Call for Registration:The 5th International Conference on Master of Social Work (MSW) Program Development 2014,Social Work Response to Crisis, Trauma and Disast

Dear Sir/Madam,
We would like to invite you to attend:
The 5th International Conference on Master of Social Work (MSW) Program Development 2014 
Social Work Response to Crisis, Trauma and Disaster:
Implications on Curriculum Design for Social Service Administration
17-19 July 2014
Venue: Sichuan University-Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction (IDMR), Sichuan University Jiang’an Campus, Chengdu, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China(PRC)
China Association of Social Work Education
Peking U- HK Polytechnic U China Social Work Research Centre
Sichuan U-HK Polytechnic U Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction
International Association of Schools of Social Work
Department of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department of Sociology, Peking University
The Keswick Foundation, Hong Kong,
The Sishan Fund, Hong Kong (PKU-HKPolyU China Social Work Research Centre Supporting Project)
Background and Aims:
The mission of the social work profession is keenly to respond to society’s needs and explore new service models, bearing in mind at the same time of the stable development and construction of the organization system. The target of traditional social work service administration emphasizes on constructing a system that rely on the core professional values of social work and react to the social environment. Therefore, it developed management belief and methods that incorporate ideas such as accountability, efficiency, case management and participation of service users. In response to the changes in the form of social work service organization, social work management ideals and methodology have tended to diversify and complicate. Together with the worsening of global ecological environment and the escalation of conflict in human society, social service faces bigger and inevitable challenges. We need to upgrade our knowledge of changes and risk in the environment, and learn to more effectively integrate and utilize resources and information, strengthening the service decision-making, planning, organizing, supervision, evaluating and innovating activities of the profession under both normal and emergency situations.
The titled conference is to be held in the form of plenary sessions and study workshops to introduce the organizing background and theoretical concepts of the social service administration course and relevant social work education programme settings and training materials. The conference aims at:

· Discuss the forefront societal environment changes and service policy system;

· Service management awareness of social work profession in normal and emergency environment, integration of coping technique and social work course;

· Facilitate dialogue about international and indigenous social work related service management course design and experience.

Target:200 participants

· Scholars from Europe, US, ASEAN[i], PRC, Hong Kong and Taiwan;

· Social Work educators from the universities in PRC offering MSW programme;

· Social Work educators and teachers from ASEAN

· Officials of Civil Affairs and Community, tertiary institutes and NGOs partners

Fee: RMB 600

· The fee will include the 3 days’ conference and workshops with the lunch provided.

· For the overseas participants, there will have a half-day field visit on July 20, 2014 if the weather conditions are favorable. The theme is Rebuilding & Resilience of Disaster Affected Community. Please show your interest in the Registration Form. Further information shall be provided on the registration confirmation.

· Fee will be waived for students who attend 17 July Conference only.  (Lunch will not be provided). Registration before 16 June is required and confirmation will be sending out via email.

Simultaneous Interpretation services of English and Chinese will be provided.

Conference Designated Accommodation:
Haoanyi Hotel, 185 Changcheng Road, Air Harbour, Shuangliu Chengdu, Sichuan
(Room rate: RMB 208 per night for single or standard room)
Shuttle bus shall be arranged between the conference venue and the designated hotel – Haoanyi Hotel.
For hotel reservation: Please kindly direct your email to Ms. Chen of Haoanyi Hotel, To facilitate the reservation, please kindly specify the title of your email as “The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, July Conference on 7.17-19”.
Supplementary notes for the “ASEAN participants”:
The organizer will have a lump-sum trip allowance of USD400 for subsidizing the cost of accommodation, transportation, meal, etc. to the participants from ASEAN* who complete the conference. (Note: the bank draft will be in USD currency and the participants will have to manage the bank draft in their own countries.)
Allowance will be limited to 20 appropriate participants, and priority will be given to social work educators.
For registration, would you complete the registration form, and email to by 1700 on 16 June 2014. Our conference secretary will contact you to confirm your registration to arrange your visa application that may require, flight bookings, accommodation and the logistic of field visits (tentatively on 20 July if the weather condition is favorable). If you have any inquiries, please feel free to email to or , or call 86-10-62757232.
We are looking forward to your participation.
Best wishes,
China Association of Social Work Education
Peking U- HK Polytechnic U China Social Work Research Centre
Sichuan U-HK Polytechnic U Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction



[i] *ASEAN countries include Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.