Professional Development | Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
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Staying current on issues related to your career has never been more important. We offer more than 100 continuing and executive education programs a year to help you increase and refresh your skills.

Professional Development Programing

Brown School Professional Development provides a constantly changing array of courses and programming.

Focused on key areas of clinical practice, management, and evaluation, our programs serve professionals in social work, public health and related fields. We lead the professional community in commitment to innovation, renewal of skills, and integration of new learning into daily practice.

We look forward to welcoming you at one of our future offerings. If you have questions or need directions, please see our policies, directions and FAQs.

If we can answer any additional inquiries, feel free to contact us at or (314) 935-7573.

Workshops &
Intensive Training
Online Lectures
Summer Institute
Post-Master's Certificates

Our workshop series offers weekly trainings throughout the year, usually in a convenient Friday format. Taught by respected local professionals, Brown School faculty, and visiting instructors, our workshops address a wide range of topics and competencies covering the latest research, evidence-based interventions, management, self-care, suicide prevention, ethics and more.

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Our Intensive Training Institutes, offered periodically throughout the year, provide professionals with opportunities to engage in more in-depth training and practice for a wide range of skills. These courses may take place over the course of a week or weekend, and often involve application of knowledge to facilitate the learning process in such areas as research methods, statistical analysis, therapeutic treatment, community organizing and more.

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Brown School faculty have developed online lectures addressing specific areas of social work and public health practice. Videos can be streamed on-demand, so you can learn — and, for select lectures, earn CEUs — at a time and place convenient for you.

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Each June, the Brown School offers a selection of five-day courses designed to build specific skills in evaluation, management and leadership, policy, and data analysis. The focused, results-oriented coursework appeals to Brown School alumni,  working practitioners and academics, as well as graduate students.

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Ready for something more? Apply to our Post-Master's Certificates program for robust, cohort-based learning to advance your career.

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These unprecedented times are creating unique needs for our community. Some are needing to build new skills immediately, while others need productive ways to engage for themselves or their teams. We're assembling a list of free, open source resources and webinars that are broadly applicable to the fields of social work, public health, and social policy.

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What will you learn next?

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