The Art of Supervision in Engaging and Interviewing

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Training: 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Fee: $40 for Partnership Members, $240 for Non-Partnership Members

To register

In order to register for training sessions, please click on the button below to go to the Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System (WCWPDS) website to access PDS Online. Once you reach the WCWPDS website, you will click on the “PDS Online Go” button in order to login and register for pre-service, foundation and special skills/topics training sessions.  Once you reach the PDS Online system, you will be able to search training sessions  by title or locator number.  A locator number is identified below for each training session to streamline your search process on PDS Online.  Complete instructions for logging in and registering for training sessions are available on the WCWPDS website via the button below.


DESCRIPTION : The Art of Supervision in Engaging and Interviewing creatively blends an overview of skills and concepts learned in Foundation trainings with deliberate, practical application in supervisory functions. Supervisors will gain the knowledge to assess and reinforce specific engagement and interviewing skills within the context of daily tasks and will design a plan that promotes consistent growth in professional development among individual staff and the supervisor’s team. In addition, this two-day training will illustrate how to use the full palette of skills to lead staff in change, manage defensiveness and resistance, and resolve common conflicts that create barriers to teamwork and building trusting relationships with families.


  • Understand how to assess and reinforce with supervisees the specific skills, techniques, and tools applied in Engaging and Interviewing Foundation Trainings.

  • Demonstrate the fundamental concepts of providing effective, behaviorally specific feedback to enhance the professional growth of supervisees based on their developmental level.

  • Understand the applications of the Stages of Change Model throughout the role of supervision

  • Demonstrate the deliberate use of engaging skills to address common supervisory challenges, resolve conflict, and reduce resistance to change.

  • Identify personal tendencies and factors in balancing helper and authority roles with supervisees that may trigger over-reliance on either role.

  • Develop an Action Plan to reinforce skills and techniques learned in Engaging and Interviewing Foundation trainings.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This training is open to Supervisors who want to assist their staff in developing their skills in Engaging and Interviewing families and children.

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Last Updated: December 2, 2013
December 2, 2013