A Study of Board Members' Perceptions of Leadership Competencies That Professionally Trained Social Workers Should Possess Who Lead Nonprofit Human Service Organizations as Adopted in the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Strategic Plan, 1998-2000
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Richard Lyle, Ph.D.
Robert W. Waymer, Ph.D.
Roslyn A. Harper, Ph.D.
This study examined the perceptions that Board Members of human service organizations have of the leadership competencies of professionally trained social workers to lead such organizations. Participants of this study were comprised of 51 executive leaders of nonprofit human service organizations who were selected using non-probability convenience sampling among the target population. The findings of this study indicated that a majority (78.0%) believed that professional social workers are seen as welfare workers. Most respondents (65.3%) disagreed that the media's portrayal of social issues has influenced perceptions of the leadership abilities of social work professionals. The majority of the respondents (78.4%) agreed that nonprofit human service organizations are required to be more accountable today and as a result all leaders of these organizations should possess training and experience similar to those of professionals in business, legal, or public administration arenas.
Milton, Vanessa I., "A Study of Board Members' Perceptions of Leadership Competencies That Professionally Trained Social Workers Should Possess Who Lead Nonprofit Human Service Organizations as Adopted in the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Strategic Plan, 1998-2000" (2016). Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University. 22.