Bernice Harper

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Social work has a long tradition of outstanding women leaders. Dr. Bernice Harper is a leader who continues to inspire well past retirement. Learn from her 70-year social work career. Read more


Book review of Dare to Lead by Brené Brown, reviewed by Lisa Eible. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

The Council on Social Work Education has led or been a part of three recent initiatives that give us an indication of what the future of social work might look like. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

You are excited about your new position as a social work manager and have many ideas about what can be done differently. You can’t wait to start, but it may be beneficial to take some time to consider several important issues Read more

, Careers

Your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room. It is who you are and what you do. Read more

, Careers 2 Comments

Social work has a tradition of leadership. A good reason to become a social work leader is the fact that the profession is too important to be left to those without a social work background or a clear understanding of our profession. Read more

, Practice

The first time someone asked me about my leadership statement, I was in shock. I’m a social worker. I’m no leader, I don’t have a statement. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2017 6 Comments

A Social Work Month Message From Darla Spence Coffey, Council on Social Work Education President & CEO Read more

Social Work Month Project 2017

Leadership training and development is essential to our profession as we face the numerous challenges of the coming years. Social workers are increasingly called upon to do more with less to meet the needs of our clients. Read more

Education & Credentials 1 Comments

What are the lessons learned from a social work career of servant leadership? First, know yourself and find your passion. Is leadership a good fit? A message on social work leadership from M. Jenise Comer, president of ASWB. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2016 1 Comments

Leadership is defined in various ways, but common among them are that leaders are responsible for the performance of others and good leaders want those with whom they collaborate to perform their best work. Read more



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