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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 one hour unless noted otherwise. 

Click each month to view the listed webinars for that month.

Advanced Workforce Professional Series–TAD Grants starting August 22nd @ 1:00 pm EST | $300 members/$375 non-members
  • 8/22 - Part 1: Career Assessment Principles and Practices
  • 9/26 - Part 2: Career Planning: Individualizing the Process
  • 10/17 - Part 3: Beat the Clock: Behavior Focused Time Management

Competencies for webinar series: 2, 3, 4, 8

Full description for workshops, click here.

To register, click here.

The Barrier Buster: New Ways to Eliminate Employment Barriers- Larry Robbin September 10th @ 3:00 pm EST | $100 members/$125 non-members
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 for webinar: 2, 4, 8

To register, click here.


2030: The Workforce Revolution - Josh Davies September 18th @ 3:00 pm EST | FREE for members

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 for webinar: 3, 6

To register, click here.


Business and Economic Development – Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute September 25th @ 3:00 pm EST | $100 members/$125 non-members
1. Fosters interagency relationships in local/state government.
2. Maintains continuous awareness of the political climate, community planning, and existing business/industry base and how they impact initiatives.
3. Speaks the language of business and the marketplace.
4. Understands recruitment and retention of workers.
5. Understands the role of workforce development in economic development

Competency for webinar: 1

To register, click here.

Career Development Principles - Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute October 2nd @ 3:00 pm EST | $100 members/$125 non-members
1. Administers and interprets a variety of assessment tools.
2. Delivers and applies knowledge of modern job search strategies.
3. Develops training plans that address employer needs and job-seeker capabilities.
4. Identifies the kinds of information individuals need, including assessment to make realistic career decisions, and where that information can be found.
5. Knows what skills are needed to search for, obtain, retain, and change employment.
6. Listens to customer concerns and protects customer confidentiality.
7. Makes appropriate referrals.
8. Provides customer with career exploration and job development skills.
9. Understands modern recruitment and retention strategies.
10. Understands the process by which individuals build skills, advance, and change employment.
11. Understands the process by which individuals identify goals, as well as prepare for, search for, and retain employment.

Competency for webinar: 2

To register, click here.


Be A Change Agent: Increase Hard-to-Employ Employment Motivation! - Larry Robin October 8th @ 3:00 pm EST | $100 members/$125 non-members
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 for webinar: 2, 3, 4, 8

To register, click here.


Collaboration and Problem Solving - Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute October 9th @ 3:00 pm EST | $100 members/$125 non-members
1. Defines problems clearly and concisely.
2. Engages customers, colleagues, agencies, and partner associates in a positive, professional manner.
3. Is knowledgeable about the range of services in the community, and develops and maintains relationships with partners to deliver a comprehensive array of services to customers.
4. Leverages resources from both internal and external customers.
5. Possesses analytical and observation skills that coupled with knowledge and information can lead to effective problem-solving assistance.
6. Seeks additional resources when needed for problem resolution.
7. Understands the basic principles of teamwork and actively participates in team activities.
8. Uses communication skills and teamwork to maximize opportunities.
9. Values the development of professional networks.

Competency for webinar: 3

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Customer Service Methodology - Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute October 16th @ 3:00 pm EST | $100 members/$125 non-members
1. Identifies customer needs and expectations to create positive customer satisfaction.
2. Places appropriate emphasis on “excellence” and “speed of response” in work performance.
3. Positions workforce development programs as a primary community partner in the service area.
4. Understands the essential elements of a helping relationship, including rapport, trust, and mutual respect.
5. Understands who the principal customers of the workforce development system are and treats all with respect.

Competency for webinar: 4

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Diversity in Workforce Development - Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute October 23rd @ 3:00 pm EST | $100 members/$125 non-members
1. Adapts materials and services to address diverse needs of customers.
2. Creates an environment that enables all individuals to contribute to their fullest potential.
3. Identifies and implements innovative methods for delivering services to diverse or special populations.
4. Understands the special employment needs of diverse groups.

Competency for webinar: 5

To register, click here.


Labor Market Information and Intelligence - Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute October 30th @ 3:00 pm EST | $100 members/$125 non-members
1. Accesses, analyzes, and uses local, state, and national electronic and non-electronic labor market information delivery systems and databases.
2. Identifies information individuals need, including assessment, in order to make realistic career decisions, and where that information can be found.
3. Provides updated LMI to employers, job seekers, and staff to develop opportunities.
4. Understands basic computer technology used in workforce development.
5. Understands the types of labor market information available and the uses of such information.

Competency for webinar: 6

To register, click here.

 

The Radar Approach to Job Retention- Larry Robbin November 5th @ 3:00pm EST | $100 members/$125 non-members
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 for webinar: 1, 2, 3


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Principles of Communication - Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute November 6th @ 3:00 pm EST | $100 members/$125 non-members
1. Asks questions for clarification.
2. Communicates with internal and external customers.
3. Demonstrates teamwork skills.
4. Demonstrates the skill, ability, and willingness to conduct employment-related workshops.
5. Speaks to single individuals or large groups in order to teach, inform, or persuade.
6. Seeks input/feedback from employers and job seekers.
7. Understands the language used by business and employers.
8. Values and demonstrates public relations skills and marketing skills.
9. Writes case notes, memos, reports and other correspondence using appropriate grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Competency for webinar: 7

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Program Implementation Principles and Strategies - Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute November 13th @ 3:00 pm EST | $100 members/$125 non-members
1. Accepts suggestions for performance improvement from consultants and supervisors.
2. Anticipates and prepares for organizational change.
3. Applies principles of caseload management.
4. Demonstrates innovation and creativity in implementing needs assessment, program design, operation, and problem solving.
5. Develops, packages, and delivers customer solutions.
6. Establishes and communicates a shared vision, values, strategic goals, priorities, parameters, and accountability standards for the organization.
7. Plays a variety of task and relationship roles.
8. Understands how career programs are designed to use appropriate service strategies to meet program goals.
9. Understands the importance of accountability and record maintenance.
10. Uses indicators and established instruments to evaluate and document program performance and outcomes.

Competency for webinar: 8

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Workforce Development Structure, Policies and Program - Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute November 20th @ 3:00 pm EST | $100 members/$125 non-members
1. Demonstrates knowledge of federal, state, and local workforce development programs, funding guidelines, and workforce development codes.
2. Interprets current laws and structure to deliver appropriate services and understands how their own work impacts the system’s goals.
3. Relates public workforce development policy, initiatives, and funding sources with the current system.
4. Understands who the principal customers of the workforce development system are.

Competency for webinar: 9

To register, click here.

 

 

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