Welcome to the Workplace Center

The Center for Social Policy and Practice in the Workplace (Workplace Center) is a cutting edge program and policy development, research and evaluation, training and consultation institute focused on the issues that place people at risk of successful labor force participation.

Founded in 1969, the Workplace Center at Columbia School of Social Work is nationally recognized for innovation and best practice. Staffed by an experienced interdisciplinary team, it can call on the faculty and resources of a great university.

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Our Services

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Research & Evaluation

Findings from our research and evaluation efforts have contributed to, and significantly shaped, career development and workplace practices. 

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Training & Education

We offer training and educational initiatives that enhance workplace practices and connect individuals at-risk with respect to labor force participation to the world of work.

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Consultation & Technical Assistance

We provide organizational analysis to understand the organization’s goals and challenges to develop solution-focused interventions.

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Program and Policy Development

We assist our public sector, for-profit, and community-based partners in the development of contextually relevant policies and programs that are evidence-informed and developmentally appropriate.