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Jul 30 / Julie Alter-Kay

2nd Annual SW Survival Camp – Empowering, Enriching and Sustaining Sounds Minds scheduled

This important workshop is scheduled for Oct. 12, 2013, 9 to 4 p.m. at the WSU Oakland Center. It is sponsored by the WSUSSW Alumni Association and the Office of Continuing Education & Professional Development. This inspirational and informative one day workshop offers participants the opportunity to network with other professionals and is designed to empower, motivate, and rejuvenate. The Second Annual Social Work Survival Camp offers the opportunity to earn five continuing education contact hours and includes lunch, yoga and massages – all for the low price of $49.00.


The morning session will begin with yoga and then a workshop on mindfulness, facilitated by Pauline Everette, Ph.D, M.S.W. She will teach vital techniques to manage the challenges of social work and better help to serve clients. Satisfaction with our jobs and our careers is also tied to how we view ourselves and the world. Happiness has been studied extensively with development of the field of practice called positive psychology. Using these concepts, this session will help participants better define who they are, what they need and what they value. Such reflection and focus can positively affect one’s approach to life and also increase career satisfaction by grounding one’s work in clear proclamations of intent and purpose. Next, a panel discussion facilitated by the WSU SSW Board of Directors will focus on professional growth and how to stay relevant with tips and skills for career growth and enhancement.

Lunch will be provided and includes time for a soothing massage and some professional networking.
The afternoon will include one session on: Leadership: Learn new skills for 21st century, facilitated by WSU SSW Board President Larmender Davis, L.M.S.W.; and the final workshop will focus on Social Work Entrepreneurial strategies, facilitated by Janet Joiner, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.; learn new strategies and concepts to enhance personal and professional growth.  This professional workshop promises to renew the spirit and assist participants in creating new concepts and strategies to “survive and thrive” with the belief that the best approach to the challenges of social work is taking time to re-connect with what is best in our commitment to social work.

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