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Wednesday, November 29

December 2017 - Student Network SIG Update

New Downstate LSW/LCSW Review Course Just Announced! 

The popular one-day LSW/LCSW review course hast just announced our downstate date in Urbana, IL. Taking place on Friday, January 12, 2018, from 8am to 5pm, this intensive eight-hour lecture will cover the most current content areas as determined by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) for licensure. Sample questions are used to illustrate the lecture material. Courses include a book of selected readings and a packet of handouts designed to complement the lecture. Register here.

2018 Advocacy Day Announced! 

Advocacy Day 2018 has been announced for Wednesday, April 11, 2018! The event will take place down at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield, IL. Join an anticipated 1,000 social workers and social work students from across the state to attend a half day of educational seminars on lobbying in Illinois. Participants will receive an Advocacy Day packet complete with legislative materials and tip sheets on lobbying. See the Advocacy Day page (LINK) for more information as it becomes available. 

REGISTER HERE:  https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/advocacy-day-041118/

Seeking Student Leadership

The NASW-Illinois Chapter is still looking for student liaisons AND a BSW and MSW Student Representative on the NASW-Illinois Chapter Board of Directors for the 2017–2018 school year! Take part in your professional organization!

Student Liaison

Apply to become a student liaison! 

What does an NASW-Illinois Chapter Student Liaison do?

  • Liaisons serve as a vital point of contact between the NASW-Illinois Chapter and schools. Liaisons will help with the organizing and promotion of possible trips to campus by the NASW-Illinois Chapter for candid talks with students identifying student needs as well as presentations about NASW membership, licensure, and networking events.
  • Liaisons also serve as contacts for their school for the annual Advocacy Day which will take place in spring 2018 (exact date TBA). Since a date cannot be announced until the spring legislative session is announced, student liaisons will help keep their school abreast of important news relating to Advocacy Day as well as organizing their school attendees on the day of the event.

The following schools still need a liaison: 

  • Chicago State University
  • DePaul University
  • Governors State University
  • Illinois State University
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • University of Chicago SSA
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Springfield
  • University of St. Francis

If you are interested in becoming a student liaison, apply here

MSW and BSW Student Representative

Apply to become the MSW or BSW Student Representative.

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.

The 2018 Leadership Recruitment Packet is now available to download (LINK). The packet further outlines in great detail the importance of leadership and the requirements of elected leadership. Please consider getting involved in your professional association or or nominating a colleague for a leadership position. Nomination forms can be submitted online here. The deadline is March 1, 2018, so submit your nomination today! Read more here.

Posted on 11/29/17 at 03:53 PM


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