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The Business of Social Work Mini-Conference (7 CEs)
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The Business of Social Work Mini-Conference (7 CEs)

When: Friday, April 7, 2017
9:00 AM
Where: Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol
111 N Grand Ave
Lansing, Michigan  48933
United States
Contact: Tricia McCarthy

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Attend the first The Business of Social Work Conference and gain access to the tools and ideas you need to help you with the next phase of your professional career. The Business of Social Work is geared towards all levels of social workers, across areas of practice. The conference will consist of two keynote addresses and over 10 sessions to choose from in three separate tracks, with 7 CEs available (including ethics). Please see a full list of workshop topics below.


Keynote Addresses:

Leadership: Who We Serve . Why We Are Here.

Robert Sheehan, LMSW, CEO Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards


Re-Set & Re-Launch: Embracing Change & Creating Your Second Act Social Work Career.

Janet M. Joiner, PhD, LMSW, Institute for Cyber Social Work


Friday, April 7, 2017

9:00am - 5:00pm

Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol

111 N Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933


Exhibitor space and sponsorship opportunities available.


Conference Rates

 Registration Type
 NASW Member
 Nonmember $230.00
 NASW Student, Transitional (new professionals), & Retired Members*
 Student Nonmembers*

*Student and transitional registrations do not include continuing education certificates and are tied to your membership account


Workshops may include:


START YOUR BUSINESS - Learn valuable tips of what it takes to start a successful business

  • How do Start Your Own Private Practice. Julie Weckel, LMSW, ACSW
  • Tools for HIPAA Compliance (Ethics, Record Keeping, Confidentiality). Julie Weckel, LMSW, ACSW
  • Billing & Insurance Panels: What You Need to Know. Mary Beth Houpt
  • The Money Side of Your Business (Finances, Bookkeeping, Taxes)

GROW & MANAGE YOUR BUSINESS - Build upon your business and explore best practices in fiscal management

  • Engaging Your Community and Building Funding Sources (Fundraising)
  • Forecasting, Spending, Actuals...Oh My!
  • Communications, Ethical Behavior and Social Media. Janet M. Joiner, PhD, LMSW
  • Mandated Reporting & Liabilities: What Does that Even Mean?

BECOME A LEADER - Develop your leadership skills to become a culturally competent and ethical leader in the field

  • Engaging Your Board & Managing Your Meetings: A How-To Guide. John Tropman, PhD
  • Becoming a Leader in the Field: Tips for New Professionals
  • Ethical Navigation, Human Resources, and Staff Development. Robert Lathers, LMSW
  • Setting Your Agency Apart: Strategic Planning, Program Development, and Evaluation. Carlynn Nichols, LMSW

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