2014 Network for Action Leadership Institute

Registration for the 2014 NFA Leadership Institute is now open. When making arrangements, please note the Leadership Institute and associated grantees meeetings will begin at 1 pm on Monday, April 28 and end by 6 pm on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
The 2014 Network for Action (NFA) Leadership Institute is an invitation-only event for selected Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN), Children's Bureau grantees, including: 
  • Children's Justice Act (CJA)
  • Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program (CBCAP)
  • Court Improvement Project (CIP)
  • Early Education and Child Welfare Partnerships (ECCW)
  • National Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood (QIC-EC)
  • Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families Involved in the Child Welfare System (Supportive Housing)
  • Regional Partnership Grants (RPG)
  • State Liaison Officers (SLO)
  • Youth Education and Child Welfare Partnerships (CWED)
Building on the concepts introduced at prior Network for Action meetings, the NFA Leadership Institute will offer transformational leadership training for participants based on the Science of the Positive framework developed by Jeff Linkenbach, Ed.D., of the Montana Institute. Dr. Linkenbach will co-present with Dr. Robert Sege of the Boston Medical Center, who has begun to expand this approach into child maltreatment prevention and intervention settings.

The Science of the Positive framework is based upon the interdependence of spirit and scientific rigor as precursors to effective action. It fosters a principled approach to leadership, and engages leaders in a transformative process that results in greater impact and effectiveness in their work. Following the Leadership Institute, attendees will be invited to receive web-based coaching to support their development of Science of the Positive leadership skills.

Dr. Linkenbach holds a doctorate of education and a master's degree in counseling, and has over 20 years of experience in the field of health promotion as a trainer, program director, researcher and faculty member. He has worked with public schools, colleges, corporations, communities and state governments, as well as with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Children's Bureau.

Dr. Sege is a practicing pediatrician, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, and a professor of pediatrics at Boston University, where he directs efforts to develop new ways to prevent child abuse and neglect. In 2013, Governor Patrick appointed him to the Board of the Massachusetts Children's Trust and he was honored as a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington DC.

The Network for Action Leadership Institute / required OCAN grantees meeting will start on Monday, April 28th at 1 pm and end on Tuesday, April 29th at 6 pm.

Registration for the 2014 NFA Leadership Institute is now open. Click here to register. Grantees planning to attend both the NFA and the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) to be held April 30- May 2 will be able to register on the same form.  You will not need to register separately through the NCCAN site.
To help tailor that the Leadership Institute to the needs and interests of the group, Dr. Linkenbach would be interested in hearing from you on the topic of leadership. Please visit www.montanainstitute.com/leadership to complete a short, anonymous, and voluntary leadership feedback assessment.


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