Chapter Committees

Our committees and workgroups develop and help to implement important parts of the Chapter’s programming, including events and policy work. Joining a committee or workgroup is a benefit exclusive to NASW members!

Make the most your membership by joining a chapter committee or workgroup. Drive our policy efforts, plan incredible events, and find ways to engage NASW members in change-making. Ready raise your voice, use your creativity, and share your ideas to make a real impact for Minnesota social workers? We want you!

We invite NASW-MN members to join a committee or workgroup to start in September or January! 

Complete our online form to join a committee or workgroup

Download our Committees and Workgroups Flyer

2022 Annual Fall Conference Committee (not seeking new members)

Plan, organize and implement the 2022 in-person multi-day conference, focused on quality training, resource-sharing, and networking for social workers from all practice areas.

Meets second Monday of the month from 4:30-6 p.m. October through September

Ethics Committee

Develop and plan ethics trainings, provide ethics consultation to members, review ethical violations following MN Board of Social Work action, and work alongside NASW’s national office to enforce the NASW Code of Ethics.

Meets November 2, 2021, February 1 and May 3, 2022 from 8-9:30 a.m.

Licensure Workgroup

Review Minnesota and national social work licensing statutes and make recommendations to bring to the MN Board of Social Work’s Legislation & Rules Committee.

Meets second Friday of the month from 12:30-2 p.m. every other month, September through May

Political Action for Candidate Election (MN-PACE)

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

Meets second Wednesday of the month from 4:30-5:30 p.m. September through June

Racial Justice Committee

Listen deeply to, and leverage voices of communities and members of color; engage in long-term hard work and take action from our learning to break down oppressive systems.

Meets first Friday of month from 9-10 a.m. September through May

Social Policy Action Network (SPAN)

Develop chapter’s legislative agenda; draft position statements on significant policy issues; follow bills and develop action alerts; work with coalition partners on lobbying strategies; and plan and execute policy events, including Social Work Day at the Capitol.

Meets third Wednesday of the month from 8-9:30 a.m. September through June

Whether a new or long-time member, student or retiree, no matter your practice or experience – there’s a committee for you!

Make the most of your NASW membership!

Complete our online form to join a committee or workgroup

Download our Committees and Workgroups Flyer

All committees and workgroups are currently meeting virtually. You must be a NASW member to join a committee or workgroup. Forms submitted before September 1 will begin committee work in September. Forms submitted after September 1 will begin committee work in January. 

Committee recruitment takes place in August and December

Complete our online form.