Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Aug 14, 2013

Child Welfare Staff Engagement & Retention:

Alternative Work Schedules, Telecommuting & Other Supports

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NOTE:  This is an online event. Connection instructions will be sent to you upon registration.

  Wednesday, August 14, 2013

TIME:  from 3-4:30 PM ET
  • Sarah Thankachan, LICSW, Administrator, Office of Youth Empowerment, DC Child & Family Services Agency and
  • Dexter Starkes, Director, Human Resources, DC Child & Family Services Agency.  
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:  the NCWWI invites you to join us for Child Welfare Staff Engagement and Retention in Washington DC: Alternative Work Schedules, Telecommuting & Other Supports, our 9th session in What Works for the Workforce: Leadership Competencies in Action - A National Webinar Series on Leading Change to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce.
This session will share how the Office of Youth Empowerment, in strong partnership with the Department of Human Resources, has sustained the highest retention rate at the DC Child & Family Services Agency (CFSA) for the last four years by offering frontline staff:
  • (1) alternative work schedules [either 4 day workweeks or 1 day off every 2 weeks],
  • (2) telecommuting [work from home up to 2 days per week], and
  • (3) other supports to augment the success of these strategies [such as improved technology, teambuilding activities, and opportunities for career growth].
Participants will learn about the essential elements of the CFSA's employee engagement and retention strategies, including their development, implementation, and outcomes, as well as lessons learned and tips for other agencies seeking to better support, engage and retain their own child welfare staff.

This session is free and open to all, so you are encouraged to share the information with your colleagues and networks. Certificates of attendance will be provided via email after conclusion of the webinar.

Location: Webinar

3 PM - 4:30 PM

Contact: Sara Munson
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