Growing A Leader

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“Growing a Leader” In Service training for DCYF employees is designed for child welfare social service employees who are interested in advancing to leadership roles within the Department. Participants will learn about their potential new role, what it means to be a supervisor and a leader in the child welfare system, their leadership styles and the responsibilities of the supervisory or leadership positions.

The training focuses on gaining an understanding styles of leadership and management; hiring and on-boarding new employees; supervisory case management expectations; providing feedback and effective communication with employees; tracking and documenting employee performance; engaging with community partners; and managing and resolving conflict.

Growing A Leader is a comprehensive training program containing three (3) in person training sessions over a three month period, laying the foundation for continuous on-the-job learning and professional development critical to developing competent, confident, and effective child welfare professionals.”

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Social Workers

Audience Description

Growing A Leader is a three (3) day in service training course for DCYF employees who are considering promoting to a leadership position such as a Supervisor, a Program Manager or a Quality Practice Specialist.

Dates and Locations

External Registration Required
November 14, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
December 12, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
January 16, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ivana Rozekova, Curriculum Developer
Seattle, Alliance Training Center 4045 Delridge Way SW STE 200 Seattle WA 98106 Map
External Registration Required
April 23, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
May 24, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
June 4, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Deanna Bedell, MSW, Curriculum Developer, UW AllianceIvana Rozekova, Curriculum Developer
Spokane DCYF Office 1313 N Atlantic St STE 2000 Spokane WA 99201, Southwest Conference Room Map
External Registration Required
January 31, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
February 28, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
March 21, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Deanna Bedell, MSW, Curriculum Developer, UW AllianceIvana Rozekova, Curriculum Developer
Tumwater DCYF Office 6860 Capitol Blvd, Building 2 Tumwater WA 98501 Map

Registration Instructions

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Growing A Leader

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form