Advances Journal Volume 19 Number 1 2017 edition now available

We are pleased to announce that our latest edition has been published and is available for viewing. A special mention to our host editors of this edition. Thank you for your contribution and continued commitment to ANZSWWER.

“As the current Executive of the Australian Council of Heads of School (the Council), we are delighted to host this Special Edition of Advances focussing on Leadership in social work education. This edition is timely. In the midst of widespread and rapid changes at local, national and international levels, the need for critical leadership in steering a course  through uncertainty, and in foregrounding innovations towards sustainable delivery, is singularly important. There has never been a more pressing time for dialogue across national boundaries and for connecting up the dots nationally and internationally.”

Our members have already been advised and have free access using the below link.
Free Access for Members

For non-members, you can access the Journal via Informit or join ANZSWWER for FREE ACCESS to our Advances Journal articles.

For a sneak peak at our editors choice articles click here.

ANZSWWER encourages submissions from both established and new writers. Should you be interested in contributing to our future publications, please visit our website to find out more on How to publish in the ANZSWWER Journal.

Please email admin@anzswwer.org with any queries regarding password access or membership.

Happy reading everyone!!

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2017 ANZSWWER AGM – Executive Board Announced

The 2017 ANZSWWER Annual General Meeting was held at University of Auckland, Epsom Campus, Auckland on Thursday 7 September 2017.  From this meeting our Executive has been elected.

We welcome our new member Jodie Satour. We look forward to working with you over the coming years!

We would like to take a moment to also farewell our retiring executive member Ronnie Egan. Her commitment and tireless energy has been integral in making the organisation what it is today! We will miss you on the Executive Board but will enjoy watching your progress in your position as Chair of the National Field Education Network – a sub-committee of ANZSWWER! You have had a long standing and enormous impact on ANZSWWER and we thank you!

We would like to thank all those who expressed interest in nominating for positions. Your commitment and dedication to the organisation is appreciated and we look forward to working with you in throughout the coming years.

2017 Executive Board Members

Name Position Institution Email
Sharlene Nipperess President RMIT University sharlene.nipperess@rmit.edu.au
Sophie Goldingay Vice-president Deakin University sophie.goldingay@deakin.edu.au
Jennifer Boddy Treasurer Griffith University j.boddy@griffith.edu.au
Lynelle Watts Secretary Edith Cowan University l.watts@ecu.edu.au
Carole Adamson Advances editor Auckland University c.adamson@auckland.ac.nz
Ines Zuchowski General executive James Cook University ines.zuchowski@jcu.edu.au
Jill Wilson General executive University of Queensland wilsonj@social.uq.edu.au
Phyllis Chee General executive Griffith University p.chee@griffith.edu.au
David Hodgson General executive Edith Cowan University d.hodgson@ecu.edu.au
Patricia Muncey General executive University of South Australia patricia.muncey@unisa.edu.au
Jeanette Neden General executive Queensland University of Technology jeanette.neden@qut.edu.au
Brad Roberg General executive Western Health Brad.Roberg@wh.org.au
Phil Crane General executive University of the Sunshine Coast pcrane@usc.edu.au 
Jodie Satour General executive Deakin University jodie.satour@deakin.edu.au
Helen Cleak General executive Queensland University of Technology helen.cleak@qut.edu.au
Wendy Rollins Field Placement Position Australian Catholic University Wendy.Rollins@acu.edu.au
Haidee Hicks Student position Victoria University haidee.hicks@vu.edu.au
Sharon Walsh Student position University of Newcastle sharon.walsh@newcastle.edu.au

 

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ANZSWWER 2017 Symposium – Information for Registrants

With just under a week till our 2017 Symposium this is promising to be an engaging and lively event held over Thursday and Friday, with the Field Education Day on the Wednesday NEXT WEEK! We hope by now you have had an opportunity to visit the website and peruse the information available. If not, we’ve included some information and inspiration below or follow the link below to the recent communication to registrants.

Email Bulletin for Registrants

 

6th Sept – Field Education Networking Day

Kia ora katoa and a warm Pacific welcome and safe travels to you all,
We are excited and looking forward to hosting you on Wednesday next week and for us all to be sharing a stimulating and enjoyable learning exchange.Please find attached Programme for the day – we will have a hard copy available upon registration.Ahua pai, kind regards Cherie, Jenny, Kath and Bree (Local Organising Committee)

7th-8th Sept – ANZSWWER 2017 Symposium

With around 120 papers and over 150 participants from across Australia and New Zealand attending this is going to be an exciting event and opportunity for consolidating trans-Tasman exchanges of ideas, issues, research and common challenges.

We have included downloadable versions of both the Programme and Book of Abstracts to get you inspired and start your planning for the days ahead. A hard copy of the Programme will be available upon registration.

ANZSWWER AGM – Thursday, 7th September 2017 5pm NZST

The ANZSWWER AGM will be held following the last session on the first day of the Symposium and all members are welcome.

2017 Symposium Registrations are still OPEN!

We are very excited to have a record number of participants this year, but there is still room for more. If you have yet to send in your registration please do so at your earliest convenience, so we can finalize the numbers to assist with smooth running on the day.

2017 ANZSWWER Registration Site – $AUS
2017 ANZSWWER Registration Site – $NZ

 

Want to take advantage of our Membership Discounts, have free access to our next Journal issue (coming out soon) or have your say at the AGM? A Membership Form has been included below.

Membership Form

 

I am sure you can appreciate this busy time leading up to the Sympoisum. Please direct any queries you may have to admin@anzswwer.org and we will respond as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you there!

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ANZSWWER 2017 AGM announcement

The ANZSWWER AGM will be held on;

Thursday September 7th, 2017 at 5.00 pm (NZST) 
Room N3, University of Auckland, Epsom Campus, New Zealand.

Members will be able to attend the AGM in person if they are attending the ANZSWWER Symposium or live in Auckland or surrounds, NZ . If you can’t be at the AGM in person you can participate by skype. (An invitation can be sent to those interested)

 

Positions Vacant

A number of positions will fall vacant as per the constitutional requirements of the Association. Nominations will close on Tuesday September 5th, 2017 and voting will occur at the AGM. All position holders serve two-year terms (no more than two consecutive terms). Nominations are sought for the following positions:
  • One (1) President position
  • One (1) Secretary position
  • Six (6) General Executive Committee positions
Members who are eligible to vote (2017-2018 financial individual members or representatives of an institutional member) are encouraged to nominate for election to the Executive Committee. Do give serious thought to nominating for a committee position if you feel that you have something to offer the Association as we consolidate the considerable advances we have made in 2016-17 and move into an exciting period of change and development. Executive members participate in monthly teleconference committee meetings and will be involved in other activities relevant to promoting ANZSWWER.

 

How to Nominate

To nominate for executive positions, download the following 2017 AGM Nomination Form.  If you are unable to participate in the AGM in person or by skype please complete the 2017 AGM Proxy Form, so we achieve a quorum on the day.

 

Provisional agenda items (to be confirmed):

  • Welcome by President
  • Apologies
  • Confirmation of minutes of the 2016 AGM
  • Business arising from the minutes
  • President’s report
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Secretary’s report
  • Editors report
  • Election of ANZSWWER Executive
  • General Business
  • Close of meeting
  • Date and time of next ordinary meeting
Nominations, Proxy Forms and RSVP for attendance either in person or by skype, must be received by The ANZSWWER Secretary, Lynelle Watts, by email l.watts@ecu.edu.au by close of business on Tuesday September 5th, 2017.
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2017 ANZSWWER Award Nominations (Closing 11 August)

Dear ANZSWWER members and friends

It is time to think about celebrating the achievements of our colleagues.  Please see attached award nomination form.  There are some changes to the awards process this year.

Best Abstract awards will be administered by the New Zealand Symposium organising committee and announced to the entire delegation at the upcoming Symposium in Auckland in September.  Best Abstract category is open to all symposium delegates.

All other awards will be announced at the ANZSWWER AGM at the symposium.

We are delighted to introduce the new Trans-Tasman collaboration award to join the existing suite of awards.

This year, there will only be one winner for each category and only members (individual or belonging to group membership) are eligible to receive awards listed on the form.  Please email your completed nomination form directly to sophie.goldingay@deakin.edu.au by 5pm on 11  August 2017

Award Nomination Form

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“New Voices in Social Work” – Final call for abstracts

Calling all PhD and Early Career Researchers
We warmly invite you to submit an abstract to the “New Voices for Social Work” forum which will be held as one of the sessions on Friday 8 September, Day 2 of the 2017 ANZSWWER Symposium.

“New Voices in Social Work Research” is a forum where  PhD and Early Career Researchers can present their research and receive feedback from an Invited Panel of experienced researchers and research supervisors from Australia and New Zealand. It is intended to promote and disseminate social work research and identify ways in which research findings can be embedded into critically informed social work practice.

Instructions for submitting abstracts:

  • Abstracts for presentations at the “New Voices in Social Work Research” should be between 300 and 500 words in length
  • Please put the title as a header on the abstract, followed by the researcher’s name and contact email address.
  • Email a Word version of your abstract to Charlotte Williams: charlotte.williams@rmit.edu.au with ‘ANZSWWER abstract’ as the title.
  • Closing date for receipt of abstracts is Friday 7 July 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts is Friday 28 July
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Early Bird Special ends 30 June – 2017 Symposium

Date: 6 September 2017
The Field Education Network Day
Date: 7-8 September 2017

ANZSWWER  Symposium

Venue: The University of Auckland, Epsom Campus, New Zealand

Tickets can be purchased for both the Symposium and Field Education Networking Day and are available in both Australian and New Zealand currency via the links below or visit our website for further details.

Should you require an invoice, please register online, selecting the invoice option and email admin@anzswwer.org with your specific details.

Australian attendees – Register here

New Zealand attendees – Register here

You do not need to be a member of ANZSWWER to attend, however discounted rates apply. Memberships are now due for the 2017-2018 financial year. You can read more information on becoming a member with ANZSWWER and download a membership form via the link below.

Become a member 

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2017 ANZSWWER Memberships due!

Dear ANZSWWER Members & Friends
We would like to thank you for your ongoing support of ANZSWWER and remind you membership renewals & applications are now due for the period 2017-2018.

Just a reminder that your membership includes discounted rates to our upcoming 2017 Symposium and open access to Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, the journal of ANZSWWER.  Passwords will be changing at the end of financial year for our next publication (out soon), so to ensure a seamless transition, we encourage you to arrange your membership renewal as soon as possible.

Click here to renew or join today
ANZSWWER relies on the support and contribution of institutional and individual memberships to allow these benefits and to ensure an independent voice in education. Be part of this growing group of progressive colleagues who work together to tackle the issues and interests of social work and social welfare.
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“New Voices in Social Work” – Call for abstracts

 

Calling all PhD and Early Career Researchers

We warmly invite you to submit an abstract to the “New Voices for Social Work” forum which will be held as one of the sessions on Friday 8 September, Day 2 of the 2017 ANZSWWER Symposium.

“New Voices in Social Work Research” is a forum where  PhD and Early Career Researchers can present their research and receive feedback from an Invited Panel of experienced researchers and research supervisors from Australia and New Zealand. It is intended to promote and disseminate social work research and identify ways in which research findings can be embedded into critically informed social work practice.

Instructions for submitting abstracts:

  • Abstracts for presentations at the “New Voices in Social Work Research” should be between 300 and 500 words in length
  • Please put the title as a header on the abstract, followed by the researcher’s name and contact email address.
  • Email a Word version of your abstract to Charlotte Williams: charlotte.williams@rmit.edu.au with ‘ANZSWWER abstract’ as the title.
  • Closing date for receipt of abstracts is Friday 7 July 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts is Friday 28 July

 

“New Voices in Social Work”

The New Voices in Social Work Research blog is an initiative of the Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Research (ANZSWWER). The aims of the blog are to promote and support Higher Degree Research (HDR) students, (includes PhD, Masters and Honours) and Early Career Researchers (ECR) in the area of social work and human services in Australia and New Zealand.

Contributions to the blog from HDR students and ECR researchers are invited on an ongoing basis.
Click on “About” to read about this blog.
Click on “Information for Contributors” to read about contributing to this blog

 

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2017 ANZSWWER Symposium & Field Educators Networking Day

ANZSWWER  2017 Symposium

‘Challenging Dominant Discourses’
Date: 7-8 September 2017
Venue: The University of Auckland, Epsom Campus, New Zealand

 

The 2017 ANZSWWER symposium will be hosted for the first time in New Zealand.

This is an exciting opportunity for consolidating trans-Tasman exchanges of ideas, issues, research and common challenges.

For further information please visit

 http://www.anzswwer.org/symposium/symposium-events-2017/

 

A call for abstracts has also just been announced with a closing date of Friday 21st April, 2017.

ANZSWWER 2017 call for papers – pdf version

 

Field Educators Networking Day

Date: 6 September 2017
Venue: The University of Auckland,  Epsom Campus, New Zealand

 

The University of Auckland will be hosting the Field Educators Network (Australia) and the Field Education sub-group of CSWEANZ (New Zealand).

We are looking forward to our combined Field Educators mini symposium a theme that revolves around  “Creative and innovative Conversations”  with some exciting presentations, issues, ideas and potential collaborations to discuss.

We will be calling for abstracts shortly. Meanwhile feel free to contact Cherie Appleton (c.appleton@auckland.ac.nz) for further details.

This day precedes the ANZSWWER symposium on 7 & 8 September.

Save these Dates 2017 PDF

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