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Share, Explore, Engage, Discover (SEED) Mini-course

SW510, Section 003

During New Student Orientation, varied social work topics, or themes, will be presented as foundation-level mini-courses inviting students to share, explore, engage, and discover the vast world of social work. This course will emphasize experiential, active, and engaged learning components and operationalize the three SEED goals: 1) Strengthen connection and community at the School of Social Work, 2) Explore PODS (privilege, oppression, diversity, & social justice), and 3) Learn foundation-level social work skills. Each theme will begin by attending a shared welcome experience.

Topic Description / Additional Information

Only incoming MSW students enroll in this mini course.
Mini-course Description: This course will examine various styles and models of leadership, as well as the the attributes, skills, behaviors and issues associated with leadership within social impact organizations, through the lens of gender. An overwhelming majority of people working in the social impact sector today identify as women. Evidence suggests that women face unique leadership challenges. Marginalization based on gender and societal expectations create a system that adds complexity to leadership. Gender will be explored from an intersectional framework. Intersectionality often adds unique perspectives that enhance mission development. Social Impact Organizations must leverage this diversity of leadership to improve decision making, tap into diverse points of view, and inspire social change. This course will examine the social, ethical, structural and personal dynamics that differentially impact people across the gender spectrum as leaders. It will prepare all students to identify and harness the specific needs and capabilities of women, from an intersectional lens. It will provide the knowledge and skills to contribute value in their roles as leaders at any level.

Semester: Fall 2020
Instructor: Susan K. Crabb
Topic: Women in Leadership
U-M Class #: 25688
Time: Detail
Program Type: Residential
Format: Online
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

Course Codes

O:Online - course is delivered online

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