Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.

CWDS Curriculum

SOP Module: Organizational Environments: Reflection, Appreciation and Ongoing Learning

Level: Advanced Practice

Credits: 3

Intended Audience: This course is intended for social workers, supervisors and managers interested in learning about Safety Organized Practice and how organizational culture relates to implementation of Safety Organized Practice.

Description of Course: The course provides training on concepts of organizational change, use of appreciative inquiry throughout all levels of an organization, and the idea of relying on internal networks and diffusion of new tools and practices to effect organizational change. It also covers the purposes and uses of group supervision.

Intended Objectives:

  • Understand that organizational culture is integral to the implementation of Safety Organized Practice
  • Review the purpose and strategies of Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
  • Understand how AI can be used as an approach to organizational change
  • Focus on strengths and past success to recognize the existing solutions within a family system and to grow and increase these existing strengths
  • Review the benefits and uses of group supervision

Topics Include:

  • Organizational climate and culture/organizational change
  • Appreciative inquiry in the organizational context
  • Structured Decision Making
  • Child and family engagement
  • Trauma-focused practice
  • Group Supervision
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