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Schedule (Nov 18-21, 2021)

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

9:00am – 4:15pm PT (1hr. lunch break)


Preconvention Institute: Option 1 – Glendale 1 & 2
Full-Day Session (6.0 CEs)
“Exploring the Enneagram: Empowering Social Workers to See Themselves Beloved and Sustained by God” – Presented by Dr. Jon Singletary
1:00 pm-4:00pm PT


Preconvention Institute: Option 2 – Glendale 6 & 7
Half-Day Session (3.0 CEs)
Presented by David Mandani, MSW, LCSW “Mental Health in the Church: A New Approach to Building Community”
5:00pm-7:00pm PT Exhibits Open & Networking Time
6:00pm-6:45pm PT Meet the NACSW Board of Directors- Glendale 1 & 2
7:00pm-8:30pm PT Opening Plenary Session (1.0 CE)

– Special Welcome: “Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship”

– Keynote Speaker: Father Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world

8:30pm-10:00pm PT Opening Reception and Poster Presentations
9:30pm-10:00pm PT Meet the NACSW Board Presidents: Sip and Greet – Hotel Lobby

Friday, November 19th, 2021

8:00am-8:30am PT Worship/Devotions – Glendale 4 & 5
8:45am-9:45am PT Workshops — Session A (1.0 CE)
9:45am-10:15am PT Coffee Break – Glendale Foyer
10:15am-11:15am PT Workshops — Session B (1.0 CE)
11:30am-12:45pm PT Alan Keith-Lucas LectureGlendale 4 & 5 (1.0 CE)
Keynote Speaker: Jim Raines, California State University, Monterey, CA “One Anothering A Christian Approach to Professional Ethics”
12:50 pm-1:50pm PT
Lunch on your own – (See Restaurant Guide)
  • Appreciation Pizza Event for Student Volunteers hosted by Azusa Pacific University, California Baptist University, Fresno Pacific University and George Fox University.
  • Small Group Meetings (see Small Group Meeting List for options)
2:00pm-3:30pm PT Workshops — Session C (1.5 CE) 
3:45pm-4:45pm PT Workshops — Session D (1.0 CE)
5:00pm-6:00pm PT
Workshops — Session E (1.0 CE)
7:30pm-9:30pm PT Educator’s Forum – Glendale 1

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: General Educator’s Forum
  • 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm: CSWE 2022 EPAS Town Hall – Facilitated by Tanya Smith Brice, Vice President of Education, CSWE

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

8:00am-8:30am PT Worship/Devotions – Glendale 4 & 5
8:45am-9:45am PT Workshops — Session F (1.0 CE)
9:45am-10:15am PT Coffee Break- Glendale Foyer
10:15am-11:15am PT Workshops — Session G (1.0 CE)
11:30am-12:45pm PT NACSW Community Conversation (1.0 CE) Race, Reconciliation and Shared Experiences: A Conversation  on Trauma within the Body of Christ

Diana R. Garland Award Presentation 

12:50 pm-1:50pm PT Lunch on your own

2:00pm-3:30pm PT Panel Session: Examining Immigration Policy Through a Christian Lens: Practice and Advocacy Implications (1.5 CEs)
3:45pm-4:45pm PT Workshops — Session H (1.0 CE)
5:00pm-6:00pm PT Workshops — Session I (1.0 CE)
6:45pm-9:15pm PT Evening Banquet (1.0 CE) – Glendale 4 & 5
– Keynote Speaker: Sandy Ovalle, M.A. Theology, Director of Campaigns and Mobilizing – Sojourners “Rooted: The Communities & Practices that Have Kept Us Alive”

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

8:30 am – Noon PT Morning Worship
Meet in the hotel lobby to travel to Christian Assembly Church (2424 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041)

This schedule reflects workshops and sessions for the Pacific Time Zone, please make adjustments accordingly if you are virtually attending.

NACSW will also be offering a virtual component for this year’s convention for those who won’t be able to join us in California in November. To view a schedule for the virtual component of this year’s NACSW Convention 2021, click here