Dear Social Work Colleagues,
First, I want to thank you for your interest in yesterday’s
webinar on the 2017 updates to the NASW Code of Ethics.
Second, as the Director of the NASW Office of Ethics and
Professional review and host of the webinar, I want to personally
offer my deepest apology to you. In an effort to serve the social work
community, the National Association of Social Workers’ Office of Ethics and Professional
Review offered a free training on the 2017 updates to the NASW Code of Ethics
via webinar. We worked to publicize this training, and over 7,000 of you
registered! This was well within our online platform’s limit of 10,000
participants, so we were delighted by the social work community’s level of
Unfortunately, our technology failed. (It’s ironic that the
new NASW Code of Ethics focuses on technology). We do not yet know why,
but it was unable to support the high demand, as promised. As a result,
many registrants were unable to join the training and were understandably
frustrated and disappointed. We recognize that many of you made sacrifices to
schedule this webinar into your day and to be a part of this training. On
behalf of the Association and its Office of Ethics and Professional Review, I
again, sincerely apologize to you.
We are working to get the recorded version of the training
online as soon as possible for the benefit of those who did not have a chance
to participate as a live audience member. To make it up to you, NASW
would like to offer:
A discount on the cost
of CEs (for a limited time).
The recording and
posttest will be available shortly. A link will be provided separately.
- Offering additional
opportunities for Q & A, based on the recorded version of the webinar.
Dates will be posted
A repeat of the
training, in the near future on a date to be announced.
The National Association of Social Workers is committed to
delivering the highest possible level of service to our professional
community. I am personally devastated that technological issues prevented
us from providing that level of service yesterday, and we are dedicated to
resolving these problems for future trainings. We hope that you will
provide us with an opportunity to make it up to you.
Please stay tuned for additional information about the
availability of the training and future training opportunities through the
Office of Ethics and Professional Review.
Office of Ethics and Professional Review