SWK5530EN - Leadership in Military Advocacy Capacity Building

Course description

How can one sharpen leadership skills in assisting military families? This course will provide the opportunity for advanced student to assess a problem to be addressed, identify resources needed and identify the best organizations for the best network possible. Leadership styles and tasks will also be explored to determine the best way to motivate and organize teams and liaise effectively with organizations.

How this course benefits students

Taking initiative in making decisions for a predetermined outcome in a system will leverage resources and will aid the student in leading programs for military advocacy and other organizations.

Why this course is important

This course works to build programs and systems which will make a real-life impact for the military family.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Social Work
Educational level
Master
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms*
  • 2022-01 (Aug. 22, 2022 - Oct. 16, 2022)
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Prof. Jovita Gutierrez, LCSW, Instructor in Social Work

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Proper planning, preparation, and execution is a biblical theme--to "sit down and count the costs" (Luke 14:28). Plans fail for lack of counsel (Prov. 15:22). It’s a biblical theme to know your context and plan accordingly.

Missionally driven

One must learn to build a system to reach ministry objectives. Building partnerships helps provide the pathway for reaching others.

Contextually informed

Each partner organization will have a particular function in assisting military families.

Interculturally focused

Not only is the military an intercultural organization, but building partnerships to reach the military family will be bring together different cultural groups to meet the diverse needs.

Practically minded

This course works to build programs and systems which will make a real-life impact for the military family.

Experientially transformed

This course works to build programs and systems which will make a real-life impact for the military family. Students will gain experience interviewing veterans and help organizations.