Membership in ICSD provides many benefits to both individual and institutional members. These include:
- Conferences: Conferences are held each year in order to enable members to learn more about social development by hearing from experts in the field, attending presentations of papers by other colleagues, visiting with agencies engaged in social development activities, and meeting other individuals who are concerned with promoting social development and sharing their experiences. In odd-numbered years, ICSD sponsors international symposia for all its members. These meetings are held in different parts of the world. In even-numbered years, ICSD’s regional branches sponsor symposia with persons in their respective areas of the world. These conferences are open to all members of the organization. ICSD symposia normally include pre- or post-conference study tours in the host country and appeal to practitioners, academics, and evaluators from a wide range of disciplines, including social work, economics, political science, philosophy, education, and sociology.
- Discounts for Symposium Registration: The ICSD symposia are available to all persons interested in social development. However, members of ICSD are able to register for these symposia at a considerable discount. Student members and members from economically-developing countries are provided even greater registration discounts.
- Social Development Issues Journal: Members of ICSD receive the organization’s journal, Social Development Issues. This journal, which is published three times each year by Lyceum Books, is a refereed publication focused on various aspects of social development and includes articles by authors from around the world. It is the leading international journal in this area of inquiry.
- Lyceum Books Discount: Members of ICSD receive a 20% discount on all books published by Lyceum Books. Lyceum Books publishes numerous texts and journals used by social work educators, researchers, evaluators, and students.
- ICSD Newsletter: In addition to receiving Social Development Issues, members receive an ICSD newsletter twice each year. These newsletters keep members informed about the organization’s activities as well as other events related to social development, such as conferences by other organizations.
- International Networking Options: Members of ICSD comprise an international listserv of individuals and organizations who are concerned with promoting social development. The listserv provides a forum for sharing ideas and experiences and developing partnerships and exchanges with like-minded people throughout the world. Members who wish can also be connected to a larger network of social work educators who want to engage in discussions about international social work education in general, through CSWE’s Global Social Work Education Forum.
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs): ICSD offers its members the opportunity to earn CEUs at biennial conferences. These learning experiences enable members to stay current in their knowledge and to fulfill their respective CEU requirements. In the near future, ICSD plans to provide its members the opportunity to engage in online learning opportunities at minimal cost.
- Board Membership: In addition to the above benefits, each institutional member is granted a seat on the ICSD Board of Directors.
- Membership Rates:
Individuals—1-year membership in ICSD unless otherwise stated
Individuals from high-income economies everywhere—electronic-only: $60.00
Individuals from high-income economies US—electronic and print: $75.00
Individuals from high-income economies non-US—electronic and print: $97.50
Individuals from high-income economies; 2 Year Membership everywhere—electronic-only: $110.00
Individuals from high-income economies; 2 Year Membership US—electronic and print: $125.00
Individuals from high-income economies; 2 Year Membership non-US—electronic and print: $147.50
Individuals from all other countries—electronic-only: $30.00
Individuals from all other countries—electronic and print: $67.50
Individuals from all other countries; 2 Year Membership—electronic-only: $55.00
Individuals from all other countries; 2 Year Membership—electronic and print: $92.50
Students—1-year membership in ICSD unless otherwise stated
Students from high-income economies—electronic-only: $25.00
Students from high-income economies US—electronic and print: $40.00
Students from high-income economies non-US—electronic and print: $62.50
Students from all other countries—electronic-only: $20.00
Students from all other countries—electronic and print: $57.50
Institutions—Includes a seat on the board of ICSD
Institutions from high-income economies—electronic-only: $400.00
Institutions from high-income economies US—electronic and print: $415.00
Institutions from high-income economies non-US—electronic and print: $437.50
Institutions from all other countries—electronic-only: $60.00
Institutions from all other countries—electronic and print: $97.50
Amounts shown are in U.S. dollars.
All deliveries outside the U.S. require an additional $22.50.
Amounts shown are in U.S. dollars
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