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Day 5 Essentials for Resource Management

Level: Core Practice – Manager

Credits: 6

Intended Audience: Child Welfare Middle Managers

Intended Objectives:

  • Review steps in thinking in a fiscally responsible manner in order to develop,monitor, and provide oversight to budgets
  • Define outcome based management/contracting
  • Identify ways to use Safe Measures as a tool for measurement of performance
  • Recognize current issues related to service and performance
  • Practice developing strategies to address current issues

Topics Include:

  • Data: its origin
  • Skepticism
  • Reactions and Responses to Data
  • Linking to ASFA Outcomes
  • Federal Overview: Data Collection
  • What is Data Analysis?
  • Data Examples
  • Becoming Analysts
  • Understanding Evidence-Based Practice
  • Fiscal Essentials
  • Time Studies
  • Justification for Staffing
  • Transfer of Learning

Competencies Addressed:

LIA: Fiscal Management- Prepares, justifies, and/or administers the financial resources for program area; plans, administers, and monitors expenditures to ensure cost-effective support of programs and policies.

LIA: Technology Management- Integrates technology into the workplace; develops strategies using new technology to manage and improve program effectiveness;understand the impact of technological changes on the organization.

CalSWEC 8.3: Student understands basic principles of contracting for services

CalSWEC 8.8: Student demonstrates basic knowledge of various federal, state, and local child welfare funding sources and their influence on agency policy, objectives, and service delivery.

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