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!


Now recruiting to start in September 2022!

Check out our Committees & Workgroups flyer

Complete our online form to join a committee or workgroup

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.

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.

Membership Workgroup

Create and implement strategies for chapter's member recruitment, retention, and engagement efforts, and develop and deliver annual Member Drive during Social Work Month.

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.

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.

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.

Make the most of your NASW membership!

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

Complete our online form to join a committee or workgroup

View our Committees & Workgroups flyer

Contact admin.naswmn@socialworkers.org with questions.


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.

View our Committees & Workgroups flyer