2017 ANNUAL REPORT
Bylaws and Resolutions
Regulation and Standards
Regulatory Education and Leadership
Bylaws and Resolutions Committee
The Bylaws and Resolutions Committee proposed amendments to definitions of member board staff and administrators and eligibility for service on the Nominating Committee and the Board of Directors. They forwarded the Mobility resolution with a recommendation of DO PASS. Delegates at the 2017 annual meeting adopted all proposals and the resolution with little to no opposition. Committee chair Brian Carnahan of Ohio and members Carla Moore of Louisiana, Kathy Outland of Oregon, Mark Scales of Nova Scotia, Yvonne Haynes of Virginia, and Joyce Bell of Maryland met by conference call to complete their work.
From left: Shelly LaRose (MO), chair Mark Gianino (MA), and Beatrice Traub-Werner (ON).
Continuing Competence Committee
The Continuing Competence Committee worked closely with the Regulatory Education and Leadership Committee to develop content and expertise for the 2017 Education Conference and worked with the
Mobility Task Force to provide guidance on continuing education and continuing competence requirements in support of the Mobility initiative. The committee also has an ongoing charge to consult with ASWB staff to provide guidance on ASWB’s continuing education approval programs.
From left: Brian Philson (MI), Janice James (KY), Robert Showers (LA), Treasurer and committee chair Mel Harrington (SD), and President-elect Tim Brown (TX).
The Finance Committee met at ASWB offices to discuss ASWB’s options for paying for the new headquarters, including loan options. The committee also reviewed the financial impact of recent capital improvements and increases in programs and staff as part of a discussion of exam fees. The committee requested that staff research a potential policy for exam fee increases and investigate how other organizations like ASWB manage fee increases.
From left: Sonia Cisternas (QC), Vikki Erickson (NV), Spencer Blalock (MS), Jacqueline Lowe (SC), and chair Laura Thiesen (AK). Not pictured: Elizabeth Pope of North Carolina.
Regulation and Standards Committee
The RAS Committee reviewed the Mobility Task Force’s Mobility resolution and strategy and submitted a letter of support. The committee also discussed cost projections for implementation at the jurisdictional level. The committee reviewed ASWB's Guidebook for Social Work Disciplinary Actions and recommended updates. Committee members continued to brainstorm about ways to encourage member jurisdiction use of and reporting to ASWB’s Public Protection Database.
From left: Ginny Dickman (ID), Kate Zacher-Pate (MN), Carolyn Szafran (KS), Kenya Anderson (TN), and chair Merri-Lee Hanson (NB). Not pictured: Leisa Askew of Alabama.
Regulatory Education and Leadership Committee
The REAL Committee is charged with developing content for the association’s annual education conference. Unlike other committees with terms on a calendar year, the REAL Committee term begins and ends with the education conference. The 2016-2017 committee planned the 2017 conference, "Beyond CE: Regulating competence in a dynamic profession."
STABILITY. CONTINUITY. STEWARDSHIP.