Document Category: Adaptive Leadership

Strengths Based Teams (4 minute microlearning)

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 so you have the strengths together to get the job done.

Open to All Voices (4 minute microlearning)

Working effectively with a variety of stakeholders impacted by a change requires a diverse set of competencies which is why this microlearning on this critical adaptive leadership behavior is chock-full of resources.

Child welfare matters: Leading Adaptively in Child Welfare

This issue focuses on integrating the concepts and tools of adaptive leadership into training and technical assistance (TTA) work, exercising adaptive leadership on the frontlines, and using adaptive leadership concepts in continuous quality improvement systems.

Leadership Academy for Supervisors (LAS) Core Curriculum

Designed for experienced child welfare supervisors, the core curriculum consists of the Introductory Module and 5 subsequent online modules corresponding with the NCWWI Leadership Model. Total online time is 21 hours. The curriculum follows two tracks: developing leadership skills through a personal learning plan and developing a Change Initiative within a supervisor’s sphere of influence.

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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Adaptive Leadership: Practical Application

This 90-minute webinar explains the diagnostic framework for determining the adaptive challenge and how to mobilize the system to implement vision; and how to effectively deploy oneself and practical ways to use these concepts to improve outcomes for children, youth and families. 

Leading in Permanent Whitewater (7 minute microlearning)

Change is constant in our environment and in child welfare, in particular. Just under 8 minutes, this Quickbit 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 and reality.

7 Behaviors of Adaptive Leadership (5 minute microlearning)

This microlearning (5 minutes) explains the difference between technical and adaptive challenges, and describes the seven major behaviors identified by Heifetz and his co-authors that can help individuals address challenges and manage change successfully.