Welcome to ISP, a nonprofit organization for social work educators, students, and practitioners with passion for policy! Our goal is to prepare and motivate social workers to play an active role in shaping the social policies that impact our clients and communities.

Submit Your Proposal for Policy Conference 2.0

Join us for Policy Conference 2.0, scheduled for May 31-June 2 in St. Louis! We invite your proposal for a Presentation, Workshop, Roundtable, or Poster Session. The submission deadline is February 1, 2018. See the Call for Proposals and submit now!

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Interested in policy?

By joining ISP you become part of a community of faculty, students, and practitioners who are committed to seeing social work at the forefront of policy change. Support us now!

Online Policy Practice Certificate

ISP has developed an online policy certificate  – now available through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Learning Academy. This free course, comprised of a series of brief modules, is a valuable way for students, faculty, and practitioners to supplement their knowledge about how to address poverty and income inequality through policy advocacy.

Strengthening the Micro-Macro Bridge

With support from the Fund for Social Policy Education & Practice, ISP developed a webinar series designed to help social work practitioners and agency administrators incorporate policy into their work. Both webinars, “Integrating Policy Into Your Social Work Practice” and “Cultivating an Agency Culture for Policy Conscious Practice,” are available through the Network for Social Work Management.