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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

Save the date for Social Service Workforce Week 2018, September 24 -28. During this 5th annual SSWWeek, the Alliance will bring attention to the recently released Call to Action, share country case studies of national actions underway and provide specific steps individuals and organizations can take. Daily blogs will share resources, tools, worker profiles and case studies. Join us in increasing interest and actions toward a stronger social service workforce by circulating the daily emails, social media posts and website links to your network.

Annual Symposium

The 5th Annual Symposium was held on May 8. The recording, presentations and summary of the event are now posted. 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. Recordings, summaries and presentations from prior years can also be viewed. The next Symposium will be held in May 2019, with more details forthcoming early 2019.

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.

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.