SWK6530EN - Strategic Planning in Military Family Advocacy

Course description

Students will learn to apply program management for their organization’s advocacy goals. Program planning and execution is the process by which the vision, mission, and overarching goals are aligned to achieve measurable outcomes in assisting military and veteran families. Students will develop a model program on a setting which includes analysis and assessment.

How this course benefits students

Students need to be able to think both wholistically and incrementally if they are to grow as leaders and managers. These skills are honed throughout the course.

Why this course is important

Learning the functional elements to reach out to military families is the heart of missional activities.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Social Work
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
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

Proper planning in reaching out to military families and advocating for them are core missional activities.

Contextually informed

The military environment is a unique and reaching them and their families in a missional context necessitates a planned biblical and evangelical approach.

Interculturally focused

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

Practically minded

This course will look at real life issues facing military families.

Experientially transformed

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