Supervisor Certification Series

Become a NASW-MN Certified Supervisor!

Complete both the "Essentials of Supervision" training (15 CEUs) and "Advanced Supervision" training (15 CEUs) to earn the 30 hours of supervision training needed to be a licensure supervisor in Minnesota. 

PLUS, completion of both trainings will make you a NASW-MN Certified Supervisor!*

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Register for Upcoming Series!

All trainings take place via Zoom from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST. Click on training name below to register.

Winter 2022 Series


Essentials of Supervision
Monday, November 28 through Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Advanced Supervision
Monday, December 12 through Wednesday, December 14, 2022


Spring 2023 Series


Essentials of Supervision
Tuesdays, April 4, 11, and 18, 2023

Advanced Supervision
Tuesdays, April 25, May 2 and 9, 2023

Start, grow, or strengthen your supervision practice!

We are excited to bring you a series that will give you the skills and knowledge for being a supervisor in an ever-changing world. Whether you’re new to supervision or close to retirement, join us for an interactive, hands-on learning experience.

Get certified with NASW-MN!

The Supervisor Certification Series is made up of two trainings (15 CEUs each): “Essentials of Supervision” and “Advanced Supervision”. Complete the full series to get the 30 hours of supervision training needed to provide social work licensure supervision in Minnesota – AND become a NASW-MN Certified Supervisor!*

Yes, this is for ALL social work supervisors! 

If you’re:

  • Supervising in an organization or providing outside licensure supervision
  • Supervising interns, new or seasoned staff, front-line service providers, or leaders
  • In a clinical or macro setting, or somewhere in between
  • About to start supervising for the first time, moving into a leadership role, or want to add to your supervision toolkit

…you’re sure to learn new skills that will enhance your practice now and into the future!

Built by social workers, for social workers!

Building on the success of our first certification series, this year we feature tons of fresh content and fresh perspectives, created and facilitated by skilled social workers with decades of supervision experience. 

About the trainings

Each training ("Essentials of Supervision" and "Advanced Supervision") is worth 15 CEUs. The full series is 30 CEUs.

Essentials of Supervision (15 CEUs)

Includes 4 ethics OR 4 clinical in social work values; and 2 cultural responsiveness.

This training will help you understand your values and strengths as a supervisor and leader. It will cover the following:

  • Personal style and brand 
  • Management vs. coaching vs. leadership 
  • Theories, models, roles, and types of supervision 
  • Tracking tools, Minnesota statutes, and logistics of supervision 
  • Boundaries, self-care, and ethics 
  • Dual relationships, personal boundaries, and social media 
  • Rural vs. urban distinctions 
  • Unpacking ethical dilemmas 
  • Ethics of self-care for both supervisor and supervisee 
  • Skill-Building 
  • Supervising toward racial and social justice 
  • Feedback, accountability, and confrontation 
  • Tools and techniques for engaging supervisees

Advanced Supervision (15 CEUs)

Includes 2 ethics OR 2 clinical in social work values; and 2 cultural responsiveness.

This training will get you dig deeper into the most pressing issues in our profession and learn how to effectively supervise toward what's ahead. It will cover the following:

  • Inclusive leadership 
  • Critical conversations regarding race, oppression, and white fragility
  • Supervising across difference 
  • Supporting equity in organizations 
  • Organizational dynamics 
  • Context, structure, and lifecycles of organizations 
  • Organizational trauma 
  • Supporting change in our systems 
  • Supervising non-social workers, middle managers, and leaders 
  • Effective performance reviews 
  • Leading trauma-effective organizations 
  • Trauma-effective supervision 
  • Organizational assessment tools

About the Instructor

Dr. Karen E. Goodenough, PhD, MSW, LGSW, has been Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers - Minnesota Chapter since 2018. She received her BSW from St. Olaf College, MSW from Augsburg University, and PhD in social work from the University of Minnesota. Previously, Dr. KG worked in direct practice, non-profit program management, and has been a consultant in evaluation, data utilization, and strategic planning. She has also served as adjunct faculty in numerous BSW and MSW programs throughout Minnesota. Dr. KG is a skilled supervisor, trainer, and macro practitioner. She has supervised, coached, and trained interns, volunteers, contractors, board members, and staff from various professional backgrounds, and has provided hundreds of hours of training in such areas as supervision, ethics, policy advocacy, leadership, budgeting, evaluation, and research. Dr. KG is passionate about using data and best practices to build a purposeful future, and is currently focusing her research efforts on social work licensure.

*Social workers need 30 hours of training in supervision content to begin providing licensure supervision in Minnesota; certification is not required. Visit the MN Board of Social Work's website for more details.

Registration for Winter 2022 and Spring 2023 now open!

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Pricing (for each 3-day training)

NASW Student/Retired Member - $150

NASW Member - $175

Not-Yet-Member - $250