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Leadership Academy for Middle Managers

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The Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM) is a national, culturally responsive leadership development academy for middle managers in child welfare. It is coordinated by the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) and is a service of the Children’s Bureau. The goal of the academy is to enhance the leadership skills of managers so they can address persistent complex challenges and implement sustainable systems change.

Recognizing that single interventions are not sufficient and that leadership at all levels is critical, NCWWI takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to leadership and workforce development. With this in mind, the NCWWI-supported LAMM is only available to NCWWI's thirteen University Partnership (UP) programs.

While we do not offer open enrollment, the curriculum can be downloaded and Deborah Reed is available for consultation on the implementation of the LAMM. We have also made available several online courses that support the professional development of child welfare leaders.


Welcome! Many of you have expressed the importance of connecting with one another so we hope this website is helpful. We also encourage you to visit NCWWI's website, MyNCWWI (interactive companion website where you can access hundreds of workforce development resources), participate on webinars and follow us on social media.

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