Join us for the #MacroSW Tweet Chat July 24: Turning Networking into Your Competitive Advantage | Network for Social Work Management

Join us on Thursday, July 24 at 6PM PDT/9PM EDT, for #MacroSW tweet chat moderated by The Network for Social Work Management (@TheNSWM) on how to turn networking into your competitive advantage and to discuss strategies for professional networking.

Complete our networking survey about your networking experiences. Results will be shared and discussed on the July 24 #MacroSW Twitter chat.

Your network is your net worth and a powerful tool you can use to advance your career or education. In this chat we’ll share networking strategies and best practices in addition to releasing our survey results. With the increased reliance online networking, we will also touch upon how important it is to maintain in-person connections.

Discussion questions:

  1. Do you network? If so, what’s your approach?
  2. What do you feel is your biggest obstacle to networking?(i.e. time, nerves, finding the right events)
  3. Do you use social media to network professionally? If yes, which mediums and how has it been beneficial to you?
  4. If you do not use social media, why not?
  5. Do you prefer in person or online networking?
  6. What’s your networking etiquette? What has worked best for you?
  7. What advice would you give to others who are ready to network?

Resources:

How to Network Effectively

Rediscovering Personal Networking: Michael Goldberg TedTalkxMillRiver

4 Networking Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

How I Got Over My Hatred of Networking

Introvert Networking Guide

How to Craft an Elevator Pitch

To participate, log-in to Twitter at 9 PM EDT and use the hashtag #MacroSW. Please tweet any questions or responses directed to the moderator @TheNSWM and include the #MacroSW in all of your tweets.

The Network (@TheNSWM) hosts the #MacroSW tweet chat in partnership with community practice organizations and individual macro social workers, bi-monthly on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 9 PM EDT. Our collaborators include:

● University at Buffalo School of Social Work (@ubssw)

● Karen Zgoda (@karenzgoda), PhD Candidate at Boston College

● ACOSA (@acosaorg)

● University of Southern California School of Social Work (@mswatusc and @uscsocialwork)

We look forward to chatting with you!

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Evaluating Practice: #MacroSW Twitter Chat 7/10 at 9pm EST

Karen Zgoda

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What are best practices in evaluating practice? What have you found to be helpful in integrating evaluation into your practice? What do you need to be better at evaluating practice? Join us as we discuss evaluating practice and share best practices!

Chat discussion questions:

  1. What are the current goals of the program? What does the literature say about this phenomenon in terms of program intervention?
  2. What kinds of data will evaluators need? What is readily available? Are government statistics relevant, for example? Does the agency keep data that might be useful? With whom might evaluators want to gather information? Agency directors? Middle-level staff? Clients?
  3. What type of design makes the most sense and why?
  4. What type of data collection tools would be most appropriate?
  5. How will the evaluation address culture and social contexts?
  6. What limitations will this evaluation present? What obstacles might evaluators encounter and how would one counter these…

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