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Laura Wittcoff - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

Laura Wittcoff Laura Wittcoff

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Social Work | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


Laura Wittcoff teaches macro practice and evaluation in work-related environments.


LAURA WITTCOFF teaches macro practice and evaluation in work-related environments. As principal with The InTrinsic Group, a boutique consulting firm, she designs and leads organization development projects in the areas of strategic thinking/planning, leadership/management development, eLearning curriculum development, change management, team building, and facilitation for nonprofit, government and for-profit entities.

Previously, Wittcoff served as associate director of Realize Resources, a capacity-building program of the Justice Resource Institute. She was also an adjunct lecturer of organizational behavior at Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School, where she used her professional experience to enhance her students’ theoretical learning. Prior to consulting, she was director of training and development at Surgency, Inc., a management consulting firm where she acted as an internal consultant in the human resources division. She has also worked as a psychotherapist, providing clinical counseling for individuals, couples, families and groups.

Wittcoff completed her post-graduate fellowship in organization development at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy. From 1983 to 1985, she had a Fulbright-Hays Teaching Assistantship in Vienna, Austria, where she taught career planning and development at Webster University. She is also certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type indicator.

Education (3)

Boston Institute For Psychotherapy: Post Graduate Fellowship, Organization Development and Human Resource Consultation 1997

Boston University: M.S.W., Casework/Community Organization Management Planning 1987

Dickinson College: B.A., History 1982

Certified to administer Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Areas of Expertise (11)

Storytelling for Non-Profits & Charities

Visiblity Enhancements for Non-Profits


Change Management & Strategic Planning

Non Profit

Organizational Development


Board Development

Team Building & Leadership

Social Networks for Non-Profits

Non-Profit Marketing

Industry Expertise (8)

Social Services

Corporate Training

Corporate Leadership

Human Resources


Writing and Editing



Accomplishments (1)

Jane Addams Award Recipient 2017 (professional)

Recognizes a faculty member whom graduating students have nominated for recipient’s academic, administrative and moral support of students.

Affiliations (2)

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Network for Social Work Management (NSWM)

Languages (1)

  • German


Grand Challenges (1)

Harnessing Technology for Social Good

Practice Innovation through technology in the digital age:
A Grand Challenge forSocial Work

Media Appearances (1)

What do Nonprofit Managers do?

USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work  online


What does a nonprofit manager actually do? How can an MSW degree help graduates find careers in the nonprofit world?

An MSW degree can lead to a wide breadth of career opportunities, but many graduates find themselves drawn to the nonprofit sector. What exactly does the role of a nonprofit manager look like, and how might an MSW graduate fit into that role? We examine these questions with Laura Wittcoff, adjunct lecturer in the Department of Social Change & Innovation.

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Presentation Style


  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Corporate Training