NCWWI has three key, interconnected documents to support a comprehensive approach to workforce development planning and assessment:


The Workforce Development Framework (WDF) developed by NCWWI in 2015, grew out of a comprehensive review of the workforce development literature across multiple professions in the public and private sectors. The WDF helps child welfare leaders understand best and promising workforce practices for developing and supporting a competent, committed, and diverse workforce, as well as an inclusive and welcoming workplace. Learn more about the WDF by hovering over the labels on the large graphic below for a description and links to related resources.

The Workforce Development Planning and Assessment Tool Kit is a companion resource to the WDF that applies the WDF to an agency setting and offers a practical, comprehensive, and integrated road map for workforce development.

The Workforce Development Tool Kit Facilitator’s Guide provides a sequential process for using team meetings to move through the Tool Kit. The Guide offers possible meeting agendas, suggested activities, talking points, and Tool Kit worksheets that accompany each stage and step in the workforce development process.