2021 Continuing Education Offerings

May Member Forum

Wednesday, May 17th, from Noon- 1 PM CST Via Zoom

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Wednesday, May 17th, from Noon- 1 PM CST Via Zoom
NASW-WI’s Membership Forums are an opportunity for you, our members, to hear an update on NASW-WI activities and provide NASW-WI feedback on the most pressing issues or concerns in your practice. We want to hear from you!

NASW-WI Executive Director Marc Herstand will be at the forum to answer your questions and provide an update on NASW’s advocacy for the profession and on behalf of social justice issues.

To participate at the forum, please REGISTER

Social Work Ethics and Boundaries: A Critical Examination - this workshop has reached capacity and is now closed

July 20th, 2023, 9AM-1PM CST Via Zoom

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Presented by Debra Minsky Kelly, MSW, LCSW - 4 Ethics & Boundaries CEH's

Social Work Ethics and Boundaries: A Critical Examination

Workshop summary: The social work profession has undergone transformational changes since its inception in the late 1800s. The original commitment of the profession was to serve the poor and other marginalized groups and to bring the public’s attention to large-scale macro-level social problems. With increasing numbers of social workers entering the private sector and focusing on individually-based micro struggles, the Code of Ethics has evolved to accommodate and address the intricacies of individually-focused models of care. This workshop will examine these changes and ask critical questions about our identity as a profession. In what ways do our current professional values and ethical mandates create conflicts with our profession’s historical commitments to be agents of social change? The current epidemic of loneliness, combined with our historical and political context, will serve as a backdrop for the urgent need for a strong and values-driven reexamination of our identity as a profession.

Learning objectives:

After attending this workshop, attendees will:

  • Understand the history of the NASW Code of Ethics and how this has evolved over time.
  • Critically examine the professional shift from a macro to micro emphasis and how this has been reflected in our ethical code.
  • Critique this shift in practice focus as the evidence mounts that a toxic culture (as opposed to individual pathology) is primarily driving the current mental health crisis in which we live.
  • Recognize the impact of social isolation and loneliness as a primary social ill that calls for our attention as a helping profession.
  • Discuss the role of technology and other media influences on our collective wellbeing.
  • Consider the ways in which some social work ethical standards further reinforce individualism as a dominant Western value.
  • Examine the contradictions within SW values, ethical principles, and ethical standards.
  • Discuss the ethical mandate and effective strategies for reconnecting those we serve to communitybased, culturally-relevant, natural support systems.

Member - $85
Member who is a Student or Retired - $60
Non-Member - $115

Healthcare Network Meeting

Wednesday, July 12th, 2023 Noon - 1 via Zoom

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Join us Wednesday, July 12th, 2023 Noon - 1 via Zoom for our Health Care Network meeting.  All members are invited to join.

Please register in advance of this meeting: REGISTER

Board of Directors Election

May 15-June 5th

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The 2023 NASW-WI Chapter elections for statewide and regional board of directors positions will run from Monday, May 15th through Friday, June 5th, 2023.

In order to vote you will need your membership number. Please refer to the postcard that will be mailed out the week of May 8th that will include your membership number. You can also email admin.naswwi@socialworkers.org or call and leave a message at the NASW-WI office at 608-257-6334 to request this information, or to request a paper ballot. Paper ballots must be requested by Friday, May 22nd, 2023 and postmarked by Monday, June 5th, 2023.

Candidate Profiles

Thank you for helping to make this election cycle a success! 

Student Ambassador Info Session

May 24 from 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

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All Social Work students are invited to join Membership and Communications Coordinator Nadir Carlson for an info session on the NASW-WI ambassador program. There will be a short presentation and time for Q&A.

Register in advance for this meeting:

Registration Link


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