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Access engaging, interactive online learning that builds skills in leadership, workforce development, and change implementation. These tools are available to anyone and can be used by supervisors and managers (coaching & team meetings), training departments (pre-work, transfer strategies, optional courses & staff newsletters), faculty and implementation teams (to provide foundational information).  View our webinar for more information.

 

  7 Behaviors of Adaptive Leadership (5 minutes)

 7behaviorsExplains the difference between technical and adaptive challenges, and describes the seven major behaviors identified by Heifetz and his co-authors that can help you address challenges and manage change successfully.

   

Adaptive Leadership (10-45 minutes) 

Adaptive LeadershipExplains 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.

 

Change and the Roles People Play (2 minutes)

RolesProvides an overview of the different stages people buy in and effective engagement strategies for each.

 

 

Coaching Strategies (1 hour)

CoachingCoaching is a critical strategy in transfer of learning and implementation of change. This one hour module offers supervisors the opportunity to improve their knowledge of coaching and the role of the supervisor in the coaching process. Interactive exercises are designed to increase knowledge and skills with specific coaching strategies.

 

Creating a Learning Culture (5 minutes)

LearningcultureHelping staff grow professionally is a key workforce development strategy. This includes both a comprehensive training infrastructure and promoting a learning culture where continuous learning is encouraged. This 5.5 minute module includes a self-assessment and strategies to promote a learning culture within an agency.

 

Creating a Supportive Community Context (5 minutes)

supportiveculturePeople need to feel that as child welfare professionals, they are a valued partner in the larger community and that everyone is collaborating together to support children, youth and families. This 5 minute module describes how people need to be included in meaningful decision-making and see that diversity and individual differences are valued to achieve the vision and mission of the agency.

 

Cultural Identity and Situational Factors (7 minutes)

Diversity Module 1Knowing ourselves helps us to recognize our personal biases and stereotypes and to see the world from the perspective of others.  This short 7 minute module, also explores two situational factors that affect our ever-changing sense of cultural identities: saliency and intersectionality.

 

Cultural Openness (3 minutes)

Diversity Module 2An important dimension of cultural humility is to maintain an openness to the cultural differences. This short 3 minute module provides an overview of the ways we can learn from the people with whom we interact, reserving judgment, and bridging the cultural divide between our perspectives. 

 

Cultural Humility Strategies(1 hour)

Cultural DiversitySupervisors 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.



Get on the Balcony (3 minutes)

getonbalconyLeadership 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 pictures that seperates leadership from management. We know this isn't as easy as it sounds so this provides strategies on how to do it.

 

Giving Work Back (3.5 minutes)

givingworkbackHeifetz and his co-authors identified seven major behaviors that can help you address challenges successfully and manage change. This microlearning (3 1/2 minutes) will focus on one of those – giving work back to the people. Completing this course will develop your leadership skills in the Leading in Context, Leading People and Leading for Results domains of NCWWI's Leadership Model (http://bit.ly/1S2Drlp). 

 

Implementing Change (9 minutes)

 

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When working in an environment of constant change, it is helpful to use a framework to help us navigate the turbulence and implement changesthat 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 that make the difference between when change is successful and sustained, and when it is not. 

 

 
Leadership Academy for Supervisors Core Modules (21 hours)

LAS CoreDesigned for experienced child welfare supervisors, the core curriculum consists of the Introductory Module and 5 subsequent online modules corresponding with NCWWI's 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.

Leading Change With Vision (2 minutes)

visionExplains how to develop shared vision statements for change initiatives.

 

 

 

Leading In Permanent Whitewater (8 minutes)

 

whitewater.fwChange 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.

 

 

Open To All Voices (4 minutes)

voices.fwWorking 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.

 

 

Orchestrating Conflict (2 minutes)

OrchestratingConflictImageHeifetz and his co-authors identified seven major behaviors that can help you address challenges successfully and manage change. This microlearning will provide some practical ways to orchestrate conflict. Completing this course will develop your leadership skills in domains 2, 3 & 5 of NCWWI's Leadership Model, and provides strategies that can be used to support the community context and organizational environment components of the Workforce Development Framework.

 

Performance Managment In Child Welfare (5 minutes)

RecruitmentThe quality of supervision, clear performance expectations and a coherent, consistent performance management system are key factors in promoting commitment and retention of staff. At just under five minutes, this short module describes the importance of making performance management an on-going process and illustrates the parallel between performance management and child welfare practice.

 

Regulating Distress (3 minutes)

DistressThis microlearning focuses on one of the seven behaviors of adaptive leadership – regulating distress. Completing this course will develop your leadership skills in the Leading People and Leading for Results domains of NCWWI's Leadership Model. It also provides strategies that can be used to support community context, organizational environment and incentives/work conditions components of the Workforce Development Framework 

 

Stages of Implementation (9 minutes)

stagesofimplementationTalking about a change initiative is one thing, but actually making it real is quite another. An implementation framework will help you understand and manage the steps necessary for creating sustainable change.

 

Strengths Based Teams (4 minutes)

strengthsthumbnail.fwTalking about a change initiative is one thing, but actually making it real is quite another. An implementation framework will help you understand and manage the steps necessary for creating sustainable change.

 

Think Politically (2.5 minutes)

stagesofimplementationThis microlearning (2 1/2 minutes) explains ways to think politically, one of the seven behaviors of adaptive leadership. Completing this course will help participants develop leadership skills in all domains of NCWWI's Leadership Model (http://bit.ly/1S2Drlp). It also provides strategies that can be used to support community context and organizational environment components of the Workforce Development Framework (http://bit.ly/1VHwWKk).

 

Three Tools To Guide Change Efforts (2 minutes)

 3toolsThis microlearning explains the 3 most popular tools used by those managing change efforts at their agency.

 

 

Your Guide to Holding Steady (3.5 minutes) 

HoldingSteadyThis microlearning (3 1/2 minutes) explains ways to hold steady, one of the seven behaviors of adaptive leadership, during times of change. Completing this course will help participants develop leadership skills in the Leading People and Leading Change domains of NCWWI's Leadership Model (http://bit.ly/1S2Drlp). It also provides strategies that can be used to support community context and organizational environment components of the Workforce Development Framework (http://bit.ly/1VHwWKk).

 

 

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