Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is NOW CLOSED for our 28th Annual Conference to be held on June 15-16, 2017 at Fordham University in NYC.

The Network for Social Work Management brings together managers, researchers, professors, practitioners, and emerging leaders in health and human services to engage in dialogue about management practice, strengthen social work leadership, disseminate new research, enhance collaborations, and support emergent leaders.

Being an inclusive international professional association, NSWM is dedicated to serving and connecting individuals on the continuum of management and leadership including executive, senior, middle, emerging and aspiring. In an era of sweeping changes in the social and political landscape that affect health and human services coupled with competing claims by many disciplines to manage in the human services arena, our goal is to elevate the significance of Social Work Management through the advancement of new knowledge and innovative practice in health and human services.

*Please note that you may not submit a proposal twice with the same email. Please use a different email.

General Information

Submission Deadline: Proposal Submissions are now due Monday, January 23rd, 2017.

Abstract Notification: All authors will be notified via email of abstract status on Friday, March 10th, 2017. Please make sure your email address is correct and up-to-date.  **Please know that the this date was extended by a week because of the week long extension that was provided for proposal submissions. 

Registration and Membership: You have to be a Network member to submit an abstract, however membership is free. If your proposal is admitted we will send you a code to register at the presenter rate.

Author Disclaimer: Opinions expressed by a speaker represents only the opinions of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Network for Social Work Management.

Session Types: Two types of sessions are presented at the Network for Social Work Management Conference; Oral and poster.

Standard AV: All oral scientific session rooms are equipped with an LCD projector, computer and screen. There will be WiFi access.

Submission Instructions

  1. Apply to submit your proposal. Please read and follow the instructions provided to submit your proposal. If you are unsure where your presentation would best fit in the program view the Call for Proposals.
  2. NSWM suggests that proposals be developed off-line before accessing the online submission form.
  3. Use the spell-check and word-count features of your word processor to check the text of the abstract before submitting it.
  4. You will receive an email confirming that you have submitted your proposal.

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