• 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.
  • Workforce Development Month

    Workforce Development Month

    We hope you will join us in celebrating Child Welfare Workforce Development Month throughout September 2019! Explore
  • 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

 Workforce Development Month 2018

Celebrated Every September

Thank you to those who participated in 2018. If you missed our inspiring presentation on Worker Recognition Day, you can view the recording at any time.

We're already working on plans for September 2019 to ensure it is even bigger and better than the last two years. In the meantime, how will you continue to celebrate and support those who tackle the hard work of child welfare year around? Here are a few ideas:

Use our infographic to share the importance of the child welfare workforce and the high cost of turnover to those needing their support.

Share these 8 resources to support the workforce.

Regularly thank colleagues and/or employees for a job well done. Praise contributes to higher levels of engagement; improves morale, trust, and relationships; and decreases turnover (Gallup).

Get inspired by leaders in agencies & universities that took an innovative approach to improve the organizational culture, support the child welfare workforce, and achieve better outcomes for the families they serve. View the Real Stories Tool Kit and choose one or more relevant videos. Then bring together colleagues/staff, students, and/or community members to have a rich discussion about how to apply lessons learned at your agency.

Workforce is our Greatest Asset

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Why Workforce is our Focus

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