NASW National Conference
July 23-26, 2014
We are pleased to let you know that the 2014 NASW national conference call for proposals is now open. It will close January 15, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.
NASW invites submissions of proposals to present at the 2014 NASW National Conference Social Work: Courage, Hope, and Leadership which will be held July 23-26, 2014 in Washington, DC. Social workers are leaders of change and strengthen the safety net of society. They bring hope, and inspire people to find their courage and fulfill their potential. Join renowned keynote speakers and gain new skills at innovative workshops. Submit a proposal to present, and network with 2,000 of your colleagues, at NASW’s meeting of the profession—the 2014 NASW National Conference
To be considered, session proposals must be received online by 11:59pm EST on January 15, 2014. Due to space limitations, not all deserving proposals can be accommodated. Reviewers will prioritize proposals based on a balanced program as well as the listed review criteria. You will be notified via email regarding your proposal decision by March 2014. Please note that presenters must pay the special presenter registration price of $375 for NASW members and $575 for non-members.
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National Association of Social Workers
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2014 NASW National Conference
Social Work: Courage, Hope, and Leadership
July 23–26, 2014
NASWOKLAHOMA CHAPTER: Annual State Conference
March 30-31, 2014, Oklahoma College for Continuing Education
NOTE: THE ASC WILL BE HELD FOR ONLY TWO DAYS
The conference planning committee welcomes a broad variety of creative and innovative presentations focusing current or developing practice techniques that are evidence based. Presentations and workshops that explore the use of new technologies for micro, mezzo, and/or macro levels of interventions will be given strong consideration. This conference the committee wants to continue its focus on practice related issues across the full spectrum of Social Work Practice. Again, we are looking for presentations that reflect evidence-based practice.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Accepted through December 31, 2013
We seek proposals that will provide substantial and current information about Evidence-Based Practice in all areas of social work.
Please use the form below as a guide and note that we must receive your proposal NO LATER THAN December 31st. Notification of acceptance/non-acceptance by January 17, 2014.
PLEASE SUBMIT (e-mail preferred): (A) cover letter, (B) abstract, and (C) resume as indicated below.
TYPEWRITTEN PLEASE! Incomplete or illegible proposals will not be considered.
(A) Proposal Cover Letter
1. Lead Presenter (primary contact with NASW-OK Chapter)
Degrees & Licenses:
2. Address (complete mailing address and zip code)
City State Zip
3. Contact Information
Work Phone Home Phone
(B) Proposal Abstract (On separate piece of paper please provide the following information)
1. Proposed session title (10 words or less)
2. Description of session in 50 words or less (for use in conference program if chosen)
3. Additional presenters, if any (list with name, title, employer, degree, licenses and/or credentials)
4. Length of session: 1.5 hour, 2 hour, 3 hour workshop; all-day seminar
5. Number of participants (maximum number acceptable – 50, no limit, etc)
6. Audio visual equipment needed (list 3 only and if you have a powerpoint/laptop you can use)
7. Level of practice (beginning, intermediate or advanced)
8. Session learning objectives, including specific issues to be covered.
9. Instructional methods (lecture, group exercise, panel, paper presentation)
10. Relevance to social work profession (how session relates specifically to social work skills, knowledge, ethics, cultural competency, etc.)
11. 300-500 word proposal abstract, including a bibliography to support that it is evidence-based practice.
12. How many times has the presenter(s) made this presentation publically?
(C) Attach resume or curriculum vitae for each presenter.
E-MAIL, mail or fax submissions NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, 2013 to:
NASW-OK 2012 Planning Committee, 2200 NW 50th, Suite 111E, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
For more information call 405-286-4540, e-mail email@example.com, or fax 405-2
Be sure to mark your calendars for the
procrastinator's workshop on December
13, 2013; Legislative day March 11, 2014;
and for the Annual State Conference on
March 30-31 at OCCE in Norman.
Requests for proposals will be sent out
before the end of the month. Also, please
check our calendar regularly for more
events and look around the website for
other useful information.
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John Edward Eckenberger II was born October 13, 1942 in Frederick, OK, to John E. Eckenberger and Doris Ellen Jones. (He always joked that he was born on Friday the Thirteenth.) He was raised in Norman, OK until his father became a Methodist Minister, and he became a P.K. (preacher’s kid) who moved every few years. He graduated from high school at Canton, OK, attended college at OSU and Southwestern State where he graduated with a double major in Speech and Social Studies.
He met and married Cora Haynes in Weatherford, OK, and took a position with the State Welfare Department soon after. John also preached at various Methodist churches from in his teens until he got so busy as a Social Worker that it was plain that was God’s plan for his life. He received his Master of Social Work Degree from Oklahoma University in Norman.
During his Social Work career, John was a caseworker for the state of Oklahoma, twice a County Director of Welfare, Social Worker for the Methodist Boys Ranch at Gore, Director of the Chemical Dependency Unit at Bill Willis Community Mental Health in Tahlequah, Director of Prevention, Adjunct Instructor for the Social Work Department at Northeastern State University, and Clinical Director at Phoenix Gate in McAlester, OK.
He seldom held only one job, most of the time he had two or three concerns in which he served with his social work talents: Therapist, Teacher, Trainer, and Mentor. He was recognized for his efforts when he was given the 1994 Muskogee NASW Rural Social Worker of the Year, the 1998 Oklahoma Social Worker of the Year, 2002 National Lifetime Achievement Award by the Field Practicum Supervisor Council on Social Work Education, and the 1986 McCoy Award Residential Child Care Worker of the Year. He also served on the advisory board of the School of Social Work at NSU in Tahlequah, and was designated “Defender of Social Welfare” in Kaluga Region in Russia.
John is preceded in death by his parents, Reverend and Mrs. John Edward Eckenberger; and by a granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Applewhite, who died at birth. He is survived by his wife, Cora Eckenberger; both of their children, John William Eckenberger and Symphony Louise Micolites presently at Gore, OK; three surviving grandchildren, Gloria, Hannah, and David Micolities; and brother, John George Lewis Eckenberger of Norman, OK.
John died on the afternoon of October 23, 2013 at the age of 71 in a car-truck crash in Mayes County, when he was on the way to provide group therapy at Pryor. He was known and loved as “ECK” by many all over the state of Oklahoma. He was down-to-earth, what-you-see-is-what-you-get, and yet continually striving for the latest in ways to help people.
A Memorial Service celebrating John Eckenberger’s life will be held at the Gore United Methodist church on November 6, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. An opportunity will be given there to share anecdotes about John as we remember him. The family says that John would have preferred donations to the Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries of the United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service of Webbers Falls.
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