Brown School > Academics > Master of Social Work > Social Impact Leadership Concentration Brown Page Content 1Social Impact Leadership ConcentrationThe urgency of social and human needs require strong leaders that can make human service, civic and social justice organizations more effective, sustainable, innovative and responsive. Leaders must be capable of both strengthening existing organizations and developing new programs—and even new organizations—in order to improve the wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and the society at large. The Social Impact Leadership concentration prepares graduates to leverage strong leadership, management, innovation and entrepreneurial skills in order to advance equity and drive positive social impact across nonprofit, government and corporate sectors.The concentration offers the opportunity to develop advanced organizational and business skills and social work expertise—a powerful and unique combination that equips students to successfully lead and innovate social impact organizations around the world. With coursework grounded in social work knowledge and ethics, you’ll be well-prepared to responsibly address the most complex social issues. You’ll learn a dynamic and dual-approach to leadership that balances steady organizational growth with rapid innovation capable of responding to urgent needs and opportunities. You will develop your skills and test your ideas through community-engaged learning, while also building a professional network with leading social impact leaders.This concentration is designed for students who enter the Brown School with significant prior experience and a commitment to a career in human service leadership in a wide variety of settings from community development, to health, to international aid, to public policy and more.