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Participant Introductions. Name Tribe Something personal you want to share Job title Name of tribal child welfare agency One statement on the major focus of your tribal child welfare agency’s change initiative

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  1. Participant Introductions • Name • Tribe • Something personal you want to share • Job title • Name of tribal child welfare agency • One statement on the major focus of your tribal child welfare agency’s change initiative • A positive word that starts with the first letter of your name (e.g., Wonderful Willie) www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 1

  2. A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network Leadership Academy for Middle Managers Tribal Coaching City, State Date

  3. National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) Purpose To build the capacity of the nation’s child welfare workforce and improve outcomes for children, youth, and families through activities that support the development of skilled child welfare leaders. www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 3

  4. Goal of the Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM) To develop leadership skills for sustainable systems change to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 4

  5. Goal of LAMM Tribal Coaching To advance tribal leadership of tribal agencies’ change initiatives www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 5

  6. Tribal Coaching Participant Objectives • Apply NCWWI leadership skills in tribal child welfare agencies and settings • Implement tribal child welfare agency’s change initiatives through resources and support from small-group and peer coaching • Develop partnerships internally and externally for implementing sustainable systems change • Identify aspects of Native American history and sphere of influence that contribute to leadership in tribal child welfare • Identify strengths and challenges as leaders of change • Understand NCWWI Leadership Framework model from an indigenous perspective • Develop plan of action for implementing tribal child welfare agency’s change initiative www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 6

  7. Agenda: Day 1 • Welcome and training overview • Personal story of leading a change initiative (part 1) • Break • Personal story of leading a change initiative (part 2) • Review of NCWWI Leadership Model and tribal perspective to create change www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 7

  8. Agenda: Day 1 • Lunch • World Café discussion • Break • World Café discussion • Personal journals • One-word debrief and adjourn www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 8

  9. The Circle is the sacred symbol of life…individual parts within the Circle connect with every other; and what happens to one, or what one part does, affects all within the Circle. —Virginia Driving Hawk Sneeve SicanguOyate Lakota www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 9

  10. Working Agreements www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 10

  11. Four Agreements • Be Impeccable With Your Word • Don’t Take Anything Personally • Don’t Make Assumptions • Always Do Your Best —Don Miguel Ruiz www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 11

  12. Day 1 Participant Objectives • Review and have working knowledge of NCWWI Leadership Model • Apply key elements from NCWWI Leadership Model quadrants through American Indian/Alaska Native perspective to continue developing tribal child welfare agency’s change initiative • Expand skills through individual, small-group, and peer coaching to help implement tribal child welfare agency’s change initiative www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 12

  13. Personal Story of Leading a Change Initiative • What is the major focus of your tribal child welfare agency’s change initiative? • Why did your tribal child welfare agency choose this change initiative? • Tell your personal story of leading change through this initiative. • Share your personal successes and challenges. • Share your priorities for leading change. www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 13

  14. BREAK www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 14

  15. Personal Story of Leading a Change Initiative (Part 2) • What did your partner’s leadership story mean to you as a leader? • What did you hear that might help you with your tribal child welfare agency’s change initiative? • What can you offer as support or validation of their experience? www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 15

  16. NCWWI Leadership Model www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 16

  17. Leading Change Questions • How have you used the NCWWI Leadership Model to guide your work on your tribal child welfare agency’s change initiative? • What particular NCWWI Leadership Model quadrant has been helpful? Leadership Principle? • What challenges have come up as you’ve tried to implement your tribal child welfare agency’s change initiative? • How have you addressed those challenges (solutions, strategies)? www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 17

  18. LUNCH www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 18

  19. Welcome to the World Café www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 19

  20. www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 20

  21. World Café Guidelines • After introductions, discuss in your small group the questions at the table. Everyone may write answers to the coaching questions on the flip chart. • After 20 minutes, the coaches stay at their tables to be Wisdom Keepers for the next group, summarizing the previous conversation. • After 20 minutes, participants disperse to new tables of their choice. • Repeat the process three times. • All participants share answers to the coaching questions and ideas about their tribal child welfare agency’s change initiatives. www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 21

  22. BREAK www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 22

  23. ICE BREAKER www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 23

  24. NCWWI Leadership Model www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 24

  25. Small-Group Coaching • Discuss challenges of tribal child welfare agency change initiatives identified in the World Café • Discuss strategies/solutions heard from peers • Identify which quadrants of the NCWWI Leadership Model they experience as challenging in their work on change initiatives • Identify which quadrants of the NCWWI Leadership Model are most helpful for implementing tribal child welfare agency change initiatives www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 25

  26. Large-Group Discussion • What caught your attention today? • What do you want to know more about? • What will you consider using in leading your tribal child welfare agency’s change initiative? www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 26

  27. PERSONAL JOURNALS www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 27

  28. ONE-WORD DEBRIEF AND ADJOURN www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 28

  29. Good Morning and Welcome to Day 2! www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 29

  30. Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children —Sitting BullHunkpapa Lakota www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 30

  31. Agenda: Day 2 • Reflections and review of the day • Adaptive leadership in tribal child welfare • Adaptive leadership in small-group coaching • Break • Addressing challenges • Lunch www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 31

  32. Agenda: Day 2 • Trauma and leadership • Strategies for change • Talking circle • Break • NCWWI leadership principles • Personal journals • One-word debrief and adjourn www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 32

  33. Day 2 Participant Objectives • Understand leadership successes and challenges within cultural and historical context • Apply adaptive leadership behaviors to tribal child welfare agency’s change initiative • Dialogue with individuals with differing opinions while leading tribal child welfare agency’s change initiative • Recognize lateral violence in team members and identify strategies to address it www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 33

  34. Adaptive Leadership Adaptive leadership is the practice of mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and thrive www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 34

  35. Behaviors of Adaptive Leadership • Get on the balcony • Think politically • Be open to all voices • Regulate distress • Give the work back to the people • Orchestrate conflict • Hold steady www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 35

  36. Adaptive Leadership Small-Group Coaching • What adaptive leadership behaviors will be most helpful to you in implementing your tribal child welfare agency’s change initiative? • What adaptive leadership behaviors have you already used? • What behaviors will be most challenging for you to apply? • Where will you find support for practicing adaptive leadership? • What challenges will you face as you try to apply some of the adaptive leadership behaviors to your work? www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 36

  37. BREAK www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 37

  38. Leadership Challenges Dialogue Through Role Play • Four roles • Storyteller (Mover) • Follower (Champion) • Opposer (Resistor) • Wisdom Keeper (Holder of Knowledge) www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 38

  39. LUNCH www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 39

  40. Trauma and Leadership The honor of one is the honor of all…The pain of one is the pain of all… —The Promulgation of Universal Peace www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 40

  41. Lateral Violence in Tribal Child Welfare Agencies Internalized oppression Lateral violence www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 41

  42. Definition of Lateral Violence Lateral violence is the expression of repressed anger, fear, and terror that can only be safely vented upon those closest to it as when they are being oppressed. People who are victims of a situation of dominance turn on each other instead of confronting the system that opposes them. —Mick Gooda We have met the enemy and it is us. —Pogo www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 42

  43. Examples of Lateral Violence • Tribal members vs. non-tribal members • Mixed-blood vs. full-blood • State vs. tribe • Urban vs. reservation • Youth vs. elders • Men vs. women • Formally educated vs. grassroots www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 43

  44. Effects of Lateral Violence in the Workplace • Sleep disorders • Poor self esteem • Hypertension • Low morale • Apathy • Disconnectedness • Removal of self from workplace, psychologically or physically (sick leave, stress leave, resignation) www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 44

  45. Systemic Issues • Abuse of power • Control issues • Ineffective meetings • Lack of collaboration • Lack of regular positive feedback • Rumors and gossiping (triangulation) • Failure to respect privacy • Sabotaging behaviors • Shaming www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 45

  46. Strategies for Change • Identify the problem(s) • Raise issues at staff meetings • Use talking circles to process • Engage in reflective practice • Make self-care a priority • Be willing to speak up when you see issues www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 46

  47. TALKING CIRCLE www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 47

  48. BREAK www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 48

  49. ICE BREAKER www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 49

  50. NCWWI Leadership Principles • Adaptive • Collaborative • Distributive • Inclusive • Outcome-focused www.ncwwi.org A service of the Children’s Bureau, a member of the T/TA Network 50