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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. If you held an event in 2017 on World Social Work Day, March 21, or during the month of March please share event summaries and photos so we can share with the network.

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.

Annual Symposium

The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance 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. The 4th Annual Symposium will be held on May 24, 2017.

Social Service Workforce Week

Social Service Workforce Week 2016 was celebrated September 26 – 30 under the theme “Building the Case for a Stronger Social Service Workforce.” The week is an opportunity to raise awareness and increase engagement and interest in workforce strengthening initiatives. Read daily blogs from 2016 and prior years and then share your comments.