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Multiday Session Course

F23-2001 Transitional Strategies for New Social Workers (2 Days)

Total Credits: 12 including 12 Supervision CEs

2000 Supervision |  800 Online
Colette Walker Thomas, LCSW-C |  Kia S. Morris, LCSW-C
Course Levels:
12 hours

Schedule at a glance


Most human service managers are promoted from within an organization because they have been effective in their clinical social work position. It is generally assumed that if a person is a “good social worker,” they will be an effective manager. But being a manager or supervisor demands a new type of knowledge and requisite skills. Having oversight for the coordination of people and tasks means that success depends directly on the ability to achieve results through others. This introductory workshop is designed to help new supervisors establish their foundation for success.


Colette Walker Thomas, LCSW-C Related seminars and products

Ms. Walker-Thomas has been practicing clinical social work for over twenty-eight years providing executive and clinical support to a variety of agencies.  Ms. Walker-Thomas is an experienced trainer in the areas of ethics, executive management and clinical supervision.

Kia S. Morris, LCSW-C Related seminars and products

Kia Morris, LCSW-C is a graduate of Morgan State University for both her BSW and MSW.  She has practiced extensively in the area of clinical social work and leadership. She has served as a field supervisor, LMSW/LCSW-C supervisor, license prep instructor and trainer for local agencies. 

Agenda & Learning Objectives


Day 1 

8:50 am – 9:00 am Registration/Log On 

9:00 am - 10:20 am 

How did I get here, Why was I selected? What sets me apart? 

10:20 am - 10:30 am Break 

10:30 am - 12:00 pm 

What do I do now? Mentorship vs. Supervision 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch  

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 

Self-inventory, constructive criticism, value of reading 

2:30 pm - 2:40 pm Break 

2:40 pm - 4:30 pm 

The unique roles of social workers as leaders, Understanding social work as business 

Questions & Answers 

4:30 pm Adjournment 


Day 2 

8:50 am – 9:00 am Registration/Log On 

9:00 am - 10:20 am 

Fiscal Management, How to become fiscally SAVY, Global Impact on the social work profession 

10:20 am - 10:30 am Break 

10:30 am - 12:00 pm 

Working with Multiple Stakeholders 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch  

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 

Staying there; getting your work done through others 

2:30 pm - 2:40 pm Break 

2:40 pm - 4:30 pm 

Role of clinical supervisors, managing up, lateral and down 

Questions & Answers 

4:30 pm Adjournment 



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key issues related to the transition to manager, as well as strategies to address them.  

  • Demonstrate how to empower staff through delegation.  

  • Recite steps on how to develop confidence as a manager.  

  • Describe how to manage staff who were once peers. 

Bibliography & References



Corey, G. Schneider-Corey, M. Callanan, P. (2018).  Issues of Ethics In The Helping Profession, Cengage learning Publishers 

Munson, Free Press (1979).  Social Work Supervision:  Classic statements and critical issues 

Connolly & Harms-Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand (2009).  Social work: context and practice 

Rhonda Wells Wilbon, Anna R. McPhatter, Halaevalu F. Ofahegaue Vakalahi –Springer Publishing company (2016). Urban Social Work and African American Families and Neighborhoods 

Spencer, Gough & Massing-Oxford University Press (2017). Social Work Ethics: Progressive, Practical, and relational approaches. 

Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {12} Category I Continuing Education Units for {supervision}. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

We welcome anyone interested in the topic!


Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $260 and includes CE credit. Registering after 9/14/2023 will incur an additional $20 late fee. Cancellations* must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the workshop to receive a refund or an account credit.


*ALL cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee.

Live Interactive Webinar Platforms


The Office of Continuing Professional Education hosts Live Interactive Webinars through two platforms: Zoom and WebEx.

Both platforms offer high quality and user-friendly webinar platforms for our registrants.


System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


Course Interaction Requirements:

To participate in Live Interactive Webinars, you MUST have a device that allows you to view the presentation on screen and hear the instructor at all times. We do not allow participants to call-in from their phones or mobile devices and solely listen to the presentation. Participation in Live Interactive Webinars is mandatory.

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