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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

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: Fall 2017

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

Session 1: Getting Started (Offered Online)

  • Date: Aug. 21, 2017.
  • Combined training for BSW and MSW field instructors.

Session 2: Supervision, Integration and Diversity (Offered On Campus)

Provides an opportunity to go deeper into specific program related questions and to connect with faculty and staff. Separate training sessions for BSW and MSW instructors. 

BSW Training
  • Date: Oct. 4, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Brantford campus.
MSW Training
  • Date: Oct. 6, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Kitchener campus.


Registration is open. Email to confirm registration.


The series will be facilitated by Associate Professor Cheryl-Anne Cait.

Beginning Field Instruction Workshops: Winter 2018

Dates to be determined.

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

– Proverb


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