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Day 6 Strategic Thinking and Planning for the Manager

Level: Core Practice – Manager

Credits: 6

Intended Audience: Child Welfare Middle Managers

Intended Objectives:

  • Review at least three 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 and procedure
  • Recognize importance of including personnel at all levels in strategic planning
  • List steps in successful strategic planning
  • Demonstrate presentation skills of an innovative program to include evaluation results

Topics Include:

  • The Big Picture: Strategic Planning
  • Getting on the Same Page: Components
  • Basic Model of Strategic Planning
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Program Development and Evaluation to Support Strategic Plan
  • Decision-Making Models to Implement Programs
  • Summary of Manager CORE Series
  • Transfer of Learning

Competencies Addressed:

LIA: 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 the potential threats of opportunities.

CalSWEC 8.10: Student understands how to use information, technology, and
evidence-based research to evaluate and improve policy, practice, and program
effectiveness.

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