Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work Coming to Washington, DC this Fall


The School of Social Work is working with other schools in the Maryland-DC region and NASW-MD to bring the Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work to Washington, DC this fall. The Institute will hold its Campaign School for Social Workers in Washington, D.C. on Thursday and Friday, October 5-6, 2017, at the National Education Association Training Center, 1201 16th St NW.

The Campaign School is a two-day workshop that trains social workers and advocates to run for elected office; to work in leadership positions at the local, state and federal levels; and/or serve as effective advocates for social change. Even those who do not have any current ambition to run for office are changed by the understanding of their own political power. Attendees meet political social workers, gain exposure to career paths in political settings and learn valuable skills that can be applied to any practice setting.

Kate Coyne-McCoy, MSW will lead day one. She is an experienced political campaign consultant who has trained more than 9,000 social workers and women through the Humphreys Institute, EMILY’s List and Harvard’s Kennedy School. Day two includes interactive workshops and gives attendees a closer look into the careers of elected officials and political social workers.

The cost for students is $50 for both days and there is a 10% discount for registrations received by September 5, 2017. Space is limited and scholarships are available. To register, go to NASW-MD.org.

If you have questions about registration, please email nasw.md@verizon.net or call Daphne McClellan, Executive Director of NASW MD at (410) 788-1066 ext. 16. If you have questions about the event, please email Professor Michael Reisch, mreisch@ssw.umaryland.edu.

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