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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

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. Read about some of the events held on March 20, 2018 and throughout March, and download resources and promotional materials that have been developed by national associations. If you will be holding an event in March 2019, please let us know so we can share with the network.

Annual Symposium

The 6th Annual Symposium will be held on May 7, 2019. The agenda and registration are now available. View the recording, presentations and summary of the Symposium held in May 2018. 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.

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

The 5th annual Social Service Workforce Week was celebrated from September 24 -28, 2018. The weeklong campaign highlighted the new Call to Action: Strengthening the Social Service Workforce to Better Protect Children and Achieve the SDGs. Daily blogs highlighted country case studies of national actions underway and provided specific steps individuals and organizations can take. Resources, tools, worker profiles and other materials were shared throughout the week. Many members and stakeholder groups joined in the advocacy effort throughout the week to increase supportive actions for strengthening of the workforce. Review the materials from 2018 and prior years.