Tribal Coaching Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (Tribal Coaching LAMM)

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About This Program

Target Population: Tribal child welfare managers who work in tribal child welfare programs and who have participated in the Leadership Academy for Middle Managers

Brief Description

The Tribal Coaching LAMM follows tribal child welfare managers’ participation in the Leadership Academy for Middle Managers which would include colleagues from a wide range of settings. The purpose of the tribal coaching curriculum is to focus on applying National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) leadership skills in tribal child welfare in order to prepare middle managers to lead meaningful change in their tribal agency’s ability to serve vulnerable children, youth, and families. A facilitated coaching format creates the opportunity to go more deeply into the process of leading change by identifying aspects of Native American history and the sphere of influence that contributes to leadership in tribal child welfare. It is also designed to help managers understand the NCWWI Leadership Framework from an indigenous perspective. The coaching format is built on relationships between facilitators, coaches, and peers and an atmosphere that supports open sharing in a safe setting. Coaching is one-on-one, small group, and peer-to-peer; a large group discussion component is also included.

Program Goals:

The goals of Tribal Coaching Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (Tribal Coaching LAMM) are:

  • Build tribal agency change initiatives based on lessons learned through LAMM
  • Enhance ability to apply what was learned in the LAMM at tribal agency
  • Continue to build tribal agency’s capacity for systems change
  • Recognize the aspects of child welfare that are unique to tribes
  • Identify strengths and challenges for themselves and other tribal agency
  • Develop strategies to implement sustainable change
  • Develop partnerships internally and externally for implementing sustainable change

Contact Information

Deborah M. Reed, M.S.W.
Agency/Affiliation: Portland State University
Phone: (503) 725-8098

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: March 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: August 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: September 2017