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Community and Social Service Management

Third-year students in the Honours Human Rights and Human Diversity program may be eligible to enrol in graduate certificates in Community and Social Service Management or Human Resource Management through an articulation agreement between Laurier and Conestoga College (Brantford Campus).

What is Community and Social Service Management?

Here is what Conestoga has to say: "This program focuses on developing skills in managing public, private or non-profit community organizations. Students will gain knowledge of community organizations. Students will gain knowledge of community development methods and learn strategies for relationship building, community outreach and community leadership. Human resources, financial management, project management, entrepreneurship in social enterprises, principles of management as well as business development and fundraising will also be addressed. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding of community-based social policy and public administration, and gain perspectives on social, cultural and political issues."

Why Human Rights and Human Diversity and Community and Social Service Management?

Many students are interested in Human Rights and Human Diversity because they want to pursue careers where they can make a difference. One of the key workplaces where this can happen is in non-profits/nongovernmental organizations that are involved in service provision and/or advocacy. Research suggests that while many graduates bring passion and knowledge of key issues to their first jobs in these organizations, what they are often lacking is basic management and financial skills. By helping you develop such skills, the Community and Social Service Management post-graduate diploma can give you an edge.

Eligibility

  • Registered in Honours Human Rights and Human Diversity (HRHD).
  • Completed 10.0 credits, including the required 100-level and 200-level courses in Human Rights and Human Diversity (HR100, CT/HR260, HR261, OL/CC233) and OL224 (or equivalent), BF190, BF199, BF290 and BF299.
  • Minimum 5.0 GPA in Honours HRHD and 5.0 overall.
  • Students may also consult with the program coordinator about the possibility of having the prerequisites waived so they may take one or more of HR300, HR323 or HR328 in Year 2.

Transfer Credits

If students complete the Community and Social Service Management courses and earn a minimum of 70% they will receive:

  • 5.0 senior credits as follows: 3.0 senior HRHD credits and 2.0 Leadership (OL) credits.

Next Steps

  1. Make an academic advising appointment to ensure you meet the prerequisites for the program.
  2. Complete the Student Declaration of Third-Year Specialization form and submit to your Laurier program office.
  3. Apply to the Human Resources Management program online through the Ontario College Application Service.
  4. Complete the Community and Social Service Management courses in Year 3 and earn a minimum average of 70%.
  5. Upon completion of the program, arrange for your transcripts to be sent to Laurier.

Contact Us:

Andrew Robinson, Human Rights and Human Diversity Program Coordinator

E: arobinson@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5743

Karen Towler, Conestoga College

E: ktowler@conestogac.on.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5491

Laurier Brantford Academic Advising

E: lbacademicadvising@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5849