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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.

 

Career Development Principles - Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute October 15th @ 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

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Customer Service Methodology - Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute October 22nd @ 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.

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Principles of Communication - Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute October 29th @ 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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Motivation! Creating a Growth Mindset in Workforce Youth & Staff - Coach D October 30th @ 3:00 pm EST | Free! NAWDP Members Only
Dr. Carol Dweck’s book “Mindset-The New Psychology of Success” highlights the challenges of a fixed mindset (Limiting potential as a result of past perceptions) and the power of growth mindset (Becoming innovative and driven to achieve). This high energy webinar will provide attendees with strategies to create growth mindsets in challenged youth that could increase program retention, recruitment and employment success rates. The session will also highlight the need for staff to create a growth mindset relating to their day to day interaction with clients. With all the pressure of workforce development in the midst of limited resources, mindset is critical to workforce development success.

Competency for webinar: 3, 4, 7, 9

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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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Diversity in Workforce Development - Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute November 5th @ 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

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Collaboration and Problem Solving - Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute November 12th @ 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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Targeting Our Youth: A Plan for Engaging K-12 Education Systems - Chanel Fort November 12th @ 3:00 pm EST | $100 members/$125 non-members
With the evolution of the High School Movement that later forged the Vocational Training movement, currently known as Career & Technical Education (CTE), students are now learning concepts that are in touch with reality and that are relative to their career aspirations. But beyond the walls of the career development programs that are offered to students while in pursuit of a high school diploma, what activities will connect our nation’s school-age youth who are out-of-school so that both student groups find hope in the next level of mass and higher education and career access? Additionally, how do these activities aim to mitigate the high school dropout rate? Through Dual Enrollment (DE) students are offered the distinct opportunity to complete college coursework that is concurrent with their junior or senior year of high school. For students who participate in CTE programs or who do not participate in CTE programs, Dual Enrollment offers them the next step in reaching their educational attainment goal in the preferred career track. Studies provided by the Community College Research Center show that Dual Enrollment leads students to finish college faster, thereby, allowing them to save money; and students are more likely to complete high school, go on to college, and complete a college degree. But as the population of out-of-school youth remains a concern, Dual Enrollment, while effective for in-school youth, may not cross the line to reach the nation's millions of out-of-school youth. However, this does lend a keen focus to develop sustainable education and career programs to target the population of out-of-school youth.

Competencies for webinar: 3, 8, 9

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How Communities Grow Through in a Workforce Ecosystem - Jasen Jones, ACT November 14th @ 3:00 pm EST | Free! NAWDP Members Only
Caring for the regional workforce ecosystem is essential to boost economic outcomes for the communities served. Discover how workforce/education partners improve compliance and performance with industry-driven cognitive skill certifications. Gain a deeper understanding of local and regional partnerships that fully integrate education resources and strategies. When workforce leaders align employers with economic development, leaders help expand the local tax base and provide poverty-ending career pathways for entry and middle-skill workers. Three Takeaways: 1. Skills-Based hiring techniques that increase outcomes 2. New approaches for post-WIOA workforce ecosystem integration of stakeholders 3. Boosting economic competitiveness through stackable credentials

Competencies for webinar: 1, 3, 6, 8

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Be A Change Agent: Increase Hard-to-Employ Employment Motivation! - Larry Robbin November 18th @ 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

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Business and Economic Development – Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute November 19th @ 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

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Labor Market Information and Intelligence - Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute November 26th @ 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

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Workforce Development Structure, Policies and Program - Foundations of Workforce Professionals - Dynamic Works Institute December 3rd @ 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

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