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Expand Your Thinking with Top TED Talks for Social Workers

  • Mar 24, 2016
  • Lifespark
  • 2-min Read

In honor of National Social Work month, we’re putting together a treat for all our social work colleagues, however, these talks benefit far more than social workers.

It’s easy to get so caught up in our daily routines that we forget to lift our heads up to take a break, never mind find time to expand our learning. But TED talks make it ever s
o easy to push our thinking, discover new facts, and improve our skills.

Not familiar with TED Talks? TED is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading ideas worth talking about. Originally launched in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) came together, TED talks today are powerful, brief (usually 18 minutes or less) presentations on an extensive range of topics.

Of course everybody’s got their own top 10 but here are few favorites from other social workers and professionals to get you thinking:

From Best MSW Programs – Your Online Guide to Master’s in Social Work Degree Programs:

Top 10 TED Talks for Social Workers

From Best Social Work Programs:

10 TED Talks Every Social Worker Should See

From Social Worker Success

5 Must-See TED Talks for Social Workers

From Social Worker Helper

Social Workers and Superheroes

From Val Nelson – The Black Swan Coach

Top TED Talks for Inspiring & Re-Thinking Your Work

From the London Telegraph

Top TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Work & Live


Treat yourself to 18 minutes or less of learning. And if you find a few you’d like to recommend to others, let us know. We’ll put together our own top 10. Learn on!

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