Coaching provides an environment where Specialists are challenged and supported to try new skills and techniques in a setting that is safe enough to be vulnerable enough to receive feedback on skills, which does not indicate the process is easy or comfortable. It may be challenging. This mirrors the same process we take in our work with our clients.
Coaching focuses on the actions, responses, and decisions of a Specialist in providing services to the children and families they serve. Effective coaching is critical to building Specialists’ competencies, including reinforcing Oklahoma Child Welfare ethics and values, practice/Quality Service standards, encouraging self-reflection and critical thinking skills building upon training to enhance performance, and supporting the Specialist through decision-making and crises. Self-reflection allows the Specialist to examine and consider ways to improve their own practice.
The Follow-Up Coaching Workshop series allows participants to practice concepts learned in their initial coaching courses and also receive specific, personalized feedback. CW 4020 is two 2 hour workshops, generally 2-4 weeks apart to allow for practice between sessions. Supervisor Academy CW4550, CW 3300, or CW6020 is a prerequisite for this workshop series.
Competencies can be found on the CW Training website.
CW 4020 is two 2 hour workshops, generally 2-4 weeks apart to allow for practice between sessions. Supervisor Academy CW4550, CW 3300, or CW6020 is a prerequisite for this workshop series.
This training is for Child Welfare Supervisors, District Directors, Regional Directors and Field Managers