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Cleveland State University Course Info

Cleveland, Ohio


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SWK 624

The Social Worker as Leader and Manager

SWK 501, SWK 502, SWK 503, SWK 504, SWK 505, SWK 506, SWK 507, SWK 508, SWK 509, and SWK 510; or permission of the program; or advanced standing. This course is designed to help students become leaders and managers in a human service organization. The topics that will be covered include: What is leadership? What is management? The differences and similarities between management and supervision, and leading, planning, and influencing day-to-day daily activities. Students will learn to manage diversity in the workforce, to organize people and tasks, strategic planning, fiscal responsibilities and gaining resources, to address staff problems and staff turnover, and to effectively work with Boards. As future leaders and managers, they will identify policies and procedures impacting the well-being of staff and clients, the service delivery system, and access to social services. Students will learn how inter-professional collaboration facilitates engagement with staff, clients, and constituencies. Emphasis will also be placed on the importance of inter-professional teamwork and communication, recognizing that beneficial outcomes may require interdisciplinary, inter-professional, and inter-organizational collaboration.

Units: 3.0