Today I submitted an idea to present at the National Association of Social Workers, New York State Chapter Conference in Albany. I don’t know how long it will take to find out whether or not I get to present – hopefully not too long! It would be a poster presentation at professional conference and it would look GREAT on my resume.
My presentation is titled: “Preserving the Profession through Thought Leadership: Bringing the Social Work Profession into the Digital Age.”It is about blogging as a way for social workers to recruit new professionals, connect with each other and inspire communities to take action. This is kind of an “out there” topic since social workers appear to be pretty technologically incompetent. But, if chosen, it might garner a lot of attention! That would be awesome! Good thing I have a lot of business cards!
I did a poster presentation in undergrad at the North American Association of Christians in Social Work Conference in 2005. That was a neat experience – showing off our work, making the poster, driving to Michigan.
My goal is that in 30-40 years field supervisors will be sending their MSW students to meet me saying “Google her before you go because this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!” Being involved in organizations like the National Association of Social Workers, North American Association of Christians in Social Work, and the State Society on Aging will help me become a social work leader.
Until I hear, keep your fingers crossed that I will get to present at this conference!