​Forging Solutions Out of Challenges: Organize Yourself to Become a Leader Blog 5of7

Once you look inside at who you are as a leader you can start looking outside of yourself to round out your leadership style. Leadership success requires an ongoing commitment to your own growth and professional development. This means going beyond the continuing education required for social work licensure to include, but not limited to formal leadership training and specialized study in key practice areas. Social workers can look for opportunities to learn from others who are employed in a similar capacity. Professional organizations can provide valuable networking opportunities, access to the latest research, and admission into industry conferences and events.

Some available resources for networking, leadership development, career growth, and personal protection for social workers are:

Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.Barbara Mikulski, Social Worker and U.S. Senator for Maryland