The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc.

The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc. (BPD) is a voluntary, individual membership association, that since 1975 has represented the interests of undergraduate education and practice in social work. The association's approximately 800 members represent BSW program directors, baccalaureate faculty and field coordinators, as well as social work educators and practitioners who have an interest in BSW education and practice.

BPD has been instrumental in the development of undergraduate social work for entry level professional practice and has been a driving force in the development of generalist practice as the professional foundation for social work. As the primary organization that represents undergraduate social work, BPD maintains an informative website, active listserv, an array of supportive resources and publishes its own journal. In addition, BPD holds an annual conference focusing on educating and building the profession. BPD is known as a warm, open, and egalitarian organization that is memebr focused and service driven. All are welcome and support is liberally given.

BPD Governance

2015 Election Slate and Call for Petitions

The Nominating Committee is soliciting nominations for positions on the BPD Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Board positions in this election cycle require that the candidate be a program director of an undergraduate social work program. All positions on the slate require candidates to be members in good standing for consideration.

Interested parties should fill out the nominations form found here and submit requested documentation by October 15, 2014.

Joe Schriver
Nominating Committee Chair

2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 Annual Conference will take place March 4-8 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. Registration for the conference will open in November. Please see the Quick Reference section below for available calls, FAQs and marketing information. Additional conference information can be found under Events-2015 Annual.
The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200 • Alexandria, VA 22314 • Office: 703.519.2045 • Fax: 703.683.8493