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Management Leadership Learning Community Events

  1. Management of Human Services Graduation Celebration »

    December 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Come help us celebrate our wonderful Management graduates at the School of Social Work!

    The Management Leadership Learning Community wants to honor all the graduating students with a concentration or minor in Management of Human Services. Students who have indicated interest will receive their Human Services Management Certificates here. Wearing your caps is encouraged.

    We will also discuss what you should expect as you head out of the school and enter the Social Work world.

    Refreshments will be provided.

    RSVP here »

  2. Going on the Market Part 2: Networking Event »

    November 29, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Come join the Management Leadership Learning Community for our Fall 2017 Networking Event! We will have organizations from around Ann Arbor coming for you to showcase your skills. Bring your resumes, business cards, and social work passion. The event will be geared toward Management of Human Services graduates, but all students should find this beneficial to attend. We will have presentations and networking time for everyone to enjoy and experience.

    We encourage you to bring your resumes, business cards, and portfolios

    Food will be provided.

    RSVP here »

  3. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizations »

    November 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Join the Management Leadership Learning Community for a Lunch n' Learn presentation on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in organizations. Our presenter is Yodit Mesfin-Johnson with NEW: Solutions for Nonprofits and Yodit will speak on many experiences with this topic in their organization. This event is in conjunction with the DE&I office and Diversity Week.

     

    YODIT MESFIN JOHNSON is Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Strategy for NEW | Solutions for Nonprofits. She has overall strategic and operational responsibility for all NEW programs and manages NEW's program directors. As the chief program officer she provides leadership to NEW’s strategic planning process and implements new programmatic strategic initiatives. She is a nationally recognized leader in business development, nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship.

    Yodit brings extensive corporate, entrepreneurial and community based experience to this role. Prior to joining NEW, Yodit directed a statewide business and economic development program for the Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED). In that capacity and since, she has been a frequent speaker and advocate for nonprofits and socially conscious innovators.

    Yodit studied Marketing, Communications and Gender Studies at Eastern Michigan University. She is the 2016 recipient of the Black United Fund’s Epic Leader and Community Conduit Award. A nationally recognized speaker, teacher, activist and on-air personality, Yodit juggles many responsibilities, including being a Mom,while using her voice to champion causes that promote equity, access and opportunity for all people.

    Resources

    Building Diverse Teams for High Performance »

  4. Going on the Market Part 1: Resumes and Marketing Management Skills »

    November 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Preparing to go on the job market can be stressful.  Join Sue Ann Savas and Barb Hiltz as we share the ideas and tips we have collected from students and employers over the years. Discussion topics include:

    How do you describe your experiences as relevant in another context? 

    How do you help a potential employer see you as the most qualified applicant? 

    Should you negotiate your offer? (Yes! We will explore how.) 

    How do you communicate the importance of your macro-level social work skills?  

    Join us, and come with your questions!

    This will be the first of a two-part networking event series in which you will learn about the aforementioned topics in order to prepare for a Networking Event on November 29th.

    Resources

    Tips for Going on the Market »

  5. Management Information Systems Lunch n' Learn »

    October 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Kick off the Fall Break with a Management Info Systems Lunch n' Learn with the Management Leadership Learning Community. Lunch will be provided.

    This workshop strives to show the relevance and utility of the data social workers collect on a daily basis. With a focus on how to use Management Information Systems (MISs) to pull data for your area of social work, this workshop will includes a brief overview of two MISs and an interactive activity to show how each concentration in social work can work together to solve an issue. The two goals of this session is to help MSW students and social work professionals understand how data is useful separately and collectively in the social service world, and to help social workers see the value of the data they collect.

    RSVP here »

  6. Implementing Evidence-Based Practice: Perspectives from the Field »

    October 5, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Join the Management Leadership Learning Community in a discussion with Roslava Osario from The Children's Center in Detroit, MI surrounding Evidence-Based Practice in Management Settings. This Roundtable Discussion will discuss their perspectives in the field.

    RSVP here »

  7. Dan Robin: Master Talk  »

    September 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    A social entrepreneur's approach to reducing the unemployment rate for people with disabilities

    How the role of social work can close the gap. Despite representing 20% of the population, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities (PWD) has gone virtually unchanged for 40 years, remaining at twice that when compared to people without disabilities. This talk will seek to understand where policies, systems, organizations, funding, and advocates have fallen short while highlighting the common denominators within models necessary for the next stage of evolution. The ability of social workers to maintain a duality, i.e. creating a culture of caring and service across both their clients and industry is imperative. Closing the gap requires social workers to build on their strengths by identifying and negotiating needs between 'supply' (PWD) and 'demand' (Industry).

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  8. Management of Human Services Student Welcome »

    September 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

    All new students entering the program with a practice method or method minor in Management of Human Services are invited to attend this session. Students will learn more about different opportunities offered in the SSW, meet the Management faculty, mingle with current students, and get to know other students in their 2017 cohort.  

    RSVP here »

  9. Management of Human Services Graduation Celebration »

    July 28, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

    Come help us celebrate our wonderful Management graduates at the School of Social Work!

    The Management Leadership Learning Community wants to honor all the graduating students with a concentration or minor in Management of Human Services. Students who have indicated interest will receive their Human Services Management Certificates here. Wearing your caps is encouraged.

    We will also discuss what you should expect as you head out of the school and enter the Social Work world.

    Refreshments will be provided.

    RSVP here »

  10. Lunch 'N' Learn: Data Visualization »

    May 22, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Presenting data effectively leads to people actually reading our data and reports.  When we can engage people with intentional reporting, our audience will be more engaged and able to take informed action.  In my presentation, I will cover some of the research behind presenting data intentionally.  We will review before and after transformations and dive into the steps taken to create deliverables rooted in data visualization technique.  This process includes choosing the best chart type and correctly using of color, arrangement, text, and chart design.  These are steps that you can immediately apply to your work.  You will walk away knowing the anatomy of a good visualization, and will have more tools to better design your PowerPoint presentations, reports, fact sheets, dashboards, and conference posters. 

    Learning Objectives:

    Students will be able to apply graphic design best practices to enhance data visualizations with simple, implementable steps

    Students will be better equipped to present data that tells a story, leading to increased audience engagement and data-driven decision making

    Lunch will be provided!

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