Plan to join NASWVA at the 2020 Annual Conference!
Keep checking your email or the conference website for the latest news.
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, NASW Virginia has moved its 2020 Annual Conference
from an in-person meeting to a virtual conference March 26-28, offering new opportunities to learn and engage from the convenience and safety of your desk. The virtual meeting offers some cool features such as chat for peer-to-peer interactions and a multimedia virtual Exhibit Fair!
The virtual agenda is very similar to the in-person agenda, except for a few experiential sessions. We are still working with a few speakers to determine if their content can transfer appropriately to an online environment, but overall, the chapter’s tradition will continue of being the best professional development for social workers in Virginia, even as we pioneer a new approach.
You still earn critical CEUs, including those for seven ethics sessions, which will help you meet CEU requirements. The Virginia Board of Social Work just extended the deadline for LCSWs to complete their 30 hours for this licensing and relicensing cycle by June 30, 2021. However, this does NOT change the next two-year cycle—LCSWs must also complete an additional 30 hours by June 30, 2022.
We are still registering attendees until midnight Tuesday, March 24, so this is a great time to invite your colleagues to join this new learning experience at a reduced rate! Here are the new registration rates. Deadline for refund requests, minus a $50 fee, is midnight Tuesday, March 24.
The virtual Exhibit Fair gives new opportunities to interact with companies and organizations offering services and products relevant to social workers. You will be able to click into the Exhibit Fair and then browse and click into virtual “booths” that include a representative, downloadable materials, videos for demos or product/service overviews, corporate information, and more! You also will have more time to interact with exhibitors since their information will be available until April 15. Note that many of the exhibitors are new, so veteran attendees will want to check them out
The planned self-care track on Thursday, March 26 is now open to even more attendees. Its lineup is the direct result of suggestions from attendees last year who were experiencing burnout and high stress. With the current crisis, ensuring that you take time to nurture yourself in whatever ways most refresh and relax you is vital to your ability to help your clients and community. And now, you can ensure even greater self-care by attending via our fun virtual environment!
“Nothing is more important than your health and safety,” says Executive Director Debra Riggs, CAE. “Now you’ll be able to learn, engage, and connect in a new and safer way—from the convenience of your home. Thank you in advance for your commitment to the profession and the chapter.”
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Executive Director Debra Riggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Student Conference Cancelled
Regretfully, NASW Virginia had to cancel the 2020 Student Conference March 26 due to the pandemic and declared national emergency. Our sincere apologies to our social work students, but you can still register at reduced rates for the new VIRTUAL NASWVA Annual Conference March 26-28.