NCWWI Webinar Series

During this 3-part learning exchange series panelists and participants explore how universities and child welfare programs collaborate to enhance ICWA knowledge and practice, advance workplace equity, and engage emerging leaders as a retention strategy. Each 75-minute session includes a short panel presentation and small group peer-to-peer exchanges.

Held on March 21, 2022, this learning exchange focused on enhancing knowledge and understanding of ICWA and tribal sovereignty through partnerships between schools of social work and child welfare training units in public and tribal child welfare organizations. Panelists shared examples from partnerships in Georgia and Minnesota.

This learning exchange, held on April 19, 2022, focuses on how participants can advance workplace equity in child welfare. Panelists explore research on experiences of workplace discrimination in child welfare and discuss strategies for university and agency partners to build towards more equitable workplaces. The panel discussion was followed by a small group peer-to-peer exchange where participants explored how to leverage this research to make changes in their own organizations.

Held on May 26, 2022, this learning exchange focused on how universities and agencies engage social work students and graduates as emerging leaders. Panelists shared examples from partnerships in Arkansas and Erie County (NY).

Past Webinar Series

This 5-part discussion series addresses how child welfare leaders have supported their workforce in building resiliency during the pandemic.

Providing Operational Workforce Supports

Leveraging Key Partnerships

Understanding Moral Distress

Supporting Self-care at the System Level

Connecting to Cultural Ways

This series of Innovations Exchanges, held monthly from July through November 2020, builds on NCWWI’s Supporting the Virtual Workforce webinar series by providing child welfare leaders (supervisors, managers, directors, and administrators) a forum to discuss what we’ve learned and share best practices.

Leadership and Supervision
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Inclusivity, Racial Equity, and Community Engagement
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Practice Supports
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Work Conditions, Benefits, and Organizational Culture/Climate
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Education and Professional Development
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Child welfare programs are scrambling to address the new reality of a virtual workforce by converting existing workforce development activities to online formats while planning to maintain high quality services for families and job satisfaction for employees. NCWWI will host a series of 75-minute webinars, providing a platform for child welfare colleagues to exchange ideas, innovations, and resources for supporting a workforce that has now become virtual. NCWWI facilitators will help participants to share what they are learning about this new environment and ask questions of those who have already moved into these virtual spaces.

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.