NSWM Launches New Policy Fellows Program

Program Will Provide Social Work Managers a Platform to Design and Implement Change Within Their Respective Communities and Place of Work.

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 1, 2015 – The Network for Social Work Management (http://www.socialworkmanager.org), a professional, international organization whose mission is to strengthen social work leadership in health and human services, has launched a Policy Fellows Program. The Policy Fellows Program has been established to encourage social orkers to engage proactively with policies that directly affect them and the communities they serve, as well as to encourage social workers in management positions to be at the forefront of policy.

The eight-month program will allow fellows to take the next step in leadership by focusing on leadership and professional skill development as they prepare a poster presentation on a policy issue they are passionate about. Fellows will also be placed with mentors to coach and guide them through the course of the eight months and prepare for their presentation. Fellows are encouraged to attend The Network for Social Work Management’s annual conference to be held June 16-17, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA.

“This program gives our members the ability to advance their skills by providing them with a platform to brainstorm, collaborate and innovate on what it means to be a social work leader in today’s environment”, said Lakeya Cherry, Executive Director of the Network for Social Work Management.

Applications for the program are due by October 8th, 2015. For more information on participating as a mentor or a fellow please visit www.socialworkmanager.org/policy-fellow or contact the Network directly at info@socialworkmanager.org.


 

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