Amber Residori, EdD, MSW, LCSW

You’re Already Leading: How Social Work Education Empowers You to Practice Authentic Leadership


[Improve Your Leadership] Social Workers make excellent leaders. Our education, values, and training are fantastic preparation for leadership positions. In fact, we are often promoted because of our strong work ethic, integrity, and people skills. This training session is designed to explore techniques social workers can use in order to move from manager mentality into authentic leadership practices that align with our social work profession. Let’s be honest… some of us lead from the front and some of us lead from the sides or the back…but we ALL lead!

About Amber Residori

Dr. Residori is the dean of the School of Life and Health Sciences at Olivet Nazarene University. She received her designation as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2002. As an administrator, she has had extensive experience in strategic planning, budgeting, employee recruitment, training and development. Her professional experience includes extensive work in residential treatment settings with youth and adolescents who have severe emotional and behavioral disorders. She particularly enjoys developing and teaching others milieu management, leadership, building and maintaining a healthy team & organizational culture, and cutting-edge treatment interventions with difficult populations. She enjoys opening new programs from the ground up and has accomplished this in a variety of settings, including: an outpatient practice treating juvenile sexual offenders, a healthy boundaries and anger management curriculum for elementary and high school settings, various new residential treatment programs, a transitional living program, and acute inpatient psychiatric hospital programs. Dr. Residori has previously presented on working with specialized populations in residential settings, team building, creative interventions when working with difficult populations and leadership. As a professor, she has also taught Introduction to Social Work, Human Behavior & the Social Environment I & II, Juvenile Justice, Macro-level Social Work, Crisis Intervention, and Field Placement Seminar. Social Workers have a strong history of leadership. We are often the social movers who organize others toward change in order to ensure the dignity and respect of all individuals. Social Workers have the ideal skill set to lead all types of organizations, not just social service agencies.