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Action Clusters, Working Groups, and Special Project Task Forces

Action Clusters

AC I.  A focus on practice materials identifying, producing and utilizing resources to strengthen or expand macro content and/or a macro specialization. Convener: Diane Bessel

AC II.  A focus on connecting with Social Workers and other professional and community colleagues by outreaching, networking, and disseminating webinars, blogs, presentations, speaking at public meetings, and social media. Convener: Kristie Holmes, For Webinar: Steve Burghardt, Podcasts now available at

AC III.  AC III. A focus on expanding and/ or  strengthening professional leadership roles and connections with other macro-oriented organizations, developing strategies to mobilize various constituent groups in support of the Special Commission goals. Convener: Darlyne Bailey,

AC IV. A focus on greater visibility for the SC and other “macro matters” strategies and activities; includes a sub-committee focusing on licensing and its imp
act on macro social work Conveners: Mimi Abramovitz,

AC V. A focus on a Strategic Campaign to achieve "20% by 2020" with CSWE Board endorsement of the goal and direction to staff to undertake efforts to aid in its accomplishment. Convener: Amy Murphy Nugen,

Work Groups

Licensing Work Group. Part of AC IV, interested in addressing implications of licensing with macro education and practice. Convener: Mary Nienow,

Data and Outcomes Work Group. Part of AC V, will review and analyze CSWE data from MSW and BSW programs, review the Workforce and other data they collect, and also collect and catalogue additional qualitative and quantitative data from our constituency-including the 90+ Macro Investor Schools- on the ways they are "making macro matter." Mimi Abramovitz, and Deb Adams,


Special Projects

The Special Commission is also proud to have task forces dedicated to three very special projects: the development of a Macro Specialization Curricular Guide in partnership with CSWE, the Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign, and The Encyclopedia of Macro Social Work. Find out more about these projects by visiting their pages: