Tag Archives: leadership

Serving on the Board Has Been an Extraordinary Experience

Arndt

When Robin Arndt was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he met with a social work professor. After a one-hour conversation where Arndt discussed his interests and aspirations, he said he left knowing he was going to be a social worker. “I gained a mentor from that meeting who would help me navigate my undergraduate experience and shape ... Read More »

Estes Selected for Casey Foundation Fellowship

RyanEstes

Ryan Estes, LCSW, LCAS, treasurer and compliance officer for the NASW national board of directors, is one of 15 leaders selected for the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship®. The people selected for the fellowship will spend 21 months working within their agencies, organizations and communities toward specific, measurable improvements for large numbers of young people and families. Now ... Read More »

Board Member’s Career Trajectory Changed During Internship

Ethiopia

By Paul R. Pace Prior to coming to the United States, Bisrat Abebe, director of Region I of the NASW national board of directors, spent several years studying philosophy and theology in a Catholic seminary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “When I started an MSW program at Boston College, my plan was to work in HIV/AIDS, with the immigrant population here in ... Read More »

Funding supported for the Leadership Training in Social Work program

NASW celebrated the news that the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 includes funding to continue and expand the Leadership Training in Social Work program. For more than 40 years, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau provided grants to train social work leaders. In 2012, grantees learned that the MCHB was not planning to continue to fund several discipline-specific grants, including ... Read More »

NASW joins conference on voting rights

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW is continuing the fight to support voter rights as a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Staff from NASW attended the organization’s “Moving Voting Rights Forward: A Conference on Strategy for 2014 and Beyond,” hosted in Washington, D.C., last month. The Voting Rights Amendment Act (H.R. 3899; S. 1945), ... Read More »

Be a Leader for Your Association

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is pleased to announce that the 2013 Call for Nominations for National Elected Leadership is now open. NASW must recruit members in good standing, with appropriate experience, to submit an application for national elected positions on: • National Board of Directors which is responsible for governing the Association by establishing board policies and ... Read More »

NASW leaders gather for workshops, Hill visits and award ceremonies

By Rena Malai and Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW chapter executive directors, presidents and presidents-elect traveled to Washington, D.C., in April to participate in the 2013 Annual Leadership Meeting held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. The four-day meeting, with the theme “A Profession of Leaders in a Leading Profession,” offered an opportunity for NASW leaders to network, ... Read More »

Be A Leader for your Association

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is pleased to announce that the 2012 Call for Nominations for National Elected Leadership is now open. NASW must recruit members in good standing, with appropriate experience, to submit an application for national elected positions on: National Board of Directors which is responsible for governing the Association by establishing board policies and objectives, ... Read More »

The World at 7 Billion People: An Event Highlighting the Power of Women and Girls

UPDATE BELOW: On September 13, NASW staff members from the Human Rights and International Affairs department attended “The World at 7 Billion People,” an event sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), National Geographic, and other governmental organizations. In late October 2011, it is expected that the world’s population will reach 7 billion people. In light of this, the ... Read More »