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Tuesday, November 29

December 2016 - West Central Update

Nancy Egger
West Central District Chair

I need to first thank you for your patience and support as I have been recovering from the sudden loss of my husband in October.  I am beginning to look ahead and hope that you will join me in some of the interesting events coming up!  Please watch for future e-mails about two CEU events currently being finalized—they look to be interesting!

Welcome new members!  Please join me in welcoming our newest members:  Amy Humbles, Barbara Boddie, Julie Blythe, and Amy Leigh Bevins.  

Now is the time to recognize the leaders and mentors!  The 2017 SOCIAL WORK AWARDS are coming!!  This is a change from previous years when we had district awards—so let's work on getting our district leaders recognition!

Deadline: Tuesday, January 17,  2017
We are searching for outstanding individuals whose work has supported the social work profession and the people it serves in four award categories: Social Worker of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Public Citizen of the Year, and Emerging Leader.

*         Read more about the award requisites here: http://www.naswil.org/news/chapter-awards/

*         Submit a nomination here: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/2017-social-work-awards-nomination-form/

Join the Second Cohort of the Supervisory Leader in Aging Program and Earn 30 CEUs!
Deadline: Monday, January 16, 2017

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is excited to launch the Supervisory Leaders in Aging (SLA) program with generous funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation. Supervisory Leaders in Aging is designed to improve the delivery of health care and social services to older adults by strengthening the supervision of staff providing direct social services to older adults and their families. This innovative professional development program will be implemented as an educational offering providing 30 continuing education units (CEUs), including three units in cultural competency. Participants must be available to attend trainings beginning in March 2017. Trainings will consist of five full-day workshops (6 hours each day, 30 hours total).
Read more about the program here: http://www.naswil.org/news/chapter-news/featured/join-the-second-cohort-of-the-supervisory-leader-in-aging-program-and-earn-30-ceus/
Apply directly to the program here: https://supervisoryleadersinaging.wufoo.com/forms/application/

Call for Leadership! 2017 Chapter Leadership Opportunities
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Do you want to make a difference for social workers in Illinois and beyond? Do you have expertise in a particular method or field of social work practice? Do you have a unique perspective that you believe is under-represented? Joining the NASW Illinois Chapter Board of Directors is a great way to implement change, share your knowledge, and voice your opinions! Consider getting involved in your professional association, or or nominating a colleague for a leadership position. Read more about joining here: http://www.naswil.org/news/chapter-news/featured/call-for-leadership-2017-chapter-leadership-opportunities/

Get Involved! Join an NASW-IL SIG!
The NASW-Illinois Chapter has several active shared interest groups (SIGs) to cater to our many member needs and interests. If you're looking to get involved at a deeper level or even help out in formation with some new SIGs, take a moment to fill out this short online form: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/joining-an-naswil-sig/. Our SIG Chairs will reach out with more information about ways you can get involved with an existing SIG or in the planning of a new one!

Again, watch for some e-mails in the next few weeks to see what's coming for our district!

Posted on 11/29/16 at 12:18 PM

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