Itla promotes social discussion and competence concerning child and family policy by organising short- and long-term education and training for stakeholders that are important for the wellbeing of children.
In 2020–2022, education and training activities will focus particularly on:
- management training that brings together the different operational sectors of the society; and
- implementation of evidence-based practices aimed at supporting families with children and children’s growth as well as the creation of regional structures. This training will be carried out in cooperation with partners.
Leadership training aimed at decision-makers
A people- and service-oriented leadership style plays a key role in shaping social child policy and in developing a high-quality service system for children and families. The purpose of education and training is to promote a solid knowledge base and innovation in child and family policy.
Finland carries out a great deal of good service activities for children and families, but they are often siloed in terms of sectors and professions. The practical implementation of multiprofessional cooperation in the field of wellbeing is still being learned. There is also a great deal of information that needs to be transformed into effective activities. In addition, the child and family sector needs genuinely new practices in order to develop a child-positive Finland. Leadership is a catalyst activity that affects what is done, how it is done and how successful it is.
Good solutions are based on:
- knowledge and competence
- the ability to reform
- agile organising
- building the ability to cooperate beyond sectoral boundaries
- trust; and
- skilled leadership.
To expedite future-oriented development that crosses the boundaries of different sectors, Itla Children’s Foundation invites the decision-makers, leaders and influencers of questions related to the wellbeing of children to come together and learn by organising long-term Childhood Builders leadership trainings.
The first Childhood Builders training will begin in spring 2020 and then in 2021. The training provides a platform for future work with multiple perspectives and the opportunity for testing, refining and implementing new ideas in practice together and alone. Parties invited to participate in the training groups include Members of Parliament, leaders from ministries and government agencies, leaders and service leaders from cities, municipalities and the church, leaders from associations acting in the field of child and family policy as well as leaders from companies producing services for children, families and adolescents.
The total duration of the training is approximately 10 months.
You can also let us know if you are interested in participating in our training!