The social work profession has a long history of producing some of the top leaders that have create societal change through organizations, government, communities and society as a whole. As social workers the leadership skill set is a part of the degree. Steven Lewis will discuss how his social work degree, skills, training, and expertise lead him into leadership and management roles. He will also discuss how we prepare the next generation of social work leaders and continue to show the value of the profession.
Steven Lewis is the President & CEO of Community Partnership for Child Development located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD) operates Head Start/Early Head Start programs and the Colorado Preschool Program serving primarily low-income children and families in El Paso County, Colorado. CPCD serves 1800 preschool children and operates 27 Head Start/Early Head Start early learning centers in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is also responsible for leading 360 employees and managing a budget of 30 million dollars.
Steven holds a Master of Business Administration from La Salle University and Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Steven is an alum of the Kansas City Tomorrow executive leadership program, LEADERSHIP Philadelphia, Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management Program and Head Start Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program at the University of California Los Angeles, Anderson School of Business.
Moderator: Amy Greensfelder, LMSW ’17, Executive Director, Pro Bono Counseling Project
Amy Greensfelder, LMSW, is the Executive Director of the Pro Bono Counseling Project, an organization that matches Marylanders with limited resources to volunteer, licensed mental health providers who provide free counseling. Amy earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work, where she was a returning student after working extensively in refugee and immigration services both domestically and internationally. As the Refugee Mental Health Program Coordinator at the Maryland Department of Health, she managed a national model of refugee mental health services and assisted other states with creating similar programs. She also has experience with providing immigration legal services as a Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representative, and processing refugees in East Africa who were seeking entry into the United States.
Participants will get an overview of social work leadership opportunities within organizations, agencies and nonprofits.
Participants will learn best practices on managing a social work career with a leadership trajectory.
Participants will learn the differences between transformational leaders, transactional leaders, and exceptional leader.
Fee & Registration:
Cost is $20 and includes CE credit. Registering after March 20, 2023 will incur an additional $20 late fee.
*Refunds nor tranfers will be awarded for this event.
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists
All those interested in Topic Welcomed
Category II 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 1 Category II Continuing Education Units. 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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