Lansing Center 333 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
Online Register is now closed. Walk-In registrations will be accepted (however, no special food accommodations can be made at this time)
Help social workers and NASW-Michigan become an influential voice in the Michigan's political arena. Social workers have a responsibility to advocate for themselves, their agencies and their clients and LEAD will enhance your skills and provide you with amazing networking opportunities.
Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at NASW-Michigan's role in Michigan's political process. Learn how you can become a key advisor to the legislators and an effective advocate for the social work profession and the State's most vulnerable citizens.
Marcella Wilson, Ph.D., has over 30 years of experience in healthcare and social work services. Her extensive experience includes not-for-profit management, managed care systems, behavioral health, criminal justice and public sector programming. Dr. Wilson, a University of Michigan alumnus holds degrees in psychology, sociology, a Master's degree in Social Work and a Ph.D. in Health and Higher Education.
Marcella will discuss the prevalence of poverty and other social issues, the continuing growth despite the efforts of social workers, and what we can do to make a difference fighting poverty. This presentation will introduce the leadership and collaborative approach, called Transition to Success (TTS), which is a scalable, sustainable, and measurable model that treats the disease of poverty.
Barb Byrum is the County Clerk for Ingham County. She has also represented the 67th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. During her first term, Barb was Chair of the Intergovernmental, Urban and Regional Affairs Committee and a vice-chair of the House Committee on Agriculture. During the 94th Legislature, she was also on the Commerce, Education and Health Policy committees and was caucus vice-chair. Barb was also Chair of the House Committee on Insurance.
During her last term in the Michigan House of Representatives Barb was the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Redistricting and Elections. In 2012, while in the House Barb was one of the two female Representatives banned from speaking on women’s rights and reproductive health issues.
Tentative LEAD Schedule*
8:00 - 8:50am Registration
9:30 - 10:30am General Session #1/Keynote
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions #1
12:15 - 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 pm General Session #2
2:00 - 3:30 pm Breakout Sessions #2
3:45 pm Group Photo (Capitol Building)
4:00 pm LEAD Ends/Optional Capitol Visit (Organized by each school)