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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.

Macro Curriculum Guide

The Macro Curriculum Guide is here! ISP–together with its United for Macro partners–has been hard at work developing the Guide, which defines the 9 competencies through a macro lens, identifies relevant practice behaviors, and suggests a wide array of readings, media, exercises, assignments, and field activities. It promises to be an invaluable resource for faculty teaching policy and programs offering or developing macro specializations. Thanks to all of our policy colleagues who were part of this exciting effort! You can access an electronic copy of the Guide through CSWE; hard copies will be available in the near future.

Upcoming ISP Election

At its January 2018 meeting, the ISP Board of Directors approved an increase in the size of its Board of Directors. We are now accepting nominations and self-nominations to fill those seats. A special electronic election will be held in late January/early February. All members in good standing are eligible to vote. Not sure if your membership is up to date? Check with Le Anne. Help us maximize what ISP can do by throwing your hat in the ring — or simply joining one of our committees. Put your talents and enthusiasm to work!

Join ISP or renew your membership

Resolving to get more involved in the coming year? Join ISP! Become part of a professional community dedicated to advancing policy research, education and practice. Consistent with its strategic planning effort, 2019 will be a year of re-building for ISP. We’ll be examining our structure and programming, trying some new things, and gearing up for a big year in 2020! Join now or renew your membership.