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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. Each module can be followed by a live face-to-face or-webinar discussion (Leadership Academy for Supervisors Learning Network or LASLN) where participants can network with facilitators and other learners to discuss and reinforce what has been covered in the previous module. The core curriculum provides 30 contact hours when LASLN’s are included, or 21 hours of self-directed online learning without LASLN’s. To enhance learning transfer the training includes two tracks: a personal learning plan to develop leadership skills and a change initiative project to contribute to a systems change within the agency.
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?
If you’re interested in the Take the Lead Series, all four modules are available now at:
When will the LAS be available?
The LAS core curriculum will be available beginning in September, 2014. The Take the Lead Series is available now through the Michigan State University, School of Social Work, continuing education program, at: