Continuing education (via courses, workshops and books) has helped me to grow on both a professional and a personal level. As a nonprofit professional,  continuing education has helped me to stay abreast of emerging trends in the nonprofit sector, and to also gain new tools to better engage service users. Moreover, in addition to being a life long learner, I also love to share. So, with this in mind, I have compiled the following list of recommended books, for helping professionals with an interest in promoting smarter and more culturally congruent and inclusive programs and services.

  1. Volunteer Administration: Professional Practice, 3rd Edition
  2. Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World
  3. Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation
  4. Religion, Belief and Social Work: Making a Difference
  5. Wicihitowin: Aboriginal Social Work in Canada
  6. Journey to Healing Aboriginal People with Addiction and Mental Health Issues
  7. Strong Helpers Teachings’: The Value of Indigenous Knowledges in the Helping Professions
  8. Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories (Suny Series in Queer Politics and Cultures)
  9. Behind The Rhetoric: Mental Health Recovery in Ontario
  10. Race and Well-Being
  11. Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice: Building Transformative Politicized Social Work
  12. Challenging Oppression and Confronting Privilege
  13. Social Work, Social Justice and Human Rights: A Structural Approach to Practice
  14. People in Crisis: Clinical and Diversity Perspectives
  15. Social Work Under Pressure: How to Overcome Stress, Fatigue, and Burnout in the Workplace

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