Critical Conversations

Upcoming Event

Panel Discussion: “The Art of Policy Practice: Navigating the Legislative Process”

July 29, 3:30-5 pm ET

Effective policy practice requires social workers to not only understand the research and analyses needed for developing policy ideas and proposals, but also the ability to take their policy proposals through the legislative process where they become laws, regulations, or demonstration projects. Three experienced policy practitioners will discuss their work in the field of policy practice. 

This is a free event; please share with your peers and colleagues. Offered by Influencing Social Policy (ISP) and NASW.


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