Manager Core

Day 1 Foundations for Managers in Child Welfare

Level: Core Practice – Manager

Credits: 6

Intended Audience: Child Welfare Middle Managers

Intended Objectives:

  • Review the various roles of manager within an organization
  • Define the function of manager as liaison with community and state partners
  • Link manager core to supervisor core and executive development
  • Complete a self-assessment to be used to understand strengths and challenges in role as manager
  • List the goals and themes of the manager series including transfer of learning tools
  • Recognize the importance of maintaining the integrity of the organization and the manager’s role to support this

Topics Include:

  • Orientation to the Series
  • Adult Learning Principles
  • Training as a Medium to Support Organizational Change
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Research: Reading Assignments
  • Four Roles of a Leader: Impact of Cultural Identity; Self Assessment
  • Helpful Management Tools: Skills Practice
  • Understanding the Roles in “Transfer of Learning”
  • Self-Assessment of Behavior Types: DiSC
  • Previewing the Coaching Culture
  • Development of TOL “Report Card”

Competencies Addressed:

  • LIA: Creative Thinking- develops new insight into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvement; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes.
  • CalSWEC 8.4: Student demonstrates a beginning understanding of the
    roles/responsibilities of a leader/manager to plan and develop systems that enhance staff diversity and alleviate racial and ethnic disproportionality in the child welfare population.
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