Presentations & Publications


Foosness, S. & Pittman, A. L. (2016). Building Blocks of Resource Parent Recruitment & Retention

McGuire, M., Pittman, A.L., and Shook, T. (2014) Buncombe County, NC Embraces Signs of Safety: A Child Welfare Practitioners Model. National Association of County Human Services Administrators Networker, (winter). Retrieved from

Pittman, A.L. (2016) “Leading Through Crisis: The Importance of Investment in the Child Protection Workforce.” Child Welfare 360. Spring 2016, 18-19.

Pittman, A.L. (2019). Leadership Rebooted: Cultivating Trust with the Brain in Mind. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance.


Campbell, E. & Pittman, A.L. (2016, Oct.) Resilient Workforce, Resilient Consumers: How Cultivating a Positive Organizational Climate Impacts Outcomes. Presentation at American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) and National Association of TANF Administrators (NASTA) Annual Education Conference (APHSA), Orlando, FL.


Eby, L., Kessel, B. & Pittman, A.L. (2011, Dec).  Competency-Based Recruitment, Screening & Selection: Strengthening Workforce Capacity, Retention & Organizational Resiliency [Webinar]. In National Child Welfare Workforce Institute webinar series.  Retrieved from

Gibson, C. & Pittman, A.L. (2013, June).  Health and Human Services Partnerships to Improve Social Determinants of Health in Buncombe County. Presentation at American Public Human Services Association, Washington DC.


McGuire, M. & Pittman, A.L. (2015, Oct.) Learning from Failure: How Resilient Leadership Transforms an Organization.  Presentation at Signs of 2015 Gathering, St. Paul, MN.

Pittman, A.  (2016, Oct.). Investing in What Matters: Cultivating a Resilient Workforce in Child Welfare.  Presentation at National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) (APHSA), New Brunswick, N.J.


Pittman, A.L. (2016, April). Leading Through Failure: How Resilient Leadership Transforms an Organization.  Presentation at 17th Annual Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare Speaker, Minneapolis, MN.


Pittman, A.L. (2015, June).  Resilient Workforce: Protecting Our Most Valuable Asset.  Presentation at National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators, Washington DC.