The Annual NASW-Alaska "Of the Year" Awards

The "Of the Year" awards provide an opportunity for you to recognize people in your region who are role models for the values and mission of NASW-AK.  Please review each of the categories and submit your nominations to: director@naswak.org by no later than 5:00 pm on March 19th, 2012.   

 

To ensure the nominee's eligibility, please adhere to the nomination guidelines. Use clear, concise, descriptive examples of activities and accomplishments.

Social Worker of the Year Award

The Social Worker of the Year Award honors a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) who exemplifies the best of the profession's values and achievements through specific accomplishments. In honoring the Social Worker of the Year, NASW highlights superb accomplishments in the practice of social work.  

 

CRITERIA 

The award recipient must:

  • Make a demonstrable difference in such areas as :
    • Advocacy for clients
    • Social policy
    • Social work practice
    • Program development
    • Administration
    • Research
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership.
  • Contribute to a positive image for the social work profession
  • Take risks to achieve outstanding results
  • Be an NASW member in good standing

 

NOMINATION PROCEDURE 

You may nominate an NASW member by submitting the following:

  • A summary that describes:
    • What the social worker has accomplished
    • What risks the social worker took to achieve results
    • Who the beneficiaries were
  • Curriculum vita

Public Citizen of the Year Award

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest membership organization of professional social workers, established the Public Citizen of the Year Award to honor an outstanding member of the community whose accomplishments exemplify the values and mission of professional social work. The award recipient is not a social worker. 

 

CRITERIA 

The award recipient must:

  • Make a significant contribution to an area or population of concern to the social work profession such as:
    • at-risk or vulnerable populations
    • quality of life in communities
    • social issues
  • Act with courage
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership
  • Exemplify social work values and ethics 

NOMINATION PROCEDURE 

Members, individuals, and social welfare organizations may nominate a public citizen by submitting the following:

  • A summary that describes:
    • What the nominee accomplished
    • What the consequences were
    • Who the beneficiaries were
    • How the nominee's accomplishments relate to social work
  • Curriculum vita

Public Elected Official of the Year Award

Elected officials make decisions about a broad range of issues that, when enacted into law, represent the collective values of our society. Of particular interest to the social work profession are policies that affect social justice, health care, education, civil and human rights, and social work practice. In recognition of the responsibilities and challenges of public service, NASW established an annual award to recognize the outstanding service and contributions of an elected official. Special consideration will be given to social workers elected to public office. 

 

CRITERIA 

The award recipient must:  

  • Be an elected official serving, at the time of nomination, in public office at the local, state, or national level
  • Make a significant contribution to public service while in office
  • Demonstrate leadership in advancing public policy in the area of vulnerable populations, civil and human rights, or social welfare
  • Demonstrate leadership on behalf of the protection and advancement of social work practice   

 

NOMINATION PROCEDURE 

Members and individuals may nominate a public official by submitting the following:

  • A summary of demonstrated contributions that describes:
    • What was outstanding about the nominee's action(s)
    • Risks the nominee took to achieve results
    • What the nominee accomplished
    • Who the beneficiaries were
    • What long-term effect was achieved
  • Three (3) Endorsements

Where To Find Us:

National Association of Social Workers - Alaska Chapter

 

Mailing address:

35555 Spur Hwy., PMB #116

Soldotna, AK 99669

 

Phone: 907-332-6279

Toll Free: 1-800-478-6279

Email: skerns.naswak@socialworkers.org

 

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:30am -1:30pm AKST

Appointments may be scheduled outside of office hours, email for availability and to connect!

 

 

 

Board of Directors

The next meeting of the Board of Directors is December 8, 2018.  Please click the link below to contact your regional representatives for details on how to participate.

http://naswak.org/about-us/leadership/

Licensing Board

Reach the AK Licening Board by calling

(907) 465-2551.  Research the Rules & Regulations via www.commerce.alaska.gov and navigate to Become A Licensed Professional and then Professions Licensed, then click on Social Work Examiners.

 

 

Future Dates:

September 25-27, 2019

NASW-AK Chapter Biannual Conference

Centeniall Hall Convention Center

Juneau, AK

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