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A New Social Work Leadership Standard: Empathetic Leadership

April 25, 2023 @ 1:05 pm - 2:05 pm EDT

A New Social Work Leadership Standard: Empathetic Leadership
Gary Zornes
The social work profession has no developed leadership approach. This presentation will discuss the history of leadership in social work and the professional implications that have resulted from not having a developed leadership approach such as burnout. The presenter will then explore Empathetic Leadership as a standard leadership model in social work practice by defining empathy, leadership, and when leaders lead with empathy it can be transformational because research is suggesting that leaders who are empathetic have workers who experience less burnout.

The implications that empathetic leadership could have on the social work profession aren’t known but the possibilities are exciting because the research points to healthier work environments, increased productivity, and overall better health outcomes for employees. To create this level of change it would take a systematic approach starting with a Empathetic Leadership Curriculum Pilot to teach, model, and replicate empathetic leadership theory and skills to MSW students.

Could empathetic leadership improve burnout? This presentation will have you wanting to answer that question.
April 25, 2023 1:05 PM – 2:05 PM EDT



April 25, 2023
1:05 pm - 2:05 pm EDT
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