Shared Interest Groups
The NASW Illinois Chapter Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are formal organizational units that are created and maintained by members with similar social work–related interests. Through the SIGs, members can pursue narrower, substantive subjects while NASW Illinois focuses on the broader interests of the larger membership base.
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The International Activities Network SIG creates opportunities for international exchanges, breaking down boundaries, and addressing global social work issues.
The Student Network SIG provides support and networking opportunities to Illinois social work students. Please note that the network is only active during the school year.
The Mediator SIG promotes social workers as mediators and provides networking and education opportunities. The SIG meets on the third Sunday of each month from 12:30–2:30pm. Meetings vary from phone conference to office locations.
The Older Adults SIG works to establish social work as a primary discipline in older adult services in Illinois and to attract committed social workers who are qualified and trained in the field of older adults.
The Retired Social Worker SIG brings retired social workers (RSWs) back to the field of professional social work and provides networking opportunities, continuing education events, and more.