• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 56 days
    Duration
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Overview

In this Social Work Practice in Community Organization, Management and Policy-Evaluation course at University of Michigan - MichiganX  we will discuss various methods, strategies and skills within macro social work practice, used to help identify and address needs on a larger scale. 

You will gain knowledge and skills in the areas of community organizing, management, and policy advocacy, and learn about the various roles social workers play within these areas. This course will provide an appreciation of the historical and contemporary importance of these social work methods and the relevance of these methods for diverse populations and identities.

We will focus on:

  • understanding the context of macro practice;
  • identifying community and organizational interventions to address social needs and problems;
  • organizing and building relationships within communities and organizations;
  • organization-based and community-based policy making, planning, and program development.

You will also learn concepts and practice skills involving assessment, problem solving and intervention planning at the macro level, and strategies to work effectively with communities and organizations. Content includes reflective practice and utilizing interpersonal skills in macro practice.

This course is part of the Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 56 days
    • Intensity 8 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      • Length:  8 weeks
      • Effort:  8 to 10 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the historical, social, political and economic forces that have shaped and continue to shape macro practice in social work.
  • Identify community organization, management, and policy-advocacy strategies for dealing with contemporary social work and social welfare problems.
  • Demonstrate beginning level community organization, management, and policy advocacy skills in promoting social work values.
  • Apply NASW’s Code of Ethics and other professional codes to the selection of action strategies, and in particular applying them to those situations which affect disadvantaged/discriminated against populations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize selected macro assessment tools to develop client-centered interventions.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Prerequisites

  • None

Tuition Fee

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