Get to Know the Social Sector Leadership & Nonprofit Management Program

The UChicago Crown Family School AM in Social Sector Leadership and Nonprofit Management (SSL)

Information Session for Philanthropic and Nonprofit Executives

Hosted by Sunny Fischer, AM ’82 and Iris Krieg, AM ’75

Crown Family School Council Members


When we graduated from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, our training prepared us for many challenges in the field of social work. One area where we often felt less confident, however, was when we became managers and, eventually, leaders of organizations. Over the years, we’ve had many conversations with SSA faculty, alums and with the Visiting Committee about the need for incorporating management into the social work curriculum.

SSA, now the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice has recently begun offering a new degree program: the Master’s degree in Social Sector Leadership and Nonprofit Management (SSL). If you’ve ever thought that your organization’s employees, or the staff at your grantees, could benefit from management and leadership training that also foregrounds social work values like justice and inclusion, then we think you’d be interested to hear more about the Crown Family School’s SSL degree. We hope you will join us, the Dean of the Crown Family School, the Faculty Director of the SSL program and SSL students to hear more about what the SSL degree has to offer.

This is not a fundraising effort. At this one-hour Zoom session we will present an overview of the SSL degree and ask for your feedback and questions. We’d like to get your ideas about the curriculum, and ideas about how SSL might reach out to nonprofits. We believe you can also be helpful simply by adding SSL to the list of programs you might suggest to your colleagues, your grantees, or other organizations whose staff could benefit from the training. Our goal is to ensure that the program is meeting the training needs of the nonprofit organizations in our field, and we think that you have a strong overview of what those needs are.

Best, Sunny & Iris

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