Social Work Continuing Education Courses
Options for Ongoing Learning
At the Graduate School of Social Work, learning doesn’t stop at graduation. In partnership with the University of Denver Center for Professional Development, we provide a wide range of continuing education (CE) offerings for alumni and the wider community. You can enhance your professional skills and resources in the following concentration areas:
- Health and mental health
- Social innovation
- Program development and evaluation
- Diversity, inclusion and social justice
Our social work CE programs — several workshops per quarter — draw on faculty, alumni and community expertise in areas such as policy and direct practice. We also cover topics that impact the communities we work with every day — topics such as Islamophobia and environmental justice. A recent integrative health workshop introduced participants to different health care approaches and identified how health practitioners can innovate in providing client-centered care. Upcoming courses include:
April 17, 2019
Trista Harris: The Future of Social Change
Drawing insights from visionaries ranging from Sir Richard Branson to the founders of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Trista will discuss how we can create positive change in our ever-changing world. You will learn the tools and patterns of futurism which will inform your work toward a better world.
- 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Sturm Hall, Davis Auditorium
May 16, 2019
New & Hopeful Approaches in Housing & Homelessness
Housing insecurity and homelessness are all around us. While there may not be a single silver bullet, there are a number of hopeful responses. Take an extended lunch hour on May 16 and learn about some of the most compelling approaches such as tiny homes, hospital housing, ADUs, artificial intelligence and more!
- 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Craig Hall, Community Room
I am continually impressed with how well GSSW keeps current in offering cutting-edge instruction and experiences in response to the needs of the local and global communities, as well as the needs of society as a whole. This is vital so social workers are prepared and can make a difference in the lives of the people we serve through the strong foundation of knowledge, skills and experience that GSSW offers. Leslie Vornholt, MSW ’93, LCSW
As the director of community engagement, Trish Becker works to connect community partners with the assets of the Graduate School of Social Work. She believes in supporting GSSW's deep network of changemakers by fostering dialogue and growth, convening the community around social justice topics and building organizational capacity.
From leading the Eastern District of Missouri's Rescue & Restore Coalition to combat human trafficking to serving as a therapist for youth experiencing homelessness, Abby Howard hones expert relationship skills and supports individuals, groups and communities to live their best lives.