NACSW Online Continuing Education

Maxims for Management: Manifesting Christian Principles as Supervisors, Managers and Administrators
Length: 1.25 hours
Primary Audience:
  • Social Workers, Students
  • Human Services Workers
Practice Level(s):
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Training Format: Audio-Based
Number of CE Hours: 1.25

Frank B. Raymond, Ph.D., MSW 
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Course Outline

Managers at all levels in human service organization, both secular and church-related, must be able to apply appropriate administrative principles in carrying out their roles. Managers who are Christians should strive to make sure the administrative principles they employ reflect the values of their faith.

This workshop will identify a number of "maxims for management," or fundamental administrative principles that embody Christian values, and can guide the day-to-day performance of human service managers at all levels.


  • Social Work Ethics, Values, and Professional Relationships
  • Administration and Work with Organizations

Sample Content

Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Apply concepts from the literature in the field of management to develop a framework to guide management practice at all levels

2. Apply concepts from their Christian belief system to develop a framework to guide management practice at all levels

3. Articulate 15-20 maxims for management congruent with management literature and Christian principles, that can serve as a theoretical framework to guide management practice at all levels.


Click on the "showDOC" button in the Course Outline section (above) to view the training PowerPoint.


Frank B. Raymond, Ph.D., MSW, is Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a major in religion. He then received the MSW degree from the University of North Carolina, and the Ph.D. degree in social work from Tulane University.

From 1959 until 1965, Dr. Raymond served as pastor of Hillcrest Baptist church in Danville, Virginia. He subsequently began a ministry in the field of social services. During his social work career he has worked in public welfare, at the V.A. Hospital, the Federal Probation Office, the Department of Psychiatry at Tulane Medical School, and the Louisiana Narcotics Rehabilitation Commission. In 1972 he began service as a professor of social work in the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina, and served as Dean of this college from 1980 until his retirement in 2002.

Dr. Raymond has chaired or served on numerous boards, committees, and task forces concerned with human services. He has published five books related to administration, technology and social work education, as well as over 200 book chapters and journal articles in areas such as management, program evaluation, technology, social work education, educational administration, corrections, health care, and child abuse.

Dr. Raymond has been a member of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work, the National Association of Social Workers, the Council on Social Work Education, the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work, and the International Consortium for Social Development. He has held major leadership positions in most of these organizations.

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 1.25 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.