NASW Oregon is launching a statewide speakers bureau. The objective
of this speakers bureau is to educate the general public, other
professionals, and students about the social work profession and to
recruit new social workers. Presentation topics will vary depending on
the audience’s/speaker’s interests. As part of the presentation,
speakers will also have the opportunity to share their own
story/experiences with audiences.
Why get involved with the NASW Speakers Bureau?
As a speaker, you will:
- Help to make a difference in how the public and media perceive social workers, the profession and social work issues
- Promote social work as a career option for high school and college students
- Gain valuable public speaking experience
- Give back to the profession
What are the requirements for getting involved?
Requirements for Speakers:
- You must be a member of NASW.
- You will be required to complete an online orientation session (coming soon).
- You are required to demonstrate comfort in public speaking and knowledge of a topic(s).
Is there anything else I should know?
- The information from your application will be entered into a
database of NASW members (maintained for a minimum of six (6) months).
NASW Chapter staff will use the database to connect requests for
speakers with relevant experience, location and availability.
- Membership in the speakers bureau is voluntary. There is no fee for speaking engagements.
Become part of the Speakers Bureau and inspire/educate others by
sharing your story and knowledge of social work! To apply for the
Speakers Bureau, please fill out the application here (link). If you
have any questions, please contact NASW at 503-452-8420 or
Request a Speakerjk.firstname.lastname@example.org
High schools, colleges, universities, organizations, and citizens may
request a speaker for a social work presentation. To request a speaker,
please fill out a speaker request form.