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

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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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.

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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 semester, the Brown Schol offers a variety of two to five-day intensive courses designed to build specific skills in management and leadership, evidence-based interventions, 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 Advanced Learning Certificates program for robust, cohort-based learning to advance your career.

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Beyond Beliefs, Into Our Bodies: Special Topics in SAR – Sexual Attitude Reassessment

April 13 – 14, 2024, Virtual
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Both Days

The Sexual Attitude Reassessment model has been a crucial element of sexuality professionals’ training since its conception over 50 years ago. This two-day, online worksop will invite participants to attend to their curiosities, provide tools to practice in real-time embodiment, encourage collective care as a valuable form of personal development, and facilitate finding clear language for often unnamed emotions. AASECT eligible.

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Understanding Data Ethics & Artificial Intelligence Bias

June 10 – June 14, 2024, In Person
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Each Day

In public health and other social sciences, research is conducted by working in a biased system using data from human beings living in a biased society. As a result, how we measure, collect, manage, analyze, report, disseminate, and implement data all have the potential to reinforce existing biases.

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Introduction to Donor Solicitation: Tools & Practice

June 3 – June 7, 2024, Central, Virtual
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Each Day

Solicitation skills are important to an organization’s success. If you are new to resource development or have never been formally trained, this class will provide a strategic framework to consider how to create your value proposition and tailor your approach.

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Basics of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

June 13 – June 14, 2024, In Person
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Each Day

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based behavioral treatment for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, psychosis, and numerous other psychological problems and stressors. It teaches people to accept difficult thoughts, feelings, sensations, and memories, build mindfulness skills, identify core personal values, and commit to behaviors that are consistent with those values.

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A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid use has created a nation in crisis, and many now look to social workers to help curb the opioid epidemic. This online workshop includes a discussion of opioid use disorder (OUD) as a brain disease, the landscape of the opioid epidemic, and overdose prevention and harm reduction strategies.

March 22, 2024
8:30 – 11:30 a.m., Central
3 CEU/CPH units Available

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Assessing Sexual Trauma in Adults: A Trauma-Informed Approach Through the Lens of Gender Identity

Although millions of Americans experience sexual violence each year, research indicates many are hesitant to disclose this experience in clinical settings with women, men, and people who are transgender. This in person workshop will review key clinical issues and barriers to disclosure of sexual trauma across genders.

April 5, 2024
8:30 – 11:30 a.m., In Person
3 CEUs Available

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Summer 2024 Workshops
Now Open For Registration!

The new DestinyOne registration system launched on February 1st for Professional Development.
The new DestinyOne registration system launched on February 1st for Professional Development.