Wisconsin Association of Family & Childrens Agencies

Connect and collaborate with human services organizations across Wisconsin

WAFCA membership provides human service organizations with a network of colleagues who are eager to connect and collaborate. Our Communities of Practice (COP) spaces convene regularly to identify best practices, network, and work together to develop solutions to financial and bureaucratic barriers to serving our communities. 

Our members meet quarterly via Zoom and communicate year-round via email. In addition, members have complete access to our resources and can receive support for technical questions, compliance concerns, or policy details at any time. Join our more than 50 members serving Wisconsin communities. 

Networking with like-minded colleagues enhances our work, improves services to our clients, and re-energizes our team members. Explore the COPs below to find the best fit:

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Community of Practice for Clinical Supervisors 

  • The 2021 meeting dates for the COP for Clinical Supervisor are listed below; all meetings are from 11 am - noon via Zoom unless otherwise noted: 

    • January 14th 

    • April 8th 

    • July 8th

    • October 14th 

  • To join the COP for Clincal Supervisors, contact Kathy Markeland, at [email protected]

Community of Practice for Human Resources

  • The 2021 meeting dates for the COP for Human Resources are listed below; all meetings are from 11 am - noon via Zoom unless otherwise noted: 

    • January 27th 

    • April 28th 

    • July 28th

    • October 27th 

  • To join the COP for Human Resources, email [email protected] with “Subscribe” as the subject line.

Community of Practice for Senior Financial Leaders

  • The 2021 meeting dates for the COP for Senior Financial Leaders are listed below; all meetings are from 11 am - noon via Zoom unless otherwise noted: 

    • April 23, 2021

    • June 18, 2021

    • August 20, 2021

    • October 15, 2021

    • December 17, 2021

  • To join the COP for Senior Financial Leaders, email Kathy Markeland at [email protected]. To join the e-list, email [email protected] with “Subscribe” as the subject line.

Impact Data Community of Practice

In2016, WAFCA launched a data project to enable participating human services organizations to measure their success with clients to that of other WAFCA agencies. Agencies gather four times a year to review the data gathered and discuss effective ways to utilize the information, including advocacy with state agency leaders and legislators. 

  • The 2021 meeting dates for the Impact Data COP are listed below; all meetings are via Zoom unless otherwise noted.

    • May 7th: 11AM-1PM
    • August 6th: 1PM-3PM
    • November 5th: 11AM-1PM
  • To join the Impact Data COP, agencies must: 

1) submit data quarterly on discharged clients by group-determined due dates
2) identify a data designee
3) commit to a minimum of one year of participation for one or more of your agency’s programs. 
Agency-specific data will be kept confidential. Aggregate data will be shared only with participating human services organizations.
Contact Emily Coddington for more information via email at [email protected].