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GADE Conference 2019

Confident Scholars in a Transdisciplinary World:
Emphasizing Social Work Strengths in Doctoral Education

Hosted by USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
April 3-5, 2019

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Scheduled activities are held at the USC Hotel, unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

12:00 - 5:00 pm

Registration

2:00 - 3:00 pm

GADE Advisory Board Meeting

3:00 - 5:00 pm

GADE Board Meeting

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Orientation for New Directors

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Opening Dinner - Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

7:30 – 8:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 – 10:45 am

Keynote and Discussion
They Know There is a Social Worker Scholar at the Table When…

10:45 – 11:00 am

Break

11:00 – 12:00 pm

Breakout Session 1
Developing Confident Social Work Scholars in the Context of Academic Expectations and Rapid Social Change

       A.

Promoting Self-efficacy Among Emerging Social Work Scholars Through Quality Doctoral Student Mentoring

       B.

How Can Doctoral Studies Support Student Growth as Inter/Transdisciplinary Scholars?

       C.

Current Issues in DSW Programming

12:15 – 2:00 pm

Lunch and Business Meeting

2:00 – 2:15 pm

Break

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Breakout Session 2
Developing Confident Social Work Scholars in the Context of Academic Expectations and Rapid Social Change

       D.

Qualifying Exam Approaches – Survey Results and Discussion

       E.

Making Contributions as Social Work Scholars in an Academic Context (Including Communication/Publishing and Pursuing Research Support)

       F.

Admissions and Recruitment in Social Work Doctoral Programs

3:15 – 3:30 pm

Refreshment Break

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Breakout Session 3
Developing Confident Social Work Scholars in the Context of Academic Expectations and Rapid Social Change

       G.

Supporting Next Career Steps (Academic and Other Career Paths) in an Evolving Job Market

       H.

More than Putting Out Fires: Developing a Vision for the Future of Your Doctoral Program

       I.

Mental/Physical Health Challenges and Other Student Concerns

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Dean's Reception, co-sponsored by UCLA
- California African American Museum

7:00 pm

Dinner on your own

8:00 pm

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Re-animated  - RSVP opens March 5


Friday, April 5, 2019

8:00 - 8:45 am

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 am

Growth in Social Work Doctorates (DSW Programs): Education, Implications, Opportunities

10:15 - 10:30 am

Break

10:30 - 11:45 am

Confident Scholars in a Transdisciplinary World: Emphasizing Social Work Strengths in Doctoral Education

11:45 - 12:00 pm

Closing and Evaluations
Boxed Lunches to go

1:00 - 4:00 pm

CSWE Post-Conference Session
This optional meeting is to discuss the standards for DSW accreditation. Interested PhD directors are welcome to attend.

Registration

New this year: early bird registration!
$375 through February 28
$400 on or after March 1
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Sponsorships

GADE relies on our members and supporters to help defray the conference costs that registration fees do not cover.
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Accommodations

USC Hotel
3540 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007


The USC Hotel is currently SOLD OUT on April 4, 2019. If you have not yet booked your accommodations, any hotel in the Downtown Los Angeles area is a close few miles from the main campus and USC Hotel. 

Transportation

There are several transportation options from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR.

About GADE

The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) is an organization made up of over 80 social work doctoral program directors worldwide who represent their member Universities. Founded in the late 1970s, GADE's primary purpose is to promote rigor in doctoral education in social work, focusing on preparing scholars, researchers, and educators who function as stewards of the discipline.

About the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work holds the oldest MSW and PhD social work programs in the West. These, along with our new MSN and DSW programs, support the school’s mission to promote social justice and well-being at every social level through advanced education, community engagement, interdisciplinary scientific activity, advocacy, and professional leadership.

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If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out to our events team at swevents@usc.edu.