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 contributing 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) completed application cycle for the 11th Cohort. The application details for the next Cohort 12 will be announced in Spring 2019.

LADD Application Cohort 11 2018-2019 (PDF)
Letter from Jacqueline Mondros (PDF)
View the list of LADD Cohorts 1 – 10 (PDF)










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Save the dates: 2019 Spring Conference, 2019 Fall Meeting, 2020 Spring Conference and 2020 Fall Meeting! Mark your calendars!

NADD 2019 Spring Conference

Monday, April 8 – Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
3999 Mission Boulevard
San Diego, California 92109
Group Booking Page

Conference dates: Monday, April 8 – Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Group rate room block dates: Friday, April 5 – Friday, April 12, 2019
NADD Group Rate: $199 per night plus tax
Resort Fee – none

NADD 2019 Fall Meeting (full day; pre-APM)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Denver, CO

NADD 2020 Spring Conference

Monday, April 6 – Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Group booking page coming May 2019

Conference dates: Monday, April 6 – Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Group rate room block dates: Friday, April 3 – Thursday, April 9, 2020
NADD Group Rate: $173 per night plus tax

NADD 2020 Fall Meeting (full day; pre-APM)

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Denver, CO

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.