Human Service Week 2021
Human Services between solidarity, mission and the market
29th - 31st March 2021
Looking at Human Services from the organizational view
International Online Summer School 2021 at the Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg
We invited experts and students from different countries to talk about their perspective.
We heard statements from experts from different countries
and invited students from the fields of human services to discuss and get involved.
Summary Human Service Week 2021
This year Human Service Week 2021 (29-31 March 2021) has now ended. About 150 students and in total 15 experts had discussed various themes about Human Services in different contexts. We welcomed our guests from 8 different countries all over the world. Due to the pandemic, this year Summer School took place via zoom. This allowed more students to attend the summer school and to be even more international.
On our first day the Human Service Week started under the headline „Focusing Human Services“. Themes such as “Taking care matters! - The impact of human services to well being of society”, “What we can learn from each other – the innovative potential of International Social Work” and “Innovating our mindset: Reflections and Reflexivity at the content of Education in Human Service Professions” fulfilled this day. Discussions between students and experts followed the sessions and made the topics very agile and intensive.
The second day was themed with „Focusing Society“ where social issues had been discussed. It started with the session “Be the change you want to see – Social Entrepreneurship as a changemaker” and was followed by an very interesting interview with the Indian social entrepreneur Lakshmi N Menon.
After that, the concept and function of the program ZieGe / GoAt was introduced.
The most creative part of the Human Service Week followed with an “participatory art” where the participants were able to create their own house of plants and animals.
Last but not least developing inclusive societies and explaining current situation in terms of people with disabilities where discussed. It was followed with introducing possibilities of inclusive events and projects. All topics were received with high interest and lively discussions.
Our last day highlighted management and leadership issues in the social field. Different guidelines and systems how to manage a crisis had been introduced in the session “How to manage a crisis – lessons learned from the pandemic”.
The following theme “Leadership between bureaucracy and transformation” was combined with an active exchange between the participants in groups where the question got discussed how the future leader should be like.
The ending was filled with the farewell, the next steps and the perspective summer school 2022.
We would like to thank everyone who helped organize Human Service Week 2021, all over 150 participants and the experts for the main organization.
We are already looking forward to next year and hope that Human Service Week 2022 will be just as exciting and informative as this year!
Your Human Service Week team
Taking care matters! - The impact of human services to well-being of society
Prof. Dr. Klaus Schellberg, Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg, Germany
Video recording session 1:
What we can learn from each other – the innovative potential of International Social Work
Prof. Dr. Maria Carmen Perez, Universidad Alicante, Spain
Prof. Dr. Marichen van der Westhuizen, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Video recording session 2:
Innovating our mindset: Reflections and Reflexivity at the content of Education in Human Service Professions
Prof. Dr. Jonas Christensen, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden
Dr. Marcin Boryczko Universytet Gdanski, Poland
Video recording session 3:
Be the change you want to see – Social Entrepreneurship as a changemaker
Prof. Dr. Atul Kapdi, Chetan Dattaji Gaikwad Institute of Management Studies (CDGIMS), Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India
Prof. Dr. Seth Green, Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility, Loyola University Chicago, USA
Video recording session 4:
Participation and Structure – developing inclusive societies
Prof. Dr. Maria Mendel, Dr. Marcin Boryczko, Dr. Agnieszka Wołodźko, Weronika Pieniaszek, Dr. Małgorzata Niemkiewicz, Barbara Mejsner - Universytet Gdanski, Poland
Prof. Dr. Ronel Davids, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Video recording session 5:
How to manage a crisis – lessons learned from the pandemic
Prof. Dr. Jurema Tomelin and Prof. Dr. Victor Aguiar, Univille University, Joinville, Brazil
Prof. Dr. Uwe Kaspers, Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg, Germany
Video recordings session 6:
How to lead Human Services – leadership between bureaucracy and transformation
Prof. Dr. Wesley E. Lindahl, North Park University, Chicago, USA
Prof. Dr. Klaus Schellberg, Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
Panel Discussion with
Dr. Jochen Walter, Pfennigparade, München, Germany,
India Alexis Ehioba, MNA, CEO Shore Community Services, Skokie, USA
Video recording session 7: