Mobility Tool Kit Step 4

Assess resources

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As members begin to assess available resources to support their implementation of the Mobility strategy, they can depend on their association to help them develop solutions. In addition to current resources of the Social Work Registry, the Public Protection Database (PPD), and contract services, ASWB’s Member Services and Communications and Marketing departments are ready to work with members to strategize on stakeholder outreach. This session will explore strategic messaging and delivery methods as well as several community organizing models, including the Collective Impact model. Participants will develop skills and strategies to organize a team of partners around mutually reinforcing Mobility activities that will lead to success in any jurisdiction.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Identify resources available at ASWB that will be useful to jurisdictions in pursuit of Mobility implementation.
  2. Create an outline for a jurisdiction communication plan with stakeholders.
  3. Identify leaders to serve on the jurisdiction’s Mobility Readiness Team.


Step 4


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