Meaningful Workforce Development: Making it Happen

Webinar Recording

Held on Thursday, September 26, 2019, in this webinar you will learn about NCWWI’s newly revised workforce development framework as applied to the State of Indiana. Meaningful workforce development implies more than just a quick-fix, but a long-term, robust, and sustainable approach to workforce development that really makes a difference. Hear LaTrece Thompson, Deputy Director of Staff Development, describe Indiana’s journey to improve their workforce development approach through the lens of the NCWWI framework, exploring various workforce development components and a phased implementation approach that can also be applied to your jurisdiction.

Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change

NCWWI co-hosted this 6-part webinar series with the Center for the Study of Social Policy. This series features workforce and organizational development stories and strategies to achieve racial equity. 

  1. Using an Institutional Analysis to Identify Core Issues and Spur Change - July 2017
  2. Community Collaboration & Grassroots Effort (Cross-systems & Tribal Partnerships) - September 2017
  3. A Data-Driven Approach to Improving Outcomes for Black Girls in Child Welfare - December 2017
  4. Slow and Steady Wins the RACE of Child Welfare Equity - February 2018
  5. Strengthening Our Efforts Through Partnerships with Academia - June 2018
  6. Sustaining Racial Equity Improvements in Child Welfare - September 26, 2018

Tools of the Trade 2018: Exploring NCWWI Tools and Resources

Tools of the Trade 2018 is a five-part series of interactive and informational webinars! Our team will help you explore NCWWI resources and efficiently locate just the right ones to make positive changes in your teams or organizations. NCWWI staff will host a new 45-minute session each month. Each of these 45-minute sessions will help participants use or apply one of the following sets of NCWWI tools: (1) eResources on MyNCWWI (2) NCWWI Online Learning Opportunities, including microlearnings (3) Workforce Development Planning & Assessment Tool Kit (4) Leadership Activities for Staff at all levels (5) Leadership Training for Supervisors and Middle Managers. Visit the Tools of the Trade series web page for session recordings and handouts 

Mind the Gap: Addressing Child Welfare Challenges with Workforce Development Strategies

Running from 2014-2017, this 10-part webinar series showcases child welfare issues, and a range of workforce development strategies that can be used to address and ameliorate them. The series launched with an overview of the NCWWI Workforce Development Framework (WDF) and its application for the field. Subsequent sessions feature agency and university leaders sharing different gap-closing workforce development strategies related to the 10 WDF components as described in the 2014 to 2019 version of the WDF.

  1. Introducing the Workforce Development Framework
  2. Simulation Labs for Child Welfare Education and Training
  3. Children's Corps: A Dynamic Approach to Child Welfare Worker Recruitment, Screening and Selection
  4. Child Welfare Training Competencies in Action: The Ohio Experience
  5. Transforming Child Welfare Decision-making through Modern Technology & Data Analytics
  6. Becoming a Trauma-informed Child Welfare Agency: The Waupaca County Journey
  7. Real World Barriers & Strategies for Evidence-based Practice Implementation
  8. Prioritizing Supervision: Comprehensive Supervisory Development in Indiana
  9. Achieving Racial Equity through Workforce & Organizational Change
  10. Peer Mentoring, Crisis Response & Resilience-building: NJ DCF’s Worker2Worker Program 

Making a Difference: NCWWI Impact & Lessons Learned (2008-2013)

  1. Evaluation Findings, Strategies and Lessons Learned
  2. Traineeships Legacies and Lessons Learned
  3. Child Welfare Means Change Management: Stories and Lessons Learned from LAMM Alumni
  4. Leadership Academy for Supervisors: What We Learned and How We Changed 

What Works for the Workforce: Leadership Competencies in Action - A National Webinar Series on Leading Change to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce.

  1. ChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level Experiences
  2. Competency-based Recruitment, Screening & Selection: Strengthening Workforce Capacity, Retention & Organizational Resiliency
  3. Improving Supervision by Collaboration, Transparency & Accountability: The Impact of Missouri's Supervision Advisory Committee
  4. New Jersey Fellows: Building Capacity in "Managing by Data" to Improve Leadership, Frontline Practice & Case Outcomes
  5. Coaching to Support Solution-based Casework in Child Welfare
  6. Design Teams & Learning Circles: Agency- & Unit-level Interventions for Improving Organizational Climate & Culture
  7. Casework Teaming to Manage Workload, Enhance Effectiveness and Boost Morale
  8. BONUS SESSION #1: Learning & Living the NCWWI Leadership Model
  9. BONUS SESSION #2: Evidence-based Practices in Child Welfare: Opportunities & Challenges for the Workforce
  10. Building a Culturally Responsive Workforce: The Texas Model for Undoing  Disproportionality & Disparities in Child Welfare
  11. Child Welfare Staff Engagement & Retention in Washington DC: Alternative Work Schedules, Telecommuting & Other Supports
  12. Beyond Professional Education & Training: PA's Dynamic University-Agency Partnership for Transfer of Learning, Quality Improvement & Organizational Effectiveness

For more information, please contact Sharon Kollar, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.