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Social Service Workforce Week 2023

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Every year, the Alliance hosts Social Service Workforce Week to advocate for social service workers and raise awareness of workforce strengthening efforts across the globe. This year, Social Service Workforce Week will be held from 23-27 October under the theme: A Decade of Progress, A Future of Promise. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Alliance, the week will celebrate global-, regional- and country-level progress in strengthening the social service workforce over the past decade. It will also explore remaining and emerging challenges in relation to strengthening the workforce and put forth a vision of what the next decade of social service workforce strengthening may look like.

Content from the Week

Day 1: Launching a Global Movement Around Social Service Workforce Strengthening

Day 2: Guiding Efforts to Plan, Develop and Support the Social Service Workforce

Day 3: Strengthening Systems that Improve the Well-Being of Children and Families

Day 4: Equipping the Workforce to Meet the Needs of all Populations


Ways to Advocate and Celebrate

As a global network, we rely heavily on our members and the public to advance our advocacy efforts. Throughout the week, help us increase attention and support for the social service workforce by:

  • Posting content on social media: Share our pre-written content and graphic found below throughout your social media channels or post your own content using the hashtag #SSWWeek. Be sure to also follow the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance on FacebookLinkedIn and X (formerly Twitter) for easy-to-share posts throughout the week.
  • Sharing resources and blog content: Each day, we will post blog content and social service worker profiles on this page as well as through daily email campaigns. Share the content across your networks. Be sure you are registered as a member to receive the daily email campaigns.
  • Taking part in our Annual Symposium: Join us on 26 October (12:00-14:00 UTC / GMT, 8:00-10:00 U.S. Eastern Time) for our Annual Symposium. Learn more and register.


Social Service Workforce Week is made possible through the generous support of the American people through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, under Partnerships Plus cooperative agreement number 7200AA18CA00032, funded September 28, 2018, and implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. The contents are the responsibility of Global Social Service Workforce Alliance and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.