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There are many ways to engage with the Alliance and members from around the globe throughout the year. The Alliance hosts many events as well as shares information on events taking place globally of interest to the social service workforce.

World Social Work Day

To help celebrate the day and share advocacy resources, the Alliance hosted a webinar, created an infographic, published a blog and compiled a list of events and materials from around the world. View the webpage to download resources from 2017. The day is celebrated annually on the third Tuesday in March and will next be held on March 20, 2018. The Alliance will be releasing its 3rd Annual State of the Social Service Workforce Report in connection with WSD. If your association will be holding celebrations, please let us know the details.

Annual Symposium

The 5th Annual Symposium will be a daylong event held on May 8, 2018, in Washington, DC, and live webcast. The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance hosts an Annual Symposium brings attention to the need for planning, developing and supporting the social service workforce. Data and strengthening efforts are highlighted through panel presentations from experts in the field during this event. View the recording, read the summary and download the presentations from the 4th Annual Symposium held on May 24, 2017 on the topic of case management and the social service workforce.

International Conferences

The Alliance maintains an online calendar of events of upcoming conferences relevant to the social service workforce. Members are invited to submit upcoming conference information through the online form for inclusion on this calendar.

Social Service Workforce Week

Social Service Workforce Week 2017 was celebrated September 25 – 29. Held annually, the week is an opportunity to raise awareness and increase engagement and interest in workforce strengthening initiatives. The 2017 theme highlighted the reasons why we need to advocate for a stronger workforce to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on violence, migration and health. Tools for advocating for the workforce were shared during the daily themed blogs and related resources. Worker profiles also highlighted the many varying roles within the social service workforce. Read the daily materials and the recap of the week.