Social Workers Creating the Future

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Practicing in an Unpredictable, Complex World

Nancy Smyth

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Monday, March 29, 2021
Noon-1 p.m. EST

The realities of the past year have immersed us all in the challenges of working and living in times that are unpredictable, complex, and volatile. Social workers are expert problem solvers and innovators in any time, and this past year is no exception. This webinar will highlight some of the creativity of social workers during the past year, and then turn our attention how we can respond to the possible futures ahead.

About Nancy Smyth
Nancy J. Smyth is professor and dean at the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Social Work and brings 35 years of experience as a social worker, social work educator, researcher, and leader to her work. Over the 16 years Smyth has been dean the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Social Work integrated a trauma-informed and human rights perspective throughout the master’s curriculum, established the Buffalo Center for Social Research, expanded international education and research, began online degrees, including an online DSW focused on implementation science, and raised the rankings of the MSW program from 46% to the top 10% in the United States. Smyth’s recent work has focused on innovation and social work, including technology for social good, Social Impact Fellows, teaching social work with digital technology, and shaping the future of social work for a rapidly changing world.