Oops! Important Corrections
I hope you all had a chance to read the OCWTP's latest edition of The Forum! It's packed with valuable information and resources that support the work you do as child welfare supervisors.

However, there are two important corrections in the current newsletter. They are highlighted in red below. Please note the correct dates for the upcoming distance learning course and register early.

A Focus on Educational Supervision: What's the Learning Culture of Your Unit?
By Darren Varnado, MPA, Southwest Ohio Regional Training Center
Do you let the urgent drive out the important (Garvin, 2005)? As supervisors you have multiple competing priorities facing you each day. The education and development of your staff is one such priority, but because your time to provide educational supervision may be limited it may fall to the side.
Click Here to learn about how you can create the optimal environment for your staff to develop their skills. Don't let the urgent drive out the important.
Take your skills further by participating in a distance learning just for supervisors. Creating a Culture of Learning: Enhancing the Learning Environment of your Unit will help you to understand the elements of a healthy learning environment. It will also provide strategies to move your unit in a positive direction. Read more about Creating a Culture of Learning: Enhancing the Learning Environment of your Unit in this newsletter and register for the distance learning today!
Creating a Culture of Learning: Enhancing the Learning Environment of Your Unit
Participate in a Distance Learning Just For Supervisors
put this on your calendar  

The Ohio Child Welfare Training Program is excited to offer two sessions of a two-hour distance learning for supervisors. This distance learning will take much of the information you read in this newsletter and take it to the next level by presenting strategies and tools for you to use with you unit. Supervisors will be able to access the distance learning from their desk and join a facilitated dialogue with supervisors from around the state as they discuss this important topic.


This workshop will lay out the elements of a healthy learning environment and challenge participants as to their personal role in the enhancement of learning in his/her agency.  Participants will learn some very simple, practical action items that can be implemented at the agency as well as have the opportunity to think through some longer term strategies to help move their organization toward one that is maximizing learning at all levels.


The facilitator for this distance learning is Darren Varnado, MPA. He has worked in child welfare for over 20 years.  In his position as regional training center director for the Southwest Ohio Regional Training Center he has had the opportunity to consult with numerous agencies on how to enhance the learning environment to achieve greater degrees of transfer of learning.  In addition, he is an adjunct professor at Northern Kentucky University where he teaches on Human Services Organizational Leadership.

Session Information
E-Track Learning Number: 515-DL3-7
  • Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 12:00-2:00 pm
  • Friday, February 28, 2014 from 9:00-11:00 am

This distance learning will be offered twice, so register for the session that works for you!

To register, log into E-Track and search for the learning number: 515-DL3-7.
Need help registering through E-Track? View the E-Track Quick Start Guide.
Thank you!

Laura Hughes, MSW
Institute for Human Services
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