Chapter Committees

Our committees and workgroups help to develop and implement parts of the Chapter’s programming, including events and policy work. You must be a member of NASW-MN to join a committee or workgroup. Contact NASW-MN at to learn more or join a committee or workgroup.

Annual Conference Committee

The Annual Conference Planning Committee plans, organizes and implements this two day event in the fall. The committee meets once a month to create an event that is for all social workers at all levels. 

Meets 2nd Mondays of the month from September to June

Disaster Response Workgroup

Prepare in advance for Chapter engagement in disaster recovery efforts in MN, the US, and abroad.

Meetings TBD

Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee, in consultation with NASW's national office, enforces the NASW Code of Ethics. This committee developed NASW-MN’s general ethics curriculum used in trainings throughout the year, and works on bringing new and relevant ethics topics to Chapter trainings

Meets every other month, Tuesdays or Wednesdays

International Study Travel Workgroup

Plan and implement international travel opportunities for members.

Meetings TBD

Licensure Workgroup

Review MN social work licensing statutes and make recommendations to bring to the MN Board of Social Work Legislative and Rules Committee

Meets Monday, Wednesday, or Friday

Political Action for Candidates Election (PACE)

MN-PACE is the chapter’s nonpartisan political action committee, which screens and endorses candidates for state and local public office who best represent professional social work values in the public policy arena.

Meets on pre-determined schedule:  July 30, Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 6 (election party), Nov 13

Racial Justice Committee

This group will be committed to listening first to our members and communities, and then collectively taking action stemming from our learning. As an association, we must do our part in breaking down internal and external systems of oppression and create belonging for those who have not felt heard. Issues of state policing and public community safety will be one important part of our work – and so much more.

Meetings TBD

Social Work Day at the Capitol (SWDAC)

The Social Work Day at the Capitol Committee plans, organizes and implements this event every April. The committee creates an event for all types of social workers to engage in policy advocacy for social change.

Meets 1st Wednesday of the month from October to May

Social Policy Action Network (SPAN)

SPAN proposes the chapter’s legislative agenda and positions on significant social policy issues. In concert with several coalition partners, the committee develops and implements lobbying strategies to advance the chapter’s agenda, including the establishment of a grassroots network of interested members.

Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month from October to May


Advocate on behalf of the communities you serve

Connect with the larger Social Work community

Come to a workshop or Annual Conference day for FREE!*

Meetings are virtual, so you can join from wherever you are!

Build connection, community, and friendships with social workers you may not have otherwise met!

Participate in useful discussion about your interests and practice

Improve and develop your leadership skills

Share your knowledge and influence statewide Chapter activities

Have fun!

*per year; minus cost of meals, if applicable