Monday, January 19, 2015

Staff Development

III. Staff Development
 A. Purposes of Staff Development
        1. Employee development and proficiency
    • Stress Reduction
    • Augment skills and resources
        2. Organizational Culture
  • Creating
  • Maintaining
  • Shaping
  • Impact on performance
3. Organization performance
  • Executing mission, goals and objectives
  • Facilitating change
4. Short and Long-range planning

B.        Elements of Staff Development Training
1. Formats
  • In-service training
  • Workshops and Lectures
  • Informational brochures
  • Discussion groups
        2. Teaching Styles
  • Task-oriented teaching style
  • The cooperative planner teaching style
  • The learner-centered teaching style
  • The subject-centered teaching style
        3. Training Validity
  • Interorganizational validity
  • Intraorganizational validity
  • Transfer validity
        4. Measurement Designs for Training Effectiveness
  • Participant Action Plan Approach
  • Pre- and Post-Test Design
  • Kirkpatrick Framework
  • Outcome Evaluation Design using Experimental and Control Groups
        5. Measurement Design Flaws
  • History
  • Maturation
  • Instrumentation
  • Statistical Regression
  • Differential selection
  • Attrition
C. Five Concepts of Learning Theory
1. Motivation
2. Conceptualization
3. Practice
4. Reinforcement
5. Feedback

IV. Consultation
A. Provide specific expertise and/or case review
B. Consultant makes recommendations about cases or issues
C. No responsibility or accountability to compel the recipient to comply
D. NASW Ethics
1. Requires receipt of appropriate consultation when indicated
2. Encourages mentorship and sharing of experience

V. Interdisciplinary Collaboration       
A. Approach
1. Multi-faceted with divergent knowledge bases
2. Team setting
B. Strengths
1. Provides a check-and-balance unavailable to any one profession
2. Multiple resources and viewpoints for holistic care
3 Effectively address complex needs
C. Limitations
  • Disputes over who has primary jurisdiction
  • Tendency to defer to one profession over another
  • Potential for fragmented care offers online prep for NASW. Unlimited access to practice exams, case studies, simulations, video, audio, and flash cards 24/7.