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Improving Supervision by Collaboration, Transparency & Accountability:

The Impact of Missouri's Supervision Advisory Committee (SAC)

On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, from 3-4:15 PM ET, the NCWWI invites you and your colleagues to join us for our third session in What Works for the Workforce: Leadership Competencies in Action - A National Webinar Series on Leading Change to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce. This webinar is free, and open to all.


For many years, the Missouri Department of Social Services' Children's Division has focused on enhancing and supporting effective supervision of frontline staff. Participants will hear about how Missouri's efforts have improved supervisory recruitment, training and professional development; supervisor support; casework, clinical, administrative, and managerial supervision; and the supervisory role in the agency/community. Presenters will highlight the specific steps and strategies used to develop and sustain the state's Supervision Advisory Committee (SAC), and identify the lessons learned, tips for agencies, and leadership skills and competencies necessary to sustain effective supervision over time. Presenters include:


  • Susan Savage, MSW, Deputy Director for the Missouri Department of Social Services' Children's Division, has been with the Division for more than 16 years. She has served in a variety of frontline and managerial child welfare positions over the years. While pursuing her Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of Missouri, Susan's primary focus was on staff recruitment and retention in child welfare. The program areas she currently oversees include Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement, SACWIS Development, Residential Licensing and other interdepartmental initiatives.
  •  Rebecca Porter, MSW, Management Analysis Specialist II, has 17 years of public child welfare experience. She was a child welfare worker and supervisor before being promoted to Central Office 12 years ago, where she is currently positioned within the Quality Assurance Unit and leads Missouri's efforts in the CFSR process. She has considerable experience collaborating with both internal staff and external partners to create and implement a shared vision for effective child welfare practice.
  •  Nancy McDaniel, MPA, Director of Consultation & Capacity Building at the Butler Institute for Families, University of Denver, leads NCWWI's Knowledge Assessment & Management (KAM) team. She has worked in the field of human services for more than 25 years, and has extensive experience in technical assistance, consultation, training, program evaluation and policy analysis in child welfare. Ms. McDaniel also works with the Mountains and Plains Child Welfare Implementation Center team, a federally-funded Regional Center providing long-term support for state and tribal agencies to implement and sustain systemic changes. 

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    We look forward to your participation, The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute