National Child Welfare Workforce Institute - Learning, Leading Changing    


Thursday, December 1, 2016
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Central Standard Time
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Mountain Standard Time
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Pacific Standard Time
11:00 AM to 12:30 AM Alaska Standard Time
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Hawaii Standard Time


This is an online event. You will receive connection instructions upon registration.


Sharon Kollar
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute

Achieving Racial Equity through Workforce & Organizational Change

National Webinar (Featuring CSSP): Thursday, December 1, 2016, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm EST 
Learning Exchange (Featuring Ramsey County MN): Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm EST

WhatTackling racial inequities head on can be challenging, but doing so is critical to building anti-racist organizations, supporting a diverse workforce, and improving the outcomes of children, youth and families served by our nation’s child welfare systems.  

We hope you can join us for this thought-provoking, dynamic webinar session that will help you and your colleagues understand and apply a racial equity lens to your change efforts in child welfare. Leaders from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) will discuss their work building an anti-racist organization as well as supporting child welfare agencies towards reducing racial inequities to become more just, fair and reflective of the communities they serve. Presenters will share the following:

  1. The levels and types of racial inequity, including systemic oppression, institutional racism and implicit bias, and how they impact workforce and organizational functioning;
  2. Core staff competencies, training and professional development to support racial equity in child welfare;
  3. Analytical and action frameworks for working to achieve racial equity, including organizational assessment and intervention strategies.

Presenters will highlight how these components have been operationalized at CSSP and in select child welfare agencies, as well as core implementation drivers and relevant tips, tools and lessons learned to help others engage in and advance anti-racist change within their unit, office, division or agency as a whole.

WhoPresenters include Juanita Gallion and Tashira Halyard. For more information, please explore our Presenter Bios.
Why: A diverse, well-supported workforce is a critical factor in strengthening outcomes for children and families.

Where: All of our NCWWI learning opportunities are provided free of charge via our WebEx platform, and are open to all, so please share the information with any colleagues and networks. Certificates of attendance are issued to attendees via email following the session. 

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