National eUpdate
Timely, Targeted News & Information from NCWWI | July 2018 | Issue 35
Workforce Development Month
September 2018
We hope you will join us in celebrating the child welfare workforce during Workforce Development Month this September. Participate with us in any or all of the following ways.
To celebrate Worker Recognition Day on September 20, NCWWI and the Children’s Bureau are co-hosting a live virtual event titled, One Heart Can Make a Difference: Impacting Lives through Dynamic Service Excellence . Mark Anthony Garrett will address how every person within the child welfare system has the power to be a difference maker when their heart is emotionally connected to the jobs they perform. Register and check our website for tips on how to host your own viewing party.
When is the last time you thanked a colleague and/or employee for a job well done? Praise costs nothing and yet contributes to higher levels of engagement; improves morale, trust, and relationships; and decreases turnover ( Gallup ) and yet  employees say they don't get enough praise ! Here's some  tips for being successful  and if you'd like,  share your message of support ! Share by including the hashtag #CWworkforce and/or by  completing our online form .
Get inspired by leaders in agencies & universities that took an innovative approach to improve the organizational culture, support the child welfare workforce, and achieve better outcomes for the families they serve.  View the Real Stories Tool Kit   and choose one or more relevant videos. Then bring together colleagues/staff, students, and/or community members to have a rich discussion about how to apply lessons learned at your agency.
We get that you have limited time and yet you want to keep learning. That's why we developed various ways for you to learn so you can choose from whatever is most convenient for you! 

Check out our infographic  to learn more.
In September, we will post messages that can be easily shared with others. We will also be tweeting/posting multiple times a day with the hashtag #CWworkforce, so feel free to RT/share those posts.

Just follow us on   Facebook,   Twitter   and/or   LinkedIn .
Tools of the Trade #5:
Implementing Leadership Training for Supervisors and Middle Managers
August 23, 2018, at 3pm EDT
The Tools of the Trade webinar series finishes on August 23 with session #5, Implementing Leadership Training for Supervisors and Middle Managers . This webinar will highlight the Leadership Academy for Supervisors and Middle Managers Curricula . Click the button below to register for this final event of the series.

If you missed the previous webinars or would like more information about this webinar series, please visit our website .
Look for more resources and information coming your way next month. We look forward to continuing to support your workforce development efforts! If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Kollar ( skollar@albany.edu ).

  Warmly, as always,
Your NCWWI Team