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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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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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Module 1: Fundamentals of Leadership

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

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 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 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 5:
Leading People

Leading People Welcome to Leading People In this module, we will focus on the skills necessary to lead the workforce through change implementation.

2. LAS Foundations

LAS Foundations Welcome to the NCWWI Leadership Academy for Supervisors FoundationsModule!  This national version provides the latest content to anyone who would benefit from this self paced training. Pre-Work: Foundations Learning Portfolio Packet and  Foundations Pre-Work   Save and/or print now to use later while going through the on-line training module. References and Acknowledgements

Implementing Change

Implementing Change When working in an environment of constant change, it is helpful to use a framework to help us navigate the turbulence and implement changes that have desired outcomes and that are sustained over time. This 9 minute Quickbit will explore the three driver dimensions identified by NIRN that help us understand the factors …

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Regulating Distress

Regulating Distress Conflict is to be expected during change. In just 3 minutes, learn how to regulate distress so you don’t maintain the status quo or trigger ‘fight or flight’ and instead motivate people to find a solution. Completing this course will develop your leadership skills in the Leading People and Leading for Results domains of …

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Change and the Roles People Play

Change and the Roles People Play At just over 2 minutes, this short course provides an overview of the different stages people buy in and effective engagement strategies for each.

Cultural Humility Strategies

Cultural Humility Strategies (60 minutes) Supervisors 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.