Social Work Practice Fellows – Session 6: Furthering Ability to Confront Performance and Organizational Challenges

Dec 06, 2019 9:00 am 4:00 pm
The Warehouse,
350 W. Fayette Street Syracuse, NY 13202

A Professional Development Program for Social Work Supervisors of Direct Practice across the Life Course

The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State, is offering a six-day Social Work Practice Fellows (SWPF) program allowing social work supervisors to honor their real world experiences while engaging in interactive learning. Social workers are often thrust into supervisory roles without the skills, knowledge, or support they need to succeed. This premier 36-hour certificate program features an advanced curriculum with a focus on some of the most complex issues that challenge MSW supervisors. Content and activities are based on supervisory best practices and delivered through face-to-face training with interactive group learning tasks and expert instruction.

Times, Location, Cost:

Times:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each session
Location:
The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette Street
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13202
Cost:
$700.00 for all six sessions

Session Description and Learning Objectives

The focus of this program is on “direct practice” and content appeals to a broad array of practice contexts. The curriculum focuses on agency-based practice challenges, on casework, and mental health or other interventions. Content and activities are based on supervisory best practices and delivered through face-to-face training with interactive group learning tasks and expert instruction. In this 6-day program, group discussion and interaction will involve application of content for collaborative problem solving and solution generation.

Friday, December 6, 2019 – Session 6: Furthering Ability to Confront Performance and Organizational Challenges

Faculty Instructors:

Ellen Ketchum, LCSW-R, Director of Clinical Services, Catholic Charities and Tracy Walker, LMSW, Director of Field Education, School of Social Work, Syracuse University

Workshop Description:

This workshop highlights other challenges supervisors may face including supervisees’ performance problems, organizational challenges, and ethical dilemmas in practice. Supervisors will collaborate in exploring strategies for addressing these challenges and promoting worker self-care to strengthen worker wellness and retention. Participants will seek to integrate lessons learned throughout the program.

Learning Objectives (Supervisory Best Practices):

  1. Communicate clearly and directly with supervisees about performance problems
  2. Teach and partner with supervisees to recognize and respond to ethical dilemmas
  3. Guide and partner with supervisees to identify practices which promote wellness among staff
  4. Engage in my own supervision and ongoing professional development
  5. Provide leadership within the organization to create a culture where supervision is sanctioned and necessary resources are allocated to assure staff learning
  6. Assist supervisees in understanding their roles and the roles of other team members, administrators, and clients in achieving collective and individual goals

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This event was first published on July 23rd, 2019 and last updated on July 24th, 2019.


Event Details

  • Category
    Professional Development
  • Type
    Conferences
  • Region
    Nancy Cantor Warehouse
  • Open to
    Public
  • Cost
    $700.00 for all six sessions
  • Organizers
    Falk College
  • Contact
    Kristin Esposito
    kcesposi@syr.edu
    (315) 256-5535
  • Accessibility
    Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART), American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation, Captioning
    .
    Contact Kristin Esposito to request accommodations
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