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Social management - what is it?

Social management - what is it actually?

What is actually meant by social management? If you're looking for the answer to this question and want to find out everything you need to know about it, you've come to the right place! Just like ordinary companies, social enterprises or non-profit organizations also need to be managed and administered. Social management is, so to speak, the interface between economic, socio-educational and psychological aspects - and offers a great opportunity to significantly improve our social coexistence in a professional way.

In this article, I would like to provide you with valuable information about this - from training and studying, 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 companies with social, charitable objectives, state institutions, foundations, children's homes, daycare centres, aid organizations, associations and non-profit organizations. Examples include the Youth Welfare Office, the Arge, the Albert Schweitzer Foundation and the German Women's Council.

In the past, psychologists, educators or lawyers often took on this work - but there was often a lack of typical management skills, such as motivation and inspiration, analytical thinking, innovation, as well as goal and problem-solving orientation. As a social manager, you combine social work with these skills, which are so important for the field of economics. 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, you are welcome to support the sustainable petitionswhich I have compiled for you under the link.

Are there training courses and degree programs in social management?

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 sociable, the sustainable study of social management is definitely the right choice for you.

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

Which professions are you suitable 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 solving today's social issues. You also have extensive analytical and planning skills. A complete package that makes you particularly 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 the animal world - in other words, that makes a positive contribution to life on earth.

Tip: Of course, the course also prepares you for tasks within self-employment. You are welcome to use the information from my article on Sustainable business start-up.

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

Social management for better togetherness

Compassion, goal orientation, helpfulness, efficiency - In order to protect our coexistence, our way of life and all living beings on the planet, we need precisely these values and skills. Social management brings them together. It is also looking for people who want to make a positive contribution to the world, and not just for themselves.

I hope that this article has given you some valuable information about social management, a possible degree course and your 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

PS.: Under Sustainable study programs you will find a detailed list of other ways to create real added value for everyone. Have fun!

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Christoph Schulz

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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