Strategic Vision Plan
(Revised May 2007)
The Core Values of NASW
Dignity and Worth of the People
Importance of Human Relationships
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 political process.
The mission of NASW – Ohio Chapter is to
strengthen, support, and unify the social
work profession, to promote the
development of social work standards and
practice, and to advocate for social policies
that advance social justice and diversity.
Strategic Priority Issues
Social Work Public Education Campaign
Advocate for Social Policies that Advance
Social Justice and Diversity
Priority Issue 1: Membership
Strategic Goal: Achieve and maintain mega-
chapter status (5,000+ members)
Goal A: Achieve membership size based on
National’s Status report for the period ending
June 30th each year.
1. To send invitational letters and membership
applications to all Social Workers receiving new licenses
from the Ohio Counselor and Social Workers Board.
Evaluate how many new licensees join NASW.
2. To maintain a working relationship with all CSWE
accredited undergraduate and graduate programs and
their Department heads and field coordinators.
Goal B: Promote membership information in news
releases by providing regions with local newspaper
listing of email/fax numbers in local area
Ohio Chapter office staff to develop specific membership
data to be released to news media annually.
– To distribute data to eight regional chairs for use in their press
– To publish the names of new members in each Ohio Chapter
– To publish a map of membership based on National’s Status
report by region in March Ohio Chapter Newsletter.
– To submit a comprehensive article on membership status and
demographics for the March Ohio Chapter Newsletter.
Goal C: Participate in any National Programs
developed to increase membership and
Goal D: Conduct outreach and participate in Social Work
School’s activities to foster the view that NASW is THE pre-
eminent professional organization for social workers.
Identify one faculty member at each social work
program to provide in-service to Social Work
students at their colleges/universities utilizing a video
presentation developed by National.
Goal E: Participate in a wide variety of professional and occupational
conferences attended by or related to Social Workers (i.e. hospital
personnel, home health, NAMI, ODMH, ODADAS, Ohio Educators,
Counselors, or PTS conferences).
To notify other organizations of NASW Ohio Chapter desire to
be included on their mailing lists.
To attend at least 3 conferences of other organizations as
representative of Ohio Chapter NASW.
Goal F: Participate in Social Work
– 1. Ohio Chapter to take the lead. Task force will
look at the document to be completed 12/31/07.
Priority Issue 2:
Social Work Public Education Campaign
Strategic Goal: Educate the public about the
profession of social work and NASW Ohio
Goal A: Assure competence by promoting appropriate
educational, licensing, and certification standards of
individuals working in health and social services.
1. To provide means for Social Workers to maintain licenses
through a variety of options:
-State Sponsored Workshops
2. To advocate for the continued development of high educational,
licensing and certification standards for all individuals practicing
social work in the state of Ohio.
Goal B: Promote Integrity through NASW
Code of Ethics
Goal C: Promote the value of the Social Work Profession
as providers of services that enhance the dignity and the
worth of consumers and in all descriptions of Social Work
or Social Workers.
Goal D: Identify, develop, and strengthen collaborative
relationships with other social work organizations, schools
of social work and related organizations as supported by
the National Office.
1. To develop an interactive website that will be established and
maintained by the Ohio Chapter staff that provides links to other
social work organizations, schools of social work and related
2. To identify a list of social work organizations, schools of
social work and related organizations and divide responsibility
for developing networking relationships among board members
and members of each identified group.
3. To participate with related organizations by co-sponsoring or
supporting conferences and other events.
Goal E: Identify social workers who epitomize the
professional mission and values by publicizing award
winners in the community.
Goal: Increase revenues by diversifying funding
resources by June 30, 2007
1. To develop a balanced budget for each FY.
2. To maintain a reserve fund balance that will cover the cost of
operating the Chapter office for six (6) months.
3. To review current fiscal policy and procedures and investment
policy to ensure the fiscal soundness of the organization.
4. To explore and pursue alternative means to diversify the
organization’s funding resources.
Priority Issue 4: Advocate for Social
Policies that Advance Social Justice and
Strategic Goal: Heighten awareness of
important social issues in Ohio and increase
NASW Ohio Chapter’s role in advocating for
1. To identify and provide support to political candidates who support
the social work mission and values of the profession.
2. To identify and support the passage of key legislation that is
important to the profession of social work and the provision of
services to the oppressed and disadvantaged in Ohio.
3. To organize a social work lobby day and schedule visits with key
legislators to discuss social issues and social work competencies.
4. To educate legislators and the public about current social
problems in Ohio and the role social workers play as change agents.
Develop legislation for Loan Forgiveness for social workers.
5. To explore the possibility of hiring a part-time lobbyist.