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Department
Social Work - Undergraduate
Course
SSWU 3006
Professor
Jo Ann Delsardo
Semester
Fall

Description
General Practice Notes Chapter 3 Leadership and leadership skills. Leaders have skills that demonstrate that they are headed in a particular  direction and they can persuade others to go with them.  a. Being organized.  b. Communicate the goal/vision c. Communication skills/ knowledge ­ Identifying targets for change: social workers identify targets for change such as  changes in policies or programs. Capacity to inspire: providing a vision of what is  possible. Assertiveness: The ability to voice concerns.  ­ Communication skills both verbal and written­ability to communicate the vision:  what it is and how to achieve it. ­Leading by Example: willingness to perform the activities of a leader and skills in  critically evaluating ideas. Taking responsibility for ones own actions and modeling these  traits for followers. ­Bringing New Perspectives: Bringing knowledge and skills to ones work.  ­ Use of self; self­awareness, self­disclosure and purposefulness. ­ Understanding the Media: what will be said and how it will be said. ­ Task Group leadership Skills: ability to develop and maintain the group’s  schedule and get the job done. ­ Managing Conflict: knowing how to diffuse conflict. ­ Leadership and Administration: Leading without the position and or title. ­ Leadership and Power the servant­leader model­ how does a social worker both  serve and lead? o Helping people and working to serve our clients and have the leadership  skills in order to help them get what they need. o Empowerment.  Networking ­ Communication skills importance of networking o Clients benefit from informal helping networks o Networks reach out to clients o Networks augment formal resources o Networks help navigate formal systems o Networks help workers cope o Networks: mutual aid ­ Types of networks­ based upon the type of relationship among members, the  degree of intimacy members share, the difficulty level of the help needed and the size of  the network. Examples of types of networks Self help organizations Informal networks Formal networks Family and community networks.  Problems with networks ­ Six problems in working with networks o Professionals do not value the contribution of informal networks o Social worker takes on an active leadership role with clients informal  network o Negative or dysfunctional formal networks o Failure to share information with other network members o Agencies in the network no longer support the networks activities o Questions about the ability of the informal network to maintain an  adequate level of confidentiality. ­ Worker roles in networking important mezzo level skill. Social workers are  involved in many different types of networks.  Working in and with teams ­ working with interdisciplinary teams ­ serving as a team member to address agency issues ­ serving on a team that addresses community issues Characteristics of effective teams. ­ clear goals ­ structure and membership tied to goals ­ commitment of all members ­ collaborative climate ­ standards of excellence ­ information based decision making ­ external support and recognition ­ principled leadership Planning and conducting meetings
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