DSW Candidate – Melissa Lilliewood, BSSW, MSSW, LMSW, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Leadership Models in Macro and Community Practice: Survey and Application

DSW Candidate – Melissa Lilliewood, BSSW, MSSW, LMSW

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0


Leadership Models in Macro and Community Practice: Survey and Application

This presentation analyzes the present understanding of social work leadership by exploring the application, effectiveness, and development of leadership models to macro and community practice environments. The session presents a study and synthesis of leadership models as related to the distinct philosophical, ethical, and historical foundations of social work macro practice while highlighting opportunities to adapt, develop, and integrate macro leadership practice frameworks to increase proficiencies in meeting the needs of diverse and complex populations and environments. In strengthening the conceptualization of social workers as leaders, the presentation introduces a model of social work prevention leadership developed by the presenter that integrates social justice principles and transformational leadership theory in prevention work with military affiliated populations.

The Military Macro Practice Leadership Model (MMPLM) aims to provide key social work leadership knowledge, strategies and competencies that support solutions around the reduction of harmful behaviors in military communities. As applied in the prevention of intimate partner violence, this session demonstrates how the MMLPM’s core domains underpin a leadership curriculum for social work administrators in family violence work.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to identify how leadership frameworks can be used to enhance macro practice and community work administration
  2. Attendees will be able to identify the importance of distinct branding of social work leadership
  3. Attendees will be able to apply prevention leadership strategies in context of addressing persistent community problems in military environments

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.


Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 15 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.