Manager Core

Day 4 Growing and Sustaining Effective Internal Teams

Level: Core Practice – Manager

Credits: 6

Intended Audience: Child Welfare Middle Managers

Intended Objectives:

  • Recognize the value of teamwork
  • Clarify needs of teams and identify strategies for shaping and managing a team
  • Review steps in interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Increase and demonstrate skills related to collaboration and conflict management
  • Link positive team environment to stress management
  • Develop a plan for creating a positive team environment with all teams

Topics Include:

  • Self-Assessment of Teams
  • History of Teamwork
  • Characteristics of Effective Teams
  • Stages of Team Development
  • Team Roles
  • Teambuilding and Teamwork
  • Energizing Your Teams
  • Challenging Issues in Teambuilding
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Conflict Modes
  • Getting to Yes
  • Practicing
  • Transfer of Learning

Competencies Addressed:

  • LIA: Client Orientation- Anticipates and meets the needs of clients; achieves quality end products; is committed to improving services
  • CalSWEC 8.2: Student demonstrates the ability to negotiate and advocate for the development of resources that children and families need to meet personal and administrative goals.
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