Coaching Institute for Child Welfare Supervisors

Coaching is recognized as a key learning strategy for professional development as well as overall program implementation. This institute will provide supervisors 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. Coaching provides an avenue for supervisors to work holistically with social workers; focusing on their learning potential and areas for growth.  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 supervisors to use when coaching new social workers during their field based learning components of Core.

After attending this training, participants will be able to:

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

The Coaching Institute will provide intensive learning opportunities for coaching in the field of child welfare practice. Supervisors will experience the role of both learner and coach during this experiential training. 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!

Who should attend: This institute has been developed to provide child welfare supervisors with concrete, practical information on how to integrate coaching into daily practice.

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