Event date: 10/4/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Export event
Josh Klapperick
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Chapter Update – Licensure, Supporting a Diverse Workforce, and More!

Lunch N Learn Webinar

Part of our monthly Lunch ‘n Learn Webinar Series

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 12-1pm CST via Zoom


Dr. Karen Goodenough, PhD, MSW, LGSW - Executive Director

Angelo Flowers, MSW, LGSW - President

Beth Winterfeldt, MSW, LGSW, Graduate Non-Profit Leadership Certificate - President-Elect


Ready to be inspired and re-energized? Come hear about what the chapter has planned for the upcoming year! Join us and get up to speed on important licensure-related efforts in MN and across the county, including the interstate compact and licensure exams. Attendees will hear about partnerships that are moving our work forward as a profession. You’ll also learn about other important initiatives that the chapter is working on such as updates on the Diverse Workforce Initiative and our Affinity Groups. This is also an opportunity to share your thoughts and suggestions on things for the Chapter to consider in the year ahead.

You will receive the access link the day before the webinar.


About the Presenters

Dr. Karen E. Goodenough, PhD, MSW, LGSW has been Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers - Minnesota Chapter since 2018. She received her BSW from St. Olaf College, MSW from Augsburg University, and PhD in social work from the University of Minnesota. Previously, Dr. KG worked in direct practice, non-profit program management, and has been a consultant in evaluation, data utilization, and strategic planning. She has also served as adjunct faculty in numerous BSW and MSW programs throughout Minnesota. Dr. KG is a skilled supervisor, trainer, and macro practitioner. She has supervised, coached, and trained interns, volunteers, contractors, board members, and staff from various professional backgrounds, and has provided hundreds of hours of training in such areas as supervision, ethics, policy advocacy, leadership, budgeting, evaluation, and research. Dr. KG is passionate about using data and best practices to support the social work profession and build a purposeful future. Her dissertation research was focused on exemptions from licensure, and she is currently focusing much of her research and advocacy efforts on social work licensure issues. Dr. KG is a member of the MN Board of Social Work Advisory Committee and Legislation and Rules Committee, Co-Chairs the NASW Licensure Task Force, and is on the Document Writing Team for the Social Work Interstate Compact.


Beth Winterfeldt, LGSW, President-Elect for NASW-MN, served the past three years as chair/co-chair of the SPAN Committee after completing a macro MSW internship with NASW-MN in 2020. For the past three years, Beth worked in various roles for a non-profit housing agency, and recently stepped into a new position with South Central Service Cooperative as a Youth Mental Health Navigator - a pilot program for this organization, seeking to increase access to effective and culturally appropriate mental health supports for children in rural areas of South Central Minnesota.


Pricing and Registration

NASW Members - FREE - Register here (NASW members only)

Not-Yet-Members - $15 - Register here


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