Course Description

Great managers, whether managing in human services or elsewhere, make it look easy. It is not.

This module will focus on the importance of being an "intentional" manager, being explicit about all that one does as a manager.

Theories, paradigms, styles and strategic approaches of managing within the specific context of nonprofit human services will be explored. Some of the topics of discussion will include:

  • The Social Sector: Good to Great
  • You, your role and the organization
  • Organizational culture, structure and processes
  • Peak performance and your accountability to create it
  • Power and influence
  • Organizational and community capacity building elements and your role
  • Analyzing an issue of importance to you and creating an action plan

Pre-Workshop Assignments
Participants are to think of a situation, challenge or issue they would like to address and strategize with colleagues throughout the workshop. Several online self-assessments will be completed. Details to follow closer to selected workshop date.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Fundamentals of Management May Kitchener
Workshop Remote
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9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 04, 2021 to May 06, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $450.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Jan Varner, MBA, CTDP

For our 2020/2021 program, all in-person workshops are being live streamed through Zoom. Once the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, these workshops will once again be held in person at our Kitchener location at 120 Duke Street West.

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