Tamitha Ague, ACSW, CSWN, LBSW-IP, BSBA

HomeSocial WorkTamitha Ague, ACSW, CSWN, LBSW-IP, BSBA

Instructor

Education

  • Masters in Social Work (MSW), January 1998, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), May 1995, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Bachelor of Science of Business Administration (Marketing/Management), December 1990, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Associate of Arts (Accounting), May 1988, Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, Missouri

Academic Appointments

  • Fontbonne University, St. Louis, Missouri, Adjunct Faculty. January 2007 to present, Course(s):  Social Work Policy I & II, Social Work Administration, Duties: Developing and/or updating class syllabus, preparation and facilitation of class lecture, projects, events, and student assignments, ordering the appropriate textbooks and materials in advance of the class start date, and availability for student assistance, and maintaining grades of student assignments and exams in a timely manner.
  • Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, Missouri, Adjunct Faculty. October 2016 to present,  Course(s):  Social Work Macro Practice, Duties: Developing and/or updating class syllabus, preparation and facilitation of class lecture, projects, events, and student assignments, ordering the appropriate textbooks and materials in advance of the class start date, and availability for student assistance, and maintaining grades of student assignments and exams in a timely manner
  • Hannibal-LaGrange University, Hannibal, Missouri, Adjunct Faculty. August 2014 to June 2016, Course(s):  Introduction to Social Work, Case Methods, Duties: Developing and/or updating class syllabus, preparation and facilitation of class lecture, projects, events, and student assignments, ordering the appropriate textbooks and materials in advance of the class start date, and availability for student assistance, and maintaining grades of student assignments and exams in a timely manner

Professional post-baccalaureate and post-master’s social work experience

CAREER PROFILE:

Proficient 16 year Executive with non-profit organizational experience in increasing internal and external resources, developing and marketing continuing education programs, and operating efficiently and effectively within budget constraints.  Profit & Loss oversight, marketing involving both start-up and growth for organization.  Self-motivator with excellent time management and detail-oriented skills.  Talented, results-producing, decisive leader with proven record of accomplishment in planning and leading comprehensive political and program strategies in support of national and state organizational goals and objectives. Expertise in directing the creation of marketing tools and steering the execution of marketing programs. Demonstrated success driving growth in targeted markets through implementation of key projects. Solid leadership skills; able to build and guide top-performing office staff and volunteers. Adept at communicating with upper level management, board of directors, vendors/contractors, internal staff and volunteers to coordinate overall organizational efforts.

EXPERIENCE PROFILE:

Management Experience:

  • Responsible for day-to-day management of nonprofit organizations and program management as an Executive Director, Interim Executive Director, and Assistant Manager
  • Manage employees, consultants, and volunteers over multiple projects
  • Work with, and serve on, Board of Directors
  • Responsible for both member and client services communications
  • Work with contractors, RFQ preparation, to formal bid review, to contract compliance
  • Work in group decision making environments as part of a non-profit membership organization and middle management of the association
  • Teach Ethical and Supervisory Skills workshops
  • Registered Lobbyist since 2001

Fundraising and Grant Writing Experience:

  • Experience in writing funded grant proposals of up to $3,000
  • Responsible for budgeting and managing endowment funds, including reporting to board of directors
  • Plan successful fundraising events
  • Teach conference breakout sessions on successful fundraising workshops

Training and Public Speaking Experience:

  • Plan curriculum, schedule presenters, and manage a training series of 150+ workshops annually
  • Experience in public speaker, having given presentations to groups, graduations, and conferences nationwide
  • Have facilitated annual conferences and retreats, board and committee meetings, and other professional gatherings
  • Have organized local, regional, and statewide conferences and roundtables, both in-person and telecommunications
  • Experienced in outreach and advocacy to the public, appointed and elected officials, media, businesses, and the non-profit community

 EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:

  • Executive Director.  March 1999 to present Interim, March 1998 to March 1999 National Association of Social Workers (NASW)-Missouri Chapter, Jefferson City, Missouri Duties:  Created administrative procedures that reengineered and restructured business processes, transforming internal association procedures into corporate structure.  Designed and instituted organization changes that drove positive business growth from an annual budget of $89,000 to $500,000.  Updated business plans of related operating programs, utilizing all synergies and improving performance to capture thousands dollars in savings.  Developed, recruited, interviewed, and hired for all positions within the chapter office and addressed all human resources issues.  Responsible for the day to day management of employees with human resource issues (i.e. Payroll, evaluations, scheduling, etc.) and resolving any employee conflicts that arose. Performed new hire interviewing, orientation and training.  Effective public relations skills, including delivering of formal presentations, written communications and planning and conducting continuing education programs.  Professionalized and streamlined a cost efficient newsletter to expand relevant communication for the chapter membership.  Created and managed the chapter’s website.  Instituted a highly lucrative and reputable continuing education program for the chapter through programming and approval proceedings.  Established a reputation throughout state government and professionals as a highly qualified, resourceful, and professional association with regards to social work and social justice issues.   Responsible for the internal accounting procedures with appropriate reporting procedures to the board and committee chairs.
  • Executive Director.  January 2015 to present National Association of Social Workers (NASW)-Alaska Chapter, Anchorage, Alaska Duties:  In Process:  Creating administrative procedures that will reengineer and restructure the chapter into a business process, transforming the internal association procedures into a corporate structure.  Redesigning and instituting organizational changes to drive a positive business growth for an annual budget of $150,000.  Will be updating business plans for operational programming.  Will develop, recruit, interview, and hire for all positions within the chapter office and address all human resources issues.  Will be responsible for the day to day management of employees with human resource issues (i.e. Payroll, evaluations, scheduling, etc.) and resolving any employee conflicts that arise. Will conduct new hire orientation and training.  Will perform effective public relations skills, including delivering of formal presentations, written communications and planning and conducting continuing education programs through webinars and on-site.  Will develop a professional and streamlined cost efficient newsletter to expand relevant communication for the chapter membership.  Will create and manage the chapter’s website.  Will institute a highly lucrative and reputable continuing education program for the chapter through programming and approval proceedings.  Will work to establish a reputation throughout the state’s government and professionals as a highly qualified, resourceful, and professional association with regards to social work and social justice issues.   Will be responsible for the internal accounting procedures with appropriate reporting procedures to the board and committee chairs.
  • Social Worker.  November 2003 to December 2007 Decision Point Consulting, Inc., Manchester, Missouri Duties:  Home health visits, client assessments, information and referral, coordination of community resources, case management.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • National Association of Christian Social Workers (NACSW), member, 20015-present
  • The National Network for Social Work Managers, member, 2009-present,
  • Board member 2009-2012
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) member of Missouri Chapter, 1993-present
  • MSW Representative for NASW-Missouri Chapter Board of Directors, 1997-98 Term
  • Missouri Student Success Network, Board, 2004-present
  • Missouri Center for Safe Schools Advisory Board, 2004-present
  • Saint Louis University, School of Social Work, Advisory Board, 2003-07
  • Saint Louis University, College of Education & Public Service, Advisory Board, 2007-present
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Social Work,
  • Baccalaureate Advisory Board, 2004-present
  • Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse,
  • Central Region Advisory Council, Co-Chair, 2005-08
  • William Woods University, School of Social Work, Advisory Board, 2004-06
  • Lt. Governor’s Nursing Home Task Force, 2002-03
  • MSWSA President for St. Louis University, 1997-98 Term
  • MSW Student Assembly Representative for St. Louis University, 1997

CREDENTIALS:  

  • Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW), NASW, 2003
  • The Academy of Certified Social Work Managers, (CSWM), NNSWM, 2009
  • Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker-Independent Practice (LBSW-IP), Missouri, 2004
  • Qualified Licensed Baccalaureate Social Work Supervisor, Missouri, 2002

HONORS:

  • College of Education and Public Service Professional Development Award,
  • Saint Louis University, School of Social Work, 2009
  • Mark Moses Social Work Manager Fellow, The National Network for Social Work Managers, 2009
  • Outstanding Executive Director of the Year, NASW, 2008

PUBLICATIONS

  • NASW Missouri Chapter News Journal, Quarterly, 1998-present
  • NASW Alaska Chapter News Journal, Quarterly, 2016-present

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Business Women of Missouri, Northeast Chapter, Hannibal, MO, member, 2014-present
  • Chamber of Commerce, Hannibal, MO, member, 2017-present
  • CHART, Northeast Missouri, Hannibal, MO, member, 2014-present
  • Clover Road Christian Church, Hannibal, MO, member, 2014-present

 

TRAININGS/WORKSHOPS DEVELOPED & PRESENTED:

2017

Advocacy Day at the Capitol
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, March

Supervision Skills Training Institute-Two Day Program
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-January, Kansas City, Missouri-February

2016

Social Work Leadership Webinar
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, January

Advocacy Day at the Capitol
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, February

Supervision Skills Training Institute-Two Day Program
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-February, May, July; Jefferson City, Missouri-April, October; Springfield, Missouri-September; Kansas City, Missouri-March

NASW-Missouri Annual Show-Me Symposium
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, April

The NASW Code of Ethics and Interdisciplinary Teams
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, April

Supervisor Renewal
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-May, June, August; Jefferson City, Missouri-June, September; Hannibal, Missouri-June; Kansas City, Missouri-June

Where Does Ethics Fit In the Technology Landscape?   Webinar
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, May

Code of Ethics Webinar
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, June

Confidentiality: Is That Still In Today’s Practice? Webinar
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, June

Ethics & Social Work Case Management
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Farmington, Missouri-July

Personal Self-Care:  What Are My Ethical Obligations
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Farmington, Missouri-July

Confidentiality: Is That Still In Today’s Practice?
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-September

2015

Advocacy Day at the Capitol
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, February

Supervision Skills Training Institute-Two Day Program
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-February, July,  October; Jefferson City, Missouri-October; Springfield, Missouri-April; Kansas City, Missouri-February, November

Client Rights and Social Work Ethical Responsibilities
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-April, October; Kansas City, Missouri-April, September; Springfield, Missouri-May, September; Jefferson City, Missouri-June; Hannibal, Missouri-August

What to Write & When to Write:  Social Work Documentation Webinar
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, March

NASW-Missouri Annual Show-Me Symposium
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, March

Supervisor Renewal
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-April, September, October; Springfield, Missouri-May, September; Jefferson City, Missouri-June; Hannibal, Missouri-June; Kansas City, Missouri-September

Client Rights and Social Work Ethical Responsibilities
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-April, October; Kansas City, Missouri-April, September; Springfield, Missouri-May, September; Jefferson City, Missouri-June; Hannibal, Missouri-August

Supervisor Renewal Webinar
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, May, July, August

Competency and Ethics
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Hannibal, Missouri-June

Practice Challenges in Supervision Webinar
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, July

Self-Care:  Do I Have an Ethical Obligation? Webinar
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, June, September

Personal Self-Care:  What Are My Ethical Obligations Webinar
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, August

Where Does Ethics Fit In the Technology Landscape?   Webinar
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, August

Confidentiality: Is That Still In Today’s Practice? Webinar
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, September

2014

Client Rights and Social Work Ethical Responsibilities
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Hannibal, Missouri-August; West Plains, Missouri-August

Ethical Responsible Documentation for Today’s Practice Environment
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Springfield, Missouri-July; St. Louis, Missouri-April, September, November, Hannibal, Missouri-June

Confidentiality
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Webinar-July

What to Write & When to Write:  Social Work Documentation
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Webinar-August

Where Does Ethics Fit In the Technology Landscape?
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Webinar-September

Don’t Blur the Boundaries
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Webinar-October

Practice Challenges in Supervision
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Webinar-November

Self-Care:  Do I Have an Ethical Obligation?
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Webinar-July

Supervision Skills Training Institute-Two Day Program
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-February, October, December; Jefferson City, Missouri-April, November; Springfield, Missouri-November; Kansas City, Missouri-May

Supervisor Renewal
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Webinar-August 4, 5, 6, 26, November 7; St. Louis, Missouri-April

2013

Double Vision
Missouri Institute for Mental Health, Spring 2013 Institute, Lake Ozark, Missouri-May 2013

2013 Ethics & Licensure Update
Social Work Leaders In Healthcare, Missouri Hospital Association Fall Institute, Lake Ozark, Missouri-November

Supervision Skills Training Institute-Two Day Program
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-January, May, October, December; Kansas City, Missouri-November; Springfield, Missouri-May, September; Jefferson City, Missouri-February, November

Missouri Mandated Reporting for Social Workers in All Practice
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-March, September; Jefferson City, Missouri-April, August; Hannibal-September

Ethical Apps When Using Today’s Technology
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-September; Hannibal, Missouri-September; Jefferson City, Missouri-August

Supervisor Renewal
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-May; Jefferson City, Missouri-June, August; Springfield, Missouri-September; Kansas City-Missouri-August

Duty to Warn
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-May; Jefferson City, Missouri-June; Springfield, Missouri-September

Am I Ethically and Legally Competent?
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Kansas City, Missouri-July

Protecting Client Confidentiality and Privileged Communication
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Jefferson City, Missouri-April; St. Louis, Missouri-May

Balancing Ethics and Values
Great Circle, St. Louis, Missouri-August, In-Service for Staff

Social Work Documentation and Ethics
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-March; Jefferson City, Missouri-April

Double Vision: Ethical Challenges in Administrative Social Work
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Kansas City, Missouri-August; Jefferson City, Missouri-August

Ethics Takes Center Stage: Part Deux
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, 2013 Fall Institute, St. Louis, Missouri

Webinar Ethics Series
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, July, August

2012

Confidentiality & Client Records: A Social Workers Ethical Obligation
Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH), Osage Beach, Missouri-May 31

Ethical Apps When Using Today’s Technology
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Cape Girardeau, Missouri-April 5; St. Louis, Missouri-June 24; St. Louis, Missouri-November 8

Supervisor Renewal
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-June 21, November 2; Jefferson City, Missouri-September

Ethics At Work
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-June 21

Licensure Update
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-November 8

Missouri Mandated Reporting for Social Workers in All Practice
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-April 20, Jefferson City, Missouri-April 26; Kansas City, Missouri-August 8; Hannibal-December 6

Personal Self Care:  Do I Have an Ethical Responsibility?
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri-April 20, Jefferson City, Missouri-April 26; Hannibal-August 9

Supervision Skills Training Institute-Two Day Program
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Columbia, Missouri-February; Kansas City, Missouri-May, November; St. Louis, Missouri-June, July, December; Springfield, Missouri-October

Duty to Warn
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, Hannibal, Missouri-August 9

Protecting Client Confidentiality and Privileged Communication
National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter, St. Louis-July 20

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