FCI: Facilitated Collaborative Inquiry

Welcome to a new series written by Stephen Shimshock PhD, Director of Systems in Data and Reporting at Casey Family Programs. Stephen Shimshock has over 20 years of experience in child welfare. He provides leadership in the development, implementation, and management of continuous quality improvement efforts.


Process Overview:

Facilitated Collaborative Inquiry (FCI) is a continuous quality improvement (CQI) process that engages staff in every aspect of the inquiry process. The aim of FCI is to improve child welfare outcomes through building a culture of “Best Practitioners.”

The key elements of FCI are the facilitator(s), the collaborators, and the inquiry process. The facilitator guides the group through the collaborative inquiry process and provides support. The group works together to perform the bulk of the analysis, sense-making, strategy design, and progress monitoring.

For a full look at the FCI Process, view the complete series here!

Facilitated Collaborative Inquiry-The Process, Part 1 of 4 (July 11, 2017)
Using Data to See Differences in Outcomes, Part 2 of 4  (July 18, 2017)
From Stories to Hypothesis, Part 3 of 4 (July 24, 2017)
Evidence, Part 4 of 4 (July 31, 2017)

For questions on any post in the series comment below and/or reach out to Stephen Shimshock at sshimshock@casey.org

Stephen Shimshock, PhD has over 20 years of experience in child welfare. He currently serves as the Director of Systems, Data and Reporting at Casey Family Programs. He provides leadership in the development, implementation, and management of continuous quality improvement efforts.

He is also speaking at this year’s TCOM Conference and delivering a key note. Make sure to register and hear him in San Antonio, TX!


4 Comments on “FCI: Facilitated Collaborative Inquiry

  1. Pingback: Facilitated Collaborative Inquiry: Evidence Part 4/4 | TCOM Conversations

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