Join the Board


  • 2019 Board of Directors Nomination Form (To come)
  • 2019 Leadership Recruitment Packet (To come)

Do you want to make a difference for social workers in Illinois and beyond? Do you have expertise in a particular method or field of social work practice? Do you have a unique perspective that you believe is under-represented? Joining the NASW-Illinois Chapter Board of Directors is a great way to implement change, share your knowledge, and voice your opinions!

What Does the NASW-Illinois Chapter Board of Directors Do?

  • Represent the NASW-Illinois Chapter membership
  • Bring professional issues or concerns of their constituents to the board
  • Attend quarterly board meetings
  • Keep constituents aware of upcoming events
  • Help with planning of local networking and continuing education events


Top Six Reasons to Become an NASW-Illinois Chapter Board Member:

  1. Make a difference. Take an active role in a professional organization striving to make an impact on social issues.
  2. Cutting Edge. Be on the cutting edge of emerging social work trends. Learn more about new methodologies that are being developed in the field.
  3. Networking. Network with social work leaders and members around the state. Build up your list of contacts as well as advance your own professional standing.
  4. Visibility. Bring visibility and exposure to your organization and/or practice.
  5. Leadership Development. Develop and apply your leadership skills.
  6. Free CEUs. Board members earn free CEUs for the educational content that’s presented at NASW-Illinois Chapter board meetings.


Travel Cost Concerns?

  • NASW-Illinois Chapter board meetings are held only once a quarter
  • Travel and lodging are reimbursed
  • You can teleconference all meetings

How Do I Apply?

  1. Submit a 2019 Board of Directors Nomination Form (To come). The deadline is March 1st.  
  2. The election will take place April 1–30. Results will be announced in early May.

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