About our theme
(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.
Now is the time for (re)centering.
Social systems were designed to serve the interests of a few, at the expense of many - some needed systems were never designed at all. Historically and particularly over the past year, social work has been looked to for guidance, and presented as a remedy to marginalization, inequity and injustice. But social work is itself a system, created by design and responsible for immense harm - as well as a great deal of good. The challenges of today are complex, layered, and intersectional; they require nuance and intention. How prepared are we to address these challenges?
There is no going “back to normal”.
Our profession is at a turning point.
Now is the time for (re)imagining.
(Re) is about starting anew, having the opportunity to look at something from another perspective – and trying again. If we could start over, what would we do differently? How might we approach building our profession? What might you bring into your practice? In what ways would you look at yourself? What would happen if we built a world of “what could be” instead of building on “what is”?
We are a resilient profession – but we are not an innocent one. The world is rapidly changing and we must ask ourselves: What will we do differently? What practices and structures must we let go of to create a just and equitable world? How can we build something new and beautiful so that social work can live truly up to its potential?
Now is the time for (re)creating.
We invite you to question, to unlearn, to challenge, and to (re)build a new, inclusive, representative, and hopeful future – together. Join us as we (re)vision a bold ideal of what social work can and should be.
(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.
Symposium All-Access Channel
View everything you missed - for months after the session! Catch up on symposium recordings through our All-Access Channel - on your own time, and at your own pace! All symposium sessions (except small group discussions and the 5/20 Summit) will be recorded and available for viewing through May 31, 2022.
Can't attend live symposium dates? No problem!
You can still register to get admission to the Symposium All-Access Channel! Catch up on content through recorded sessions** and earn independent learning CEUs*!
NASW Student Member - $30
NASW Retired Member - $50
NASW Regular Members - $75
Not-Yet-Members - $150
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Pricing includes access to:
- All 5 live symposium dates
- Symposium All-Access Channel to catch up on session recordings through end of May**
- Sponsor Resources Folder, filled with useful materials from sponsoring organizations
- Up to 19 CEUs available through live training and more through independent learning!*
Student and Retired Pricing only applies to NASW Student Members and NASW Retired Members, respectively.