National eUpdate
Timely, Targeted News & Information from NCWWI | January 2019 | Issue 41
New Year, New Look, Same Mission
We are excited to unveil our refreshed logo for 2019 and beyond. You will see this logo and updated colors and styles on all of our new materials.
NCWWI Leadership Academy Implementation Guides
The NCWWI Leadership Academies provide supervisors and managers with opportunities to become the expert child welfare leaders that they strive to be. Academy graduates across the country are pioneering positive changes in their agencies and strengthening child welfare practice effectiveness to support the success of children, youth, and families. If implemented as designed, supervisors and managers who complete the academies will become nimble leaders, able to identify and tackle both technical and adaptive challenges and to support their organization in achieving its full potential.

The following Implementation Guides provide an overview of the academies along with step-by-step guidelines for considering the logistics of planning a Leadership Academy for Middle Managers or Supervisors for your agency.
Newest 1-page Research Summary
This 1-page summary on external and internal job resources reviews the results of a research study that explored the relationship between burnout and job demands and external and internal resources. 
We hope to see you at these 2019 conferences and meetings:
ICYMI: Real Stories from the Field
Each month this section highlights NCWWI resources that you may have missed.
The Real Stories project is a multimedia collection of workforce development stories from students, faculty, and child welfare professionals at all levels. Each project provides unique, first-person insight into the impact that NCWWI initiatives and partnerships are having on workforce and child welfare practice across the country. Use these stories for lunch & learns, training, team discussions and more! 

Want to use these stories to inspire a rich discussion about innovative workforce development initiatives? Download the Real Stories Tool Kit which details the topics and themes of each story, along with questions to inspire critical thinking and guide a thoughtful discussion. 
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