|What is the LAS?|| What are the benefits
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What is the Leadership Academy for Supervisors?
The LAS is a free web-based leadership training for experienced child welfare supervisors. The core curriculum consists of six online modules each based on the NCWWI Leadership Model. The LAS provides 21 contact hours of self-directed online learning, with two tracks to enhance learning transfer: a personal learning plan to develop leadership skills and a change initiative project to contribute to a systems change within the agency All supervisors are welcome to complete the online LAS on their own time and at their own pace.
When implemented as an agency initiative, most agencies also provide alive face-to-face or-webinar discussion (Leadership Academy for Supervisors Learning Network or LASLN) after each module, where participants can network with facilitators and other learners to discuss and reinforce what has been covered in the previous module. This is not available in the individual self-directed program.
What is the benefit of the LAS?
For supervisors: The LAS is a free web-based training program for building leadership skills. It is based on the latest research and presented by national experts. The LAS is perfect for supervisors who want to be effective leaders in their current role or who are interested in preparing for advancement. It can also be an accessible way to attain required contact hours for training.
Hear what supervisors are saying about the LAS:
For agencies: The LAS provides a high quality, proven training experience in an accessible format, two thirds in a self-directed approach to meet supervisors’ busy schedules. It is an opportunity to develop a leadership pipeline in the agency, providing professional development, succession planning and contributing to the agency’s strategic priorities. In one state, 27% of recent LAS graduates have already been promoted!
What's in the training?
LAS Core Leadership Program -- is a comprehensive, six module competency-based leadership program based on the latest research and presented by national experts in the field.
Click here for more about the Leadership framework and core curriculum.
Take the Lead -- is a series of shorter skill-based modules on topics of specific interest to supervisors. Take the Lead modules are open to all eligible supervisors, whether or not you enroll in the Core Leadership Program.
Click here for a description of courses currently available and direct links to the modules.
How can I participate?
For Supervisors: If your state or agency is not implementing the LAS, but you would like to take the modules as a self-directed participant, the first five modules are already online and available; the remaining module will be posted by May 2015. You can access the training by selecting the core training links on the top right column of this page. Please note that LASLN’s are not available in the self-directed format.