GRADUATE LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATES

 

Graduate Leadership Certificates

 

WHAT IS IT?

WHAT ARE SOME COURSES I WOULD TAKE?

 FOR WHAT OPPORTUNITIES DOES THIS PREPARE ME?

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

                                              

 

   

The Organizational Leadership Certificate provides advanced education and training in organizational leadership of human service and nonprofit programs to direct practice social work students and members of the community.

 

5320
Advanced Administration

5324
Social Work Supervision

5325
Budgeting and Financial Management

Course Descriptions

     

If current students obtain the skills taught in this certificate program while earning their degree, they will be ahead of their colleagues when it comes to being prepared for management jobs in their organizations. If non-degree seeking students have already graduated, this certificate will allow them a way to obtain these skills quickly and pave the way for continued promotions.  Examples of positions available to graduates with this certificate can include Social and Community Service Managers, First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, or Public Relations and Fundraising Managers.

 

For students in the MSW program at the time of enrollment for the Certificate, the Admission requirement will be to be in good standing, as defined by the MSW program, which includes having a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  For non-degree seeking students who wish to enroll in the Certificate Program, a bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a bachelor’s degree and two-years of related professional experience, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.

COMMUNITY
LEADERSHIP

 

The Community Leadership Certificate provides advanced education and training in social work community practice skills, including mobilizing neighborhood, community, and client groups to solve collective human problems, writing grants for financial support, and planning and conducting advocacy to affect social welfare policy decisions that affect local communities.

5321
Advanced Community Practice

5326
Seminar in Grant Proposal Development

5328
Advocacy and Social Policy

Course Descriptions


This certificate is for students who specialize in direct practice (clinical) social work but want to know how to impact their communities. Certificate students will be equipped to mobilize communities and groups to solve human problems, write grants for community purposes, and to impact the policy-making process. Students with this knowledge can be expected provide advanced community practice skills to groups and organizations seeking greater levels of social justice outcomes for communities and clients. Examples of positions available to graduates with this certificate can include Constituent Organizing Manager, Community Engagement Specialist, or Economic Development Stakeholder Coordinator.


For students in the MSW program at the time of enrollment for the Certificate, the Admission requirement will be to be in good standing, as defined by the MSW program, which includes having a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  For non-degree seeking students who wish to enroll in the Certificate Program, a bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a bachelor’s degree and two-years of related professional experience, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.

ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP

The Administrative Leadership Certificate prepares students to effectively lead organizations, thus positively impacts clients. The certificate provides students with training in program development, program leadership, and supervision of program staff.

5312
Community & Administrative Practice

5320
Advanced Administrative Practice

5324
Social Work Supervision

Course Descriptions


This certificate prepares direct practice students to move into leadership roles within their organizations. Program creation, direction, and staff supervision are key in effective program leadership. Examples of positions include Program Director, Services Coordinator, or Agency Director.

For students in the MSW program at the time of enrollment for the Certificate, the Admission requirement will be to be in good standing, as defined by the MSW program, which includes having a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  For non-degree seeking students who wish to enroll in the Certificate Program, a bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a bachelor’s degree and two-years of related professional experience, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.

POLICY LEADERSHIP

The Policy Leadership Certificate provides advanced education and training in skills that help direct-practice social workers to impact social welfare policy decisions, including increased social policy knowledge and skills in advocacy, program evaluation and administration.

5320
Advanced Administration

5323
Program Evaluation

5328
Advocacy and Social Policy

Course Descriptions


This certificate allows students to gain understanding of how to impact policymaking, direct programs, and conduct evaluations enhances policy-impacting skills for direct service social workers that will help them to create programs, evaluate them, and create political support for them.  Examples of positions available to graduates with this certificate can include Human Service Program Manager, Social Service Program Evaluator, or Advocacy Coordinator.

For students in the MSW program at the time of enrollment for the Certificate, the Admission requirement will be to be in good standing, as defined by the MSW program, which includes having a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  For non-degree seeking students who wish to enroll in the Certificate Program, a bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a bachelor’s degree and two-years of related professional experience, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.