• November 2010
  • Vol. 11, No. 9

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Leadership Academy for Middle Managers

Nominations are being accepted for the Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM), a national leadership development program of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, a service of the Children's Bureau. The goal of the LAMM is to enhance the leadership skills of child welfare middle managers who are developing and implementing a sustainable systems change initiative to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families in their State, region, Tribe, or metropolitan area.

Participants in the LAMM program will complete several pretraining assignments, attend a 5-day residential training program, and participate in posttraining peer networking activities. The training addresses topics such as:

  • Learning the skills to lead and manage effectively
  • Assessing an organization's readiness for change
  • Developing an implementation framework
  • Using data to guide change
  • Engaging partners and families

States and Tribes are encouraged to nominate middle managers in significant leadership roles from public and Tribal child welfare systems and from private agencies contracting with the State to provide case management services. LAMM participants will be selected from all 10 Federal Regions, and the trainings will occur several times in locations across the country over the next 3 years.

Find more program and nomination information on the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute website:

[Editor's note: This link is no longer available.]

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