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Management Leadership Learning Community

Bringing leaders together at the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

The Management Leadership Learning Community (MLLC) is designed for those interested in leadership, management and evaluation within the social service sector.

Purpose of the MLLC

The Management Leadership Learning Community seeks to build knowledge, expand cohort experience, and maximize the impact that U-M social work students, practitioners, and faculty generate in communities across the globe.

  • Cohort experience. Providing students with a shared and connected cohort experience to support learning and continued professional development.
  • Networking. Opportunities to learn about career opportunities, meet leaders of community benefit (social impact) organizations, and grow your network.
  • Education. Providing educational opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom that will prepare us as future leaders
  • Knowledge development. Collaborating to contribute to the evidence base of the field.
  • Branding and identity. Enhancing the U-M School of Social Work's reputation as the best community benefit organization manager training program in the country.

Management of Human Services Certificate

The Management of Human Services Certificate is nationally recognized and offered in partnership with the Network for Social Work Management. The certificate is awarded based on successful completion of the MSW Program with either a major or minor in Management of Human Services.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Certificate students may be 16 month, 20 month, Advanced Standing, or extended degree
  • Certificate students must choose Management of Human Services as a concentration, or have a Management of Human Services minor
  • Certificate students may choose any practice area: Aging in Families and Society, Children and Youth in Family and Society, Community and Social Systems, Health, or Mental Health
  • Course Work (6-credits) of advanced courses in Management
  • Students must become a member of the Network for Social Work Management (FREE)

Advising

In order to earn the certificate, students must meet with an Advisor in the Management Leadership Learning Community prior to graduation. A student is welcome to meet about courses, field placements, and internal and external opportunities for leadership and management skill development.

How to Apply

Students with either a Management Concentration or Minor will be eligible to receive the certificate upon completion of an exit audit session with the Management Leadership Learning Community. You will receive an email approximately one month prior to graduation to sign up for an audit session. If you have questions about your eligibility, the process of receiving the certificate, or anything else regarding the certificate feel free to contact us at mllc.team@umich.edu.

Courses Toward the Management of Human Services Certificate

  • 16-Month and 20-Month Students

    • Foundation Content
      • SW 521 Foundation practice methods - Interpersonal practice
      • SW 530 Introduction to social welfare policy and services
      • SW 560 Foundation practice methods - Management, community organization, and social policy
        • SW 512 Macro Practice Skills Laboratory
      • SW 683 Evaluation in Social Work
    • Advanced Content - 6 credits
      • SW 566/567 Independent Studies: Management of Human Services (only 3 credits can be used toward the certificate)
      • SW 647 Policies and Services for Social Participation and Community Well-Being - 3 credits
      • SW 651 Planning for Organizational and Community Change - 3 credits
      • SW 660 Managing Projects and Organizational Change - 3 credits
      • SW 661 Budgeting and Fiscal Management - 3 credits
      • SW 662 Management of Information Systems in Human Service Agencies - 3 credits
      • SW 663 Grantgetting, Contracting, and Fund Raising - 3 credits
      • SW 664 Management of Human Resources - 3 credits
      • SW 665 Executive Leadership and Organizational Governance - 3 credits
      • SW 731 Capstone Integrative Seminar - 1 credit
  • Advanced Standing Students
    • Foundation Content
      • SW 560 Foundation practice methods - Management, community organization, and social policy
        • SW 512 Macro Practice Skills Laboratory (optional)
      • SW 683 Evaluation in Social Work
    • Advanced Content - 6 credits
      • SW 566/567 Independent Studies: Management of Human Services (only 3 credits can be used toward the certificate)
      • SW 647 Policies and Services for Social Participation and Community Well-Being - 3 credits
      • SW 651 Planning for Organizational and Community Change - 3 credits
      • SW 660 Managing Projects and Organizational Change - 3 credits
      • SW 661 Budgeting and Fiscal Management - 3 credits
      • SW 662 Management of Information Systems in Human Service Agencies - 3 credits
      • SW 663 Grantgetting, Contracting, and Fund Raising - 3 credits
      • SW 664 Management of Human Resources - 3 credits
      • SW 665 Executive Leadership and Organizational Governance - 3 credits
      • SW 731 Capstone Integrative Seminar - 1 credit

Participating Faculty

  • Adisa N. Chaney

    LEO Lecturer I
  • Susan K. Crabb

    Field Educator / LEO Lecturer IV
    Children and youth, mental health and community organization
  • Bonnie C. Dockham

    LEO Lecturer I
  • Kathleen (Katie) Doyle

    Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Barbara S. Hiltz

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work and MSW Program Director
    social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, fundraising, nonprofit management, leadership, strategic planning
  • Sue Ann Savas

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work
    Program evaluation and design; logic modeling, evaluation planning/implmentation and outcome measurement
  • Sally A. Schmall

    LEO Lecturer II
  • John E. Tropman

    Henry J. Meyer Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Social Work, School of Social Work
    Research/scholarly interest: social welfare policy; community organization; non-profit management, entrepreneurship, c-level executives; leadership
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