Who is eligible for this program?
Applicants must be MSWs working either as
supervisors or as managers providing supervision to staff members who provide direct social services to older adults and their families. Both experienced and novice supervisors are encouraged to seek advanced training through SLA. Priority will be given to applicants who meet all eligibility requirements.
NASW membership is not required to participate in SLA. However, members may receive priority selection, discounted registration rates, or both.
What can MSW supervisors who enroll in Supervisory Leaders in Aging expect?
Social work supervisors 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.
Will continuing education (CE) credits be awarded?
SLA participants will earn 30 NASW-approved CE credits
– including 3 ethics hours - upon completion of the program. Participants may be able to apply these CE credits to meet social work continuing education requirements in the state(s) in which they are licensed.
How is the SLA program structured?
NASW DC Metro Chapter: Supervisory Leaders in Aging provides five full days of training, scheduled biweekly over a 3-week period. Each training session will be a full day.
Workshops will be video recorded for later use with a larger audience and across multiple NASW Chapters.
The workshop bolsters knowledge and skills for supervisors to function as:
- experts on aging
Workshops are led by seasoned educators and leaders in gerontological social work and address these essential topics:
- Advancing Skills in Individual and Group Supervision
- Ehtical Practice and Promoting Culturally Competent Gerontological Practice
- Expanding Knowledge of Gerontological Mental Health and Heightening Awareness of Older Adult Self-Neglect and Mistreatment
- Supervising Work with Families and Teaching Gerontological Assessment Skills
- Measuring Outcomes of Practice and Translating Research Evidence into Practice
Participants will engage and network with peers during workshop sessions, thereby creating stronger connections with other leaders in their chapters. SLA graduates join a growing network of Supervisory Leaders in Aging from around the country.
Each training session will be a full day.
What is expected from practice settings in which the MSW Supervisory Leaders in Aging are employed?
Employers agree to provide time for Supervisory Leaders in Aging participants to attend five full-day workshops and to support graduates in their efforts to enhance supervision and staff training.
Where and when can social workers participate in SLA?
Apply now for SLA training in the NASW DC Metro Chapter, May 3-5 and May 17-18. Applications accepted through April 26, 2018. A limited number of scholarships are available. SLA training will be offered fall 2018 in the NASW New York City Chapter. More information coming soon.
To learn more, visit NASW DC Metro Chapter