Two-Day interactive skills-based workshop
November 27 & 28, 2012
9:00am-4:00pm
Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine, Room 102, 34 Bedford Street, Portland

If you are a new supervisor who needs more training for your new job or an experienced supervisor who is looking for new skills:  this workshop is for you!

This workshop is for both experienced and new human services supervisors who want to learn or review an important foundation of supervisory approaches, framework, and skills that are crucial to developing and supporting front line staff while assisting them in achieving positive outcomes with individuals or families.  

Workshop content is based on the work of Tony Morrison, international authority on supervision and author of Staff Supervision in Social Care:  Making a real difference for staff and service users. Pavilion Publishing.

Participants will:

  • Fully understand the responsibilities  and outcomes of effective supervision  in human services.
  • Strengthen essential skills needed for effective human services supervision.
  • Learn a supervision structure that will support, and develop staff while  holding them accountable.
  • Assess your own supervision skills and develop strategies to take your supervision to a new level.

 

Registration Information:

Cost:  $150
Coffee will be provided (lunch will be on your own).
Free parking in the adjacent parking garage.
Class limit: 50 people
12 contact hours will be awarded.
1.2 CEUs through USM availabe for an additional fee.
FMI: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 207.626.5262

Registration deadline is November 23, 2012.


Workshop Presenters:

Gretchen Robbins, MS, LSW

Working with the State of Maine and the Maine Child Welfare Training Institute in the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Gretchen has trained front line human services providers, supervisors, and managers for the past 20 years in caseworker pre-service and core training, supervisory skills, meeting facilitation, motivational interviewing, Family Team Meeting, and evidence-based forensic interviewing of children. Through her work with the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement she is the Training Systems Lead for assistance to states regarding their training systems. She is also an instructor for the Leadership Academy for Supervisors with the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. Gretchen’s social work practice background is in public child welfare.

Lee Lauritsen, LMSW

Working with the State of Maine and the Maine Child Welfare Training Institute in the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Lee has trained front line human services providers, supervisors, and managers for the past 15 years in supervisory skills, meeting facilitation, motivational interviewing, Family Team Meeting, and evidence-based forensic interviewing of children.  She has also provided coaching for human services supervisors and trained other facilitators and coaches to support supervisors in their learning and practice.  She is an instructor with the Leadership Academy for Supervisors, National Child Welfare Workforce Initiative.  Lee’s social work practice background is in home-based family preservation services and public child welfare.