Learning Programs

Building Coaching Competency for Senior Administrators

A Learning Program for NYC Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Professionals

About Building Coaching Competency

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 for leaders to gain a better understanding of the coaching process and skills. Leaders can then better support the implementation of coaching in supervision and building of a coaching culture in child welfare and juvenile justice.

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 course is designed for child welfare and juvenile justice senior administrators.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:
• Gain better understanding of the coaching process and better support supervisors in implementation of coaching.
• Increase adherence to supervisory standards within child welfare and trouble shoot barriers to meeting minimum standards.
• Promote the professional development of child welfare supervisors and direct service staff and support the transfer of learning with staff.
• Improve job performance and contribute to improved practice and outcomes.
• Increase critical thinking skills amongst supervisors and direct service staff.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required to take this course.

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:
• An in-class pre-test.
• An interactive, one-day instructor led workshop.
• An in-class 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 6.5 contact hours/0.65 CEUs. CEU credit is contingent upon completion of all course components.

Upcoming Dates