National Association of Social Workers
New York City Chapter Board of Directors
invites you to join us at the
Sustaining the Profession
Monday, May 7, 2012
Given the significance of professional development in social work practice, the importance of mentoring cannot be overstated. The most successful social work leaders in the field consistently identify the mentoring relationship as having played a key role in how their careers unfolded and in achieving their goals. MSW students and new professionals frequently express the value of having a supervisor who shares information and practice wisdom, as well as an openness that fosters more complete understanding and a deeper connection. The Annual Meeting this year will draw out the centrality of these relationships in making social work so vital and effective a profession.
Join us for an inspiring evening as Keynote Speaker, Mary Pender Greene shares wisdom gleaned from years of mentoring others, as well as being mentored herself. She will address new ways of connecting with mentors that meet the needs of social workers with demanding schedules who face ever-greater challenges in the workplace, and will identify the key ingredients for a powerful and successful mentoring relationship. Ms. Pender Greene will be joined by three of her mentees, each at different stages in their careers, who will discuss the critical role mentoring played in their development as social workers.