What are your short- and long-term professional goals? Do they include moving into a leadership and management position?

What are your short- and long-term professional goals? Do they include moving into a leadership and management position? Transitioning from clinical to administrative roles is not uncommon in social work practice. It is useful, however, to think about relevant skills, knowledge, and professional experiences that will prepare you for the transition. In addition, you should consider the personal benefits and challenges of assuming a leadership role.

By Day 3

Post your thoughts about your future career goals, your interest in moving into leadership or management positions, and the benefits and challenges of a social work administrator’s role.

Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.

Required Readings

Austin, M. J., Regan, K., Gothard, S., & Carnochan, S. (2013). Becoming a manager in nonprofit human service organizations: Making the transition from specialist to generalist. Administration in Social Work, 37(4), 372-385.

Required Media

TedTalks (Producer). (n.d.). Seth Godin: The tribes we lead [Video file]. Retrieved February 20, 2014, from http://www.ted.com/talks/seth_godin_on_the_tribes_we_lead.html