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We offer more than 200 continuing and executive education programs each year to help you increase and refresh your skills. Whatever your area of practice, Prof Dev has something for you!

Professional Development Programing

Brown School Professional Development provides a constantly changing array of lectures, workshops, and courses, as well as skill-building certificate programs.

Focused on key areas of clinical practice, management, and evaluation, our programs enroll professionals in social work, public health, and related fields. We serve the professional community with a commitment to innovation, providing opportunities to renew skills and integrate new learning into practice.

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Workshops &
Open Classroom
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, cultural competency, and more.


We invite you to our "Open Classroom" - a series of free, one-hour lectures and panels delivered live online by faculty, alumni, and community professionals. These offerings will allow you to connect with experts on a broad range of topics. Sessions are recorded and posted on the site for future learning and to share with others. Open Classroom is free and open to all.

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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 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 management and leadership, data analysis and communication, cultural competency, and fundraising. 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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LCSW Supervisors Training: Tools for Mentoring the Next Generation of Social Work Clinicians

Fridays, October 14 - November 4, 2022

Mentoring the next generation of clinicians is one of the most rewarding ways seasoned social workers can contribute to the future of our field and the access of future clients to quality care. This 16-hour online course presents a detailed in-depth look at the major models and stages of supervision, including supervision methods and techniques.

Registration Deadline: October 7th

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Fall 2022 Workshops Now Open
for Registration!

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