#MacroSW: Social Action 103 2/8/18

This week’s #MacroSW chat 2/8/2017: Social Action 103. I’ll be participating in this chat! See you there.

By Rachel L. West

The third part of our social action series will take place this Thursday, February 8th at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST. The series will be hosted by Rachel L. West (@poliSW). The series will examine what social action is, its role in social work, creating a personal and shared vision, social action planning, community assessment and mobilizing, and tactics.

This week’s chat will focus on action planning. If you missed the Social Action 101 and 102 you can read the transcripts here https://storify.com/OfficialMacroSW/social-action-101   https://storify.com/OfficialMacroSW/macrosw-2-1-18-social-action-102 .

Questions:

Q1: Have you ever put together an action plan? If so were you also responsible for implementing it?

Q2: For those who have experienced either developing or implementing an action plan, what wisdom can you share?

Q3: How do you keep yourself and team members motivated?. Note: By “team” I’m mean volunteers (community members and allies) as well as…

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Author: Stephen Cummings

I've been involved with the social work field for over 20 years, although I needed a good mentor early on to state explicitly: "You know what you are doing is social work, right?" I worked with a community-based agency for people with intellectual disabilities before seeking my MSW. After graduating, I worked as a hospital social worker for 10 years, focusing on interventions for trauma patients and families. I've had an interest in technology in the field of social work practice, which led me to my current role as the Distance Education Director and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa School of Social Work.

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