Coaching Institute for Child Welfare Supervisors (Virtual Training)

This two-day institute will provide supervisors with information to integrate the best skills, theories and abilities of coaching into a solid evidence-based supervision strategy. Additionally, this course will provide a tool for supervisors to use when coaching new social workers during their field-based learning components of the Core Program.

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
  • Use 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 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. 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!

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