CE Call for Proposals
GENERAL AUDIENCE WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS
REQUEST FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
Workshop Proposal Application: Deadline Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Workshop Goals and Design
The Michigan State University School of Social Work (MSUSSW) Continuing Education is one of the leading statewide training providers, coordinating and hosting a wide variety of Continuing Education opportunities for Michigan Social Workers. The goal of MSUSSW Continuing Education is to offer attendees the most up-to-date, current workshops for professional skill development in both clinical and macro settings. MSUSSW also provides a wide variety of topics and locations across the state of Michigan for ease of access for all our attendees to earn Continuing Education Credit Hours.
MSUSSW Continuing Education programming is tailored to provide maximum choice and variety, specifically designed around the direct feedback received from previous attendees. Workshops include both full-day and half-day in-person programming options, in addition to 1-hour Live Synchronous Webinars – attendees pick the exact workshops they want to attend, customizing their learning to their professional needs. This year, we are offering a Call for Proposal process for procuring workshops that meet these needs. We are looking for 3-hour and 6-hour in-person workshops, and 1-hour Webinars that fit into the suggested topic areas below.
Overall General Audience Objectives
- To learn and apply practical strategies that can be used in various clinical work settings.
- To identify innovative initiatives designed to increase recovery and rehabilitation and supported by data-informed practice.
- To identify and practice specific techniques for self-care and mindfulness in combatting compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress.
- To learn and apply leadership strategies for use in supervisory and administrative roles.
- To increase attendees’ knowledge, skills, and awareness associated with mental health practice at various implementation levels.
Workshop Topic Suggestions
Proposed workshops should relate to the MSUSSW Continuing Education goals and objectives, and speak to current issues and initiatives in one or more of the following special focus areas:
- Emerging and Evidence-Based Practices: i.e. Strengthening Families, PMTO, Parenting Wisely, Communities that Care, Motivational Interviewing
- Treating Anxiety/Mood Disorders, adults and children
- Behavior Management
- Crisis Intervention (CIT)
- Youth, Family and Client Engagement
- Compassion Fatigue
- Specialty Populations (Veterans, Aging, Sexual Assault Survivors, Law Enforcement, Education)
- Ethics and Pain Management
- Trauma/Trauma related treatment practices
- Play Therapy/Art Therapy/Music Therapy
- LGBT in Youth/School-Based Interventions
- Suicide Intervention and Prevention
- Legal Issues in Social Work Practice
- Recovery-Oriented Care
Generally, in-person workshop attendance averages between 15 – 40 professionals and webinar attendance is up to 100 professionals, including a variety of social workers, clinical directors/supervisors, case workers and supports coordinators from across Michigan, as well as, public mental health and child welfare organizations.
- Complete the Workshop Proposal Application below.
- Include a resume/curriculum vitae for each instructor. (maximum of 2 instructors)
- Workshops can be 3-hours or 6-hours only for in-person, and 1-hour for Webinars, and must be clearly marked as such on the workshop proposal application.
- All materials must be received by August 31st, 2017. For questions, contact Kelley Blanck at email@example.com or 517-353-0748.
Instructor Qualifications (*Required)
- Have extensive experience to include no less than five years of practical application or research involving the subject taught in the course*
- Faculty member of an undergraduate or graduate school of social work
- Received specialized graduate or postgraduate level training in the subject taught in the program
- Have professional qualifications in good standing with my professional regulatory board*
- Have current, non-expired Licenses & Credentials in mental health field*
Criteria for evaluating the proposals will include
- Relevance to social work practice
- Clear, measurable objectives (Bloom’s Taxonomy)
- A well-structured proposal with detailed PowerPoint/multi-media or similar presentation delivery expected
- Submission of additional materials/details upon request
- Meets an identified learning need as requested by customer base.
In additional, all proposals must include a Bibliography, which should list a minimum of 3 sources- two peer reviewed and at least one dated within the last 5 years; instructor authored book/articles are not accepted (CE accreditation requirement). All proposals will be reviewed by Committee Process to determine best fit for workshops and to ensure compliance with ASWB Guidelines. Letters of Agreement specifying the scheduled date of the workshop will be sent to all accepted workshop instructors and letters of decline will be sent to all other workshop instructors.
Submission of a proposal does not guarantee schedule for workshop; approval and acceptance must be determined through Committee Process. MSU School of Social Work has the right to decline agreement if any of the above requirements are not met or change prior to scheduled workshop.
IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Letters of Agreement
The MSUSSW Continuing Education budget can support modest honorariums for workshop and webinar instructors. Payment is negotiated individually, but generally is paid at a rate determined per credit hour of Continuing Education Credit Hours approved (10/2016). This will be outlined in the Letter of Agreement. Additional travel, hotel stays, and meal stipends are not available at this time.
If instructors are not able to participate due to lack of reimbursement, special arrangements may be made with MSU School of Social Work when you are notified of your accepted proposal. Please note: The Letter of Agreement is not a contract – MSUSSW reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to low enrollment or other factors that would hinder a successful program.
Tips for Instructors
The purpose of these workshops is to provide opportunities for building interest about your topic and the possibilities for how attendees can use the knowledge and skills they learned. Most of the attendees have requested learning real, practical strategies and skills that they can take back with them in their individual practices. *Please note: for Webinars, you will be provided additional instruction and a practice webinar session with the Coordinator.
The more engaging your workshop is, the better the attendees will learn and be able to apply the material. Here are some ideas for developing your workshop:
- Follow your workshop description, including matching the material to the learning objectives. The learning objectives should be strength-based, using terminology and formatting that follows Bloom’s Taxonomy. Make sure all of your data and research is the most up-to-date available at the time of the workshop.
- Minimize traditional lecture and maximize attendees’ interaction, participation and involvement. This is also applicable to webinars – use your Q&A box to gain participation. For in person, use a mixture of PowerPoint, small group, case study, and role play formats to help attendees think about, plan, and transfer these skills/knowledge back to their jobs. Video examples are also helpful in illustrating information, modeling clinical skills or therapeutic interactions with clients.
- Include your bibliography in your PowerPoint.
- Think about how you will be evaluated overall. Make sure your material is useful and appropriate learning level (beginner, intermediate, advanced), your presentation style is engaging, and that there are opportunities for attendees to ask questions.
- Finally, ensure that your workshop is within the time-frame allotted- not too short, and not too long.
Purpose of this application
MSU School of Social Work (MSUSSW) Continuing Education faculty use the information in this application to: 1.) screen for appropriate content with the identified topic areas; 2.) determine whether the presentation meets the criteria for social work continuing education credit hours and/or substance abuse contact hours; and 3.) format into marketing information to be included in the catalog. Please note: Description, learning objectives and biography may be edited and formatted for inclusion in the catalog.
- Complete the Workshop Proposal Application below.
- Required to Send: 1) completed application form and 2) a Curriculum Vitae/resume for each presenter (maximum of 2 instructors).
- Submit all materials by Thursday, August 31st, 2017. For questions, contact Kelley Blanck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-353-0748.
- Submissions received after the cutoff date will be archived and may be considered for additional workshop opportunities throughout the year.
- We allow for a maximum of 2 presenters during a workshop.
- In-person workshops can be 3-hours or 6-hours only, Webinars can be 1-hour only, and must be clearly marked as such on the workshop proposal application.
- Instructor Compensation: The MSUSSU Contuinuing Education budget can support modest honorariums for workshop instructors. Contract payment is negotiated individually, but generally is paid at a rate determined per credit hour of Continuing Education Credit Hours approved (10/2016). This will be outlined in the Letter of Agreement. However, additional travel, hotel stays, and meal stipends are not available at this time. If instructors are not able to participate due to lack of reimbursement, special arrangements may be made with MSU School of Social Work when you are notified of your accepted proposal.
Please note: Content of workshop content MUST contain some or all of the following:
- Theories and concepts of human behavior in the social environment
- Social work practice, knowledge and skills
- Social work research, program evaluation, or practice evaluation
- Social work agency management or administration
- Development, evaluation, and /or implementation of social policy
- Social work ethics and standards of professional practice (presenter must be a LBSW or LMSW)
- Pain/Pain symptom management, including but not limited to, behavior management, psychology of pain, behavior modification and stress management
- For more information on Continuing Education requirements, please visit the AWSB ACE program page