Borneo International Social Work Symposium (BISWS) 2017 is the first symposium organized by the Social Work Program, Faculty of Psychology and Education, UMS. The BISWS will be held at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Malaysia is a multicultural country of which the population is made up by different types of ethnic groups that included Malays, Chinese, Indian and the Native. State of Sabah as part of Malaysia is a multicultural society with more than 40 ethnics and other subethnic groups. With diverse cultures, languages, customs, norms and conventions represents new and different challenges for social work practitioners. One of the challenges is that to examine the experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities and how social workers responded to the challenges that they facing. It is agreed that social work promotes interpersonal relationships that sensitive to ethnic background, human services and social work practices at the local, regional, state, national, and international levels. Issues of races, cultures, ethnicities, social classes, gender, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability status, religions, regions and national origins that can be used to distinguished groups of people are quite important in social work practices. Thus, historical and cultural experiences in shaping the current reality of the client must well understood by social workers.
Social work had long and extensive experience in relation to the issues associated with diversity and multiculturalism. While the arguments for and against acceptance of multiculturalism as an organizing and systemic principle for our society continues to be debated, social work values diversity and promotes cultural competence as one of the important social work tools. The profession has been taught to understand and respect various cultures, and provide culturally relevant programs and services.
"SOCIAL WORK IN MULTICULTURE SOCIETY"
BISWS 2017 Registration
|Participant/Student (Local and ASEAN)||*RM 200|
|Presenter (Local and ASEAN)||*RM 250|
|Presenter (ASEAN delegates)||*RM 250|
|Presenter (International)||*USD 150|
|Participant/Student (International)||*USD 100|
* Registration fees include GST
Prof Tatsuru Akimoto, Professor & Director of Asian Research Institute for International Social Work, Shukutoku University, Ciba, Japan. He graduate DSW from New York City University (1989). Professor Emeritus at Japan Women's University and also in Japan College of Social Work. Professor Tatsuru is previously serve as President of Asia and Pacific Social Work Education (APASWE), Vice President of International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
He have long experience in social work education and practice such as working for United Nations ILO (International Labor Organization, Bangkok) poverty improvement, employment promotion specialty officer. He have a domain specialized in interest: Labor social work (worker welfare theory), international social work (global community welfare theory), Buddhism social work, multiculturalism and indigenization of social work
Prof Choi Wongyu is Dean of the College of Social Sciences, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea. Previously he is Vice President of CBNU. He is graduate PhD from Seoul National University.
He have major experience in social work history, social welfare service, international collaboration, volunteerism, cultural competency and social work in multicultural society
Udhia Kumar well known as professional social worker in Singapore and Asia and Pacific. He graduate in Psychology (1994) dan Social Work (1995) from Singapore National University. He also have trained from Swinburn University of Technology, Milwaukee Brief Family Therapy Center, Clinical Supervision from NUS.
As practitioner, he also teaching and supervision for social work student field practicum. He is very active sharing his knowledge, skill and experience to social work communities and published a book Social Work Supervisor Manual (2001)
|7.30am||:||Registration of Participant/ Breakfast|
|9.00am - 10.00am||:||Opening Ceremony|
|10.00am - 12.00am||:||Keynote Speeches ( 2 Speaker Panel)|
|2.30pm||:||Concurrent Plenary 1|
|4.30pm||:||Tea Break/ closing ceremony|
|8.00am - 5.00pm||:||International Workshop|
|9.00am - 12.00am||:||Clinical trip at Kota Kinabalu (NGO agency).|
|2.00pm - 5.00pm||:||Field trip to Rural community area (Kg. Mesilou ~ Mount Kinabalu)|
|5.00pm||:||Return back to Kota Kinabalu|
The Symposium committee does not provide accommodation. However there are plenty of accommodations very close to the symposium location with an affordable price;
THE KLAGAN REGENCY
+6088 529 888
+60 88-528 222
GRAND BORNEO HOTEL
+60 88-526 888
TUNE HOTEL - 1BORNEO KOTA KINABALU
+60 88-447 680
5-BEDROOM KINGFISHER GUESTHOUSE
* Alternatively, you can visit Sabah Tourism Website