With the help of the Markle Foundation and its Rework America Alliance partners, MAX Academy participants did a deep-dive into human centered coaching and how it can be applied in every day practice throughout their engagement cycle with clients. Human centered coaching is defined as empowering clients to choose based on what matters most to them, is a strategic approach to career coaching that can influence outcomes related to client engagement, job placement, and retention. The Human-Centered approach to coaching develops a partnership between participant and coach that improves participant engagement and accountability.
Special thanks to Trenae Thomas, Manager, Career Coaching Initiatives, with the Markle Foundation for delivering this training. Special thanks to Dr. Joy Coates, Dr. Ray Perren, and Dana Inman for their leadership in bringing this workshop to our region. And special thanks also to Yulonda Darden Beauford and her colleagues with Atlanta Technical College for hosting this workshop.
Last but not least, special thanks to the 80+ workforce developers who joined us and made this an energizing professional development experience for all. Several organizations sent more than one team member. Participants with the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor credential from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) were able to earn 3 hours toward their continuing education requirements. This training is also recognized by both the International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) and the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) as relevant training hours for their certification programs. Organizations represented by those participating in the training include:
- Atlanta Center For Self Sufficiency
- Atlanta Mission
- Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI)
- Boys & Girls Clubs Of America
- Career Rise
- Corners Outreach
- Equus Workforce Solutions
- First Step Staffing
- Georgia Center For Opportunity
- Georgia Department of Human Services
- Intentional Focus Llc
- New American Pathways
- North Fulton Community Charities
- Per Scholas
- Technical College System of Georgia
- The Boyce L Ansley School
- WorkSource DeKalb
- WorkSource Fulton
- Year Up
Says Brian White of First Step Staffing: This was an amazing training! Ms. Thomas did an awesome job outlining techniques and tips for coaching our clients!”
ABOUT THE MAX ACADEMY
Launched in 2014, the mission of MAX is to advance economic competitiveness in the Atlanta region by strengthening connections, collaborations, and practices among workforce developers and organizations engaged in workforce development.
The MAX Academy offers professional development and capacity building training workshops to help workforce development professionals develop new skills, learn best practices, and engage in peer-to-peer learning.