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  1. School of Social Work Commencement »

    April 30, 2016 - 1:00pm

    Tickets required. There will be no cost for tickets; however, the number of tickets for each graduate will be limited. Details will be sent out via email.

    Light reception immediately following in the Power Center Lobby.

    Please read the Commencement Information Flyer.

  2. JCLP 2016 Graduation JCLP 2016 Graduation  »

    May 1, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Please join us in Celebrating the 2016 Graduates of the University of Michigan Jewish Communal Leadership Program!

    Graduates: Jaime Bean, Mayan Herman, Kate Malekoff, Alli Rosen, Aubree Sepler, and Emily Zussman. 

    Keynote Remarks by Irene Butter, Community Activist and Scholar.

    Sunday, May 1, 10:00 AM 

    Educational Conference Center (Room 1840)

    School of Social Work, University of Michigan

    1080 South University Ave.

    Ann Arbor, MI 48109

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 27, 2016 to 734-764-5392 or here

  3. Field Instruction begins and Registration for NCFD students »

    May 3, 2016

    Field Instruction begins and Registration for NCFD students.

  4. Field Placement Info Session/Webinar »

    May 3, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

    This session will walk admitted students through the process of applying for a field placement. All students should plan to attend one of these sessions. Presenters will also discuss how to effectively utilize the Career Center in preparing field application materials. The last 30 minutes of the session will discuss specific information for students planning to apply for a school placement. 

    This is a web-based session and you may attend from any computer via an Internet connection.

    Click to Register for the Field Placement Info Session Webinar

  5. Spring Alumni Reception »

    May 5, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Join your fellow alumni for an evening of networking, hosted by the Alumni Relations Committee. 

    Hosted by the School of Social Work Office of Development and Alumni Relations and the Alumni Relations Committee of the Alumni Board of Governors.

    Event is complimentary. Registration is required.

    Register now»

  6. Building Healthy, Strong Communities »

    May 6, 2016 - 8:15am to 3:45pm

    Building Healthy, Strong Communities is a professional development program presented by the School of Social Work's Office of Development and Alumni Relations and the Professional Development Committee of the Alumni Board of Governors.

    CEU approved conference

    Event is complimentary, registration is required

    View agenda and workshop selections here.

    Register now»

  7. Final Public School Field Educational Agreement Due for Graduates »

    May 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

    Final public school field placement educational agreement due by 5:00 p.m. for graduates.

  8. Classes begin Spring/Summer full term »

    May 9, 2016

    Classes begin Spring/Summer full term.

  9. Entrepreneurship and Social Work with Moses Lee »

    May 9, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Moses Lee will be discussing how social workers can best use their degree and skills to be leaders in the entrepreneurial world. He will discuss necessary skills for entreprenuership and growing trends in this sector of social work. Lunch will be provided. 

    Moses is an experienced educator and entrepreneur who is passionate about working with students to discover and take action on their passions and interests. This passion led him to start Seelio, Inc, an educational service and technology company that partners with universities, including the University of Michigan and UM School of Social Work, to prepare students for their careers. In 2014, Seelio was acquired by Keypath Education, a global education company with offices in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. Today Moses serves as Group President for the Career Preparation business at Keypath Education. 

    Moses is also a part-time faculty member at the University of Michigan School of Engineering where he teaches the entrepreneurship practicum and social entrepreneurship. Previously, he directed TechArb, the U of M student startup accelerator where he coached and mentored students across all disciplines. In 2007, Moses helped start globalens.com (now WDI Publishing), an e-commerce website for business school case studies, and also started the social venture fund, Rain Capital.

    Click here to RSVP »

  10. Culturally-responsive Practice in African American Communities: Prevention and Intervention Strategies with Racial Microaggressions »

    May 12, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Distrust based on a history of unsatisfactory experiences with human service professionals and low retention in, and premature termination of services can reduce successful outcomes for members of African American communities. Participants in this course will examine racial microaggressions in practice as a source of these outcomes. Participants will define and identify racial microaggressions and their impact on clients and on the professional relationship. Attention will be given to the cultural context in the way racial microaggressions are experienced and dilemmas about how to respond. The effect of power differentials on the interpretation of racial microaggressions will be examined. Using an African-centered perspective, the course will be knowledge-, skills-, and values-based and will include assigned readings, power point presentations, video-clips, case studies, and small-group problem-solving. Participants will practice alternative methods of intervening when in the presence of racial microaggressions.

    Visit the CE Course Catalog »

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