Coaching Institute for Child Welfare Supervisors

** This is a required course for Core 2.5 and 3.0 field advisors. In addition, field trainers are required to complete the one-day class “Field Advisor and Field Guide”.

Coaching is recognized as a key learning strategy for professional development as well as overall program implementation. This institute will provide participants with information to assemble the coaching puzzle—in other words, how to integrate the best skills, theories and abilities of coaching into a solid evidence-based supervision strategy. The model of coaching discussed in this training is skills based, and focused on improved practice in child welfare which leads to improved outcomes in children and families. Additionally, this course will provide a tool for participants to use when coaching new social workers during their field based learning components of Core 3.0.

After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Accurately define coaching in child welfare
  • Recognize similarities, differences and connections between supervision and coaching
  • Utilize the child welfare skills based coaching model
  • Communicate across differences using a lens to enhance relationships
  • Coach social workers specifically during their field based learning component of Core

The Coaching Institute will provide intensive learning opportunities for coaching in the field of child welfare practice. We will examine coaching skills, enhancing understanding of coaching, how organizations can support coaching, as well as common coaching dilemmas and challenges, and we will practice, practice, practice!

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