Advanced Integrated Practice with Organizations and Communities

This course prepares social work practitioners who operate within and through frameworks of human rights, empowerment practices, and social, economic, and environmental justice. Learners will be trained to engage in social change at all levels of society in order to become social workers who are committed to equity in all forms. By cultivating advanced community and organizational practice skill development, the course focuses on transforming and enhancing capacities in communities and organizations through inclusive and collaborative strategies while increasing access to resources, innovations, and collaborations. A multidimensional model of organizational and leadership practice within a macro practice lens is used to organize and integrate theories, research, and content. Emphasis is on learning to implement changes within macro-level contexts that is consistent with social work values, human rights, social justice, and equity.