The Chapter Committee for Nomination and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) has the responsibility to identify leaders in our membership. Each Regional CCNLI Representative of the Michigan Chapter for NASW is tasked with seeking out individuals who will step forward and take on a leadership role in our organization. From participation in Special Interest Groups to serving on the Chapter Board, we provide information and education to our members to help them identify their own leadership potential and to use that to better the profession of social work. This process of better understanding your role in the profession and learning about the scope of practice of social work here in Michigan, Nationally and Internationally can be a fulfilling experience for those willing to devote some of their time.
Finding members who are willing to devote their time and talent to serve the social work profession through our Association is no easy task. CCNLI Representatives in the Regions use their community contacts and the relationships they have developed as professional social workers to find individuals who would be willing to serve in the NASW-Michigan Chapter. While we often know of individuals who might be interested, it is necessary to reach out to our membership in other ways, namely this article, to find additional social work leaders.
If you or another social worker you know, whether a current member of NASW or not, are interested in learning more about the leadership roles at the Chapter or National level, please contact your CCNLI representative. Information about your Regional CCNLI Representative can be found on our website at CCNLI Representatives (http://www.nasw-michigan.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=19) or you can go to the main website at www.nasw-michigan.org and click on “About Us” and “Chapter Committees.”
As the chair of the CCNLI and on behalf of the NASW-Michigan CCNLI Representatives I would like to wish you a Happy New Year. I hope 2013 brings you joy and prosperity and that you will consider what role you might play, what talents you might share, in the development of the profession of social work in Michigan. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about CCNLI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Chemers, M. (1997) An integrative theory of leadership. Lawrence Erlbaum associates, Publishers.
Catherine A. Macomber, MSW, LMSW, NASW-MI CCNLI Chair