Event date: 3/13/2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Export event
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Social Work Month 2024: Empowering Social Workers

Lunch N Learn Webinar

Wednesday, March 13  - 12-1 p.m. CST via Zoom




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

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


While both our profession and the need for services continues to grow, social work salaries have not kept pace. This social work month and throughout 2024, NASW-MN will be focused on legislation and initiatives that empower and support the social work profession and improve their bottom line. Join our Executive Director and Board President-Elect for an interactive discussion regarding ways to increase compensation in all areas of practice, including paid internships for students.

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

FREE FOR ALL - Register here


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