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Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.
Appreciative Inquiry and Solution Focused Supervision
Level: Advanced Practice – Supervisor, Manager
Intended Audience: This Course is intended for Supervisors and Managers
Description of Course: This Course is designed to introduce Supervisors and Managers to the tools available in Appreciative Inquiry that can help Social Workers find the best practices in their work and to model Solution Focused Interviewing for their staff. This, in turn, can help the workforce find the resources within themselves to build hope and confidence in improving practice in Child Welfare Services. It will include a mix of presentation, small group exercises, and individual reflection.
Experience and practice a typical Appreciative Inquiry interview
Describe the contrast between a “problem solving” assessment and a “appreciative inquiry” assessment
Explain how Solution Focused Supervision can instill trust, hope, and vision in a workforce
Describe how the climate of the workplace can impact the health and wellbeing of staff and improve outcomes for youth in foster care
List three factors that contribute to individual and organizational resilience
Describe Appreciative Inquiry and its role in organizational change
Research on Organizational Climate and outcomes for Children’s Services
Research on Behavior Change and Organizational Change
Challenges Supervisors face in creating a positive climate