Committee Descriptions

NASW-NE Standing Board Committees

      • Most of the committees can also include non-board members, but all must be NASW members.
      • Each Board Member is expected to participate on one or more committees. 
      • The NASW-NE President may assemble temporary ad- hoc committees for special projects. 
      • Each committee will have a diversity, equity, inclusion goal.

Most of the committees can also include non-board members, but all committee members must be NASW members.

Each Board Member is expected to participate on one or more committees.

Ad-Hoc Committee

The NASW-NE President may assemble a temporary committee for special projects.

Advocacy Committee

This committee provides oversight, strategies, and research for the chapter’s legislative and social justice activities. Responsibilities include developing strategies to increase member involvement in legislative process and providing action alerts and testimony when available. This committee also establishes the positions NASW-NE will take on state and local legislation. Members may also be interested in attending or representing our chapter at coalition meetings.

Anti-Oppression Ad-hoc Sub-Committee

This sub-committee works to increase the chapter’s commitment to the value of social justice. Responsibilities include providing a space for members to learn and challenge systemic oppression impacting vulnerable populations in Nebraska.

Conference Committee -  Co-chaired by the Delegate at Large Members

This committee plans the NASW-NE annual conference. Responsibilities include researching site availability, speakers, developing the theme and general direction for annual conference. Focus on building systems and structures for the conference planning process.

Scholarship Selection Committee

This sub-committee promotes NASW-NE scholarships to be given to one MSW and one BSW student at our annual conference. Responsibilities include reviewing and updating the scholarship application and criteria and finding a neutral person(s) in each region to process applications and determine the recipients.

Professional Development Committee, Chaired by Region Representatives

This committee coordinates continuing education activities and events in each region. There are three NASW-NE regions and all regional representatives serve on the committee.

      • Assist Conference Committee with securing speakers and organizing networking activities.
      • Plan networking opportunities such as social work month events and legislative day.

Chapter Development – Chaired by the Vice President

This committee oversees NASW-NE chapter recruitment and retention efforts. Responsibilities include developing a plan to grow the membership by creating and overseeing a yearly recruitment campaign.

      • Assist with Board Meetings planning and logistics.
      • Support Board Member Onboarding.
      • Website and social media support.
      • Oversee implementation of strategic plan.
      • Support establishing structure in committees.
      • Transition for retired members when needed. 

Nominations and Leadership Identification Committee- no chair

This committee seeks to recruit diverse candidates to run for the NASW-NE Board of Directors. They may also encourage members to participate at the National level. Responsibilities include slating the NASW-NE board election each year. This committee will also help lead the onboarding process for board members to include educating on parliamentary procedures.

PACE-NE Committee - Volunteer Chair

This committee oversees the political action activities of the chapter. Responsibilities include disbursement of PACE funds and developing strategies to increase involvement in political process. This committee may endorse state and local candidates, but not at the national level.

Ethics Committee 

This committee carries out Chapter’s responsibilities regarding peer review. Members assist the National ethics department in determining whether to accept cases for review. Members serve as chairs for hearing panels when necessary. Members participate in training provided by NASW via conference call. Training in mediation is helpful. No Board members may sit on this committee.