Welcome to the Leadership Academy
Implementation Guide

The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) Leadership Academy is designed to build and support leadership skills critical for the success of child welfare program supervisors, managers and directors. The Leadership Academy’s Implementation Guide provides guidance to child welfare programs who wish to create, develop, and implement a Leadership Academy Program in their own jurisdictions, and integrating the academy into their existing training systems.

This guide supports exploring, planning, implementing, evaluation and sustainability and is divided into five (5) sections: Leadership Academy overview and planning, trainers/facilitators, coaches and coaching, participants and 360 assessments. Each section contains recommended downloadable templates, forms, and documents specific for each component area. Additionally, the classroom curricula and training materials are available in formats that allow programs to customize the content. This comprehensive guide offers:

  • An overview of the Leadership Academy components, principles, competencies and learning objectives
  • Steps to prepare for implementation, including timelines, steps, needed resources
  • Access to the curriculum content
  • Materials for Training of Trainers and Training of Coaches
  • Lessons learned and suggested strategies for successful implementation
  • Evaluation and materials
  • 360 assessment materials
  • Examples to illustrate key concepts

If implemented as designed, learners who complete the Leadership Academy will become nimble leaders, able to identify and tackle both technical and adaptive challenges and to support their programs in achieving their full potential.