(Schedule for the programme can be downloaded here: CIASW Programme)


The emphasis throughout the conference is on sharing ideas, problems and experiences then to devise feasible action plans.

Immediately after the conference UNIMAS is hosting a meeting  of the Joint Council of Social Work Educators (JCSWE) who will consider points raised that are relevant to its role.


♦Opening by YB Datuk Hajah Fatimah Abdullah,
Minister of Women and Welfare, Sarawak.

Panel Presentations

Day One
Making Supervision Part of the Professional Culture
Challengers in Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Ismail Baba – Universiti Utama Malaysia
Amy Bala – Malaysian Association of Social Workers
Purpose and Methods of Supervision: Overseas Experiences
Dr. Brenda Clare – University of Western Australia (Fellow)
Dr. Phyllis Chee – Griffith University, Australia   

Day Two
The Social Work Act: Practice Competencies, Supervision & Developing Assessment Skills
Expectations of Act:  Dr Pauline Meemeduma – UNICEF Consultant
♣ Overcoming Constraints: Norani Hashim – Deputy Director General (Operations)  
Improving Assessment Skills in Malaysian Context- Assoc. Prof. Siti Hawa Ali, USM

Skill Building Workshops: (Limited Places)

Supervision Process    – Dr. Brenda and Michael Clare
Supervising in a Multi-cultural Context – Dr. Phyllis Chee
Advocacy & Assertiveness – Assoc. Prof. Siti Hawa Ali

Interactive Workshops   

Concurrent with the skill building workshops.
12 workshops across the 2 days – 4 per session.
Practitioners and academics  share experiences of teaching/ handling key specific areas in social work.
Aim to learn from each other how to improve integrating theory and practice, including the development of teaching material.


Download the PDF format here: CIASW Programme


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