Suggestions for Agency Events
To increase information about the role of social workers and
heighten the profile of the profession with colleagues and the
public, social work agencies and organizations are encouraged to
celebrate the role and contribution of social workers through the
hosting of a wide variety of events during Social Work
Fact Sheet on
Social Work Template
Promote the Role of Social Workers
Displays, videos, speakers or other similar events can also be
organized for non-social work staff in an agency as well as
clients. The focus can be on highlighting the role and contribution
of social work in a multi-disciplinary facility. Whether formal or
informal in nature, have a social worker available to answer
questions. Add fun by having draws, giveaways and simple quizzes
that provide information.
Expand community knowledge and support related to specific
services and/or programs being offered within public and voluntary
organizations. Handouts, videos and displays of written materials
should be available, as well as staff who can answer questions that
can serve to facilitate the provision of information to the
Host or co-sponsor an educational event for agency or
inter-agency staff on a timely practice issue.
A number of agencies could organize an exchange of information
during Social Work Week. For example, if four agencies participate,
they could each visit the facilities over the course of the week.
In this way, they could increase their information about community
resources, network, etc.
Pot Luck/Brown Bag Lunch
Host a lunch-hour event to socialize, network and celebrate
Social Work Week. An educational component may or may not be