The Organizational Effectiveness process offered through the Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System is a significant opportunity for Human/Social Services Departments to improve child welfare outcomes in their counties. This process is sponsored and supported by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.
How to Get Started
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1. How to Submit the Application
- The OE Facilitation Application must be completed by a management level staff member.
- All applications should be submitted electronically through our web site. Your application will be reviewed, and the OE program coordinator will contact you regarding the status of your application. If you have questions please contact Kimberly Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Examples of Situations When the OE Process Can Be Beneficial
- Program data or results of a CQI process reflect a need to develop an organizational effectiveness plan to improve outcomes.
- Challenges exist or there is a lack of desired results when implementing plans or key initiatives.
- There is a need to strengthen the capacity in multiple levels of the organization or practice community in order to increase the impact and desired results.
- An unidentified or partially understood root cause is a barrier affecting the performance of the agency.
- Organizational priorities and initiatives need to be defined and/or aligned with the agency vision, mission, and values.
3. Decision Criteria for Selecting Applications
- The county leadership must support the necessary time, commitments and logistics required for the OE process.
- There is a relation of the request to other priorities and initiatives that your agency, region, tribe, or state in which you are currently engaged.
- Requests must have a direct relationship to child welfare outcomes in your county.
- Requests directly related to improving safety, permanency, and well-being will receive the highest priority.
- Staff in multiple levels of your organization identify the need for improvement.
- There is a high level of commitment to monitor the planned improvements developed during the OE process, and willingness to use the OE model and tools as a critical thinking and problem solving approach for future continuous improvement work.