NASW Chapter Committees
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NASW, Ohio Chapter’s Mission
NASW – Ohio Chapter shall be the
recognized voice for Social Workers
in Ohio. It shall be an organization
that ensures excellence in the local
and national social work standards,
practice, education, and licensing,
and shall be a powerful force in the
How do we accomplish our mission?
Through our committees. A committee is a
body of people who work together on the
chapter’s policy, program, or administrative
from vision to
Role of the Committee
• To make recommendations to the full
• To advise staff, or,
• In some cases, to take on a significant
support from staff
• Committee Chairs are appointed by Board
• Committee members must be a member of
Committees meet occasionally face to face
but conduct much of their business via
conference calls and e-mail.
Frequency of meetings
is determined by the
work of the committee.
• In line with Chapter’s strategic
plan, committees are to:
–Establish goals and objectives
–Develop work plan
–Carry out plan
Reports and Records
Written records are critical.
– Meeting minutes
• Provides closure on action items
• Provides written progress made
– Quarterly written reports to
• Each committee has a written charge from
• The written charge includes: authorization
and accountability, purpose,
timeframe/type of committee, members,
terms, criteria, and specific responsibilities
• Program Planning and Budget
• Nominations and Leadership Identification
• International Service
• Professional Issues
Nominations, Identification and
The mission is to identify,
nominate and develop
leaders of NASW. NLIC
will cultivate leadership
training, mentoring and
Goals and Objectives
o Create a leadership development workshop.
o Recruit nominees for national leadership.
o Establish leadership qualities, utilizing national
priorities regarding diversity, students and
public sector members.
o Recruit and fill all slated positions for Ohio
Political Action for Candidate Election
o Endorse and support political candidates
who support social work values;
o Promote political education; and
o Identify and promote social workers for
public and political party offices.
Membership Committee Mission
• Retain and Recruit members
• Provide positive public exposure for the
social work profession in Ohio,
• Identify our contributions to the state and
its citizenry, and
• Recognize outstanding
The 2009 – 2010 Ethics
Committee will be defining their
priorities in addition to their
mandated role of processing
One focus being an ethics train
the trainer curriculum.
Professional Issues Committee
Increase Chapter involvement and address issues of interest of
Address issues specific to specialty areas of social work practice
Address issues related to any of social work practice groups -
clinical, medical, administrative, community organizing, school, etc.
Address issues of local importance impacting social workers in specific
geographic areas of the state
Provide timely responses to identified issues
Address issues in timely, responsive, and relevant manner
Provide “early identification” for emerging issues
Assist the Ohio Chapter in assuming a greater leadership role in
addressing those issues of importance to membership
Policies and Standards
• A new committee that is beginning to
International Service Committee
“The International Service
Committee's mission is to
promote cultural competency and
international social justice that is
consistent with social work values
Strategic Goals of ISC
• To increase educational opportunities at the NASW Ohio Chapter
conference and regional level in the areas of cultural competency
and international social justice,
• To increase advocacy for both international issues and local
issues that impact international persons, and
• To strengthen networking amongst professionals regarding
cultural competency and international issues.
Legislative Committee Mission
Set the legislative agenda for the Chapter in
keeping with the National Delegate
Assembly Program Priorities.
Advocacy Day educates membership and
lawmakers to our advocacy agenda.
• Health and Human Services Workplace Sa
• Educational Debt Relief Fact Sheet
• Elimination of Civil Service Exemption Fact
In addition to the standing committees,
the Chapter has additional projects
that are undertaken by a taskforce or
ad hoc committee.
Task Forces/Ad hoc committees
• Created to handle
– specific tasks,
– issues, and
• Disbands when their charge has been
Annual Conference Task Force
• Provide diverse quality educational
offerings, varied in-kind and exchange
of knowledge among social workers, so
as to enhance the skill and
professional growth of conference
• The committee shall be financially self-
sufficient and generate positive
Awards Task Force
Mission is to enhance the
public’s perception of
social work through
identifying those who
display social work
values, dedication and
2008Life Time Achievement Award
Betti Hinton, LISW-S
This orientation was to provide you basic information that
will assist you in your new leadership role.
A successful organization is based on the knowledge,
skills, involvement, passion, and commitment of committee
Take time to review this orientation as you prepare for your
position on the Chapter’s committee leadership team.
Each member plays a critical role
in the success of the whole.
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