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DoHS’s Bureau for Social Services Launches Leadership Training Program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), Bureau for Social Services (BSS) has launched a 14-week leadership training program, Leaders Thrive, that aims to develop employees’ leadership skills. 

“Empowering our employees to thrive as leaders is not just a goal, but a commitment to the betterment of our community,” said Jeff Pack, DoHS Bureau for Social Services Commissioner. “Through the Leaders Thrive program, we aim to cultivate a culture of excellence and collaboration.”

The first week of the training program began on April 2, 2024, at the West Virginia Regional Tech Park in South Charleston.
Leaders Thrive focuses on a leadership assessment to help employees understand their leadership behaviors and outline the best ways to capitalize on their strengths and leadership development. In addition, managers will learn to identify their personal workplace priorities and preferences and how to better connect with colleagues whose priorities and preferences may differ. 

Training sessions throughout the year will take place under the guidance of Epiphany Consulting, a West Virginia company that provides strategic employee development tools and helps identify, recruit, retain, and grow talent. The final Leaders Thrive session of this year will take place on December 10, 2024, with an emerging leader graduation.

To view and apply for careers in the child welfare field, visit dhhr.wv.gov/Pages/Career-Opportunities—Social-Services-and-Health-Facilities.aspx