Lead Like a Social Worker: Balance, Brilliance, Boldness Workshop Announcement



My calendar is open for SCHEDULING professional development workshops for social work leaders. Introducing Lead Like a Social Worker: Balance, Brilliance, Boldness workshop.

Workshop Description: Management and supervision trainings are plentiful in the social work profession. Best practices for high-quality and competent social work supervision often begin with an explanation of the purpose, role, and function of supervision. Let the record state here that social work leadership is about more than clinical supervision. Both social work and leadership are vast, personal, and unique – they are who we are. Leadership training and development are essential to success in our profession as our world and its challenges increase and expand. Effective social work leadership is purposed on leading and helping others thrive – staff and clients. With a foundational principle of setting healthy boundaries, what is often missing in social work leadership training is self-development and the importance of continual professional use of self. This workshop explores leadership styles and the potential barriers to effective leadership in social work by providing opportunities for self-reflection. Attention will be dedicated to establishing personal career goals, dissecting leadership challenges, and including social work principles in a leadership development plan.

Workshop Objectives:

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Understand the role of the social work leader
  • Anticipate the unique needs and challenges of social work leadership
  • Discuss how professional use of self impacts career acceleration
  • Analyze effective and ineffective leadership strategies
  • Apply session knowledge to the attendee’s individual position/workplace

Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with me to learn more about how to bring this workshop to you or where I am hosting it in the near future.


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Nicki Sanders, MSW, ushers high-performing women of color in mid-level social work and human services leadership through promotion to senior leadership. 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. 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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