Event date: 5/7/2024 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Export event
NASWMN Chapter

Power Moves: Utilizing Ourselves and Power Structures for Effective Change

Central Region Educational Meeting

Speaker: Dr. Karen Goodenough, PhD, MSW, LGSW
2 CEU’s – Can count as Ethics, Supervision, or Clinical 

Location (IN-PERSON): St Cloud Public Library, 1300 W Saint Germain Street, St Cloud, MN 56301. (Main Floor - Lobby; Mississippi Room 106)

Session Description:
Change is constant, and yet so often slow, ineffective, and terribly frustrating. In this session we’ll consider all sorts of change that social workers are trying to make in organizations and systems – from practices to ‘big P’ Policies and ‘little p’ policies, to culture shifts – attendees will set the tone with the changes they would like to see. We’ll discuss identifying and utilizing power structures, managing up, when to turn up/down the heat, use of self in tough situations (and more!), to help you be more effective in the changes you seek.


About the Presenter:
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. 



NASW Student/Retired Members $25

NASW Member $35

Not-Yet-Members $55




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