NASW-MN's 2022 Virtual Symposium
(Re)visioning: Our Profession, Our Practice, Ourselves
(Re)visioning - verb: a process by which we challenge what is, erase what does not work, and boldly and collectively create a new image of what could be.
January 28 // (Re)centering: Social Work & Abolition
An abolitionist take on Social Work
February 25 // (Re)imagining the Structures of our Profession
A critical examination of licensure, the DSM, & more
March 25 // (Re)imagining our Practice
A fresh take on interventions used to serve clients & communities
April 29 // (Re)imagining Ourselves
A deep dive into pay, autonomy, diversity in the field & other factors influencing daily realities
May 20 // Social Work Summit: (Re)Creating
A culminating discussion of ideas & creation of an action plan
(Re)visioning our format
In lieu of our annual fall conference, we have put together a symposium that will feature one session every month between January and April 2022, concluding with our Social Work Summit in May 2022. Symposium content will focus on (re)defining the status quo of our profession. In each session, we will unpack a pressing issue and discuss bold approaches to meet the challenges of tomorrow. We will create space for multiple truths as we challenge ourselves to unlearn, evolve, lead, and follow into the future of social work.
With the ongoing pandemic and our desire to make this event accessible, we have (re)worked our format in a way that we hope will enable everyone who wishes to be a part of these conversations to attend. We invite you to join us and your colleagues from across Minnesota for an aspirational and inspirational event.