Chris Daley was searching for a program to support leaders in child and family welfare agencies around Indiana.
“The people who run child and family welfare agencies get into the work because they want to do good in the world,” he says. “But they don’t always have the leadership training necessary to take themselves or their organizations to the next level in serving their clients.”
Daley is the executive director for the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy, representing 100 agencies from across the state. He wanted a leadership training program for IARCA’s Institute for Excellence that would provide core information needed to help leaders keep their organizations functioning well.
“It’s incredibly difficult to keep your doors open when you’re doing child and family welfare services,” Daley explains. “We want these organizations to be around a long time until children and families no longer need them. At the same time, they can only help their clients if they have a durable and sustainable business.”