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IUSSWAA Annual Alumni Conference

Request for Proposals

Seeking proposals for IU School of Social Work Continuing Education Conference

Call for Presentations #

21st Annual Indiana University School of Social Work Alumni Continuing Education Conference
Friday, March 4, 2022

Conference Location: TBD

The Indiana University School of Social Work Alumni Association (IUSSWAA) is pleased to issue a “Call for Presentations” for our upcoming 21st Annual Indiana University School of Social Work Alumni Continuing Education Conference that will be held on March 4, 2022. To make this conference a success, we need professionals to share their expertise. Prospective workshop presenters are encouraged to submit proposals on a variety of topics.

Workshop proposals will be reviewed with preference given to proposals based on relevancy to the field, best practices, and opportunities for audience participation and skill building. As this is a state wide conference, participants come from across Indiana. It is very important that we offer workshops that are broad enough in scope that information can be relevant and applicable to as many attendees as possible. We have also received feedback from previous conference attendees that even if information is for beginners, it is more substantive with opportunities for skill building takeaways.

Also, potential speakers who have previously presented on actual or similar topics are asked to attach any available links for the committee to review.

Conference workshops should be 90 minutes or 3 hours in length allowing time for questions and answers. Please specify the level of training that you will address: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. We encourage you to bring handouts and visual aids. If handouts are sent electronically to the Alumni Office, they will be made available to participants before the conference. If handouts are to be copied, they are done so at the expense of the presenter.

Regrettably, no honoraria are given to workshop presenters. The presenters do receive a complimentary conference registration that includes lunch.

How to Submit a Proposal #

To submit a proposal for consideration, please provide all the information requested electronically using the button below.

If you are not able to make an electronic submission, you may email your proposal to

Notification of proposal status will be sent in the fall.

Conference Goals #

  • To convene a diverse representation of practitioners, trainers, and educators
  • To educate all participants on the critical issues in social work
  • To share best practices
  • To celebrate our successes
  • To provide an open forum for networking and an exchange of ideas
  • To be innovative in planning for the profession’s future

Submission Items for Anyone Not Submitting An Electronic Proposal #

  1. Title of Proposed Session (identifies the focus of the workshop and catches participants attention)
  2. Training/Learning Objectives: Describe the new information and skills that a participant will gain as a result of attending this workshop
  3. Session Abstract (Paragraph format – approximately 140 words)
  4. Audiovisual Needs
  5. Length of Workshop (90 minutes)
  6. Submitted by/Primary Contact (name and complete contact information (including email address) for person submitting workshop proposal
  7. Session Presenters (Provide name, title agency, address, phone and email for each faculty) * please note that presenters receive a complimentary conference registration; IUSSWAA cannot pay presenter fees or travel expenses
  8. Biographical Sketch (Brief paragraph for each Session Presenter)