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Events and Webinars


MENA Meeting 

The Alliance hosts many events as well as shares information on events taking place globally that are of interest to the social service workforce.

Annual Symposium

The Alliance hosts an annual symposium to provide a forum for social service practicioners, academics, students, policy makers and advocates from around the world to discuss efforts to strengthen the social service workforce. Previous topics have focused on the role of the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of evidence to ignite support for the workforce, developing and implementing national workforce strengthening strategies, strengthening the continuum of care for children and families, and more. 

View recordings and presentations from prior symposia


Social Service Workforce Week

Every year, the Alliance hosts Social Service Workforce Week. The week serves as an opportunity for advocates to bring attention to and build support for the social service workforce as well as raise awareness about promising workforce strengthening efforts supported by stakeholders around the world. Organized around daily themes focused on areas of practice, the week allows Alliance members and the public to exchange knowledge and resources and engage in advocacy efforts through various forms of social media. Stay tuned for more information on the 2022 Social Service Workforce Week and how to get involved.

View the materials from prior years



The Alliance has hosted more than 38 webinars and live webcasts to enable active exchange of information and expertise across and within countries and to identify and disseminate promising practices for strengthening the social service workforce. We invite your suggestions for future webinar topics and speakers. 

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Calendar of Global Events

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

Access the calendar 


World Social Work Day

Every year, World Social Work Day is celebrated the third Tuesday of March, and events are organized throughout the month of March. World Social Work Day is an opportunity for social workers and others in the social service sector to celebrate their achievements as well as to raise awareness and support for the important role that social workers play in the lives of vulnerable families and communities. The day calls attention to the need for further planning, development and support to the profession and social service sector.

Access information about World Social Work Day 2022

Read about the events held in prior years