Over the years, the Order of Social workers of Umbria put particular effort into the under-standing of the educational needs of its members. Currently, it is performing some initiatives that were based on the study carried out ten years ago, which involved 255 social workers in the region (45% of the members), 67% of whom working in the public realm. The most requested educational needs regard the methodological-professional and the legal-administrative area, and the less mentioned one concerns the management realm. Hence, it has been pointed out the necessity of an of high-quality training, that should also be well-promoted, free, and carried out during working hours. The training should also be focused on specific fields and it should involve the institutions since the planning stage. The training process and its contents should be coherent with the expectations; It should have an ongoing recognition that considers the training needs. Results also highlight that precarious social workers can hardly attend lifelong learning programs. Results could be useful for all the Orders of Social Assistants for developing lifelong learning programs meeting the expectations of their mem-bers.
Keywords: Assistente sociale; formazione continua; bisogni formativi; progettazione; Ordi-ne Professionale; studio empirico.
Cecilia de Baggis, Giorgio Eduardo Montanari, Elisa Granocchia, Francesca Tardioli, Susanna Pallini, in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 2/2021, pp. 184-200, DOI:10.3280/SES2021-002013