The School of Social Work is offering a special continuing education event on April 4, 2013, with nationally known expert and gifted teacher Dr. Lawrence Shulman. The workshop, titled, “Core Skills in Supervision: Having the Hard Conversations,” will be held at the St. Paul Student Center from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $75 ($60 for current University of Minnesota SSW field instructors), and lunch is included. Attendees can hear six social work continuing education credits (applicable to supervision). Register here.
Shulman will guide workshop participants through the entire arc of a field placement, looking at the issues and challenges specific to each stage of the placement. The workshop’s particular focus will be the development of skills needed to enter into the difficult conversations with students and supervisees that result in real learning and professional development. The workshop will be useful for those engaged in field instruction as well as staff supervision.