Community Voice

Thankful for NSWM

"Dear Lakeya, Hope you are doing well. This past weekend when I was with family and friends thinking about what I’m thankful for I couldn’t help but think about NSWM. Might be a nerdy thing to think about but the relationship I developed with my mentor (Nicole Malick) through NSWM International mentorship program is a... Read more »

5 Years and 3 Lessons

Lakeya Cherry, MSSW, CEO of The Network for Social Work Management This past week, I had the honor to be recognized by the NASW-NYC Chapter with a Social Work Image Award. This was the first award of my social work career and was received as I celebrated my 5 year anniversary with The Network for... Read more »

Under New Management: My First Professional Experience of Unconscious Bias

Dawn E. Shedrick, LCSW-R Founder and CEO of JenTex Training & Consulting On a rainy afternoon in the mid-1990’s, I was called into my supervisor Anna’s (name changed for privacy) office for what she described as “a very critical meeting.” As I walked in and sat down in a chair across from her desk, I... Read more »

Interview With LeeAnn W. Oakley, NSWM 1st Year Policy Fellow

Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you work? A: LeeAnn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker supporting practice transformation at Arkansas Children’s Patient Centered Medical Home, an innovative Medicaid funded program seeking to improve the health of kids and reduce preventable hospital admissions for chronic medical conditions including Asthma. LeeAnn completed her undergraduate... Read more »

“The Grand Challenges of Social Work and the Macro Practitioner” By Tamara Hunter

The Grand Challenges for Social Work is one of the most important and exciting initiatives in the history of our profession.  Introduced in 2016 by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, the aptly named Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative (GCSWI) initiative includes the following bold and ambitious goals. Ensure healthy development... Read more »

Interview with Neva Wallach, NSWM 1st Year Policy Fellow

Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you work? A: Neva is a graduate student at the USC School of Social Work’s Social Change and Innovation Department and will be earning her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in May, 2018. She is currently a full-time intern with The Hetty Group. Neva is... Read more »

Interview with Lauren Hyre, NSWM 1st Year Policy Fellow

Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you work? A: My name is Lauren Hyre, and I am a licensed master social worker. I have a Bachelor’s degree in social work from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and a Master’s degree in social work from the University of North Dakota in Grand... Read more »

“The Importance of Pursuing Professional Development Opportunities” By Kayla Roney Smith

As the world and job market continue to evolve, one thing remains certain: education and work experience are increasingly important but often not enough to land your dream job. I often talk with professionals at all levels of their careers who have experienced frustration related to obtaining their goal position or gaining the skills needed... Read more »

“Millennials as Managers: Overcoming Stereotypes and Promoting Effective Leadership” By Lauren E. Hyre

Millennials as Managers: Overcoming Stereotypes and Promoting Effective Leadership Much to the chagrin of baby boomers and Gen Xers, millennials are moving into management. And they’re doing it despite the stereotypes of selfishness, entitlement, bad work ethic and laziness. Studies have shown, including the Gallup’s How Millennials Want to Work and Live report (Gallup, 2016),... Read more »