Program Information

Grand Valley State University works hard to bring our social workers the continuing education clock hours that are required by the state of Michigan. Our goal is to offer quality courses that are meaningful and applicable to professional social workers. We also provide small, personal, and intellectual environments to optimize your learning experience.

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Scheduled Programs

To find out more information or to register, please click on the program's title below. Payment is due upon enrollment. 

2017 Programs:

JUN 23 - MOVING TOWARD CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE - View Catalog - Free to all DHHS and private agency child welfare workers. Due to changing registrations, there may be seats available, please click on the title to find out. However, no wait list is available.

  • Our 2017-2018 Annual Schedule (September through August) will be ready and on this site in July.


Most recent past year's social work programs:

OCT 14 - Adolescent Substance Abuse: The Phases of Family Therapy  

OCT 21 - Overcoming Unconscious Bias in Child Welfare

NOV 11 - Yoga and Mindfulness in Trauma Treatment

NOV 18 - Transgender in America: An Ally Training for Social Workers 

DEC 6 - 21 - Practicing Social Work with the Children and Families of the Aftermath of Apartheid

DEC 2 - Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Intervention 

DEC 9 - Bridge Building Towards Change

JAN 13 - When Children Get Removed: Using Play to Reduce the Effects of Trauma

JAN 27 - An Introduction to Psychiatric Medications

FEB 10 - Effectively Using Qualitative Data in Program Evaluation and Grant Writing

MAR 7, 14, 21 & 28 - Two Technique Tuesday

MAR 24 & 31 - Step Out of the Box: Apply Ethics on the Micro, Mezzo and Macro Level 

APR 21 - MiTeam Supervision and Mentoring

MAY 5 -  Adolescents: Engaging and Intervening with a Complex Population

MAY 26 - Did You Hear What I Said? Culture, Communication and Conflict                    

Registration Deadline: Three days prior to each training by 5:00 p.m.

Cancellation Policy: Should your plans change, you may transfer your registration to another person or class at any time. Cancellations must be received in writing (via fax, mail or email) 48 hours prior to class start time. Cancellations received before the deadline will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after the deadline and/or no-shows are not eligible for refunds.

If you have questions, please call our office at (616) 331-7180 or e-mail us at

Page last modified May 26, 2017