University of Wisconsin–Madison

Supervisor Orientation and Foundation

As a public child welfare supervisor in Wisconsin, you have access to an array of professional development opportunities. New child welfare supervisors are required to comply with the DCF 43 training requirements (see a complete explanation of the supervisor training requirements under the “New Supervisor Welcome”). In addition, you have the opportunity to participate in trainings developed specifically for new supervisors including Supervisor Orientation and Supervisor Foundation training.  Supervisors have different roles and therefore different training needs than child welfare workers.  A series of foundation classes focused on providing information and skill development specifically for supervisors has been developed.

Supervisor Orientation

 

This training is a prerequisite to attending Supervisor Foundation Training.

   

Supervisor Foundation

 

Administrative Supervision: Supervisor as Manager

Educational Supervision: Supervision as Coach

Supportive Supervision: Supervisor as Team Leader

Clinical Supervision: Supervisor as Critical Thinker

“Stepping Up to Supervision: Orientation for New Supervisors” provides information that is most necessary for new supervisors early in their career including: leadership, transitioning into supervision and the four roles of supervisors. This training is a prerequisite to attending Supervisor Foundation Training.
Supervisor Foundation is a series of four two-day modules that focus on Alfred Kadushin’s model of social work supervision and the four roles of a Child Welfare supervisor:  Administrative, Educational, Supportive and Clinical. Supervisors will learn and practice skills and concepts in a highly interactive setting with their peers.