Research has pointed to the link between organizational culture and climate and the ability of organizations to implement evidence based practices and improve outcomes. Come and learn about why it is important to assess and improve organizational culture and climate and hear about two different tools that child welfare agencies are using to do these assessments – the Organizational Social Context (OSC) measures and the Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment (COHA). A child welfare agency that has used each of these tools will describe the benefits and challenges of the assessment process in addition to their experiences with using the results to make improvements. Join us for this discussion of conducting productive organizational assessments in child welfare agencies.
Michelle I. Graef, Associate Director, Midwest Child Welfare Implementation Center, Research Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Center on Children, Families & the Law Kristin Gilbert, Project Manager, Partners for Ohio’s Families, Administrator, Justice Services, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Office of Families and Children Robin Leake, Director, Research and Evaluation, Butler Institute for Families, University of Denver, Colorado Paul Fritzler, District Manager, Casper Local Office, Wyoming Department of Family Services