Each day of the conference will feature a keynote address, a Lunch Hour CEU, and breakout sessions. Explore the Sponsor Resource Folder throughout the live conference, and view the breakout sessions you missed through the Conference All-Access Channel for up to 3 weeks after the conference ends.
Conference content includes: Advanced Clinical, Macro Practice & Policy, Self-Care & Holistic Health, Generalist, Ethics, and Supervision.
Monday, September 21
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Keynote Address
History Lost, Stolen or Strayed: The Footsteps of NASW
Presenter: Mildred “Mit” Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW, NASW President
Today as our nation faces two pandemics and NASW re-affirms its commitment to anti-racism, the social work profession must examine its steps toward justice. What action is our professional association prepared to take to build a “Beloved Community”? The social work community will continue to bend the arc of justice towards equity for all, no matter how arduous the journey.
10:30-11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
1A. Centering Diverse Ways of Knowing: A Self and Community of Care Model (Carey Winkler, MSW, DSW, LICSW; and Laurel N. Bidwell, MSW, Ph.D, LICSW) - Self-Care & Holistic Health; Supervision
1B. Ethnic Specific Professional Coalitions: Minnesota Hmong Social Workers’ Coalition (Pa Der Vang, Ph.D., LICSW & Kao Nou L. Moua, Ph.D., LGSW) - Macro Practice & Policy
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch Hour CEU: Book Club
"How to be an Anti-Racist" by Ibram X. Kendi (Facilitated by members of the 2020 Annual Conference Committee)
1:00-2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2A. From Confrontation to Empathy Building in Domestic Abuse Treatment: Transforming into Men Who Matter (Michael Chovanec, Ph.D., LICSW, LMFT) - Advanced Clinical
2B. Indulging in Self-Care: An Ethical Responsibility (Tracey Wilkins, MSW, LICSW) - Self-Care & Holistic Health; Ethics
2:15-3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3A. Working Across Social Identity Difference through Whole-Person Relationship (Nancy Rodenborg, MSW, MIA, Ph.D, LGSW; Vivian Jenkins Nelsen; Richard Spratt, BSW, MSW; and Anthony Bibus III, MA, Ph.D) - Generalist
3B. Music is the Shorthand of Emotion: Musical Interventions with Youth (Jennifer Fuchs, LICSW) - Advanced Clinical
3:30-4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
4A. Homelessness and Grief: Approaching Homelessness through the Lens of Grief Work (Jade Erickson, MSW, LICSW) - Generalist
4B. Confronting Bias: How Stereotype Threatens Our Work with Clients and What We Can Do About It (Ed Morales, MPP, MSW, LICSW) - Generalist; Ethics