used by managers (coaching & team meetings), training departments (pre/post work, optional courses & staff newsletters), faculty and implementation teams (shared language).

 

  7 Behaviors of Adaptive Leadership (5 minutes)

 7behaviorsExplains the difference between technical and adaptive challenges, and describes the seven major behaviors identified by Heifetz and his co-authors that can help you address challenges and manage change successfully.

   

Adaptive Leadership (10-45 minutes) 

Adaptive LeadershipExplains the difference between adaptive challenges and technical work and provides opportunities to practice applying these concepts. It also covers the practical application of Adaptive Leadership including the major behaviors that will help you address and manage change successfully.

 

Attracting the Best (4 minutes) 

Attracting1.fwPeople feel more competent and are likely to stay when they have realistic expectations about what the job entails and when there is a good match between the requirements of the job and their own capabilities. This five minute module provides information on effective recruitment strategies that begin with a consistent message both realistic about the job and inspiring to potential candidates.

 

Change and the Roles People Play (2 minutes)

RolesProvides an overview of the different stages people buy in and effective engagement strategies for each.

 

 

Coaching Strategies (1 hour)

CoachingCoaching is a critical strategy in transfer of learning and implementation of change. This one hour module offers supervisors the opportunity to improve their knowledge of coaching and the role of the supervisor in the coaching process. Interactive exercises are designed to increase knowledge and skills with specific coaching strategies.

 

Creating an Inclusive Team Culture (6.5 minutes)

RecruitmentPeople need to work in a culture and climate where they feel valued and part of a team committed to a common goal. This six and a half minute module describes how people need to be included in meaningful decision-making and see that diversity and individual differences are valued to achieve the vision and mission of the agency.

 

Creating a Learning Culture (5 minutes)

LearningcultureHelping staff grow professionally is a key workforce development strategy. This includes both a comprehensive training infrastructure and promoting a learning culture where continuous learning is encouraged. This 5.5 minute module includes a self-assessment and strategies to promote a learning culture within an agency.

 

Creating a Supportive Culture (5 minutes)

supportiveculturePeople are motivated to stay on the job when their basic safety and security needs are met, and when they feel supported, both personally and in their work. This four minute interactive module describes strategies that leaders at all levels can implement to create a more supportive environment.

 

Creating a Supportive Community Context (5 minutes)

supportiveculturePeople need to feel that as child welfare professionals, they are a valued partner in the larger community and that everyone is collaborating together to support children, youth and families. This 5 minute module describes how people need to be included in meaningful decision-making and see that diversity and individual differences are valued to achieve the vision and mission of the agency.

 

Cultural Identity and Situational Factors (7 minutes)

Diversity Module 1Knowing ourselves helps us to recognize our personal biases and stereotypes and to see the world from the perspective of others.  This short 7 minute module, also explores two situational factors that affect our ever-changing sense of cultural identities: saliency and intersectionality.

 

Cultural Openness (3 minutes)

Diversity Module 2An important dimension of cultural humility is to maintain an openness to the cultural differences. This short 3 minute module provides an overview of the ways we can learn from the people with whom we interact, reserving judgment, and bridging the cultural divide between our perspectives. 

 

Dealing With the Effects of Secondary Trauma (4 minutes)

trauma1.fwSecondary trauma is a predictable and frequent occurrence in child welfare. This short module, just under four minutes in length, describes the important role of leaders in recognizing and intervening in the experience of secondary trauma. 

 

Diversity Leadership Strategies (1 hour)

Cultural DiversitySupervisors have a key role to play in promoting cultural responsiveness and leveraging diversity. This one hour module offers concrete strategies to help promote recognition and valuing of cultural differences at the interpersonal and agency level.



Educational Preparation (5 minutes)

edprepPeople who come to the job with the right educational preparation and skills are more likely to succeed, to feel good about the job and to stay.  This five minute interactive module demonstrates ways to promote closer relationships with colleges and universities that help to make the education and professional preparation process match the needs of child welfare work. 

Get on the Balcony (3 minutes)

getonbalconyLeadership requires assessing the overall environment which can be done by stepping back to view the patterns, relationships, and context. It's the understanding of the big pictures that seperates leadership from management. We know this isn't as easy as it sounds so this provides strategies on how to do it.

 

Giving Work Back (3.5 minutes)

givingworkbackHeifetz and his co-authors identified seven major behaviors that can help you address challenges successfully and manage change. This microlearning (3 1/2 minutes) will focus on one of those – giving work back to the people. Completing this course will develop your leadership skills in the Leading in Context, Leading People and Leading for Results domains of NCWWI's Leadership Model (http://bit.ly/1S2Drlp). 

 
Leadership Academy for Supervisors Core Modules (21 hours)

LAS CoreDesigned for experienced child welfare supervisors, the core curriculum consists of the Introductory Module and 5 subsequent online modules corresponding with NCWWI's Leadership Model. Total online time is 21 hours. The curriculum follows two tracks: developing leadership skills through a personal learning plan and developing a Change Initiative within a supervisor’s sphere of influence.

Leading Change With Vision (2 minutes)

visionExplains how to develop shared vision statements for change initiatives.

 

 

Orchestrating Conflict (2 minutes)

OrchestratingConflictImageHeifetz and his co-authors identified seven major behaviors that can help you address challenges successfully and manage change. This microlearning will provide some practical ways to orchestrate conflict. Completing this course will develop your leadership skills in domains 2, 3 & 5 of NCWWI's Leadership Model, and provides strategies that can be used to support the community context and organizational environment components of the Workforce Development Framework. 

 

Performance Managment In Child Welfare (5 minutes)

RecruitmentThe quality of supervision, clear performance expectations and a coherent, consistent performance management system are key factors in promoting commitment and retention of staff. At just under five minutes, this short module describes the importance of making performance management an on-going process and illustrates the parallel between performance management and child welfare practice.

 

Recruitment Strategies (1 hour)

RecruitmentFinding qualified workers who are likely to stay is a major challenge in child welfare.  This one hour module shares some specific strategies and examples from other states that can make your recruitment efforts more successful.

 

Regulating Distress (3 minutes)

DistressThis microlearning focuses on one of the seven behaviors of adaptive leadership – regulating distress. Completing this course will develop your leadership skills in the Leading People and Leading for Results domains of NCWWI's Leadership Model. It also provides strategies that can be used to support community context, organizational environment and incentives/work conditions components of the Workforce Development Framework


Screening Strategies
 (1 hour)

Screening

Once you have a pool of candidates to choose from, what tools are available to help you screen them for appropriateness to the job? This one hour module provides competency-based strategies to help you choose the right candidate.

 

 
Selecting the Best (5 minutes)

bestselect.fwCompetency-based, standardized interviewing processes provide insight into candidates’ potential “fit” with the job. Hiring procedures that minimize cumbersome processes and lengthy delays are also important strategies. This five minute module provides information on the screening and selection process, the importance of focusing on entry level competencies and the steps in a screening and selection system.


Think Politically (2.5 minutes)

stagesofimplementationThis microlearning (2 1/2 minutes) explains ways to think politically, one of the seven behaviors of adaptive leadership. Completing this course will help participants develop leadership skills in all domains of NCWWI's Leadership Model (http://bit.ly/1S2Drlp). It also provides strategies that can be used to support community context and organizational environment components of the Workforce Development Framework (http://bit.ly/1VHwWKk).

 

'Stages of Implementation (9 minutes)

stagesofimplementationTalking about a change initiative is one thing, but actually making it real is quite another. An implementation framework will help you understand and manage the steps necessary for creating sustainable change.

 


Understanding Job Requirements (3.5 minutes)

understandingjobClear information about the job requirements is a fundamental building block in implementing a workforce development system.  This interactive 3.5 minute module demonstrates how job analysis and position requirements provide critical information for all of the elements in the Workforce Development Framework.

 

Workforce Development Framework (4 minutes) 

WDFTo address workforce challenges, the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute has developed a comprehensive framework (the WDF) to help attract and retain a high performing workforce.  In just over four minutes, this module provides an overview of the components.  Later modules go into more detail about each of the components.

 

Workforce Development Foundations (3 minutes) 

foundations11.fwTo address workforce challenges, the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute has developed a comprehensive framework (the WDF) to help attract and retain a high performing workforce.  In just over four minutes, this module provides an overview of the components.  Later modules go into more detail about each of the components.

 

Why People Stay and Why They Leave (3 minutes)

push and pullOur workforce is our most important resource and yet recruitment and retention continues to be an issue for many child welfare agencies.  In this short module, less than three minutes in length, we look at the Pull factors that encourage staff to stay on the job and the Push factors that encourage them to leave. 

 

Your Guide to Holding Steady (3.5 minutes) 

HoldingSteadyThis microlearning (3 1/2 minutes) explains ways to hold steady, one of the seven behaviors of adaptive leadership, during times of change. Completing this course will help participants develop leadership skills in the Leading People and Leading Change domains of NCWWI's Leadership Model (http://bit.ly/1S2Drlp). It also provides strategies that can be used to support community context and organizational environment components of the Workforce Development Framework (http://bit.ly/1VHwWKk). 

 

 

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