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Training opportunities are provided for new field instructors each year. All new instructors are expected to take the “Beginning Field Instruction” workshop series prior to or while providing field instruction to their first student, if they have not already taken this type of training at another school, faculty of social work or as part of their degree. There is no fee for this workshop.

Beginning Field Instruction Workshops

The Faculty of Social Work has developed two training sessions to prepare new instructors for the responsibility of supporting students through their social work education. The focus is on developing knowledge and skills to facilitate adult learning in field education and to narrow the gap between field and classroom, practice and theory.

Workshop Sessions

Getting Started (Online Training)

  • Date: Available on an ongoing basis.
  • Combined training for BSW and MSW field instructors.

Registration is open. For questions regarding this training, please email fswfield@wlu.ca

Training Sessions (On-Campus Training) 

Training sessions offer an opportunity to go deeper into specific, program-related questions and connect with faculty and staff. Lunch will be provided at all on campus training.

Fall and winter term on-campus training for 2020 is to be determined.

Registration is open for on-campus training sessions.

Beginning Field Instruction Workshop (Renison University College)

Workshops for field instructors are also being presented in partnership with Renison University College. For dates and further information, see the Renison website

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."

– Proverb

Contact Us:

MSW Field Education

E: mswfield@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x5269

BSW Field Education

E: bswfield@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5460

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