NADD supports Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism and American History developed by AAUP and released June 16, 2021.

Resources on Democracy

NADD Anti-Racism Statement

Anti-Racism Resource Guide

A Message from Martell Teasley to NADD Members

Coronavirus and Field-work Contingency Plans

MSW Policy Statement on the Role of the MSW in Social Work Education

NADD Statement Addressing the Issue of Immigrant Children and Family Separation

National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign

Social Work Workforce Study, October 2017 (PDF) (background info on the initiative)

List of NADD members and regional associations contributors to the National Academy of Medicine Consensus Study

Deans Messages on the incident at Charlottesville and the general state of affairs in the Country

Welcome to NADD!

Founded in 1986, the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work (NADD) is a volunteer membership organization dedicated to promoting excellence in social work education. Our membership is composed of more than 200 deans, directors, and chairpersons of graduate social work programs in the United States and Canada. NADD supports its members in their professional development and effectiveness as academic administrators.

NADD organizes two meetings per year: a one-day gathering at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting and a 2½ day conference in the spring. At these networking meetings, leadership training sessions are offered in areas such as fundraising, research infrastructure, faculty development, and crisis management, and speakers address current issues pertinent to social work education.

NADD members have a Forum and a listserv where they can share with each other best practices, discuss program offerings, and coordinate responses to emerging topics in education, research, policy, and practice. NADD is a member of the Leadership Forum, which includes designees from the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Council on Social Work Education, Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work, and the St. Louis Group.

External relations are often initiated and nurtured by NADD’s committees and task forces. For example, NADD’s Gerontological Social Work Task Force contributed to building unique partnerships with the John
A. Hartford Foundation
and the New York Academy of Medicine and NADD’s Health Disparities Task Force created partnership with Office of Minority Health. NADD’s other Task Forces focus on Behavioral Health, Child Welfare, International Collaboration, Structure in Education, and Trauma & Disasters.

The Leadership Academy for Deans and Directors (LADD) (a program of NADD) application call is now closed. The application details for the Cohort 13 will be available in Spring 2020.

LADD Application Cohort 12 2019-2020 (PDF)

Letter from Audrey Shillington and Tom Gregoire (PDF)

View the list of LADD Cohorts 1 – 10 (PDF)


Join the discussion about immigration policy, migrant rights and health

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Save the dates:  2022 Spring Conference, 2022 Fall Meeting, 2023 Spring Conference and 2023 Fall Meeting! Mark your calendars!

NADD 2022 Spring Conference

Monday, April 4 – Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Please book your room via Group booking link

NADD 2022 Fall Meeting (full day; pre-APM)

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Anaheim, CA

NADD 2023 Spring Conference

Monday, April 17 – Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa
3999 Mission Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92109

NADD 2023 Fall Meeting (full day; pre-APM)

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Atlanta, GA

Past Events

View event programs and presentations from past events.

Become a member of NADD!

Learn more about how your institution can become a member of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work.