Increasingly, child welfare researchers and reformers have focused on the importance of leadership in building and maintaining an effective workforce. Agency administrators and judicial officers can set the tone for the organization and affirm the importance of its workforce through large and small decisions as well as day-to-day interactions with staff.
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
Offers evidence-based leadership training and development to enhance the ability of supervisors and middle managers to initiate and support organizational transformations that lead to improved outcomes for children, families, and communities. The Leadership Academy for Supervisors provides free online training for supervisors and the Leadership Academy for Middle Managers provides five days of residential classroom training. Training in both components is followed by peer networking events. Certificates and/or CEU's are available.
Leadership Guidance (PDF - 192 KB)
American Public Human Services Association (2009)
Addresses leadership at all levels of a public child welfare agency and includes information on managing strategy, policy, communications, key processes, and more.