The Institute organizes or supports voluntary study groups on various research subjects for faculty members and young researchers of Shukutoku University and in communities.
Since May 2014, immediately after its establishment, the Institute has organized voluntary workshops on "The principles of social work" on a monthly basis. The following is the list of workshop themes:
"Comparisons between Buddhism and social work" (May) "What should we discuss on the proposed revision of IASSW/IFSW's international definition of social work?"
"Global Definition of the Social Work Profession--the Melbourne Report" "The Contribution of Sociology to Social Work by R.M. MacIver (Colombia University Press, 1931) "