Training Social Workers in Ethical Leadership

On 7 November 2017, Ezrah had the privilege of training about 20 social workers from a social work coalition in our ethical leadership model, LEAD. During this session, we explored the importance of implementing care for others, perseverance, having a solution-focused attitude and making value-based decisions as part of building ethical leadership in our country.

Social workers had the opportunity to think about how this model can be implemented in various contexts ranging from the family to working with their clients.

Here are some of the comments after the session on what these very important group had to say:

  • It helped to reflect on the reason why corruption thrives. Lack of ethics lead to corruption and lack of morals and self-value.
  • Whatever happens, make sure you finish and that one can be a positive or negative leader. Everyone is a leader, it’s the type of influence one has that makes the difference. The session was educational, insightful and a real eye-opener.
  • I have learned to let go of the negatives and not to dwell on injustices. Remain positive.
  • The model provides a great structured view/lens reflecting on your behaviour. Leadership is to identify strengths, weaknesses and then planning ahead to make the necessary adjustments.
  • We salute these leaders as they are at the forefront of creating ethical culture in South Africa by caring for the most vulnerable.