Skill Development

The department’s course work, tracks and hands-on field education training, equip students with a variety of skills.

Skill Development in Social Change and Innovation
Renee Smith-Maddox, clinical associate professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, talks about the skills that students will develop with the pursue their MSW in the Social Change and Innovation department.

SCI students will develop skills including:

  • Asset Mapping
  • Capacity Development
  • Coaching
  • Coalition Building
  • Community & Organizational Needs Assessment
  • Community Building
  • Community Mobilizing
  • Consultation
  • Counseling to Support Work Productivity (EAPs)
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing/Development
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Development
  • Policy Analysis
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Implementation
  • Program Monitoring
  • Program Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Quality Assurance
  • Resource Development
  • Staff Development
  • Strategic Planning Training