Collaborating to Conduct a Workforce Needs Assessment

Explore different approaches to assess and address workforce needs.​ 

Publication year: 2018
Capacity Building Center for States

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This brief video, part of the Fostering a Healthy Workforce: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2018 learning experience, describes different approaches that states are using to assess workforce needs. Speakers highlight critical data elements, analytic strategies, and external engagement and collaboration along with unique ways to use data in selecting workforce development interventions.  

Use this video with the reflection worksheet and the CWVE 2018 Discussion Guide, which provides tailored information and activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners. 


  • Kevin Haddock, Oklahoma Human Services 
  • April Potts, Washington Department of Children, Youth, and Families 
  • Megan Paul, Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD)  


  • Ida Drury, QIC-WD 

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