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Preconvention Institutes 2020

Preconvention Institute Sessions are held on Thursday, November 5th, 2020.

     There are three sessions – one whole day, or two half-day sessions – from which to choose.

Thursday, November 5th 2020: Option #1 Full Day Session 9am – 12:15pm and 1:00pm – 4:15pm

(6.0 CEs for this session)

Rev. Dr. Harold Dean Trulear and Dr. Charles E. Lewis Jr.

Religion, Race, Criminal Justice, and Political Activism 






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HALF-DAY Option #2

Preconvention Institute

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

9:00am – 12:15pm


Allison Tan and Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein

 Reflective Structured Dialogue – What It Is and How We Can Use It in Social Work Practice and Education

Abstract: NACSW is in its fourth year implementing the Reflective Structured Dialogue model as a tool to equip our members to integrate Christian faith and social work practice in divisive times.  This workshop will provide education about the RSD model, including an opportunity to experience a dialogue in order to consider ways to apply it to your own practice and/or teaching.

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HALF-DAY Option #3 Preconvention Institute                                                                                                                                           
Thursday, November 5th, 2020
(3.0 CEs)

Lawrence Ressler

Truth, Mercy, Justice, Peace: Introductory Skills for Implementing a Multidimensional Framework for Reconciliation

This workshop will provide a fourfold model of reconciliation for mediation and transforming conflict that involving Truth, Mercy, Justice, and Peace.  Based on Psalm 85:10, the workshop will introduce skills needed to help individuals, families, groups, and communities move toward reconciliation including speaking and listening, forgiveness, making amends, and reframing.

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