The Leadership Academy for Middle Managers is a national leadership development academy for middle managers in public, tribal and privatized child welfare systems. Its goal is to enhance the ability of middle managers to apply leadership skills for implementation of sustainable systems change to improve outcomes for children, youth and families.
- Increase the effectiveness of child welfare agencies through culturally responsive middle manager training on leadership, workforce development and succession planning
- Provide middle managers with professional development that enables them to address persistent complex challenges requiring adaptive, distributive, and inclusive leadership
- Provide opportunities that facilitate continuous learning in support of both middle managers and their internal and external partners
- Offer managers the latest research and new directions for child welfare practice, leadership, and management from academic, private, and nonprofit sectors
Middle managers eligible to participate include those with leadership accountability for a change initiative in the following roles:
State or Tribal, central office, regional and district child welfare program managers and county child welfare administrators and directors
Managers employed at the State/central/regional offices who have oversight responsibility for local child welfare offices
State and Tribal child welfare program managers, such as foster care and adoption managers
Administrators or executive directors of private agencies that are contracted by the State to provide case management services that are traditionally provided by the public child welfare system
Recognizing that single interventions are not sufficient and that leadership at all levels is critical, NCWWI is now taking a more comprehensive and integrated approach to leadership and workforce development. With this in mind, the NCWWI-supported LAMM is only available to NCWWI's 13 University Partnership (UP) programs.