One Day Ethics and Supervision Refresher



Friday, September 10, 2021


Online, Real-Time, Interactive via Zoom

Morning Session: 8:30am Sign In – 9am-12pm EST Workshop
Afternoon Session: 12:30pm Sign In – 1-4pm EST Workshop


Morning or Afternoon Session

$65 Early Registration through 9/3/2021

$75 Late Registration after 9/3/2021

$55 Groups of 3+


$119 Early Registration through 9/3/2021

$140 Late Registration after 9/3/2021

$99 Groups of 3+


Updates to the NASW Code of Ethics


Learn everything you need to know about the NASW Ethics Updates! There has been significant growth in the use of computers, smart phones, tablets, email, texting, online social networking, monitoring devices, video technology, and other electronic technology in various aspects of social work practice. In 2017, the NASW appointed a task force to determine if the current Code (at the time) sufficiently addressed this growth. The task force determined that additional language was necessary to ensure that professional social workers are equipped with ethical standards that will provide the guidance needed practice ethically in a digital world.

During this session, we will explore updates to the NASW Code of Ethics, the justification for the changes and what these changes mean for the future of the social work profession.



Dawn Hobdy, LICSW, Director of the Office of Ethics and Professional Review at the National Association of Social Workers provides leadership and oversight for the overall vision and structure of the nationwide ethics and professional review program. Ms. Hobdy has 21 years of experience developing ethics courses and conducting trainings. She presents at numerous conferences around the country and has served on various task forces including the ASWB International Technology Task Force, the NASW & ASWB Technology Standards Task Force, and the NASW Code of Ethics Revisions Task Force. She currently serves as the Ethics Commissioner for the International Federation of Social Workers. Ms. Hobdy is Adjunct Professor in the graduate program of the Howard University School of Social Work. Her research and teaching interests include social gerontology and ethics. Ms. Hobdy began her career in gerontology serving several years as Director of Social Services in a long-term care setting as well as providing case management for seniors of the DC Wavier program. Ms. Hobdy received her MSW degree from Howard University and her BS degree in Communications from Syracuse University.


  • Examine the key ethical considerations that gave rise to a technology-focused revision to the NASW Code of Ethics.
  • Provide a comprehensive review of updates to the Code approved by the 2017 Delegate Assembly.
  • Consider implications for practice
  • Respond to questions regarding the changes.


3 Hour Supervisor Refresher Course

3 CEUs

This three-hour session is a refresher for supervisors with various levels of experience. The session will cover important aspects of communicating for better performance and outcomes in the workplace. Attendees will identify common barriers to effective communication with supervisees, peers, and upper management. Attendees will practice techniques for enhancing communication when there are style differences and conflict.



Dr. Pamela Love Manning, PhD, MSW, MBA has extensive experience providing leadership consulting and training in Maryland and D.C. Dr. Love Manning has over 20 years of experience as a trainer and educator. She has taught social work courses at universities in Maryland and in a virtual academic program in California. She has also taught psychology and family studies courses. She is the founder of DP Love Enterprises which offers personal and professional development training, coaching, and personal development products. Dr. Love Manning holds an MSW and Ph.D. in Social Work.


  • Discuss the importance of supervisors utilizing strategies for effective communication
  • Examine common barriers to effective communication in the workplace
  • Identify strategies for effective communication when there are style and other differences
  • Examine how communication can enhance the performance and outcomes of supervisees.


CEU Credit Info


Our CEU credits are accepted for: 

  • Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Maryland Social Workers
  • Maryland Psychologists
  • Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Maryland Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Maryland Residential Child Care Professionals
  • DC Social Workers
  • DC Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Virginia Social Workers
  • West Virginia Social Workers
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Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits (Category 1 CEUs). Our workshops are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.  For more information please visit our FAQ page.

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