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Web-Based Certificate in Political Social Work

Political social work is social work practice, theory, and research that focuses on the use of policy and politics to create social change. The Certificate in Political Social Work is designed for all social workers, regardless of area of primary practice, to fulfill their ethical obligation to engage in social and political action. Participants of this certificate program will learn how politics impacts the lives of those that they serve on both a micro and macro level, practice skills for advocating to policymakers, gain tools to empower clients to become politically engaged, and explore opportunities for running for office.

Running Fall 2018. Registration will open in Summer 2018.

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Fall 2018 Schedule

Dates Time
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This certificate program is an interactive web-based learning experience. Participants connect from their home or work computer. Each course is a mix of web-based live interactive lectures and pre-recorded self-paced lectures. During all live sessions, participants will have instant access to faculty in real time for comments, questions, and discussions.

Participants require access to high-speed Internet and a computer with a camera and microphone. You do not need special skills to participate successfully in a distance-learning environment. We will provide detailed, user-friendly instructions and technical support.

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