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Mastering the Transition from Clinician to Administrator
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When: June 1, 2015
Where: NASW-NYC Chapter office
50 Broadway
Suite 1001
New York, New York  10004
United States
Presenter: Ben Sher, MA, LMSW

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 NASW New York City Chapter is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0027 This workshop has been approved.


Mastering the Transition from Clinician to Administrator


NASW-NYC Chapter office, 50 Broadway 1001, New York, NY 10004.  

Monday, June 1, 2015, 6pm-9pm


Members: $55

Non members $110

3 Contact Hours


Many social work administrators are promoted to their positions because they excel at clinical work. During their formal graduate education, however, these social workers may have had little exposure to theories of, and direct practice in, effective administration, leadership and management. For the social work administrator, knowledge of, and facility with business models, theories of leadership, strategic planning and coaching for success, are as important as the eco-systems perspective. Clinicians promoted to administrative or supervisory positions who attend this workshop will gain effective management tools to improve their leadership skills, learn what others in the field are doing to increase their competencies, and grasp the need for demand management in social services.


Through open discussion and case examples, the presenter will provide an interactive format that draws out and strengthens attendees’ identity and capacities as leaders. Participants will leave this workshop with concrete tools and practical strategies to implement in their positions as administrators, to aid in the transition from clinician to program facilitator, and to position themselves for promotion into administrative and supervisory roles.


Ben Sher, MA, LMSW, is the Director of Training and Staff Development at the Institute for Community Living, Inc. (ICL). Prior, he held several Housing Program Director positions with ICL. With over nineteen years of public speaking experience, Mr. Sher also serves as field instructor numerous schools of social work, and is an adjunct faculty member at the Graduate School of Public Affairs and Public Administration at Metropolitan College of New York. Mr. Sher is an NASW-NYC delegate to the 2011 NASW National Delegation.

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