Advocacy and Leadership
Strengthen your leadership skills as you explore what advocacy means in the field of social work.Examine the issues at the core of the human services sector. Write reports and policies that draw on your advocacy and leadership skills.
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After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- use action research methodologies in order to advocate and demonstrate leadership about a issue of professional interest
- investigate the social forces within the Australian human services sector and analyse the management and leadership theories that may influence these forces
- critically reflect on current issues in the human services sector and analyse the potential to influence policy change
- analyse current legislative and regulatory changes and the impact on human services
- understand and critique core concepts such as organisational structure and culture, organisational change and conflict resolution
- prepare reports, proposals, policy and procedures documents for human services organisations demonstrating professional advocacy and leadership skills
- identify and interpret requirements of a range of human services employers and accrediting bodies
- Thinking about Advocacy and Leadership
- Action Research
- Leadership defined
- Advocacy defined
- Research in Action
- Leaderly ways
- Advocacy collaboration
- Rights and Resposibilities
- Transformational change
- Research in Action
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
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Admission to Griffith University MSocial Work (Qualifying) course required
The importance of undertaking a leaderly approach to advocacy and the means of managing and developing both leaderships and advocacy skills will be explored. This approach acknowledges the changing conditions of people's lives in Australia within the care, education, health, legal and social welfare contexts, focusing on policies and practice; socioeconomic and physical environments; and the international context for individuals including children, families and other groups in the community. Ways of incorporating individuals' voices and protecting their well-being within these contexts are explored.
Pre requisites: Master of Social Work students must have completed HSV7034 Field Placement 1
- Research based assignment (50%)
- Written Assignment (50%)