Dear Network for Social Work Management Members, Eight months ago, we launched an exploration period for new organizational structure models for the Network. We have been exploring the feasibility of several models, including collaborating with university partners. However, we've found that rapid changes in social work education, and the challenges of a syndemic-altered environment for higher education, have made potential university partners reluctant to embark on new endeavors at this time. As a result, because we know that the mission of the Network is more important than ever, we are moving ahead to define a path forward for the organization. For [...]
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July 29, 2022 Dear Network for Social Work Management Members: As many of you know, our long-time Executive Director, Dr. Lakeya Cherry, left her position at the end of June to focus on her executive leadership coaching work. We are incredibly grateful for all that Dr. Cherry accomplished over the nine years that she led The Network. Prior to her departure, the Board of Directors and Dr. Cherry started exploring new business models for the Network. With Dr. Cherry’s departure and that of Ms. Briana LaRoche, administrative coordinator, the Board is presented with an opportunity to explore new partnerships for The [...]
MONDAY MORNING MANAGER, PATRICIA DESERT Patricia Mura Desert is the Founder of La Distinction Enterprises, LLC (aka Distinction Co), serving Christian entrepreneurs and their families through a quarterly non-subscription box. She also serves as the President of Savesouls Inc., a mental health organization serving Afro-Caribbean individuals online. Q1) Number of years in Management: 7 Years Q2) Tell us about your path to management: My path to management started at 12 years old, on the day that I wrote a letter to 10 parents in my church telling them instead of keeping their children at home on Sundays, bring them to [...]
Scores of Americans of all races and nationalities have relentlessly fought for years – and even died – to protect our right to vote. As a unified collective of nonprofit organizations, partners and affiliates nationwide, we firmly believe that every American’s vote is their voice. Any attempts to undermine voters’ access to the ballot box are contrary to foundational rights for everyone in the United States. The sweeping – and ill-conceived – voting reform law recently signed in Georgia was rationalized by unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud in the state’s 2020 elections. Therefore, the law, simply stated, is untenable and un-American. We stand [...]
Building Success One Block At A Time. Dear DSI Applicant, We hope that you are all doing well in these challenging times. As you may be aware, the Network for Social Work Management has rescheduled its conference to 2021, keeping the program at Fordham University, New York City. The Doctoral Scholars Institute (DSI) will also be postponed, and is rescheduled for a date in 2021 at Fordham. We are happy that you applied to the DSI. We will hold your application and review it for participation in 2021. Given the circumstances, we will extend eligibility to those of you [...]
Important Update Dear Valued Members, Due to the public health risk posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the recent CDC guidelines around mass gatherings, we have decided to reschedule #NSWM31 to next year at Fordham University in NYC (Date TBD). While this decision was difficult, the well-being of our members and community is of utmost importance. In lieu of our conference this June, we will move forward with a few virtual events during our original conference dates i.e. June 3 – 5th, 2020. While we cannot confirm all offerings yet, we can confirm the following: Wednesday, June 3rd [...]