Striving for Leadership in Human Services

Striving for Leadership in Human Services

Leadership & Human Services

Leadership is a major component of human services because leadership provides the policymaking and advocacy that improves client outcomes and satisfaction. Leadership can also affect change in organizational objectives as well as resource management. As a professional development goal, leadership in human services will provide me with the knowledge necessary to assist with specific areas that are problematic in all human services organizations,

1. Establishing a culture driven by mission and values

2. Provide a positive environment for employees as well as clients

3. Empower workers through the encouragement of innovative problem solving

4. Empower workers to be effective decision makers (Burger, 2008).

For achieving leadership in human services, professional development goals must focus on leadership. Beneath this goal, one must have three objectives such as ongoing education, research, and professional network development. These objectives provide the worker with the necessary focus to advance into leadership positions within human services.

Viewpoints change due to learning and researching in policymaking. Workers may not be able to advocate with the same strength from the worker position as they can from a leadership position but they may not be able to either depending on policy limitations. The macro level impact of leadership may require changing policy and resource management.


Burger, W. (2008). Human services in contemporary america. New York, NY: Cengage.

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