Tag: Dwight Hymans

  • It’s no longer possible to go back to the way things were a few years ago. We know more. As a result, we have an obligation to reexamine how we conduct the necessary day-to-day activities that open the way for social workers to become licensed and begin their work.

  • With the April 30 date of CEO Dwight Hymans’s retirement approaching, the search for a successor is progressing well but not yet complete. The ASWB Board of Directors met in early April by Zoom to approve extending Hymans’s contract. “There will be no gaps in leadership until a new CEO is hired,” said Past President […]

  • The Association of Social Work Boards has announced that CEO Dwight J. Hymans, MSW, LCSW, ACSW is retiring effective April 30, 2022, after more than 15 years with the organization, including the last two as CEO.
  • On the positive side, ASWB administered a record number of exams. And as a result of that and an increase in revenue in almost every other ASWB program, the organization will end the year in the strongest financial position on record. The challenging side centers on the assertions by some that the e

  • Earlier this month, the ASWB Board of Directors and ASWB leadership planned and dreamed for ASWB’s future at the Board Advance! Many participants said they were proud of the work we did. I felt the same at witnessing and contributing to the thoughtful and energetic discussion that day.

  • Social justice has been an underlying force in ASWB’s value structure since its inception. When social work regulators formed ASWB in 1979 to develop the licensing exams, it was with the intent of protecting the public. Public protection is one of the highest forms of social justice.

  • Compacts were not where ASWB and our members started with mobility, but compacts can coexist with endorsement provisions.

  • The idea seems simple enough: Walking gives one time away from the rushed pace of life and allows the mind to consider ideas and alternatives that may not have been previously considered. It can calm us physically and emotionally and, maybe most importantly, get us into nature. But I think the most important part of […]

  • June 29, 2020
    All in the timing

    After delays in nearly every step of the building process, ASWB’s headquarters was finally ready—in the middle of a pandemic that has forced the association’s staff to work remotely for the past three months. (See related story.) “Instead of ‘Why move during a pandemic?’” ASWB CEO Dwight Hymans says, “the question was more ‘Why not?’” With […]

  • The pandemic interrupted all the warm goodbyes and fond farewells. And that is regrettable. It’s regrettable that we will not be able to do an in-person send-off at this time. Plans are being made to make sure everyone can offer her a resounding farewell once we are no longer social distancing. One of the biggest […]