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Social management - what is it?

Social management - what is it actually?

What is actually meant by social management? If you are looking for the answer to this question and want to learn everything there is to know about it, you have come to the right place! Just like ordinary companies, businesses in the social economy or non-profit organizations must of course be managed and administered. Social management is, so to speak, the interface between economic and socio-pedagogical, as well as psychological aspects - and offers a great opportunity to improve our social coexistence in a professional way.

In this article, I would like to provide you with valuable information - from training and studies, to typical tasks, to sustainable career opportunities. Let's go!

  1. Definition
  2. Study
  3. Professions
  4. Closing words

What is social management?

Social management refers to the Management of social enterprises and projects. These include commercial enterprises with social, non-profit objectives, state institutions, foundations, children's homes, daycare centers, aid organizations, associations, as well as non-profit organizations. As examples I would like to mention the Youth Welfare Office, the Arge, the Albert Schweitzer Foundation or the German Women's Council.

In the past, psychologists, educators or lawyers often took over this work - but they often lacked the typical management skills, such as motivation and inspiration, analytical thinking, innovation, as well as goal and problem-solving orientation. As a social manager, you will combine social work with these skills that are so important to the field of business. This gives you the chance to actively shape social justice, animal welfare, environmental protection, and development work.

The range of tasks in everyday professional life extends from Funding, Fundraising and Marketing, about Streetwork, Law and taxes, up to the Personnel-, Project or company management.

Tip: If you want to promote social justice outside of your job and make a difference in the world, feel free to support the sustainable petitionswhich I have compiled for you under the link.

Are there social management training and degree programs?

Studies and training to become a social manager

With the increasing world populationthe increasing social and also economic ecological challenges of our timeAs the number of social enterprises and organizations increases, so does the need for qualified social managers. If you already know-how or great interest in the areas of social justice and business management, you are empathetic and outgoing, the sustainable study of social management is definitely best for you.

Fortunately the selection is increasing more and more. I can recommend you for example in the flexible Distance Learning Bachelor Social Management to study, as it is affordable and very well organized. In addition, it can basically be completed completely online and thus also very well alongside the job. The content of the bachelor's program ranges, for example, from human sciences and social policy, to sustainable management, marketing management and ethics.

What professions are you suited for after studying social management?

Whether as a career changer, social worker or directly after graduating from school: as a trained social manager, you are in the position to Critically evaluate requirements of social institutions and contribute significantly to the solution of social issues of today. You also have extensive analytical and planning skills. A total package that makes you especially valuable for managerial professions in the following areas:

  • Hospital
  • Retirement home
  • Health, youth and social services
  • Combating Addiction
  • Environmental protection company
  • Child and youth welfare
  • Research & Teaching
  • Social enterprise
  • NGOs
  • Management consultancies
  • Social facilities

This list could really be continued endlessly, as business know-how, social commitment and goal-oriented Management Skills basically in demand everywhere are. The important thing is that you use them in a way that adds value for you, society, the environment and wildlife - in other words, a positive contribution to life on earth.

Tip: Of course, the study program also prepares you for tasks within a self-employed activity. For this purpose, you are welcome to use the information from my article about sustainable start-up.

Social management - The key to the sustainable and fair development of our society

Social management for better togetherness

Compassion, goal orientation, helpfulness, economic efficiency - to protect our coexistence, our way of life and all living beings on the planet, it takes exactly these values and skills. Social management connects them with each other. In addition, it seeks precisely these people who want to make a positive contribution to the world just not only for themselves.

I hope that I was able to give you some valuable information in this article about social management, a possible degree program, and future career opportunities. Either way, it's great that you're leaning towards a degree with a purpose.

Do you have any questions, tips or your own experiences with this topic that you would like to share? Then I look forward to your comment under this post.

Stay sustainable,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

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Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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