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Serving on the Board of Directors

The committee on nominations and elections is always seeking interested social workers from across the state to serve on the Board of Directors and strives to have racial, ethic, gender, geographic, and social work practice diversity on the Board of Directors.

Board terms are for two years and elections occur each summer. The Board meetings occur on a quarter basis in Topeka and three meetings are in-person and one meeting occurs through a virtual connection.

Give back to your profession and serve on the Board of Directors and receive CEUs for your service.  If you are interested please email the Executive Director at bfast.naswks@socialworkers.org.

Committees

NASW-KS Chapter members are welcome to join any of the committees listed below:

Private Practice Business Issues Committee (PPBIC)

The role of the Committee is to provide a forum to discuss issues relevant to the practice of clinical social work. Many social workers find this committee an useful opportunity to network with clinicians across the state, ask questions about their practice, and peer consultation. The committee meets on a quarterly basis in Lawrence.

Mission Statement

  • To identify, analyze and evaluate issues which may impact social workers in private practice.
  • To inform other private practice social workers who may have indicated an interest of the results of these efforts.
  • To be available to private practice social workers across the state for inquiries regarding the business aspects of private practice.
  • To be available to private practice social workers across the state for connection with other private practice social workers on a collegial basis.

Coming soon a handbook on starting a private practice business developed by the PPBIC Committee.

KS Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE)

The PACE committee provides a way for NASW-KS members to make campaign contributions to candidates running for office in Kansas. This committee is primarily focused on electoral activities aimed at supporting specific candidates who promote or espouse NASW and KS Chapter adopted policies. This committee is only open to NASW-KS Members and meets prior to an election.

Legislative Action Committee

This Committee’s primary purpose is to develop the annual legislative advocacy training day. The Committee encourages all members to advocate for professional and social justice issues by contacting their elected officials. 

Continuing Education Committee

The Committee is led by Board members and is always looking for social workers to provide workshops, presentations, webinars or help with hosting a workshop.

Ethics Committee

The purpose is to promote social work ethics in collaboration with the national office and through local programs. The Committee works with the Kansas Chapter Board of Directors to initiate and provide educational programming regarding NASW Code of Ethics.

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