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Leading in Permanent Whitewater

Leading in Permanent Whitewater Change is constant in our environment and in child welfare, in particular. Just under 8 minutes, this microlearning describes the characteristics of permanent whitewater and offers strategies for navigating these rough waters; how people can keep the vision alive and stand in the gap of the creative tension between the vision …

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Coaching: Working with Resistance

Coaching: Working with Resistance This microlearning will explain the Leadership Academy’s approach to coaching and working with resistance within your work environment.

Module 4:
Leading for Results

Leading for Results Welcome to Leading for Results Leaders must ensure organizations have effective internal management systems and that the organizational culture values data analysis to inform decision-making and demonstrate the achievement of outcomes.

Module 2:
Leading Change

Leading Change Welcome to Leading Change In this module, we will focus on phased implementation, the five stages of change, using a racial equity lens, transformational leadership, and effective communication.

Module 3:
Leading in Context

Leading in Context Welcome to Leading in Context Learn how to explain the dimensions of a systems perspective and think politically to address internal and external issues, as well as develop internal and external partnerships. This course also covers strategies for an external awareness of national policies, trends, and the organization’s impact on the community.

Module 1: Fundamentals of Leadership

Fundamentals of Leadership Learn how to address persistent complex challenges and acquire skills for implementation of sustainable systems change.

Introduction to Leadership and Workforce Development

Welcome to Introduction to Leadership and Workforce Development This course is a series of three modules that together provide research-based foundational knowledge, language, frameworks, and approaches to strengthen leadership effectiveness in child welfare. The first module, Leadership Foundations, describes NCWWI’s Leadership Competency Framework and explores different leadership styles that can help leaders navigate the complexity …

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Leadership Foundations

Leadership Foundations This leadership module first explores different leadership styles, including strengths-based, adaptive, transformational, and daring leadership. These leadership styles have in common certain behaviors that help leaders navigate the complexity of child welfare. The final section of this module describes NCWWI’s research-based leadership framework, which supports the development of child welfare leaders regardless of …

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Orchestrating Conflict

Giving Work Back ( 3 1/2 minutes) Heifetz and his co-authors identified seven major behaviors that can help you address challenges successfully and manage change (see #1 below). This microlearning will focus on one of those – giving work back to the people.

Your Guide to Holding Steady

Your Guide to Holding Steady The adaptive leadership behavior, holding steady, it about managing your emotional response during times of change. Learn in 3 1/2 minutes strategies to manage conflict, deal with politics and hold people accountable in the heat of action.

Think Politically

Think Politically (2 1/2 minutes) This microlearning explains ways to think politically, one of the seven behaviors of adaptive leadership.

Get on the
Balcony

Get on the Balcony Leadership 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 picture that separates leadership from management. We know this isn’t as easy as it sounds so this microlearning (just over 3 minutes) will provide some …

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Giving Work Back

Giving Work Back ( 3 1/2 minutes) Heifetz and his co-authors identified seven major behaviors that can help you address challenges successfully and manage change (see #1 below). This microlearning will focus on one of those – giving work back to the people.

7 Behaviors of Adaptive Leadership

7 Behaviors of Adaptive Leadership Do you solve the same problems over and over again? Learn how technical problems and adaptive challenges need to be approached differently and the behaviors that will help you manage change successfully. Takes just 5 minutes to complete.

Coaching: What’s In It For Me?

Coaching: What’s In It For Me? This 3-minute microlearning will explain the Leadership Academy’s approach to coaching and its role in your leadership development and the execution of a change project.

3 Tools To Guide Change Efforts

3 Tools To Guide Change Efforts This microlearning (2 minutes) explains the 3 most popular tools used by those managing change efforts at their agency.

Partnership for Sustainable Change

Partnership for Sustainable Change Research indicates that change is not sustainable when we do not meaningfully engage those most impacted by a change (even when it’s being developed to improve services for them). Take this 12-minute course to learn 24 strategies that contribute to effective partnerships.

Strengths Based
Teams

Strengths Based Teams The path to great leadership starts with a deep understanding of the strengths you bring to the table. Since no one can be good at it all, learn how to build a strengths based team (4 min) so you have the strengths together to get the job done.

Open to All
Voices

Open to All Voices Working effectively with a variety of stakeholders impacted by a change requires a diverse set of competencies which is why this microlearning (4 minutes) on this critical adaptive leadership behavior (list in handout below) is chock-full of resources. [vc_snc embed_type=”lightbox” item_id=”101″ item_name=”Open to All Voices” button=”large” button_text=”Open Course Module” width=”90%” height=”800px” slider_script=”nivo” nivo_transition=”fade” …

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Adaptive
Leadership

Adaptive Leadership This course explains 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. Completing this course will develop your leadership skills in all domains of …

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