We live in a very different global framework since the advent of modern social work. We must ride on new technology and change the mode of delivery of social work training. The process of continuing education and development must ensure the delivery of timely and useful knowledge, active engagement in application of ideas, effective strategies and skills in improving human conditions shaping a more fair and just world.
The GISW believes that sharing knowledge and skills that would improve human well being is the responsibility of professionals engaged in social work. How can one ethically withhold information that can help others do better?
There should be control over the quality of training and a review process will be implemented to ensure courses and training material are culturally adaptable and useful in different social-political contexts.
The best in the world will be identified to provide training courses and those who need the training can access this virtual classroom anytime and anywhere. Specialists in various subjects may give recorded presentations that will be useful for other colleagues. Anyone may submit material, and these associate faculties are people with a vision to strengthen professional competence and share knowledge and skills. If you have training courses or other material to share please contact us here.
GISW will upload reviewed packaged training for easy access. The quality and cultural appropriateness of the material is reviewed by two peers and may be edited before uploading for public use. Download of the material is free but users have to sign up on a membership basis. This provides a record of who is using the training and a channel for feedback, follow up and evaluation of outcome.
GISW will have a practitioner network in the form of facebook and blog for practitioners and will collaborate with international organizations, government bodies such as IFSW, ICSD, IASSW, COSW, UNDP and their local counterparts, as well as other educational, business and civic groups so as to move forward the Global Agenda for Action.