$200 – $250

From Practitioner to Executive: The Skills to Success

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Columbia School of Social Work

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From Practitioner to Executive: The Skills to Success


6.5 Continuing education hours are available. Please see below for details.

$250 single; $200 each for 5 or more

Alumni will receive a $50 discount. Please email swope@columbia.edu for the promotional code. Your email should contain your name and the year you graduated.

*Open to the public


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Transitioning from practitioner to non-profit executive can seem daunting. Yet, as practitioners, there may come a point in our career when we decide we can be more impactful as an organizational manager than as a direct practitioner. So how do we make the leap? The skill sets necessary to run a nonprofit organization are very different than those needed to provide direct services, but they can be learned. This workshop will introduce you to the theory, concepts and skills necessary to move into a position of organizational leadership.

Workshop Description

This workshop is geared specifically towards practitioners who are seeking a road map and hands-on skills building to chart their pathway from direct practitioner to organizational manager. Participants will learn the difference between being a Manager and being a Leader. Concrete leadership and management skills will be introduced to learn the basics of leadership styles, management styles, project management, change management and business & finance for the nonprofit executive. Theory and concepts will be introduced then illustrated through group activity and discussion. Leadership and management skills will be illustrated and practiced via role play and Socratic discussion. The goal of the activities is to stimulate a thoughtful and inquisitive conversation on what key elements are necessary to successfully lead an organization and, conversely, what traits can lead an organization to fail. Finally, small group activities will allow students the opportunity to practice the basics of the business & finance skills.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the skills sets required to be a Leader vs. a Manager
  2. Explain the roles of Strategy, Ethics and Compliance in the management of a nonprofit organization
  3. Assess and employ management techniques required to effectively manage subordinates
  4. Construct an actionable project plan with measurable milestones and outcomes
  5. Develop a project budget, read a balance sheet and analyze a Profit & Loss statement



Presenter:

Dina Carreras-Menzie, LMSW is a futurist, change management innovator and businesswoman. Ms. Menzie is currently Chief Program Officer at Abilities First a $35mil nonprofit organization serving individuals with disabilities in the Hudson Valley in New York and has recently formed a business management venture, AOES Consulting. Prior to her current post, Ms. Menzie was Chief Operating Officer for Seamen’s Society for Children and Families, a $20M charity in New York City where, within 20 months, she led a multi-office IT transformation, agency-wide implementation of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and opened three new business lines. Ms. Menzie’s experience crisscrosses the non-profit and for-profit sectors over her 23 career years. In the 1990s she worked in the financial industry both leading and supporting Information Technology teams in the private and non-profit sectors including positions at Spear, Leeds & Kellogg (acquired by Goldman Sachs) a former leader in trading, execution and clearing technology and BEA Associates, Inc. (acquired by Credit Suisse Asset Management). Ms. Menzie has a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and a Certificate in Value in HealthCare from the Harvard Business School Executive Education



Continuing Education Information

Please note that in order to receive your continuing education certificate, you must attend the ENTIRE workshop and complete the evaluation in accordance to NYSED regulations*. Any participant who arrives past 9:15am or leaves earlier than 4:45pm will not receive CE credits nor is eligible for a refund. Please plan accordingly to arrive on time.

*The same guidelines will apply to professionals from other states or disciplines unless verification is provided indicating more flexible attendance requirements. Please contact SWOPE@columbia.edu with any questions.

6.5 contact hours will be awarded for NYS, NJ and CT licensed social workers and NYS licensed mental health counselors*. Licensed social workers for other states, please email swope@columbia.edu. Columbia University School of Social Work is a CSWE accredited institution.

CSSW is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Provider #SW‐0021

CSSW is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. Provider #MHC-0137

*Certificates will be emailed within 3 weeks of the workshop.

Special Accommodations and Grievance Policy

For information on special accommodations or our grievance policy, click here.

Cancellation policy: Fees will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee, if written notification is received by the Office of Professional Excellence up to two weeks prior to the workshop date.




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