Agenda for Facebook Live Town Hall — Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession

Calendar and clock icon. Calendar date deadline notification. Appointment, schedule, important date. Time and date. Deadline on a calendar, event notification. Event reminder scheduled on agendaIFSW NORTH AMERICAN REGION VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Facebook Live Event: Monday, March 22, 2021 • 1:00-3:45 pm ET/ 2:30-5:15pm

Ubuntu: Welcome to the Social Work Profession

Interactive sessions by social worker leaders that will detail vital information about the social work profession and social work’s professional associations that will assist social work students and entry level social workers flourish in their careers.

The session is sponsored by the North American Region (Canada and the US) of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW).

1:00pm ET Welcome Remarks

Mit Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW
President, North American Region of IFSW
President, National Association of Social Workers (NASW-USA)
Joan Davis-Whelan, MSW, RSW
Vice President, North American Region of IFSW
President, Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
1:15pm ET/ The Future of Social Work

Presenter:

Laura Nissen, PhD
Professor, School of Social Work, Portland University
Presidential Futures Fellow; Director, the Social Work Futures

1:45pm ET/ Student Loan Debt Forgiveness

Presenters:

Fred Phelps, MSW, RSW, CAE
Executive Director, Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)

Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW
Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)- USA

Sarah Butts, MSW
Director, Public Policy
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)- USA

2:15pm ET/ Developing Relevant Networks in The Social Work Profession

Presenters:

Stephanie Asare Nti, LCSW-C
Founder of Social Workers Beyond Borders

Cheryl Mallard, MSW, RSW – Field Education Coordinator and Manager of Field Education, School of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Chair, Board of Newfoundland & Labrador College of Social Workers

2:45pm ET / The Global Role of Social Work & The United Nations

Presenters:

Michael S. Cronin, PhD, LCSW
Associate Professor, School of Social Work at Monmouth University; United Nations Commissioner for North America, IFSW
Robin S. Mama, PhD, MSS, LSW
Dean, School of Social Work at Monmouth University; Representative of the IFSW at the UN-NY
3:15pm ET/ Early Career Social Work Leadership Opportunities

Presenters:

Mathew Goldberg, BA
NASW Board MSW Student Member
Alexandra Zannis, BSW, RSW
Social Policy and Communications Coordinator, Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)

Closing remarks from Mathew Goldberg and Alexandra Zannis

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