A Professional Development Program for Social Work Supervisors of Direct Practice across the Life Course
Social Work Practice Fellows (SWPF) is a premier tuition-based professional development program for MSW supervisors from community-based agencies. The educational model, which has been proven effective, calls for face-to-face interactive workshops taught by academic and practice-based experts utilizing brief didactic presentations, group learning activities, discussions of cases and supervision experiences, and the provision of extensive educational materials. SWPF is delivered by the continuing education departments of participating schools of social work and its workshops are led by expert social work practitioners and faculty scholars.
Cohorts of 20-25 MSW supervisors convene for scheduled learning sessions to receive 36 hours of training on supervisory best practices and are awarded 36 continuing education units to apply toward their state licensure for practice. SWPF also facilitates the creation of much-needed peer support for participating supervisors who are known to experience professional isolation and to benefit from peer networking. SWPF is offered in multiple communities and each new cohort of graduates will join a growing professional network of alumni with whom they can connect for mutual support.
The curriculum will be covered through 6 convenient learning sessions of 6 hours apiece, one session per month. Completion of all 6 sessions is required for earning the SWPF certificate and CE contact hours. the cost is $800.00 for all six sessions. Learn about all the sessions.
The session 6, Furthering supervisors’ capacity to address performance and organizational challenges, workshop highlights 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.
Session 6 Date, Time, Location
Date: March 8, 2024
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette Street
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13202
Parking is free
Learning Objectives (Supervisory Best Practices):
- Communicate clearly and directly with supervisees about performance problems
- Teach and partner with supervisees to recognize and respond to ethical dilemmas
- Guide and partner with supervisees to identify practices which promote wellness among staff
- Engage in my own supervision and ongoing professional development
- Provide leadership within the organization to create a culture where supervision is sanctioned and necessary resources are allocated to assure staff learning
- Assist supervisees in understanding their roles and the roles of other team members, administrators, and clients in achieving collective and individual goals
This event was first published on June 14th, 2023 and last updated on September 7th, 2023.
- Professional Development
- Nancy Cantor Warehouse
- Open to
- $800.00 for all six sessions
- Falk College
- Kristin Esposito
- Contact Kristin Esposito to request accommodations
- Parking is free