On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 NCWWI hosted, Leadership Academy for Supervisors: What We Learned & How We Changed, the final session in our 4-part national webinar mini-series, Making a Difference: NCWWI Impact & Lessons Learned (2008-2013).
As the critical link between management and the field, supervisors are the current and future leaders of any child welfare or social service agency. Yet there are often limited, cost-effective opportunities to support their professional development. Over the last five years, NCWWI sought to answer these questions: Will experienced, busy supervisors participate in online learning? Can supervisory leadership skills be developed online? Will they be able to transfer their new knowledge and skills to their work? What strategies lead to greater training participation and retention?
This session tells the story of the development, implementation and impact of the LAS, an online training program for experienced child welfare supervisors. Presenters discuss and respond to questions regarding:
The development of the program
Online design elements to promote learner engagement
Patterns and challenges with participation and completion
Incentives to promote completion
Organizational supports for online learning
Benefits for participating supervisors and jurisdictions
Lessons from our experience to inform future online supervisory leadership training deliveries