National Child Welfare Workforce Institute - Learning, Leading Changing
 National eUpdate 
     Timely, Targeted News & Information from NCWWI  |  July 2014  |  Issue 15
We are excited to launch MyNCWWI, an interactive companion to our website offering easy access to the best and most current workforce development resources. MyNCWWI offers users the ability to explore our Workforce Development Framework and related resources, search our extensive resource library, locate upcoming learning opportunities on our national webinar calendar, or find new apps or mobile technology to enhance child welfare workforce development.

MyNCWWI can also be tailored to suit different needs:

  • Registered User: After completing a brief registration, registered users can create a personalized MyNCWWI home page to track topics of interest and receive alerts to relevant new resources, peer discussions and learning opportunities.
  • Participant in a NCWWI Service: Participants in our Leadership Academies, Workforce Excellence/Organizational Intervention or University Partnerships receive all the benefits of a registered user, as well as access materials and discussions specially designed for your cohort or jurisdiction. Participants receive an email invitation to join these areas.
For more information about how to use MyNCWWI, simply click on the "Tour" button located in the middle of the home screen. We look forward to connecting with you on this new platform!
Workforce Excellence Jurisdictions

We are pleased to announce the three child welfare jurisdictions that have been selected for NCWWI's Workforce Excellence (WE) intervention. WE jurisdictions identify change initiatives to address critical workforce issues, and partner with NCWWI to address them by engaging in a Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment (COHA), solution-focused design teams, and leadership academies for supervisors and middle managers. The selected jurisdictions include: 


San Francisco, CA

  • Change Initiative: Strengthening Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) to Support Data-driven Decision-making. 
  • Locations: A combination of public and private child welfare sites  - 3 San Francisco County Human Service Agency sites and 1 Seneca Family of Agencies.
  • Jurisdiction Leaders: Sylvia Deporto, Deputy Director, San Francisco County Human Service Agency, Family & Children's Services, and Mark Nickell, Division Director, Seneca Family of Agencies.


State of Missouri

  • Change Initiative: Enhancing Workforce Effectiveness through Stronger Preparation and Support
  • Locations: 4 public child welfare sites across the state. 
  • Jurisdiction Leader: Tim Decker, Director, Missouri Children's Division.


State of Indiana

  • Change Initiative: Improving Staff Retention
  • Locations: 4 public child welfare sites across the state. 
  • Jurisdiction Leader: Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura, State Director, Indiana Department of Child Services.
New Archive Pages for National Webinars
Now it is even easier to access the recordings and supporting materials from our national webinars. Just click on the session links to locate descriptions, presenter bios, 1-page summaries, recordings and handouts.
Visit our new Archived National Webinars page today!

Look for more resources and information coming your way this August. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact


We look forward to continuing to support your workforce and leadership development efforts.



The NCWWI Team

Latest Webinar Recordings

4-part mini-series highlighting NCWWI impact and lessons learned from 2008-2013:


Traineeships Legacies and Lessons Learned (April) 


Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (May) 


Leadership Academy for Supervisors (June)


Mind the Gap: Addressing Child Welfare Challenges with Workforce Development Strategies 


Beginning fall 2014, this webinar series will showcase child welfare issues, and a range of workforce development strategies that can be used to address and ameliorate them. The series will launch with an overview of the NCWWI Workforce Development Framework (WDF) and its application for the field. Subsequent sessions will feature agency and university leaders share different gap-closing workforce development strategies related to the 8 WDF components.


Registration information will be coming soon!



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