Operating in integrity and showing up authentically are cornerstones of my personality as much as of my commitment to myself and my clients.
I am committed to eliminating the old, narrow view of social work and continuing to highlight all the ways that you can use your social work degree to make a difference in the world.
CAREER TIP: Dedicate time to explore a multitude of ways to put your social work degree to work in eco-social work.
This is a great time to dive into the field because currently, there is no universally accepted theoretical framework for green social work/environmental social work/ecological work. Could this be the field where you want to create your social work legacy?
Eco-social work, also known as green/environmental/ecological social work, emphasizes the need for social workers to promote social justice through vital attention to the symbiotic relationship between humans and the natural world.
Environmental injustice, lack of affordable housing, climate crisis, educational inequality, food insecurity, unemployment and underemployment, hopelessness, economic instability, commercial agriculture, chronic disease, disconnection and isolation, and a fragile food supply chain are all interconnected and all fit into my concept of the challenges that green social work tackles. (Read the full blog using the link above.)
Nicki Sanders, MSW, supports high-performing women of color in social work leadership in developing careers that feed their hearts, minds, and wallets. As Founder and CEO of Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting, her mission is simple – to eliminate toxic workplaces by developing skilled, empathetic, and goal-oriented leaders who have the vision, support, and resources to create a culture where business prospers, and employees thrive individually and collectively. Nicki has an extensive background in nonprofit management leading high-functioning, multi-disciplinary teams, volunteer recruitment and retention, and social impact programming. She is an accomplished professor, coach, trainer, and group facilitator who has combined her gift for authentic relationships, Master of Social Work degree, and over 20 years of diverse work experience to create a life and career aligned with her values and purpose. Nicki is a lover of cupcakes, travel, and 80’s hip hop and R&B music.
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