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PLEASE NOTE: The Federal grant for the NRCOI ended on September 29, 2014. This website is remaining live to keep the resources and information the NRCOI has published throughout the years easily accessible. This information is not being updated.

The NRCOI’s training and technical assistance (T/TA) services helped State and Tribal child welfare agencies enhance their understanding of, and infrastructure for, strategic planning and outcome-based management. Our focus included:

bullet Organizational leadership
bullet Integrated planning
bullet Systemic change, change management, and implementation science research
bullet The use of participatory design

We worked to promote the development of comprehensive and quality plans that linked leadership, managers, supervisors and field staff to targeted outcomes and integrated activities. We did this by engaging the commitment of leadership and key stakeholders in the planning process and by helping agencies build their own capacity to develop and implement planning structures and implementation processes that will result in realistic and workable plans.

The NRCOI developed a framework for strategic planning that is based on four distinct stages:

bullet Prepare
bullet Plan
bullet Implement
bullet Review/Revise

This framework is described in detail in our publication, Strategic Planning for Child Welfare Agencies, which is illustrated throughout with examples of how public child welfare agencies have utilized strategic planning. You can also download a one page fact sheet.  We have also developed a Strategic Planning Checklist to guide organizations through each stage of the strategic planning process.



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The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI) is made possible by a grant from the Children's Bureau. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the NRCOI and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Children's Bureau, ACYF, ACF, or HHS. The Children's Bureau funds this National Resource Center as part of a network of National Resource Centers established by the Children's Bureau.

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