Leading the Team – So who wants to be an FDC Coordinator
Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 11-12:00 PM PT (12 PM MT, 1 PM CT, 2 PM ET)


Leadership in innovative or collaborative programs like Family Drug Courts are often taken for granted. FDCs get funded because someone took leadership. Collaborative relationships and partnerships across agencies and systems are developed because leaders persuade that working together is better than working alone. Collaborative programs like FDCs rely on leadership of a coordinator or similar leadership position to pull all the parts together. This webinar will explore what effective leadership in the FDC looks like and the pitfalls that lead to weak or ineffective leadership. Common pitfalls include “project-focused leadership (vs. systems-focused” and “too much leadership” in which a Coordinator “takes over” the collaborative team’s work and agenda resulting in team members sitting aback and allowing the Coordinator to run the show. This webinar will feature a State-level Drug Coordinator and a local FDC Coordinator who will share lessons learned and answer questions you have about this important leadership position.  A post-webinar discussion will also be offered to attendees who want to engage in further dialogue with the presenters.