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SWK 4642H – Special Topics in Human Services Management and Leadership: Seminar on Organizational Change - Elective

This seminar on organizational change is being offered based on feedback we have received from students in the Specialization in Social Service Administration over the past several academic years. It builds on the material that was covered in the Leadership Skills course but will go into much more depth in the area of organizational change. The course will bring a social work perspective to bear on the issues confronted in the ongoing process of change in human service organizations. Particular emphasis will continue to be given to organizational initiatives to embrace diversity, promote client-centered care and implement evidence-informed practice. This course will take a seminar approach to learning and significant emphasis will be based on peer-learning. The first class meeting will be used to identify topics within organization change that students would like to pursue in greater depth and share with their colleagues. Some of the topics that have been addressed in previous years are strategic planning, mental health in the workplace, teamwork, supervision, integration/coordination/merger of services, and collaboration with the community.