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March 2017Vol. 18, No. 1New Workforce Development Toolkit

The Workforce Development Planning & Assessment Tool Kit, produced by the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, is a companion resource to the Workforce Development Framework (WDF). The toolkit applies the principles of the WDF to an agency setting and offers a comprehensive approach to creating a workforce development roadmap by guiding agencies through the following three steps:

  • Introducing tools to systematically gather information about the agency’s current workforce strengths and gaps, as well as by assessing what influences the agency in its hiring practices
  • Providing examples of strategies that help to close the gap between the agency’s current workforce and the workforce needed to support its mission
  • Helping the agency put together an action plan

 The Workforce Development Planning & Assessment Tool Kit is available at