You are invited to participate in an Innovation Circles Project which explores how human service organizations address professional development needs. MANY and National Safe Place Network - two national organizations who are committed to building capacity of youth and family service agencies – want your help in understanding how we can best support professional development for those that work with youth and families.

How do you participate? Just share your experience with us. Your responses will be part of a national data collection and review effort exploring how agencies are responding to the ever-changing needs of the staff at their organizations. Your responses are confidential – all data will be analyzed in the aggregate.

We know that your perspective about what you need and about what other staff may need is impacted by the role that you have within your organization. We want to capture these perspectives and address professional development from as many angles as possible. As such, we are deliberate in our attempts to hear from staff at 4 different levels of organizations:

• Lead Now (Executive Leaders)
• Program Excellence (Program level Supervisors, Managers, Department Heads, etc.)
• Intentional Interventions (Clinical Staff, Case Managers, Counselors, etc.)
• Shift Change (Direct Care, Outreach, Milieu Supervision, support staff, etc.)

We ask that you provide responses no later than September 30, 2014.

If you have questions about the survey or the Innovation Circles project, please contact either Tammy Hopper, NSPN, at Tammy@nationalsafeplace.org or 502-635-3660, or Kristen Truffa, MANY, at Kristen@manynet.org or 412-965-9067.