Leadership Summit FAQ

For general questions about content, CE credits or other information about the NASW Leadership Summit not answered below, please email leadershipacademy.nasw@socialworkers.org

For Technical Support, please email nasw@commpartners.com.

Do not use Internet Explorer to register or participate in the Summit. Please use Chrome or Firefox.

The 2023 NASW Leadership Summit will be held virtually and take place online in “real time” June 22, 2023.

No, in addition to social workers, we encourage other health and human services professionals to attend the conference.

Yes. Registration for the 2023 NASW Leadership Summit will open in late March.

Registration fees for the 2023 NASW Leadership Summit are:
NASW Member: $175.00
Non-Member: $275.00
NASW Student Member: $125.00
NASW Retired Member: $125.00

Registration for the Summit includes all keynote, plenary and workshop presentations. Particpants will receive a copy of the book, “Successful Community Leadership and Organization, 2nd Edition”

You may register for the 2023 NASW Leadership Summit online through the event! Register early as space is limited!

No, not for the NASW Leadership Summit.

Yes. If five or more people from the same organization register for the 2023 Leadership Summit you will receive a 15% discount for each registration. Please note the five or more people must be registered at the same time.

Yes. All registrants will receive an email confirmation shortly after submitting the registration form. If you do not, please check your spam/junk folder.

Refunds will be processed according to the following cancellation policy:
Requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent to NASW by email to leadershipacademy.nasw@socialworkers.org. Refunds will be issued no later than 21 days following receipt of the request and will follow the schedule below:

  1. No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after June 21, 2023.
  2. NASW regrets that refunds will not be given for "no-shows."

If you view a program live and, in its entirety, you are entitled to receive CE credit and your certificate will indicate that the CE was live. Here is the process to access your certificate after each session:

  1. When the session ends, go back to the Agenda on the home page.
  2. Find your session and click on the title.
  3. Make sure you are on the Contents tab, then click on the evaluation and complete it.
  4. When you complete the evaluation, your certificate will unlock and you can view or print it.

You may view all your registered sessions in your Dashboard before, during or after the Summit. From your dashboard, you may re-enter any completed program to fill out the evaluation and claim your certificate.

There will not be pre-summit activities. However, registrants will have access to the Summit website before the live event and will be encouraged to log in and become familiar with the site, its features and meet and network with participants across the country.

You will be provided with your login information in the confirmation email you receive upon registration. You are encouraged to log in two weeks prior to the start of the Summit and explore the website to become familiar with its features.

PowerPoint slides and any other presentation materials will be posted and available for participants to download and print from the Summit website prior to the start. These materials will also be available for three months following the summit.

All sessions taking place during the Summit will begin on time. We recommend that you log in, visit the summit website and become familiar with its features two weeks prior to the conference. We recommend that you log in a minimum of 5-10 minutes prior to the start time to double check your connection and sound.

You bet you can! For no additional cost, you can participate in the NASW Leadership Summit as long as you have Internet access that meets the Technical Requirements.

If you have additional questions, please send an email to: leadershipacademy.nasw@socialworkers.org.

System Requirements to View Live Streaming Programs

Please ensure your computer equipment meets hardware, software and bandwidth requirements well in advance of the webcast, consult with your IT staff or consultant to ensure you are ready and available to access all elements of the event before it begins.

Step 1: Browser Tests

Please take the following browser test. If you are on a network that uses a firewall or VPN, you can test your access in advance to ensure our software will not be blocked. You will know it's working when you see a video of the Jefferson Memorial and hear music. http://events.commpartners.com/webcasts/browsertestor/

Step 2: Please review the following Technical Requirements and be sure your system and networks are up to date.

Minimum System Requirements:

2 GHz Dual Core CPU Processor or faster 
4 GB RAM (Greater than 4 GB is a benefit)

Minimum Browser Requirements:  

Browser must support HTML-5. To detect your browser version, run https://whichbrowser.net/Please do not use Internet Explorer as it is too old to be compatible. Chrome, Firefox and Edge are continuously updated by their publishers.  For the best experience, use the most current version.

Current versions of Chrome 
Current versions of Firefox 
Current versions of Edge
Safari 14 or later

Windows 10 or later 
Mac OS X 10.14 or later 
iOS 12 or greater

IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5: port 80, 443 (web and audio) port 80, 443 (web and audio) ports 80, 443 (web and audio) ports 80, 443 (web and audio) ports 80, 443 (web and audio)

Other Recommendations

Can I view on my phone?

Yes, you can view this webcast from your mobile device, but there are some precautions to take. 

1. Mobile device internet connections can be spotty. This could cause the video and audio to stop and start. This is not something we can fix on our end, so please be sure to use a strong and fast connection.

2. Make sure you open up your mobile device’s browser and type in the conference website to log in. Don’t click a link from your email. Depending on your device this may not launch the full browser program, but just a partial function browser.  

The video or audio stops and starts. 

This is an indication you do not have enough steady bandwidth. This is not something we can fix for you on our end, but we can offer some suggestions you can try. 

1. If on Wi-Fi, try using a hard-wired Ethernet connection. Sometimes Wi-Fi is too slow or spotty. 

2. If you only have Wi-Fi try moving physically closer to your Wi-Fi router.

3. Try to limit other users of your bandwidth. Close down other tabs, browser windows, programs and any other internet users in your office or home. 

4. If you are using a VPN or remote desktop, drop those and try a direct connection to the internet. 

It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.  We recommend Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari. You will not be able to use Internet Explorer as it is too old to be compatible.

  • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your internet browser settings.
  • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
  • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
  • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
  • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers or the room where the conference is being broadcast is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

Need Further Technical Assistance?

Please send an email to nasw@commpartners.com.

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