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Westfield State University to offer Leadership in Human Services Academy

CONTACT: Troy Watkins,, 413.572.5523

WestfieldThe College of Graduate and Continuing Education and the Department of Social Work at Westfield State University will offer a Leadership in Human Services Academy beginning February 6.

This hybrid certificate program will provide social workers and other human service professionals with the core knowledge of leadership, administration, and supervision necessary to help them be successful as they transition into a leadership role within an agency. The program is divided into four units. For each unit, participants will complete five one-hour online modules and then attend a three-hour face-to-face seminar that explores the application of material covered in the online modules. These seminars are scheduled to take place on Wednesdays, February 27, March 20, April 10, and May 1, 6–9 p.m. The certificate program takes 12 weeks to complete.

The cost of this program is $800 and licensed social workers will earn 32 CEUs by completing it. Individuals who do not wish to commit to the entire certificate program may enroll in individual online trainings at $30 per module for which licensed social workers can earn one CEU each. To register, visit

Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society.

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