NACSW sponsors a three-day annual convention each year, as well as local workshops or one-day regional conferences, and audio conference conference workshops. These various training events provide terrific opportunities to:
LEARN from nationally recognized speakers on topics of special interest to NACSW members and friends
NETWORK with dozens of other Christians in social work/social ministry
EARN continuing education contact hours, which have become increasingly important for maintaining social work licenses, certifications, registrations and/or accreditation in many areas.
Join us at NACSW Convention 2017!
We are excited to announce that this incredible networking and learning event will take place November 2-5, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park in Charlotte, North Carolina! Get your bags packed, and join the us! Themed “Advocating for Peace, justice & Reconciliation in Communities,” this 3+ day conference offers opportunities to meet social work and social service students, practitioners, educators, and other like-minded professionals. In addition, you may earn CE Hours for attending preconvention institutes, workshops, and the Thursday, Friday and Saturday keynote sessions!
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Tanya Smith Brice, MSW, PhD • Dean of the School of Health and Human Services at Benedict College
LaSonya Townsend, DSW • Johnson C Smith University
Reasons to Come to Convention 2017 in Charlotte by Denise Levy
There once was a convention
And you probably know the intention
We will all gather
And wouldn’t you rather
Come check out a new dimension
The place is Charlotte, NC
November 2017 is when it will be
Come one, come all
We’ll be there next fall
There will be so much to do and see
Reverend Barber will speak the truth
To our elders and to all of the youth
You’ll have time to reflect
On which sessions to select
And to visit the exhibits and all of the booths
Christian social workers will be there
Each of us with our own flair
You are invited
A spirit ignited
Come learn and grow and share
The theme is advocating for peace
We will join forces and fly like the geese
Reconciliation is our goal
To be made whole
And to see injustices cease
Our focus is on our communities
That’s where we see opportunities
To spread love not hate
We will advocate
For coming together in unity
I think that’s all I should say
To not give too much away
You really will love it
It will fill your spirit
When you leave you will say “yay,” okay?
The purpose of the NACSW Annual Convention is to support and encourage the growth of social workers in the ethical integration of Christian faith and professional practice.