Managing Change: A Case Study of Competencies and Standards

By Adrienne Chan and Gloria Wolfson.

Published by The Organization Collection

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This paper presents a case study fo developing competencies and standards for social workers in one province in Canada. Stakeholder processes, challenges and outcomes will be discussed.

Keywords: Competencies and Standards, Institutional Change, Social Work Practice, Management

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp.165-172. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.897MB).

Dr Adrienne Chan

Dr. Adrienne Chan is a Professor of Social Work at the University Collge of the Fraser Valley. Dr. Chan has worked extensively with universities, colleges, institutes, school districts and crown corporations in the areas of anti-racism, diversity, multiculturalism, gender, planning and organizational change. Her particular emphasis is on institutional culture,institutional change, and organizational development as the means for creating more inclusive and diverse organizations. Research emphasis includes feminist narrative methods, policy analysis, institutional culture, academic culture, diversity and institutional change. Recent publications include: Chan, Adrienne S. (2005) Policy discourses and changing practice: Diversity and the university college. Higher Education.

Dr Gloria Wolfson

Dr Gloria Wolfson is the Director of the School of Social Work and Human Services, University College of the Fraser Valley. Dr. Wolfson developed the Substance Abuse Counselling, Life Skills Coach, Community Support Worker certificate programs, and was instrumental in the development of the Bachelor of Social Work program. Her teaching interests are in the areas of chemical dependency, research methods, women's issues, and social policy. Gloria is past Vice-President of the British Columbia Association of Social Workers and past member of the Board of Registration for Social Workers . She has been active in the area of Prior Learning Assessment.


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