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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.

Social Service Workforce Week

The 4th annual Social Service Workforce Week 2017 is being celebrated this week, September 25 – 29. The week is an opportunity to raise awareness and increase engagement and interest in workforce strengthening initiatives. Themed blogs, worker profiles and related resources will be shared each day on the theme of why we need to advocate for a stronger workforce to help achieve the SDGs on violence, migration and health. Tools for advocating for the workforce will also be shared for individuals and groups to share common messages for doing so. We encourage you to share these materials with colleagues.

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. View the recording, read the summary and download the presentations from the 4th Annual Symposium held on May 24, 2017 on the topic of case management and 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 from 2017. The day is celebrated annually on the third Tuesday in March.