Becoming a Social Work Leader

by Becky S. Corbett, MSW, ACSW

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—whether they are individuals, groups, or communities—in a rapidly changing world. As social work’s emerging leaders, students are in need of rigorous education and training, mentoring, and leadership development to ensure the strength of the profession and its ability to overcome these challenges.


Cite: Corbett, B. (2016). Becoming a Social Work Leader. The New Social Worker®: The Social Work Careers Magazine. Retrieved from–credentials/becoming-a-social-work-leader/