Document Category: Leadership

Learning & Living Leadership Tool Kit

This tool kit is your opportunity to develop and practice your leadership skills so that you can positively impact children, families, and your community. A leadership development plan, built from a competency-based framework, and based on a self-assessment, will guide you in developing the critical leaderships skills necessary for success.

Empowering the Child Welfare Workforce and its Emerging Leaders

On September 28, 2021. a panel hosted by NCWWI and CWLA presented helpful steps that emerging leaders can take to promote their own growth and development of critical leadership skills in their existing position or program and share concrete ways organizations can support emerging leaders. The recording of the event is available here: https://vimeo.com/618222458

How can child welfare leaders and providers reimagine support for children and families?

Child welfare systems across the country are looking for opportunities to move upstream and offer proactive support to children and families. In this Q&A, David Sanders reflects on his career as the leader of child protection agencies in Hennepin County, Minnesota, and Los Angeles County, California, as well as his experience at Casey Family Programs, …

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Leadership Competency Framework Guide

The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute’s (NCWWI) Leadership Competency Framework, updated in 2020, provides a model to develop, guide, and evaluate leadership at all levels within a child welfare program. This guide provides indicators of proficiency for all of the framework’s competencies at the executive, manager, supervisor, and caseworker levels.

Making a Difference #3: Child Welfare Means Change Management: Stories & Lessons Learned from LAMM Alumni

This webinar is the third of a 4-part national mini-series, Making a Difference: NCWWI Impact & Lessons Learned (2008-2013) and shares the stories of Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM) alumni, and what they have learned about sustainable systems change, change management and leadership in the field of child welfare that can apply to current …

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