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NAWDP is committed to providing workforce development professionals with professional development opportunities that reflect industry demands and individual needs. All webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless noted otherwise. Upcoming webinar opportunities are listed below:





July 11th @ 3:00pm EST      Register now - $100 members/$125 non-members

A Case for Urban and Rural America, and the Non-Labor Market Population- Chanel Fort Designing a workforce strategy must be all-encompassing. As continuous efforts are drawn on the current labor market, the commonalities in workforce initiatives for local government and workforce stakeholders appear to present a less meaningful focus on urban and rural markets and the non-labor market population. In a review of the Current Population Survey (CPS) for a city’s unemployment rate, it’s not often communicated that CPS data reports from a condensed sample population and only considers individuals of the labor market. This is a challenge. In growing economies that are gearing a bolder focus on workforce development and education for high-skilled career demands, the lack of meaningful engagement towards urban and rural communities and the non-labor market population minimizes the opportunity to heighten community resources, to establish family stability, and to empower self-sufficiency for the communities and people that need it most. Competencies 1,6





August 1st @ 1:30pm EST        Register now - $100 members/$125 non-members

Encouraging, Dreaming, and Managing Job SearchMary Ann Lawrence

Individuals who have had hard times in life and difficulty in finding work opportunities often have lost their ability to dream. Helping someone to dream and to carry on can be challenging. This seminar will help you identify ways to motivate your job seekers and youth to dream. We know that looking for a job is a job itself. Job search requires focus and upfront planning as well as ongoing organizing of information. We will explore some fundamental steps required to manage a job search effectively while understanding the power of a dream. Competencies 2


August 22nd@ 1:00pm EST  Register now - $300 members/$375 non-members

Advanced Workforce Professional SeriesTAD Grants

8/22 - Part 1: Career Assessment Principles and Practices     Full Description

9/26 - Part 2: Career Planning: Individualizing the Process 

10/17 - Part 3: Beat the Clock: Behavior Focused Time Management

Competencies for series: 2, 3, 4, 8




September 10th @ 3:00pm EST     Register now - $100 members/$125 non-members

The Barrier Buster: New Ways to Eliminate Employment Barriers- Larry Robin Traditional barrier removal approaches can’t match today’s powerful barriers. You need the new toolbox of barrier busting strategies in this webinar! Transform barrier work from counseling that people shut down to a trans-formative role model-based strategy that proves to customers they can overcome barriers. This shows them the benefits of eliminating these roadblocks in ways they cannot deny. Use the Proactive Barrier Strategy to help customers feel more comfortable about discussing hidden barriers to employment they may want to hide. This means barriers that used to stay hidden will now surface so you can work on them faster. Do a Strengths Based Change Assessment and mobilize the hidden strengths of your customers to address their barriers? This gives them the confidence they need to take on their obstacles to employment progress. No program can eliminate every barrier, but it is difficult to get people to go to referral resources. Get a list of innovative best practices for referral and you can close the gap between your customers and the help they need from other partners. If you want to be a better barrier buster, make sure you take this webinar! Competencies 2, 4, 8


September 18th @ 3:00pm EST         FREE - NAWDP Members Only

2030: The Workforce Revolution - Josh Davies -  The modern workplace is constantly evolving and changing, with some jobs going away (switchboard operator) and others being created (app developer). Every 30 years a new wave of technology fundamentally changes the workplace. Assembly lines, computers, and the internet all dramatically shifted the nature of work and changed the American workplace. Looking ahead to 2030, there is another revolutionary wave that is going to crash the future of work in America. The combination of automation and artificial intelligence will create a new revolution that will destroy not just jobs but potentially entire industries


Rather than set back and hope, now is the perfect time to prepare for the coming reality of 2030. We need to be developing the revolution of the future! There will still be jobs but they will require a different set of skills that will make you and your job seekers relevant today and in the future. Don't sit back and let the waves drag you down, choose instead to ride the coming revolution and come out on top! Competencies 3, 6




October 8th @ 3:00pm EST     Register now - $100 members/$125 non-members

Be A Change Agent: Increase Hard-to-Employ Employment Motivation!- Larry Robin Today’s anti-work customers have multiple layers of resistance to going to work. If you feel frustrated with their lack of interest in employment, then this webinar is for you! This session is packed with new field-tested motivation approaches that you can put into any type of program working with any hard-to-employ population. Get the practical tools you need to take that anti-work attitude and turn it into a springboard to employment motivation. Learn how to use important information from your formerly hard-to-employ customers that are now working to transform your approach using motivational strategies that have already worked! The session is filled with innovative ideas you may have never used. For example, as contradictory as it sounds discover why you should talk about the drawbacks of going to work! Find out how to use the power of work that goes beyond the paycheck as a new motivator. Work the systems impact strategy and help people see employment in a new way. If you want to be a change agent and close the gap between the hard-to-employ and the labor market, don’t miss this webinar! Competencies 2, 5




November 5th @ 3:00pm EST     Register now - $100 members/$125 non-members

The Radar Approach to Job Retention- Larry Robin While it is difficult to help people that are hard-to-employ get jobs, it is even more challenging to help them keep jobs. The Radar model reinvents job retention from a post-hiring service to a powerful pre and post-employment system that works like radar to eliminate retention problems before people go to work. This prevention approach is much more effective than the traditional crisis intervention model. Discover how to integrate retention thinking and planning into all of your program components. Find out how to do a retention assessment that will reveal strengths and challenges to holding a job. Develop a Retention Success Plan that will guide people into a job retention mind set. Get new strategies like the Why I Work Graphic and the Post Work Stress Reduction Plan for helping people manage the quitting urges so they stay on the job longer. Learn the best practices for post-employment follow up and support that will empower people so they can navigate their way through the challenges to their job retention. Redesign your approach to retention so it works like radar and you can help people stay on the job longer! Competencies 1, 2, 3 


Check back often for new webinar opportunities!