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.
- It can be completed electronically through our website (pending) or on paper and emailed to the OE Coordinator at email@example.com.
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.