Building Coaching Competency for Senior Administrators

This learning program prepares leaders to better support the implementation of coaching in their supervisory practice and the building of a coaching culture in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice programs. Learners 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?

Senior administrators working in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the coaching process and better support supervisors in implementation of coaching.
  • Increase adherence to supervisory standards within Child Welfare and troubleshoot 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.
  • Be able to improve job performance and contribute to improved practice and outcomes.
  • Increase critical thinking skills among supervisors and direct service staff.


Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • An in-class pre-test.
  • A 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.



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