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Child Welfare Staff Engagement & Retention in Washington DC: Alternative Work Schedules, Telecommuting & Other Supports

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, from 3-4:30 PM ET, the NCWWI invites you to join us for Child Welfare Staff Engagement and Retention in Washington DC: Alternative Work Schedules, Telecommuting & Other Supports, our 9th 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 session will share how the Office of Youth Empowerment, in strong partnership with the Department of Human Resources, has sustained the highest retention rate at the DC Child & Family Services Agency (CFSA) for the last four years by offering frontline staff (1) alternative work schedules [either 4 day workweeks or 1 day off every 2 weeks], (2) telecommuting [work from home up to 2 days per week], and (3) other supports to augment the success of these strategies [such as improved technology, teambuilding activities, and opportunities for career growth].

Participants will learn about the essential elements of the CFSA's employee engagement and retention strategies, including their development, implementation, and outcomes, as well as lessons learned and tips for other agencies seeking to better support, engage and retain their own child welfare staff.


Presenters include Sarah Thankachan, LICSW, Administrator, Office of Youth Empowerment, DC Child & Family Services Agency and Dexter Starkes, Director, Human Resources, DC Child & Family Services Agency.  


This session is free and open to all, so you are encouraged to share the information with your colleagues and networks. Certificates of attendance will be provided via email after conclusion of the webinar.
If you have any questions, please contact Sara Munson at smunson@albany.edu. We look forward to your participation! Warmly, the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute