2014 Annual Conference
Identity, Belonging, Collaborating:
Social Work’s Role in an Increasingly Diverse World
November 20 and 21, 2014
Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus
12 CEUs for social workers, counselors, and chemical dependency professionals
About the Theme: As a primary advocate and prominent leader of the social work profession, NASW Ohio Chapter invites Ohio social workers to start a dialogue on diversity both within and outside our profession and communities. The 2014 Annual Conference, Identity, Belonging, Collaborating: Social Work’s Role in an Increasingly Diverse World, will provide social workers with the tools to strengthen their skills in communicating and working effectively with clients, colleagues, other professionals, policymakers, and communities whose make-up is continually changing. The 2014 conference seeks to explore diversity on the level of personal identity (race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation), on the professional level (the diversity within our profession and social workers’ roles in interdisciplinary teams and nontraditional practice settings), the community level (urban, rural, neighborhood, city, state, and national cultures and identities), and the generational level (the experience-based legacy of seasoned social workers and the vision of emerging practitioners who have grown up surrounded by technology and new possibilities).
In an ever-changing society, social workers have a professional responsibility to recognize the full range of diversity in their practice and communities, to fight oppression, and actively advocate for social justice. This can be difficult to put into practice. High caseloads can mean rushed assessments that miss important, but subtle cultural nuances. Communities often lack culturally-sensitive resources. Political and bureaucratic obstacles frequently stand in the way of policies that promote equality. Living and working in a diverse world is full of challenges. The NASW Ohio Chapter Annual Conference will prepare you to meet them head-on by honing and developing your skills and knowledge, building your professional network, and reaffirming your belief in human potential and passion for a better world.
Day 1 - Thursday, November 20
Registration & Exhibit Viewing
Keynote (1.5 CEUs) 50 Years: A look back at the effects of the War on Poverty
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Breakout A (1.5 CEUs)
Breakout B (1.5 CEUs)
Breakout C (1.5 CEUs)
President's Reception & Town Hall
State Awards Banquet - $30 per person, extra
Day 2 - Friday, November 21
Registration & Exhibit Viewing
Keynote (1.5 CEUs) Diversity’s Next Step: Consciousness, Inclusion and Integrity
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Breakout D (1.5 CEUs)
Breakout E (1.5 CEUs)
Breakout F (1.5 CEUs)
$127 for members
$185 for non-members
$46 for student NASW members
$60 for students who aren't NASW members
$80 for members
$115 for non-members
$29 for student NASW members
$40 for students who are not NASW members
Where to Stay
Fairfield Inn & Suites - $99/night
Room block will be released on October 22, 2014.
Participants should call 614-568-0770 to make reservations. The group name is "National Association of Social Workers”
Four Points by Sheraton - $99/night
Room block will be released on October 19, 2014.
Participants should call 614-844-5888 to make reservations. The group name is "National Association of Social Workers”
Professional Development Series
NASW Ohio Chapter presents the annual Professional Development Series on Thursday, November 20. Please note these sessions are not eligible for CEU credit.
Breakout A - Getting into a PhD Program
This workshop is geared toward students and professionals who want to pursue their MSW. This is a panel discussion focused on ways to increase your chances of acceptance, preparing you for a MSW program and ways to succeed/get the most out of your MSW program.
Breakout B - Getting into a PhD Program
This workshop is for those wanting to pursue their PhD in Social Work. This panel discussion will focus on the benefits and potential drawbacks of getting your PhD, ways to increase your chances of acceptance, what to expect in the program and ways to succeed/career paths available after you receive your PhD.
Breakout C - Be Your Best Professional Self
NASW membership is your career protection. Everything we do at NASW is focused on making your professional lives better. Come hear from professionals ready to help you prepare for getting a job, earn what you deserve and succeed in your career. After graduation you have to get licensed, start earning continuing education, find a job and start your career. A panel of professionals will share with you what it means to create a professional development plan, how to get your dream job, networking tips, licensure information, managing social media, self-care and ways to always be your best professional self.