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Remembering Bert Goldberg

It is with great sadness that Rutgers School of Social Work announces the death of Bert Goldberg. Goldberg passed away at 72 years old on October 9, 2015 in Marlboro, NJ.

Lunch & Learn Lecture Series--Serena Rice

The Center for Leadership and Management and the Management and Policy Concentration are pleased to present their 2015 - 2016 Lunch & Learn Lecture Series over the fall and spring semesters.

The purpose of this series is to provide the MAP students and guests with the opportunity to meet leaders and managers in the public, non-profit, and private sector. The series is an excellent opportunity for future agency managers and those interested in agency management to explore the guests’ journeys and ask questions about their experience in the management, leadership, and policy arenas.

For the fall semester, the first "Lunch and Learn" will take place in the 7th floor classroom at 390 George Street on November 4, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm and will feature Serena Rice.

Serena Rice is a Licensed Social Worker with experience in both direct practice and advocacy. She joined the Anti-Poverty Network as Executive Director in May of 2014, and has been a member of APN since 2003. Ms. Rice has direct practice experience in providing emergency social services to vulnerable populations in Trenton, NJ, and conducting behavioral interventions with emotionally disturbed children in Santa Barbara, CA.

In 2004 she earned her Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers School of Social Work with a focus on Administration, Policy, and Planning. She then joined the Poverty Research Institute of Legal Services of New Jersey, conducting and directing research, as well as engaging in anti-poverty advocacy.

She has also conducted analyses of Census poverty data and the New Jersey State Budget. Her advocacy experience includes the policy areas of affordable housing and homelessness, hunger, cash assistance, childcare, workforce development, and energy assistance.

Prior to earning her MSW, Mrs. Rice earned a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She sits on the Board of the Lutheran Episcopal Advocacy Ministry of New Jersey, and well as the Legislative and Social Action committee of the National Association of Social Workers, New Jersey Chapter.

Pizza and drinks will be provided. To RSVP contact Rishabh Madan at

Bert Goldberg named Executive Director of the Center for Leadership and Management

Bert J. Goldberg’s leadership experience spreads far beyond Rutgers, or even crosses borders for that matter. Goldberg, associate professor of Professional Practice at the Rutgers University School of Social Work, has not only held several leadership and managerial roles but also worked with governments in Israel and nonprofits in France, Poland, Argentina and England. He now assumes the role of Executive Director.

Center Assists County Welfare Agencies. 

The Center for Leadership and Management (CLM) is extending its reach. After receiving a grant from the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development, CLM is partnering with county welfare agencies (CWAs) across New Jersey to discover, assess, analyze, and help to enhance leadership practices. These 21 agencies throughout the state provide services including general assistance, food stamps, emergency housing assistance and welfare. 

Representative Patrick Kennedy was Keynote Speaker for Rutgers Conference Promoting Behavioral Health in the Workplace  




More than 300 social workers and other professionals gathered on November 19 at Rutgers University for a day focused on behavioral health in the workplace and ways to reduce the stigma of mental health issues. The conference was a joint effort between the Rutgers School of Social Work’s Center for Leadership and Management and the Office of Continuing Education, as well as corporate sponsors.



Partnership with Chien Research Center for Lecture

The Huamin Research Center and the Center for Leadership and Management were pleased to host a lecture titled “Donations from Wealthy People in China: Level and Changes” by Dr. Guosheng Deng from Tsinghua University. 

“Tsinghua University is one of our hosting institutions for the China Study Abroad program and they have been unbelievable kind and generous in welcoming our faculty and students to their campus. This is a very important topic for both China and the US, and we welcome Dr. Deng to Rutgers,” said Chien-Chung Huang, professor and director of the Huamin Research Center.  

Dr. Deng detailed how a new social class of wealthy people has emerged in China, with a 2.3 fold increase in five years of individuals with 1.64 million or more in assets. Most charitable giving in China has followed in close relationship to how the government views philanthropy. Before 1978, the Chinese government viewed charitable giving as a negative, making private donations impossible. The attitude relaxed through 1994, and now the Chinese government has progressed to positive encouragement of individuals and corporations for setting up charitable foundations.  

“In the future I believe the level of donation will increase rapidly as the wealthy change their donation culture. Many will go overseas to set up charity projects, and giving in education will continue to increase,” says Dr. Deng. “Eventually the donations of wealthy people in China will equal the donations of the wealthy in other countries.” 

Star Ledger feature

The Center for Leadership and Management was featured in an article in the Star-Ledger about a visit from delegates from China.

“Train the trainer” Curriculum taught in Lavasa, India


Rutgers University continues to bring an innovative “train the trainer” curriculum to Lavasa, India. Lavasa Corporation Limited has entered into a partnership with the School of Social Work at Rutgers to offer this specialized certificate program. The four-day intensive Certificate Program in Training Skills is designed to provide comprehensive skill building and professional development to leaders who manage and “train” people on a daily basis, and to those who hope to become more effective trainers and public speakers.   

The first batch of 'International Certificate Program in Training Skills' was conducted by Rutgers University’s Office of Continuing Education and the Center for Leadership and Management at Lavasa on 13 - 16 Sept., 2014. This session was attended by 22 senior professionals from PSUs viz. Oil India Ltd., Air India, Mumbai University, Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Walch and College of Engineering, TRSS Skills Academy and Sri T. P. Bhatia College of Science Junior College from various fields of learning and development from universities, engineering colleges, international training academies and other renowned education institutes.    

The second batch of this program took place at Lavasa on 18 – 21 Sept., 2014. This batch was attended by 31 learners from PSUs and other corporates engaged in learning and development, HRD, trainers from top engineering colleges, international schools and academies viz. Oil India Ltd., JK Tyres, Odisha Television Ltd., VJTI, Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Walchand College of Engineering, SGGS Institute of Engineering & Technology, Vibgyor International School, Wren & Pecker, Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering, to name a few.  

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