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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

Are you planning an event in 2017 on World Social Work Day, March 21, or during the month of March? Let us know so we can compile a complete list. Individuals and organizations around the world are encouraged to commemorate the day by working together to influence international, regional and local policies, government actions and to highlight the value and contributions that social workers make everyday throughout the world.

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.