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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.

Five Part Series: Empowering Career Seekers Through Coaching – Dynamic Works
@ 11:00 am EST | $500 members/$625 non-members Competencies for webinar: 2, 3, 4, 7

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Workshop #1: Create a Winning Strategy April 1, 11 am EST

Career Coaches are responsible for their customers just as winning
coaches are responsible for their team members. This session will focus on how to effectively strategize their plan of action with customers to start off on the right foot. Through the development of a “game plan” to effectively work with job seekers, Career Coaches will help their customers identify their talents and skills and assess their strengths. Tools and solutions to help Career Coaches encourage successful development of their customers will be discussed.

Workshop #2: Drafting Your Players April 8, 11 am EST

Now that Career Coaches have developed a winning strategy for working with customers, the next step to effectively coaching is to focus on building a strong rapport. Valuable coaches identify existing strengths and seek out hidden talents through various aspects of relationship building with customer. Included in the steps to building rapport are making first impressions count, setting the tone of the coaching relationship, further assessing strengths and coaching needs, and identifying roles and responsibilities.

Workshop #3: Training Camp April 15, 11 am EST

The best coaches understand the value in providing the appropriate resources and support to their players, just as the best Career Coaches do with their customers through individualized career services. This session will explore some proven techniques to empower customers through focused goals, establishing customized training plans and effectively measure performance. Tips for ensuring that successes are celebrated along the way will be shared and strategies for helping customers create stretch/ or long-term goals will be discussed.

Workshop #4: Game Day April 22, 11 am EST

In order for coaches to continue empowering their players to successfully reach their goals on the playing field, active positive reinforcement and consistent coaching is key. The same is true for the coaching that Career Coaches are tasked with. This session will share with Career Coaches how they can continue to reinforce reinforcing the customers’ game plan and strategy while effectively coaching through the chaos and background noise. Approaches for redirecting customers when the events and circumstances threaten a winning streak will shared with real world examples of how to help customers build their confidence when managing through challenges.

Workshop #5: Building a Dynasty April 29, 11 am EST

This session will focus on utilizing the concepts in the previous sessions and incorporate some new techniques to develop coaching best practices for helping customers excel with long-term success within the follow-up services time frame and after workforce services cease. Tactics for helping customers with contingency planning to be proactively prepared for the unexpected will be reviewed. By focusing on helping customers set their sights higher, building on strengths and seeking opportunity for continuous improvement lasting achievement can be maintained. Coaching strategies for helping customers identify ways to continue to train during the off-season (when they obtain their initial employment opportunity within their career pathway) will be
shared. Directions for Final Exam will be communicated during this session as well. The overall goal of this learning experience is to give Career Coaches the means to be instrumental in how they go about the important role of coaching customers to be their best!

Three Part Series:Employer Connections, 3 Re-Entry Success Sales Strategies – Darrell " Coach D" Andrews @ 2:00 pm EST | $300 members/$375 non-members - Register Now

This 3 part webinar series is designed to provide Business Service Representatives and Re-Entry organizations with 3 sales based strategies to enhance re-entrant employment success rates. Despite the many barriers faced by re-entrants trying to find employment motivation, belief in the potential and preliminary research of potential employers needs by the business services representative or reentry specialist engaging the employer, has the potential to increase re-entry success.

Workshop #1: Selling Re-Entrants to Employers with Confidence March 23rd, 2:00pm EST

Workshop #2: Benefits of Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds Mar 25th, 2:00pm EST

Workshop #3: Re-Entrant Hired, Now What? March 27th, 2:00pm EST

April 2nd Making the Transition from Managing to Leading – Randy Gourk
@ 2:00 pm EST | $100 members/$125 non-members - Register Now

Management isn't leadership and for many managers making the transition to leader isn't as easy as it appears. The competencies and practices that leaders must develop are different than the competencies and practices of a manager. This webinar will share the primary differences between management and leadership. Additionally, you will learn the steps required to cross the bridge from being a manager to becoming an exceptional leader. This webinar will also identify the most critical leadership core competencies required in today's new reality of constant change and uncertainty. The bottom line is workforce development needs more leaders and less managers. Competencies 3, 8

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