Leadership and Organizational Development

The Northern Academy offers several courses and other learning opportunities throughout the year designed for social work supervisors, managers and other administrators. These courses are carefully constructed with the specific training needs of Northern California child welfare leaders in mind, providing both information on day to day skills necessary to do their job, and the theoretical underpinnings of the social work field and current research.

How to Enroll

Please note: You must have permission from your supervisor prior to enrolling.

To enroll, select the title of the course you are interested in, review the course details, then click the "Enroll Now" button and follow the prompts. You’ll be asked to create an account using your contact information—it's easy and will make it faster to enroll in future courses. You'll also be able to log in and manage your enrollments.

Questions? If you need help enrolling or have any questions, contact us at (530) 757-8725 or academy@ucdavis.edu.


Courses Available But Not Currently Scheduled

Course Title
A Systems Approach to Integrating Trauma into Screening, Assessment, Treatment and Case Planning
Advanced Analytics for Child Welfare Administration
Advanced Analytics for Child Welfare Follow-up and Data Slam
Advanced Analytics Reunion: The Next Step Forward
Advanced Coaching Institute
An Introduction to Reflective Practice Based Supervision
Child and Family Teaming Training For Trainers
Coaching Difficult/Reluctant Workers
Coaching Institute for Child Welfare Supervisors
Coaching Institute for Human Service Directors
Coaching Institute for Human Services Instructors
Coaching Institute for Leadership
Coaching Institute for Program Managers
Coaching Institute for Program Managers
Compassion Fatigue: Secondary Traumatization and the Importance of Self-Care
Continuous Quality Improvement in Human Services Leadership Summit
Continuum of Care Reform and Resource Family Approval: An Overview for Child Welfare Leaders
Continuum of Care Reform Director Convening
Core for Supervisors Module 2: Advanced SafeMeasures for Supervisors
CQI Statewide Conference for Child Welfare and Probation
Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking in Child Welfare Practice
ER Academy for Supervisors and Program Managers
Fostering Trauma-Informed Care in Child Welfare and Behavioral Health
Fundamentals In Evidence-Based Decision Making
Group Supervision
How to Manage and Coach the Difficult Person
In-Service Training
Innovative Practice Symposium: Permanency
Interactional Supervision
Leadership Webinar: CFT/CANS Implementation
Manager's Convening
Neuroscience Series for Leaders: Creating an Environment of Social Coherence
Neuroscience Series for Leaders: Neuroscience of Leadership, Engagement and Connection
Northern California Child Welfare Practicum:
A Program Improvement Practicum for Child Welfare Leaders
Permanency Academy for Supervisors and Program Managers
RED Teams
Safety Organized Practice Training for Trainers
SDM Instructor Support Session
Secondary Trauma and the Child Welfare Supervisor/Manager, Part 2: Trauma Informed Practices for Supervisors and Managers
Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Child Welfare Supervisor
Social Media Management for Child Welfare Leaders
Social Work Organizational Strategies
SOP for Supervisors
SOP Training for Trainers - An SOP Refresher with Sue Lohrbach
Supervision Today: What it Means for Child Welfare Practice
Supervisor Convening Series (Virtual Training)
Supervisors: Improving Outcome for Transition-Age Youth
The Neuroscience of Leadership and Transformational Change in Child Welfare
Tools for Excellence
Tools for Leadership Excellence
Tools for Supervisory Excellence
Tools for Supervisory Excellence Follow-Up Learning Lab
Transition Aged Youth and ILP Youth Symposium
Trauma-Informed Client Interactions and Trauma-Informed Communication
Trauma-Informed Organizations: Strategies, Assessments and Steps Toward Trauma-informed Transformation
Trauma-Informed Permanency Planning Practices in Child Welfare: Translating Concepts into Concrete Applications
Trauma-Informed Practices in Child Welfare: Translating Concepts into Concrete Applications
Trauma-Informed Rules, Policies and Procedures
Visit Coaching: Enhancing Family Time Leadership Implementation Webinar 
What Does Trauma Have to do with it? Strategies for Making Child Welfare Systems More Trauma Informed
Workforce Development Learning Collaborative
Workforce Development Learning Collaborative (pre-webinar)
Workforce Development Symposium