Supervisory Leaders in Aging (SLA) Training

Now Available Online

Earn a certificate worth 17 CEs—including 1.5 hours in ethics—or take individual courses in your area of interest

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NASW is expanding the SLA certificate program to be available for online streaming through NASW’s Social Work Online CE Institute. Enrollees will gain enhanced gerontological knowledge to improve the delivery of health care and social services to older adults and their families. 

Participants will have the ability to earn the “Supervisory Leaders in Aging, Principles” certificate and 17 CEs after completing 10 training modules, or they can choose to access them a-la-carte. 

This in-depth certificate program is geared toward social workers and service providers of other related disciplines who want to develop or expand their supervisory knowledge and skills and are also interested in using research to inform their practice or measuring their practice outcomes. Led by seasoned educators and leaders in gerontological social work, the following courses are offered a-la-carte or as a part of the bundled certificate program:

  • Advancing Skills in Group Supervision
  • Advancing Skills in Individual Supervision
  • Teaching Gerontological Social Work Assessment Skills
  • Heightening Awareness of Older Adult Self-Neglect & Mistreatment
  • Expanding Knowledge of Mental Health in Late Life
  • Supervising Social Work Staff in their Work with Families
  • Supporting Staff in Ethical Practice
  • Translating Research Evidence into Gerontological Social Work Practice
  • Measuring Outcomes of Gerontological Social Work Practice
  • Promoting Culturally Competent Gerontological Practice

Who is eligible for this program?

Social workers and service providers of other related disciplines who want to develop or expand their supervisory knowledge and skills and are also interested in using research to inform their practice or measuring their practice outcomes. Both experienced and novice individuals are encouraged to seek advanced training through SLA. 

NASW membership is not required to participate in SLA. However, members receive discounted  rates..

What can those who enroll in Supervisory Leaders in Aging expect?

Participants can expect to:

  • Gain gerontological knowledge and enhance their teaching skills to guide practice with older adults and their families.
  • Strengthen their leadership skills through enhanced gerontological knowledge.
  • Benefit from ongoing peer support and from practice, research, and policy updates made available through the growing network of Supervisory Leaders in Aging.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

Amount of CE credits vary depending on each individual course. The SLA Principle Program as a whole offers 17.5 CEs, including 1.5 hours in ethics. This is a nationally accepted program. Individuals are responsible for meeting their states required CE credit requirements for amount and category. 

SLA Program Structure

Participants can choose to purchase and complete any course a-la-carte, or can purchase the bundle for the full SLA Principles Certificate.

This program will train more social work supervisors who are specialized in caring for older adults, enhance social work leadership in the gerontological field, and expand knowledge on aging services so more social workers have the skills to improve the quality of life of this growing population. Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW
CEO, NASW and President, NASW Foundation
It was a great, invigorating experience, due not only to the training received but also to the opportunity for networking with other social workers in the field. Past participant

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Download the program flyer


Apply Now for NASW DC Metro SLA Training

Limited Number of Scholarships Available

To learn more, visit NASW DC Metro Chapter


Questions?


Contact the following NASW chapters:

Metro DC Chapter
Michael Francum
mfrancum.naswdc@socialworkers.org

Florida Chapter
Jim Akin, jim@naswfl.org

Illinois Chapter
Joel Rubin, jlrubin@naswil.org

Maryland Chapter
Daphne McClellan, nasw.md@verizon.net

New York City Chapter
Olanike Oyeyemi, ooyeyemi.naswnyc@socialworkers.org


The Supervisory Leaders in Aging training program has been successfully implemented in New York City, Maryland, Florida, and Illinois. Congratulations to the NASW Chapter directors and staff members, the 49 faculty instructors, and the dedicated Advisory Committee members who made this possible. Thank you to everyone!

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