Creative Interventions: Entrepreneurship for the Helping Professions

This badge is designed to introduce students to entrepreneurship concepts and expand students' understanding and awareness of how to connect an entrepreneurial approach to impacting lives of individuals on multiple levels. By blending content in business and other industries, human service professionals are able to view and respond to contemporary economic and social issues in new ways. This course additionally builds support for entrepreneurship education in non-business fields and is one of the course offerings toward the completion of the Creative Social Work Badge.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the badge students will be able to:

  • Gain an appreciation and understanding of entrepreneurship as it relates to the helping professions.
  • Assess personal leadership skills, entrepreneurial propensity and emotional intelligence.
  • Exercise critical thinking by exploring innovative/entrepreneurial practices that can be implemented to address a challenge within the community organizational context.
  • Develop and increase self-awareness about personal and professional values and ethics as they relate to entrepreneurship.
  • Increase ability to recognize opportunities to impact individuals and communities and utilize those skills to incorporate an entrepreneurial mindset.

Credit Hours
Success in this 0.5 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of 7.5 hours over the length of the course in direct instruction as provided by the instructor and an additional 15 hours outside of class reading, reflecting, and evaluating the topics for a total of 22.5 hours.

Grading Scale: Badge/No Badge

Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria

Contact Hours for Professional Relicensure
Social Workers -
 This program has been pre-approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board for continuing education for social workers. These course offerings are approved for 7.5 contact hours applicable for relicensure. (BSRB approval #05-001).


Shaunna Millar, LMSW

Shaunna Millar has been a social worker for over eighteen years, receiving both her BSW and MSW degrees from Wichita State University. Before returning to Wichita State University in 2010, she was an adjunct instructor for Butler Community College in Andover, Kansas, for ten years, and had served as a previous visiting instructor with WSU in 2003-2004. She has taught across the social work curriculum, and has particular interests in creativity in multilevel practice, social welfare policy, community action, and children’s issues.

Shaunna has worked primarily in the areas of child welfare, mental health, forensic social work, and juvenile justice. She started her career working with the YWCA Women’s Crisis Center as a children’s advocate, and continued working with children facing issues of violence and sexual abuse with the Exploited & Missing Child Unit at SRS and with the Wichita Children’s Home. These experiences led her into social work experiences addressing the mental health needs of youth in the Juvenile Justice system with Sedgwick County Department of Corrections, and providing outpatient adult and child individual, family and group therapy with Youthville Family Consultation Service.

She currently facilitates writing workshops for sexual assault survivors at the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (WASAC) and serves on the Wichita State University Tilford Executive Committee. She is an Online Faculty Fellow for 2015-16, and was awarded a Tilford Fellowship in 2014-15.  She also provides student volunteer support for the United Way Point in Time Count for Sedgwick County, Kansas, and provides training and support for social workers in Wichita and surrounding communities.

Entrepreneurship for the Helping Professions


CRN Course # Term
16232 SCWK 411BD Fall 2017