The ability to demonstrate professional leadership is a core requirement for social work students and social workers operating at all levels. This comprehensive textbook is ideal for any student on a social work course, from undergraduate to postgraduate study, and will go onto serve as a useful reference for more experienced social work professionals. this book engages in the essential discussion of what professional leadership means in the context of contemporary social work and why this is considered to be important for the future of the profession. Each chapter contains illustrative case studies, a range of interactive activities, a summary of key point and suggestions for further reading that enable students and qualified social workers to understand the knowledge, skills and attributes required in practicing professional leadership in real life contexts.
- Chapter 1: What do we mean by professional and professionalism?
- Chapter 2: The development of professional social work: how we got to where we are
- Chapter 3: Leadership and followership: definitions, theories and models
- Chapter 4: Leadership in the context of social work: limiting and enabling factors
- Chapter 5: Putting professional leadership into practice
- Chapter 6: Preparing for professional leadership challenges ahead