The goal of Core for Supervisors is to build your leadership skills and confidence in your ability to support your team at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Throughout the 11-day course, we will help you gain more knowledge about yourself, your leadership style and your practice as a whole.

Core will engage you through the use of videos, scenarios, small and large group activities, journaling and action plans, providing a rich environment for collaboration, discussion and individual reflection. Each day will layer and integrate knowledge to show the parallels to your agency practice and to cross thread the ideas in the classroom. We hope that you take the time to completely focus on your learning and building your skills while you are here.

New Roles and Responsibilities & Leading Through Change - February 25, 2020
Goal: To demonstrate alignment with the California Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM) as foundational to leadership and supervisory behaviors as you transition into your role of supervisor

Workplace Culture and Trauma Informed Supervision - February 26, 2020
Goal: Ability to adapt your communication and behavior to complement those of the social worker and respond in a way that is supportive of the social worker.

Supervision Styles and Communication - March 24, 2020
Goal: Ability to use inquiry and cultural humility to engage and communicate openly and effectively in a way that facilitates understanding of trauma and individual differences.

Coaching Skills and Integrating Coaching into Supervision - March 25, 2020
Goal: Ability to engage staff through the use of common fundamental coaching skills.

Addressing Key Issues Through Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) - April 20, 2020
Goal: The use of continuous quality improvement (CQI) principles within casework supervision to monitor progress toward desired outcomes.

Performance Management and Leveraging Strengths - April 21, 2020
Goal: Learning how to set, communicate, measure and reinforce expectations related to performance to bring out the best in your team.

Critical Thinking and Decision-Making - May 26, 2020
Goal: To apply and support critical thinking skills and cultural humility to strengthen collaborative assessments.

Case Consultations with Family Voice and Choice - May 27, 2020
Goal: To demonstrate strategies that ensure collaborative decision making with children, youth and families.

SOP for Supervisors - May 28, 2020
Goal: To develop strategies to improve understanding of SOP and ways to support integration of SOP into the daily practice and culture of their agency

Developing Your Staff - June 23, 2020
Goal: Ability to strengthen and develop their team’s ICPM behaviors and skills by using the activities described in the Common Core Field Guide.

Ongoing Professional Development - June 24, 2020
Goal: Creating a professional development plan that encompasses the values of the ICPM to continue to strengthen their supervisory practice.

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Section Notes

Please note for this series, the following dates and corresponding locations:

One Capitol Mall (Sacramento):

  • February 25-26, 2020


Online (Virtual Training):

  • April 20-21, 2020
  • May 26-27, 2020
  • June 23-25, 2020
  • July 14-15, 2020