Social Work Practice III: Leadership | Spalding University Catalog

SW-611: Social Work Practice III: Leadership

2 credit hours

Social Work Practice III exposes students to administrative perspectives for social work practice in macro systems. Students will develop a deeper understanding of social work leadership roles at the macro level and will increase their knowledge of how macro social systems can impact human functioning. Students will learn and practice skills in engagement, assessment, intervention, and endings and transitions within a macro context. With an emphasis on transformational leadership constructs, students will enhance their ability to ensure adherence to social work standards (ethics) in neighborhoods, communities, organizations, and governmental arenas. This course will emphasize the importance of economic and social justice, equity, and inclusion while working with clients in the field and colleagues in the workplace. Students will build skills in community organizing, leadership development, networking, mobilization, and advocacy used to build power and diminish oppressive systems.