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Starting on the third Thursday in January 2021, the American Human Services Association (APHSA) will host an exciting new virtual mini-series every third Thursday through June 2021. Each event offers rich content equivalent to a day spent at a traditional conference, with various unique sessions and networking opportunities. Whether you're looking for a quick solution to a problem or a thoughtful peer discussion, you’ll be counting down the days until the next Third Thursday with APHSA.

Each monthly event brings together policy, practice, and program together, all on one virtual platform that showcases best practices and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic focusing on agency management in child welfare, SNAP, TANF, IT, performance management, and child care. Themes covered will include, Moving Health and Human Services Upstream, Advancing Social and Economic Mobility, and Building Field Capacity.

Join us for this innovative opportunity to learn and share with colleagues from across the nation and gain an on-going source of support and inspiration during the current uncertainty with the global pandemic. Upon completion, APHSA awards Certificates of Attendance for attendees interested in pursuing continuing education (CE) credits. Also, be sure to hang out with us to enjoy our virtual happy hour at each event's end!

Interested in Offering a Session Idea?

Submit full details of your suggested topic for an upcoming Third Thursday event session today!


Learn more about the submission review criteria and schedule by clicking below. Then, scroll to the bottom of the page for full detailed information.

What is Your Success Story?​

Are you a State/Local Human Services Agency, Community-based Organization, or Private Sector company?

Do you have a success story or lessons learned that you'd like to share?


Submit your ideas for consideration in an upcoming Third Thursday virtual session.

Connect Your Brand with Third Thursday Attendees​

Put your brand and marketing materials in front of the human services sector for the entire Third Thursday 360 virtual series - including up to a year post-event. Become an underwriter today!

Learn about all 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities by clicking below or contacting Advertising Sales directly.


  1. Third Thursdays will deliver content equivalent to a full conference on a flexible schedule, providing you with various unique sessions.

  2. Engage in meaningful discussions with national experts in various relevant health and human services topics, including child welfare, SNAP, TANF, IT, performance management, and child care.

  3. Build professional relationships with colleagues from across the nation while sharing experiences and best practices.

  4. Get the solutions you need now with tools and resources to find immediate solutions for the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

  5. Be inspired by others who can relate to your new reality—or be that source of motivation for others!


Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning

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