Leadership in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Live Interactive Webinar  
Instructor: Linda Mathew, M.S.W., D.S.W., LCSW-R
Level: Intermediate 
CEs: 2.5 
Target Audience: Social workers and other social service providers working in palliative care.
Course Delivery Method, Format and Instructor Interaction: Live interactive webinar with discussion. Instructor will use class discussions. Attendees are visible to one another in Zoom meeting and are encouraged to be active participants with their camera and/or microphone in order take part in discussion. Login information will be emailed to all program participants in advance of the start of the program.
System Requirements: Attendees will need access to a computer with working camera and microphone. All courses are offered using Zoom conferencing software.

A discussion of the definitions of leadership practice, including organizational challenges, issues of interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork. This course examines the elements of leadership practice for social workers in the field of palliative and end of life care, including professional use of self as teacher, ethical decision-maker, program developer, advocate, consultant and policy-maker.  Discussion includes definitions of leadership, skills in advocacy and competencies needed to promote leadership initiatives within the organizational environment. Students will also be asked to identify areas for their own leadership practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify social work leadership opportunities in palliative care
  2. Describe how to advocate within the organizational context
  3. Explain key concepts in interdisciplinary collaboration
  4. Describe the use of professional self, including values, personal attributes and leadership skills
  5. Identify areas for personal leadership practice


  • 2:15 – 3:30: Definitions of leadership; Views of leadership; Leadership skills
  • 3:30- 3:40: Break
  • 3:40- 5:00: Leadership values; Leadership traits; Leadership in your work environment; Leadership goals and developing a personal leadership plan
Photo of Linda Mathew sitting on a couch.

Linda Mathew, M.S.W., D.S.W., LCSW-R

Professional Education Instructor
Dr. Linda Mathew has over 22 years of psycho-oncology experience. She is a social work manager to three Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) ambulatory sites. She…
Completion Requirements for Live Interactive Webinars

Live, interactive webinars are synchronous, virtual courses held in a Zoom meeting. To receive a CE certificate, you must attend the entirety of the webinar. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the training. Participant attendance is tracked through Zoom. To earn CE credit, participants must also complete an evaluation. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to participants within 24 hours of the conclusion of the course. It is attendee’s responsibility to contact their state licensing board/certification boards to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements. Receiving CEs is contingent on attendance and completion of the evaluation.

How Will a CE Certificate Be Awarded?
Upon completing the webinar evaluation, participants will be emailed their online certificate​ within 30 days of webinar completion​. ​Participants should save and/or print ​the certificate upon receipt for ​their records.