National Child Welfare Workforce Institute - Learning, Leading Changing



Since 2008, NCWWI has worked to improve child welfare practice through the use of diverse partnerships focusing on workforce systems development, organizational interventions, and change leadership, using data-driven capacity building, education and professional development. We hope you'll take a moment to view and share our new video,which documents the impact of our work, and makes the case for continued workforce and leadership development efforts:



In addition, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from 3-4:30 PM ET, we hope you can join us for Evaluation Findings, Strategies & Lessons Learned, the first session in our 4-part national webinar mini-series, Making a Difference: NCWWI Impact & Lessons Learned (2008-2013).   This first webinar offers what we learned through our evaluation, while subsequent sessions highlight practical strategies and tips from our Traineeships, Leadership Academy for Middle Managers and Leadership Academy for Supervisors.


NCWWI evaluators will share the results of the rigorous formative and outcome evaluations that informed our partnership and provided important data for how well we met goals and achieved outcomes. Participants will learn about the evaluation methods used, dissemination and outreach efforts, as well as the results of the service components, including:

  • Learning and transfer of learning outcomes for participants of the Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM) and the Leadership Academy for Supervisors (LAS); and, 
  • Learning outcomes and transition of key knowledge and skills to the workplace for BSW and MSW students who received stipends through the Traineeship Program

This session will also highlight findings from our research examining factors that predict learning and transfer of learning, and implications for the field about how to design and implement successful blended learning programs to develop the workforce. 


Our panel of presenters from the University of Denver includes:

  • Robin Leake, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work & Research and Evaluation Director, Butler Institute for Families
  • Shauna Rienks, PhD, Research Analyst, Butler Institute for Families & Research Assistant Professor,  Graduate School of Social Work
  • Anna de Guzman, Research Specialist, Butler Institute for Families
  • Salvador Armendariz, Research Assistant, Butler Institute for Families
Please contact if you have any questions. Warmly, the NCWWI Team

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