• We Are Child Welfare

    We Are Child Welfare

    What do child welfare workers do? Learn about the important role these hard-working individuals play in supporting families, youth, and children in your community. Explore
  • Welcome to the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute

    Welcome to the
    National Child Welfare Workforce Institute

    Our purpose is to increase child welfare practice effectiveness through diverse partnerships that focus on workforce systems development, organizational interventions, and change leadership, using data-driven capacity building, education, and professional development.
  • The NCWWI Leadership Academies Curricula & Training Materials

    The NCWWI Leadership Academies Curricula & Training Materials

    The NCWWI Leadership Academies provide supervisors and managers with opportunities to become skilled in leading change, fostering collaborations, implementing results-oriented decisions, and leading people. This online and in-person curriculum, along with step-by-step implementation guides, are now available! Explore
  • Online Learning Opportunities

    Online Learning Opportunities

    Access engaging, interactive online learning that builds skills in leadership, workforce development, and change implementation. Explore
  • National Webinar Calendar

    National Webinar Calendar

    This comprehensive list includes free webinars that are sponsored by a range of organizations, including NCWWI. Explore
  • Workforce Development Framework

    Workforce Development Framework

    The newly updated Workforce Development Framework (WDF) guides agency leaders to improve the health of their child welfare workforce. Explore
  • Real Stories From the Field

    Real Stories From the Field

    Learn about workforce success from all over the country. Explore

National Webinar: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A one hour informational webinar to explore our newly released Workforce Development Tool KitDuring the webinar, NCWWI staff will:


  • Describe the 6 key steps in the workforce development assessment and planning process, centered around a continuous quality improvement approach.
  • Demonstrate the series of worksheets to assess and explore strategies within ten core components of workforce development, including: Vision, Mission, Values; Leadership; Job Analysis and Position Requirements; Education and Professional Preparation; Recruitment, Screening and Selection; Incentives and Work Conditions; Professional Development and Training; Organizational Environment; Community Context; and Supervision and Performance Management. 
Following the creation of our Workforce Development Framework (WDF) and brief we recognized the need for an accessible companion product to assist teams in an agency setting undertake the process of comprehensive workforce development. Our new Workforce Planning & Assessment Toolkit, developed following a thorough review of the workforce development literature in the public, private, and corporate sectors, guides teams through a comprehensive approach to workforce development including innovative strategies and practices in recruiting, developing and retaining a committed and competent workforce.



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