Learning Programs

Building Coaching Competency: Family Court Legal Services (FCLS)

A Learning Program for Family Court Legal Services (FCLS) Supervisors and Managers

About Building Coaching Competency: Family Court Legal Services (FCLS)

Across the country, child welfare agencies are turning to coaching as an integral component of supervision with direct service staff. The ACS Workforce Institute has designed this learning program to strengthen the coaching skills of anyone in the sector who holds a supervisory position by introducing coaching strategies to integrate into supervision with staff.

In this course, participants will have the opportunity to practice each of the six coaching skills and six coaching steps that have been adapted from the coaching approach of the Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center.

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for Family Court Legal Services (FCLS) supervisors and managers or anyone who has the responsibility to guide and continually improve performance of staff.

Benefits of the Program

  • Supervisors and managers learn and practice effective strategies to create a collaborative, strength-based culture to support their staff.
  • The integration of coaching strategies into supervision builds confidence, boosts morale, and encourages critical thinking skills among staff members.
  • The program introduces skills and concepts that contribute to the long-term professional development of supervisors and staff.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required to take this course.

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • An online pre-test accessed through the Cornerstone Learning Management System.
  • A 30 minute, interactive, online eLearning module.
  • An interactive, two-day instructor led workshop.
  • An in-class online post-test.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education Units

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0402. This course is 14 contact hours/1.4 CEUs. CEU credit is contingent upon completion of all course components.

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