The Annual Management Conference is uniquely positioned to bring together social work and human service leaders, international experts, researchers, and practitioners in an informative event, resulting in attendees at all levels leaving with cutting-edge social service management strategies. You will have ample opportunities to network with colleagues at the conference venue and at social gatherings offsite.
The conference will feature plenary sessions, invitational presentations, and workshops. We hope to see you in New York!
Register For the Annual Management Conference
Your registration to NSWM’s conference is an investment in your professional development. You will leave with cutting-edge human services management strategies you can implement in your organization.
To receive the special rates for current students, retirees, unemployed, volunteers and speakers please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will verify your status and provide you with the promotional code needed to purchase the ticket at the special rate. If you are accepted as a presenter we will email you the promotional code with your acceptance notification.
Please use the code “NSWM” to register.
Call For Proposals
The Business of Social Work: Mission, Morals, Morale and Money
The Call for Proposals is now open for our 28th Annual Conference to be held on June 15-16, 2017 at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.
The Emerging Leaders Institute
The Emerging Leaders Institute is an opportunity for Network members who are new to leadership and management or have a desire to move into a leadership role to learn more about their own personal work style, strengths and weaknesses, and how to best apply their skills in their career. ELI participants will network and learn from each other, guest speakers, and Network leaders while setting career goals and creating a plan to achieve those goals.
The Emerging Leader Institute will be held on June 14, 2017 in New York, NY.
This Program is Sponsored by Karun K. Singh, PhD
Doctoral Scholars Institute
Please join doctoral colleagues and faculty for a pre-conference institute focused on research in human services management and organizations. Leading faculty and scholars will discuss current research in management and organizations; scholarship collaborations; publication and dissemination; external funding; and research-to-action initiatives with public and non-profit organizations. Doctoral participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own dissertation or other research.
The Doctoral Scholars Institute will be held on June 14, 2017 in New York, NY.
Additional Conference Information
Deadline: Friday, April 7
Established in 1989 in honor of Chauncey Alexander, a beloved, energetic, high-performance professional whose legacy of social work management achievements merits recognition from one generation to the next, this lifetime achievement award honors the entire career of select social work managers. During the 27 year history of the award, only 7 have been made.
The Exemplar Award This award recognizes social work executives who demonstrate exemplary performance for the public good and are worthy of emulation. They are the embodiment of the Human Services Management Competencies as promulgated by The Network for Social Work Management.
This award recognizes the exemplary contribution of practitioners, academics and students who have distinguished their performance in the field of social work management. The award recipient is provided with a $300 travel stipend to attend the national conference and offers an opportunity to be able to submit an article for publication in the Human Service Organizations: Leadership, Management and Governance journal, formerly known as the Administration in Social Work journal.
Recognizes the “Best Practice” accomplishments of a nonprofit, public or for profit organization that best exemplifies adherence to The Network’s Leadership and Management Practice Competencies. Determination of the award is based on outstanding and exceptional contributions to social work management in the context of the Human Services Management Competencies of the NSWM.
2015 Conference Presentations
- Administrators and Clinical Professionals: How Does Organizational Climate Relate to Intention to Leave by Nancy Claiborne, MSW, PhD, Associate Professor, University at Albanu-SUNY
- Bringing Macro Practice into the Educational Pipeline by Wynne Korr, PhD, Dean, Professor, University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign
- Health, Healthcare and Human Services, What’s Next by Steve Hornberger
- The Lubombo Child Friendly Court by Zee Masuku, MSW, Social Welfare Advisor, Health and Finance Governance Project, ABT Associates
- Lubombo CFC Poster by Zee Masuku, MSW, Social Welfare Advisor, Health and Finance Governance Project, ABT Associates
- Trauma Informed Care & the Core of Social Work Leadership by Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW, Director of Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Healthcare
- Successful and Not Successful Implementation by Nancy Claiborne, MSW, PhD, Associate Professor, University at Albanu-SUNY
- School Safety as a Topic for Social Work Managers by Oscar Carciero, MSW, SEI Chile, NSWM Chile Chapter Chair
- Enhancing the Management Talent Pool through Leadership Development and a Certificate in Social Work Administration by Tom Packard, DSW, Jennifer Tucker-Tatlow, MSW, San Diego State University School of Social Work and the Academy for Professional Excellence
- Organizational Change as a Product of Technical and Social Transformation by George Kurzawa, MSW, Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association
- Community Practice Social Workers: Social Intrapreneurs? Social Entrepreneurs? by Monica Nandan, Kennesaw State University, GA, Gokul Mandayam, University of Southern California, CA
- Rising from the Ashes-A Case Study in Organizational Transformation by Sarah Lange, MSW, Principal/Founder, New Era
- The New Challenge in Social Work Change Management and Leadership by Charles R. Howard, Ph.D., MSW, CSWM
President & CEO, CR Howard and Associates
- Personal Branding by Kristin Battista-Frazee, MSW
- Keep Them So You Can Teach Them Alternatives to Exclusionary Discipline by Bruce Friedman, PhD,Professor and Director, Social Work Department, CSU – Bakersfield
- Managers as Change Leaders Effective Models of Human Service Organizational Transformation by Tory Cox, LCSW, PPS, Clinical Associate Professor, Field Education and Assistant Director, Field Education, USC School of Social Work and Murali Nair, MSW, MS, Clinical Professor, USC School of Social Work
- Community Partnership & Social Work by Dianne Mack, LCSW, Lead Consultant, Creative Social Soultions
- Faith Based Challenges in Social Service Delivery The Covenant Wellness Center by Christine Y. Wiley
- Best Practices Standards The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring by Elizabeth Speck, PhD, Senior Director, Program Training Unit, Safe Horizon