The Noontime Knowledge series was started in response to COVID and the resulting restrictions on in-person continuing education. The University of Alabama School of Social Work started Noontime Knowledge in August 2020 as part of a study on the benefits, challenges, and experiences of a virtual learning series, and the growing popularity of the series has allowed its continuation to the present day. Noontime Knowledge is offered as a monthly series, where each month we address topics that are relevant to the social work profession. Its virtual format allows anyone with an internet connection to register and attend these sessions for continuing education credits at no cost. To learn more about the Noontime Knowledge study, visit University of Alabama Institutional Repository: A Qualitative Inquiry into the Use of a Virtual Platform during a Crisis to Boost Social Work Competencies (p.16 – 28 and Appendix).


Noontime Knowledge is offered throughout the academic year (September – April), with additional sessions during Social Work Month (March).


Sessions and Topics


All previously recorded sessions can be found at University of Alabama School of Social Work – YouTube. (Recordings from the 2022-2023 academic year will be made available in 2023.)