The Global Institute of Social Work

The Global Institute of Social Work

The vision of The Global Institute of Social Work (GISW) is to deliver quality social work training wherever in the world they are needed most.

The challenge is to provide readily available, cost-effective, culturally appropriate training, in various fields of social work, for social workers as well as other social service professionals, worldwide.

The GISW is essentially a virtual center with global access through its website. However, we will develop global centers and training hubs for specialized social work training in collaboration with our partners.

Rationale of The GISW
We live in a very different globalised world since the advent of modern social work. We must ride on new technology and change the mode of delivery of social work training. The process of continuing education and development must ensure the delivery of timely and useful knowledge, active engagement in application of ideas, effective strategies and skills in improving human conditions shaping a more fair and just world.

We believe that sharing knowledge and skills that would improve human wellbeing is the responsibility of professionals engaged in social work. How can one ethically withold information that can help others do better?

There should be control over the quality of training and a review process will be implemented to ensure courses and training material are culturally adaptable and useful in different social-political contexts.

GISW Operation

An International Advisory Board is appointed to develop the policy of the GISW. A Local Elected Board is responsible for the governance of GISW Limited. The Boards consist of prominent people in the local as well as international social work community, representatives from key organizations and friends of social work.

GISW Website: http://thegisw.org/