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Foundations for Managers in Child Welfare, LA DCFS: Module Six – Strategic Thinking and Planning for the Manager

Level:           Advanced

Credits:        6

Intended Audience:  Assistant Regional Managers, Regional Managers, Division Chiefs’ or CSA II and CSA III

Description of Course: In Person

Intended Objectives:

  • Review various decision-making and problem-solving models
  • Identify strategies to initiate and monitor for best practice
  • Explore steps in program design, implementation and evaluation
  • Link program design to policy & procedure development/implementation
  • Recognize importance of including personnel at all levels in strategic planning
  • List steps in successful strategic planning
  • Provide oral presentation on a recently-led organizational change and the ways in which it was or was not successful


Planning and Evaluating: determines objectives and strategies; coordinates with other parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors and evaluates the progress and outcomes of operational plans; anticipates potential threats or opportunities.

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